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Unread 01-10-2013, 10:56 AM   #1
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A lot of you my not know but I make all kinds of diferont products from essintial oils,and when I was doing reserch I came accrossed a news artical about a Harverd study that said taht if you burn essintial oil of roemary in a defuser with some unsented wax that it opens up something in the brain and makes you learn faster and retane more of what your studying I just thought that this my help some of you that have had brain engeries
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Dear Katmae

How many drops of rosemary oil (and how much wax and water) are suggested?
For what space are the indications given?

Everyone:

When using essential oils, please make sure you have precise qualitative and quantitative instructions.

I use these oils too. They are very potent and it is important to know what use can be made of each oil. Even amongst those oils used for aromatherapy, certain oils can be highly irritating and even damaging to skin, mucous membranes, and the respiratory system, if used in excessive concentration, or if diffused in too small an area.

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Below are some warnings that include rosemary oil amongst others.

The following are contraindicated for use by those with epilepsy:
  • camphor
  • sweet fennel
  • hyssop
  • rosemary
  • thyme

The following can cause sensitivity reactions:
  • sweet orange
  • basil
  • bergamot
  • sweet fennel
  • peppermint
  • oregano
  • rosemary

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Dear Katmae

How many drops of rosemary oil (and how much wax and water) are suggested?
For what space are the indications given?

Everyone:

When using essential oils, please make sure you have precise qualitative and quantitative instructions.

I use these oils too. They are very potent and it is important to know what use can be made of each oil. Even amongst those oils used for aromatherapy, certain oils can be highly irritating and even damaging to skin, mucous membranes, and the respiratory system, if used in excessive concentration, or if diffused in too small an area.

================================================

Below are some warnings that include rosemary oil amongst others.

The following are contraindicated for use by those with epilepsy:
  • camphor
  • sweet fennel
  • hyssop
  • rosemary
  • thyme

The following can cause sensitivity reactions:
  • sweet orange
  • basil
  • bergamot
  • sweet fennel
  • peppermint
  • oregano
  • rosemary

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Dear Waves,yes I know that essintal oils can be ieratating if not used properly,I have been useing and studying about oils for a few years,they say to use 2 squares of the wax that they make for defusers whitch is about 1 and a half tea candles,and no more then 3 drops of rosemary oil in a normale size room(like office or a good size bedroom)
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Dear Katmae,

thank you for the specifications!! that is very helpful.

Yes, I figured you were aware of the necessity for precision and caution when using Essential Oils, as you work with them. I was really directing that part of the post to everyone else reading for safety reasons.

I myself was not aware of the contraindications for epilepsy - i came across it just earlier. We use thyme or eucalyptus oil to disinfect the air when anyone is sick in our house. no-one here is epileptic, whew. but some of our readers do have epilepsy. and others that are very sensitive to smells.

Also, come to think... i didn't mention these things but perhaps i should add.... use of essential oils, with scarce exception, is not recommended during pregnancy - for olfactory sensitization reasons. Some should not be used with young children also. In these cases, probably best to consult a specialist.

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I was burned in the bath when I added tangerine oil to the water....was not a very smart thing to do.
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Hi,

I don't do anything with my essentials oils --- lemon grass and peppermint.

Every once in a while I open one or the other (depending on mood), sniff a quick sniff, and then put the lid on it.

My cleaning lady sometimes puts a few drops of peppermint on her wrists while she is working.

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OK the general rule is that essential oils should never applied to the skin undiluted. a few drops should be be added to a sufficient amount of an appropriate carrier oil. (Almond oil is an example of a carrier oil.)

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I was burned in the bath when I added tangerine oil to the water....was not a very smart thing to do.
Bizi, i'm so sorry for your bath experience. essential oils need to be combined for bathing also, to allow for emulsification. Perhaps Katmae can suggest a "recipe" for you... ? If not, i can try to find something. Ideally you'd blend with an emulsifier but at very least they shoild to be diluted in a carrier oil.

My guess is you used too much essential oil and unemulsified it would have spread in a thin layer on the surface of the water - so you came into contact with it pure . presumably the water was hot too, which would have worsened the reaction.

it wasn't about being smart or not - you were simply uninformed. many folks think that essential oils to be simply "scents" ... it is an easy assumption to make. but they are not. this is the reason i posted back on this thread, regarding the precision and caution that is necessary to use them.



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I don't do anything with my essentials oils --- lemon grass and peppermint.

Every once in a while I open one or the other (depending on mood), sniff a quick sniff, and then put the lid on it.

My cleaning lady sometimes puts a few drops of peppermint on her wrists while she is working.
i suppose if your cleaning lady uses the peppermint on her skin, she is ok with it. but it scares me a bit. that is good for the skin but should be used in dilution.

i do not recommend taking whiffs directly out of the bottles either. i wonder if your oils have lost potency if you are able to do that without coughing. if you did that with thyme it will burn your breathing passages. others would in any event be irritating.

considering your two oils, i might do 2 drops lemon verbena + 1 drop of peppermint in a large mug of hot (boiled) water or a diffuser, for an average room. i use mugs of hot water in summer because i do not have a diffuser. in winter our heating arrays have small external water reservoirs to humidify the room - we use those which work as diffusers.

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Waves,

My oil has lots of warnings on the bottle. I knew to be careful but mostly probably only got lucky.

I usually dislike smells because they are distracting and often the carriers themselves can be irritants.

Instead of taking whiffs of the oil, I will rethink.

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Waves is right you should never use undiluted essintal oils derectily on skin they should always be put with carrier oils,and she is right about preganent woman,and childern I have speacile recipies for them,Bizi what were you useing the tangerine oil for? did you use with a carrier oil? such as soy bean,olive,grape seed oil? if it was just to relax I can give you a much better oil for that, I sometimes forget that not everyone knows how or what oils to use for what problums,if anyone has questions they can ask if it is something I am not sure of I will check my text books to try and find the right mixtures

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