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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

7 Scary Essential Oil Dangers Not Enough People Know About

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by Sierra Bright
Natural Living Ideas

Essential oils offer a wide range of benefits for your health, beauty, household cleaning and more – there’s a reason so many people use them. In fact, it may seem like every other friend on your Facebook feed has been touting their miracle abilities.

But, beware, before you haphazardly slather on one of your friend’s favorites, that just because they’re natural, that doesn’t mean they don’t come without some risks. Essential oils do have lots of amazing powerful therapeutic properties, and there are lots of scientific studies to back that up, but they aren’t 100% safe. There are also more than a few essential oil resources online that give some blanket advice about their use that could potentially be dangerous.

Essential oils are very highly concentrated. Just a tiny amount of an essential oil typically has the quality of many cups of herbal tea from the same plant. For example, just a drop of peppermint oil is equal to roughly 26 cups of peppermint herbal tea. You’d probably never ingest that much tea, right? That’s a clue that it’s important to think carefully before consuming that equivalent amount of essential oil.

Before you start using essential oils on yourself, your family, or your pets, keep these dangers in mind, and note how to best avoid them.
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