Is aromatherapy good for you? Oils that Should Not be used
THESE oils can be caustic if inhaled and should be avoided at all costs. This is not a comprehensive list, you should do research on any oil you plan to use before you purchase it.
Almond - Contains cyanide which even in small amounts can be lethal.
Aniseed - Skin irritant.
Arnica - Can cause dizziness and heart irregularities
Bergamot - Phototoxic, severe sunburn could occur if it is exposed to sunlight.
Boldo Leaf - Produces convulsions even in small quantities.
Calamus - Has carcinogenic (cancer causing) properties and can cause kidney and liver damage.
Camphor - Oral ingestion can be toxic.
Cassia - Skin and mucus membrane irritant.
Cinnamon Bark - Skin irritant.
Costus - Skin irritant.
Elecampane - Classified as a serious skin irritant.
Fennel - Can cause epileptic episodes.
Horseradish - Eye, skin, nose, and mucus membrane irritant.
Jaborandi Leaf - Oral toxin, skin irritant.
Mustard - Skin and mucus membrane irritant.
Spanish Origanum - Skin and mucus membrane irritant
Dwarf Pine - Skin irritant.
Brazilian Sassafras - Banned by the FDA as a carcinogen and can be toxic even in small amounts.
Savin - Skin irritant.
Southernwood - Toxic to the skin and if taken orally.
Tansy - Can cause convulsions, vomiting, uterine bleeding, and death as a result of organ or respiratory failure.
Thuja Plicata - Can be a neurotoxin.
Wintergreen - Can be a skin irritant, especially to those with an aspirin sensitivity. The oil itself is poisonous.
Wormseed - Toxic to the liver and kidneys, suppresses heart function.
Wormwood - Consumption can cause visual and auditory hallucinations and addiction. It can also cause convulsions and be a neurotoxin.
Herbs of Ra Care for your Well being. Please do research before buying Aromatherapy products.