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long as they’ve been combined with a base oil. They should
not be eaten.
However, the evidence for many of the health claims is
lacking, and their effectiveness is often exaggerated. For minor
health problems, using essential oils as a complementary
therapy is probably ok. But if you have a serious health condition
or are taking medication, you should discuss their use
with your doctor.
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rather than terms like “essential oil of lavender.”
changed the least by the extraction process. Choose a chemical
free essential oil that has been extracted through distillation
or mechanical cold pressing.
Safety and Side Effects
Just because something is natural doesn’t mean it’s safe.
Plants and herbal products contain many bioactive compounds,
which may be harmful to your health in some cases.
Essential oils are no different. However, when inhaled or
combined with a base oil for use on your skin, most essential
oils are considered safe.
Asthma attacks. Headaches. Allergic reactions. Essential oils
are generally considered safe to inhale or apply to the skin, as
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