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Essential Oils Safety Guide
Know Your Contraindications

By Anne Williams

Originally published on www.ascpskincare.com, July 2007. Copyright 2007. All rights reserved.


Avoid Completely
--Any essential oil for which you do not have information.

--Bitter almond, boldo leaf, buchu, yellow camphor, brown camphor, sassafras, calamus, horseradish, mugwort, mustard, pennyroyal, rue, savin, savory, tansy, thuja, wormseed, wormwood.


Avoid With Pregnancy
--Aniseed, basil, birch, wintergreen, cedarwood, clary sage, cypress, geranium, sweet fennel, jasmine, juniper berry, sweet marjoram, myrrh, peppermint, rosemary, common sage, thyme, hyssop.


Avoid with High Blood Pressure
--Pine, hyssop, rosemary, common sage, thyme


Avoid with Homeopathic Remedies
--Rosemary, eucalyptus, peppermint


Avoid with Epilepsy or History of Seizures
--Sweet fennel, bitter fennel, common sage, hyssop, basil


Avoid with History of Estrogen-Dependent Cancer
--Aniseed, basil, birch, wintergreen, cedarwood, clary sage, cypress, geranium, sweet fennel, jasmine, juniper berry, sweet marjoram, myrrh, peppermint, rosemary, common sage, thyme, hyssop.


Precautions, Skin Irritants
--Ajowan, cinnamon bark, cinnamon leaf, sweet fennel, cassia, clove leaf, clove bud, costus, oregano, basil, fir needle, lemongrass, lemon verbena, Melissa, peppermint, thyme.


Precautions, Phototoxic Essential Oils*
--Bergamot, lime, bitter orange, lemon, grapefruit, sweet orange, mandarin, ginger, angelica root.

*(Makes skin susceptible to sunburn or blisters upon exposure to light and especially ultraviolet light.)








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