Aromatherapy has gained huge popularity over the years since I first started studying it in 2001. The benefits of essential oils are many and over time I have witnessed clients reap huge benefits from this natural therapy. However, unfortunately with the rise in their popularity unscrupulous companies have advocated the inappropriate use of essential oils and have not been clear with their customers about their potential risks when not used properly.
Firstly, essential oils should never be ingested under any circumstances. Even in small undiluted quantities essential oils can be highly potent. Ingesting them can interfere with medications, they can be highly toxic and result in liver, respiratory issues to name but a few. They can even be potentially life threatening.
Essential Oils should never be used neat directly on the skin. Regular use of undiluted essential oils on the skin can result in irritation, burning, and at worst desensitisation. It is always important to blend your essential oils with a fixed oil before applying to the skin. We love sunflower, jojoba, coconut and for a special skin treat rosehip oil.
Used in the correct way essential oils in your home can have wonderfully powerful and therapeutic benefits. We recommend taking a less is more approach and reading up on the benefits as well as the risks of oils that spark your interest. If you are still in doubt consulting the expertise of a qualified aromatherapist would be our recommendation. An experienced aromatherapist can blend a bespoke solution tailored to your individual needs. And when making essential oil purchases, we recommend selecting from reputable European suppliers. Alternatively choose pre-blended aromatherapy solutions, here at Bramble & Blossom we have thoughtfully blended aromatherapy remedies for you to choose from sleep solutions through to mood-boosting mists there is something for all aromatherapy enthusiasts in our ranges.
If you have any questions on essential oils, we would love to hear from you. Use the contact us form on our home page. In the meantime, we hope you continue to enjoy essential oils safely.
Karen & the team x