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...
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...

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...

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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