GRAS Essential Oils?

GRAS Essential Oils?

GRAS essential oils? I keep seeing this question and after our last post on ingestion, I believe it deserves some discussion.  So, let's talk about GRAS and how it relates to essential oils, shall we? While essential oils are absolutely used in food products (the...

Labeled for Ingestion, Are Your Oils Pure?

Labeled for Ingestion, Are Your Oils Pure?

Labeled for ingestion  . . . or not . . . does it equal purity?   How about I explain the ingestion issue from the perspective of 90% of the reputable companies out there . . . .   Many years ago, it was known by aromatherapists and essential oils retailers that...

Safe Dilution and Our Essential Oils

Safe Dilution and Our Essential Oils

Let’s Talk Safe Dilution In my quest for safety info, safe dilution was the most difficult to address.  I knew that I could easily toss those who said to use oils neat out the door from my own experience.  On the other hand, there are many who toot the “1%, 2%, 3%”...

Perform a Patch Test with Essential Oils

Perform a Patch Test with Essential Oils

Perform a Patch Test with Essential Oils or Hydrosols Despite all the people who tell you they can't, essential oils can cause sensitization and/or allergic reactions.  It's well-known that tea tree oil and lavender are both very gentle to the skin . . . but you can...