avicenna-paintingIt is important to recognize the toxicity and safety use of certain essential oils, to avoid issues going forward. It is also important to know what effect the oils can have when taking the oils in addition to pharmaceutical drugs.  There are contraindications that everyone should know about.   Thus my classes will be sure to bring up the considerations one should have in mind when using the oils.

Knowing the dilution also plays a role in safety and toxicity, and this must be understood, for both internal and external application.  Too many issues have been stimulated by the use of “too much” — a common occurance — when we see something work — we want to use more of it.  It doesn’t work that way with essential oils.

My colleague Sylla Shephard Hanger has posted an injury report on her website, to bring attention to our community of the importance of the above consideration