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August 27, 2011

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Allie - Wise Woman Team

Here's what Susun says about essential oils:

"I make and use many infused herbal oils. I use little or no essential oils. Why?

Infused herbal oils use a small amount of plant material; essential oils require tons of plant material. Infused herbal oils are safe to use internally or externally; essential oils are poisonous internally and problematic externally. Infused herbal oils are good for the skin; essential oils can cause rashes, burns, and other skin reactions. .."
Read more here:
http://www.susunweed.com/herbal_ezine/February05/healingwise.htm

Citrium

Curious as to why avoid essential oils? What about pure essential oils like lavender, Eucalyptus and peppermint in a diffuser or in a carrier oil as an alternative to perfumes?

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