Why safety is important by Robert Tisserand

Why safety is important by Robert Tisserand One of the most poisonous plants, Atropa belladonna Although essential oils are natural substances, “natural” and “safe” have never been synonymous. Nature is replete with poisonous plants (deadly nightshade, wolf’s bane, foxglove, suicide tree, etc.) not to mention spiders, snakes, scorpions etc. Natural bitter almond oil even contains cyanide, though it has been illegal to sell this since 1890, unless the cyanide is first removed. Before that, buying a 1 oz bottle at a drug store was an easy route to suicide. This is an extreme example, but there are many potential safety issues with essential oils. These include drug interactions, fetotoxicity, liver toxicity and neurotoxicity, but the most common and tangible safety issue is adverse skin reactions. And the most vulnerable group is children under 6 years of age. A brief history Safety has been a passion of mine for more than 30 years. When I first got involved in aromatherapy in the late 1960s there was virtually no awareness of safety issues, but for good reason – very little research had been carried out at that point. This changed in the early 1970s, when the International Fragrance Association (IFRA) was founded, and started publishing safety monographs on both essential oils and individual constituents. I felt a responsibility to disseminate safety information, and in 1985 I self-published a small book: The Essential Oil Safety Data Manual. It was mostly based on the IFRA monographs. In 1995, I co-authored Essential Oil Safety, a much more in-depth work that went far beyond the IFRA monographs. In 2014 the vastly expanded second edition of this...

Don’t EVER use turmeric if you’re on any medications

Health, Remedies & Natural Cures | 22 April 2016 Turmeric is often touted as a natural cure-all for most common ailments. It is also usually recommended as an alternative to pharmaceuticals and other medications as it is a natural substance and produces fewer side effects. Although these are all valid points, this leads many people to underestimate the effect that turmeric has on your body. Research has shown that turmeric can actually cause some serious side effects if taken in high doses or used in combination with other drugs. What is Turmeric? When people refer to “turmeric” they are usually referring to the ground-up root of the turmeric plant. The use of turmeric dates back to India almost four thousand years ago, where it was used as a culinary spice and also in medicinal and ceremonial situations. Although many of it’s claimed benefits go without scientific backing, turmeric has still been proven in many studies to provide a wide variety of health benefits. Most of turmeric’s health benefits come from the active ingredient found inside it called curcumin. Throughout the extensive studies conducted on curcumin, researchers found that curcumin exhibits anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-carcinogenic and anti-thrombotic (reduces blood clots) effects. As a result of all of these beneficial properties, people often use turmeric as an alternative to, or in combination with, other drugs that they use to treat their ailments. They often do this to avoid the complications and side effects that occur when one takes high doses of pharmaceutical drugs. However, the same properties that make turmeric so beneficial also make it dangerous to take in combination with other drugs, as it can...
Best Oils for Bruises

Best Oils for Bruises

Best Oils for Bruises   Though you can apply essential oils neat, we recommend that you dilute them with your carrier oil of choice. Read on for oils to use for bruises! Lavender Lavender is a miracle oil when it comes to skin care. It helps to rejuvenate blood vessels under the skin, as well as helping increase skin elasticity, which makes it great for reducing bruises! This oil is great for bruises that are swelling. Cypress Cypress is a fresh-scented oil that has been used by Greeks for centuries for skin problems. It’s great for speeding up the healing of bruises. Geranium A great skin aid in almost any circumstance, geranium is great for particularly nasty bruises. It’s a good moisturizer as well! Helichrysum Excellent for fresh bruises and bumps, since it helps to reduce swelling and speed up healing. You can even apply helichysum if the bruise hasn’t shown up yet! Myrrh When you have a bruise that is inflamed, painful, and very swollen, we recommend myrrh. This oil helps to heal broken capillaries, reduce swelling, and help relieve some of the pain. Eucalyptus A refreshing oil, eucalyptus helps reduce swelling, heal broken capillaries, and promote healing. It is a great oil for those with dry or aging skin as well....

General Hemophilia Information (c) 2011 Written By Rivka Sari

Written By: Rivka Sari (c) 2011 General Hemophilia Information Hemophilia is a rare disease that prevents the blood from clotting normally. A person with hemophilia lacks the necessary clotting factors to stop bleeding, so he often needs some sort of intermittent treatment to avoid serious blood loss in the event of a cut or injury. Approximately 20,000 Americans suffer from hemophilia. The disease can be mild, moderate or severe, depending on the how impaired a person’s clotting factors are. The idea that a hemophiliac can bleed to death from a minor cut is a fallacy. A person with hemophilia may bleed a bit longer from a minor external injury or cut, but most of these problems can be easily remedied using typical first aid practices. The biggest concern for hemophiliacs is internal bleeding because it can occur without obvious signs and can cause very serious, life-threatening situations. Bleeding into the joints, muscles and other soft tissues is of major concern. Possible Causes of Hemophilia There are two major types of hemophilia, classified depending on which particular clotting protein is missing: Hemophilia A is caused by a lack of factor VIII. It accounts for approximately 80% of all hemophilia cases. It is passed to male children from a mother who carries the disease. Hemophilia B, also caused Christmas disease, is caused by a deficiency of factor IX. It is also passed to male children by a mother who is a carrier. It is also possible to experience clotting problems due to a factor XI deficiency. This condition can be carried by both males and females and can be inherited by...

Hemophilia and Essential Oils Safety

Hemophilia and Essential Oils Safety  in Educational  tagged Aromatherapy / Essential Oils / Essential Oils Safety / Hemophilia by Rivka Sari Essential Oils to avoid: Clove Bud, Cinnamon Leaf, Bay Laurel, Wintergreen, Oregano, Sweet Birch, Lemon, Orange, Bergamot, Tangerine, Mandarin, Grapefruit and any other essential oils from the Citrus family, Clary Sage, Hyssop, Rosemary, Marjoram, Lemongrass, Melissa Essential Oils that might assist in reducing hemorrhages: Rosewood, Labdanum, Myrrh, Cypress, Lavender, Geranium, Rose, Sandalwood, Helichrysum Essential Oils that might assist in contracting blood vessels: Chamomile, Cypress, Rose Essential Oils that might ease stress: Lavender, Melissa (diffusion only), Frankincense, Labdanum, Neroli (diffusion only), Bergamot (diffusion only), Coriander, Cypress, Helichrysum, Chamomile, Geranium, Scots Pine, Ravensara, Rose, Sandalwood, Valerian, Spikenard, Basil, Patcholi Safety Rules: Never apply essential oils to the skin without the advice from qualified professional Keep oils out of the reach of children, the mentally challenged and pets. Keep away from the eyes. If you get essential oils in the eyes, rinse immediately with milk followed by vegetable oil and water. Keep oils away from open flame. Store in a cool, dark place. Always blend essential oils with a carrier oil, cream, water, or other base before using. Never use perfume oils instead of essential oils...

Safety of Ginger

Original article: Healthy Food Place http://www.healthyfoodplace.com/ginger-side-effects-and-who-should-never-use-it/   This herb has been used as a medicine and for cooking for over 5000 years, mainly in Asian countries. Due to ginger’s medicinal properties it’s one the most widely used herbs in the world today. Ginger is perceived as the purest spice of all in ayurvedic culture and tradition. But any strong and potent medicine has its drawbacks too. For ginger, if you take a larger amount of it, it can cause bloating, nausea, stomach problems, heartburn or gas due to its anticoagulant nature, as well as reinforce the effects of warfarin therapy and increase the risk of bleeding. Therefore, herbalists caution not to consume more than 4 grams in a day. Who should better not consume ginger? People with bleeding disorder/hemophilia: since ginger stimulates blood circulation and prevents blood clotting by increasing the blood flow it could increase the risk of bleeding, especially with a combination of medications which slow blood clotting. People with gallstones: ginger stimulates production of bile, so people who suffer from gallstones should never consume it. People with Inflammation issues/ulcers: People who have ulcers, blocked intestines or some inflammation could react badly to bigger amounts of fresh ginger, since it may lead to intestinal obstruction. Pregnant women: Again, due to ginger’s blood circulation enhancement it’s not recommended for pregnant women because it may trigger uterine contractions, as well as interfere with the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins and dietary iron. Not to mention that it’s not advisable to use it in the final weeks of pregnancy. Therefore, it’s best to consult a healthcare professional or a nutritionist before...
Aromatherapy Guidebook By: Rivka Sari Certified Clinical Aroma Therapist and Herbalist

Aromatherapy Guidebook By: Rivka Sari Certified Clinical Aroma Therapist and Herbalist

This guide book was conceived when my own son was diagnosed with Hemophilia A factor viii deficiency moderate at first then was later treated as severe, also knowing myself  having Hemophilia C factor xi deficiency mild-moderate, Rosenthal syndrome. I discovered there was so many benefits to using Aromatherapy and Essential Oils, soon what I also discovered you cannot use just any Aromatherapy or Essential Oils. Persons with a Bleeding Disorder needs to take extra precautions and learn proper use and safety and know which oils and herbs to use. But there is so much conflicting information out there even within the Hemophilia Community because of the misinformation of Multi level Marketing companies recruiting and teaching misguided information. My son was my inspiration. When we would factor up all I had to do was pop the bottle of Lavender Essential oil and the smell would tickle my son’s nostrilas he would just calm down. Sometimes before his in home care nurse who was so amazing and also part of my son independence today. So before she would arrive we would fill the room with beautiful calming sweet aromas. Soon he was giving us the direction how to infuse and before I knew it he was infusing at age 5 1/2- 6 years old. He was feeling empowered no port and he would and still do infuse 3 times a week on his own and never had a port. We used aromatherapy whenever we could and it make infusion time easier and even quicker. Even when we as parents infused him it was so much easier when he was calm and focused. My son had challenges but they were so few far between. With support of HTC, his...

Hemophilia is not Fair! By: Rivka Sari Certified Clinical Aroma Therapist and Herbalist

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 Hemophilia is not Fair! I could not believe what one man said to me when he inquired about my son’s hemophilia. He said me that “I should not be so overprotective and that I should let him  enjoy life without him having to endure those infusions so much that makes him feel like he is walking on egg shells.” I thought to myself “No you did not say that to me!” I replied well “Do you think Hemophilia is fair? Do you think that me not giving him factor is fair to him or even make it fair for him to do what other normal children take for granted? Needless to say I did walk  away feeling very angry and my energy felt drained.I have seen these same comments to many other parents in groups and even on their social network pages. I’m thinking these clotters don’t get it do they?! HEMOPHILIA IS NOT FAIR! I actually read a few weeks ago on a friend’s facebook page this comment “I’m glad that he(her son) doesn’t walk on eggshells and live the “padded” life that some doctors would recommend for a hemophiliacs. I can’t imagine a bigger disappointment than living a sheltered life and one day dying without even a scar to prove that I had a good time while I was here.” Now while some of that statement might be partly true for most people the fact is a child with  hemophilia makes it unfair for them to even compete with normal clotters. And not to mention scars and worse joint damage are not overly desired by most people.  I wanted to scream out that is why we give them factor treatments 2-3 times...

Key Oils and Moderate uses

12 Key Oils Supplement-Benefits Haemophilia/Hemophilia and Bleeding disorders Bergamot Trees grows 16 ½ feet high flowers are star shaped fruits are round to pear shape *Menstruation pain (Especially Females with Bleeding disorders emphasis mine) *Sore throats *Gingivitisis *Female itching and yeast infection *Anorexia *Colic * Intestinal parasites Do not apply to skin than 5 to 1 % diluted from base oil (Suzanne Fischer-Rizzi Pages 74-76 Complete Aromatherapy Handbook Essential Oils For Radiant Health) Frankincense From trees of the genus Boswellia  particularly Boswellia sacra. Small yellow and white flowers. The trees start producing resin when they are about 8 to 10 years old. (Davis, Patricia (1988 edition). Aromatherapy An A-Z  Random House UK.) Geranium The flowers have 5 petals and are coloured white, pink, purple or blue, often with distinctive veining. *Balancing *Calming *Uplifting and sensual *Bleeding (Suzanne Fischer-Rizzi Page 201 Complete Aromatherapy Handbook Essential Oils For Radiant Health) Helichrysum There are many varieties of Helichrysum used in floristry, but only the H. italicum serotinum, which has yellow, daisy-like flowers, has the properties described below. You may find the oil described as ‘Everlasting’ or ‘Immortelle’ – the French equivalent. Both flowers and oil have a deliciously honey-like aroma. *Bleeding *Bruising *Stress *Muscle and joint pain and swelling Davis, Patricia (2011-08-30). Aromatherapy An A-Z (Kindle Locations 3879-3882). Random House UK. Jasmine Abs Fragile climbing bush grows to 33 feet high. Flowers are yellow or white. *Dermatitsis, eczema, dry skin *Menustration pain, prep for child birth *Influencing hormones *Joint Pain Muscle pain About 1000lbs of plant materials to yields 1 lb of liquid (Suzanne Fischer-Riz i Pages 108-109 Complete Aromatherapy Handbook Essential...
Raindrop Therapy a Danger! By: Rivka Sari Certified Clinical Aroma Therapist and Herbalist

Raindrop Therapy a Danger! By: Rivka Sari Certified Clinical Aroma Therapist and Herbalist

The rain drop Therapy has came up many times and just this morning it was brought to my attention again. So I will repost this from my old blog. Raindrop Therapy technique does not have the support as a “best practice” within the large segment of the professional community of aromatherapy practitioners. National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy did a article on the RDT and the conclusion were that it is not safe practice and can be quite dangerous. The chief problem with Raindrop Therapy is that it makes use of undiluted essential oils, many of which are high in phenolic compounds. These compounds delaminate the keratin mantle of the skin, creating a chemical burn. Numerous people have suffered adverse reactions to these treatments, ranging from mild burning sensations to outright second degree burns of the skin. Recipients of the procedure are told that any adverse reaction is the result of (unnamed) “toxins” exiting the body. Practitioners of Raindrop Therapy have made many unusual and extremely questionable claims regarding health benefits of the treatment. These bizarre claims have included magical disappearance of incurable spinal tumors and spontaneous healing of skeletal deformities such as scoliosis. It has been said the RDT come from Lakota Sioux practice Fact is Native American healers of old were unfamiliar with the process of steam distillation, and were therefore unable to produce essential oils. Native Americans tribes were introduced to aromatherapy at the same time as most other Americans: in the 1970s, when increased interest in herbal remedies created an import market for essential oils. In reality, Raindrop Therapy is an invention of Don Gary Young, owner...
NEVER neglet your factor infusions. By: Rivka Sari Certified Clinical Aroma Therapist and Herbalist

NEVER neglet your factor infusions. By: Rivka Sari Certified Clinical Aroma Therapist and Herbalist

Never neglet factor infusions: The persons in your family  with a bleeding disorder should learn how to self-infuse with replacement clotting factors.Never neglect doing this or replace factor regmin. By the age of 10, most children with hemophilia should be able to infuse themselves. Ask your HTC about classes or workshop to help you with infusion. There are also some in home Nursing care that can help also. Clotting factors are infused before surgeries and activities that may cause bleeding. People with severe hemophilia may need to infuse clotting factors regularly (three times a week) to prevent spontaneous bleeding in joints and muscles. Infusing clotting factors helps blood to clot normally and prevents damage to muscle, joints, and organs. Essential oils can help bring independence. When in doubt about a  essential oil research the chemical make up of the oil or contact me and see if it is a oil that can thin the blood or interfere with factor medication and always consult with and work with your HTC physicians.   The Purpose of this website and information provided here: This website and essential oil line was conceived when my own son was diagnosed with Hemophilia A moderate to severe and knowing myself also having Hemophilia C mild I knew there was so many benefits to using aromatherapy and essential oils. But there is so much conflicting information out there. So after 7 years of research and becoming a certified Clinical Aroma therapist I decided to take the guesswork out and provide clear and easy information for the Bleeding Disorders community to help our community to explore the benefits of this amazing health movement safely.  ...

Welcome to Bloody Good Oils Aromatherapy By: Rivka Sari Certified Clinical Aroma Therapist and Herbalist

WELCOME TO BLOOD GOOD OILS HOMEPAGE Welcome to our shop of Bloody Good Oils. Here we provide High Quality Organic Essential oils for the Hemophilia and Bleeding disorders community. The oils are safe and on the recommended list of safe oils for Aromatherapy use in individuals with Hemophilia and bleedings disorders. We do specialize in Haemophilia/Hemophilia and other Bleeding Disorders in the safe use of Essential oils and Aromatherapy. Please check with your medical provider or therapist prior to incorporating Aromatherapy into your daily/weekly health regimen. We are the top leading resource for essential oils safety and care. I am expierenced in assisting those with bleeding disorder to reap the health benefits of aromatherapy and essential oils use. I am certified and trained is the safe use of aromatherapy and essential oils. Please contact me by message or by email All ingredients are on the Hemophilia safety essential oils list. Please check with your medical provider prior to incorporating nutrition tips, aromatherapy or any new exercise routine into your daily/weekly health regimen.*** These Quality pure Organic Essential oils do not replace any factor treatments or therapies**** THIS IS NOT A CURE, BUT A BENEFICIAL  EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE FOR using Aromatherapy and living with a bleeding disorder. See our Blog for purpose and infusions care here. We are a Family owned company that work tirelessly to bring the Best of the benefits of using safe aromatherapy. .•*´¨)¸.•*¨) (¸.•´ (¸.•`♥~.*♥´Enjoy in Good Health with these “BLOODY GOOD OILS”!.•*´¨)♥´ Rivka Sari...

Quick list forPeople with a Bleeding Disorder need to know. (Essential oils which inhibit blood clotting) By: Rivka Sari Certified Clinical Aroma Therapist and Herbalist

  Copyrighted 2011 written by R.Sari Essential oils may inhibit blood clotting. This means, the blood can become thin and you can be at risk for severe bleeding  for some, the risks can be fatal. essential oils are to be treated the same medication interations when it comes to bleeding disorders. Those who are at risk If any of these conditions or situations apply to you, then you are more prone to risks. you are on blood thinners, such as coumadin (warfarin), lovenox, or heprin or take a asprin a day. you have Hemophilia, Von Wilderbrand, or other bleeding disorders you are prone to bloody noses and bruise easily you are going to have surgery, or  minor but nessasary invasive medical procedures. In any case the method of ingestion is not recommended, and topical use is considered safer. Herbs are for ingesting not essential oils. see list of herbs here .  Only multi marketing companies endorse this kind of practice. However even inhalation can cause the blood to thin, so caution is warranted. Essential oils work like a time release capsule when applied to skin or used inhalation. Both work the oil slowly to get into the blood stream which can thin the blood. It is recommended to also not use herbal extraction same as essential oils listed here. Be aware that essential do interact with medications and the simple act smelling of a oil can interact with medications just as much as applying oil to your skin. One example that Essential Oil Safety  by Robert Tisserand shares: an 85-year-old woman was admitted to a hospital with acute cardiovascular problems, and was prescribed heparin, followed by warfarin. Some weeks after leaving the hospital she returned, suffering...
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