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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Side Effects of Using Essential Oils

This is a posting from, in response to the question: Are there any long-term side effects to using essential oils daily?

Great question. I'll stick my neck out and answer this one. From my understanding, and from working with dozens of scientists, medical professionals, bodyworkers and concerned citizens over the years, long term side effects of using essential oils can vary. Overall well-being, increased energy, increased emotional stability and hormonal balance, increased physical mobility, repair and regeneration of damaged or malformed tissues and organs, increased cognitive function, improved vision and bone density... This is turning into a very long answer, and the list could go on forever. It is recommended to use essential oils every day in every way for a reason. The side effects of using oils responsibly, especially long-term, are all good. Long-term use forms the type of habit necessary for proactive, preventative healthcare. It aids the body in cleaning house daily, so the deep cleaning isn't so difficult. My understanding is that if we were consuming enough good water and fresh fruits and vegetables, we would not have a caution even on Oregano. But most of us don't, so we do.

Using common sense is vital. Gaining an understanding of where most of our current research has been generated is good, so we know to take it with a grain or two of salt. It's getting better as the research includes more quality oils. Trust your body and your oils. A great book full of perspective is: Medical Aromatherapy by Kurt Schnaubelt PhD.

Have fun!

Love, Tamalu

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