Nelumbo nucifera ~ Pink Lotus
Essential Oils are completely safe substances
when used properly within certain guidelines
However, many of the Oils are potentially harmful if misused,
so be aware of the following precautionary information.
Some Oils must be avoided during pregnancy or cases of epilepsy.
Some Oils can be skin irritants or cause skin discoloration under certain conditions.
|Very Toxic Oils|
|Aniseed, Mugwort, Pennyroyal, Wintergreen|
|Be extremely cautious when you must use these Oils, using only small amounts and storing them safely away from children.|
|Cassia, Birch, Cedarwood, Cinnamon|
|Clove, Fennel, Lemon, Thyme|
|All of these, plus Orange and Eucalyptus can also become increasingly toxic if used repeatedly over a period of time.|
|Avoid the following|
|Oils during pregnancy|
|Basil, Clary Sage, Hyssop, Juniper Berry,|
|Marjoram, Myrrh, Pennyroyal, Rosemary|
|and large amounts of Peppermint|
|Any of them can prematurely induce labor.|
|Also avoid the very toxic and semi-toxic Oils,
to protect the fetus.
|Avoid in cases|
|Fennel, Sage and large amounts|
|of Rosemary or Hyssop|
|These could provoke an unwanted epileptic reaction,
IF a person has a predisposition to this condition.
|Be Aware of|
|the Skin Irritants|
|All Citrus Oils (except|
|Bergamot), Black Pepper, Cinnamon Bark,|
|Citronella, Clove, Ginger, Lemongrass,|
|Melissa, Nutmeg and large amounts of|
|Cinnamon Leaf or Peppermint|
|Exposure to direct Sunlight should be avoided|
|after application of Bergamot. Otherwise,|
|skin discoloration may result due to|
|Persons with Asthma should use smaller amounts|
|of any of the Essential Oils. The amounts can|
|then be increased gradually if there is no|
|sign of an adverse reaction.|