Hello! My name is Lea Harris, a Certified Clinical Aromatherapist who has over 400 hours of education through Aromahead Institute. My goal and the purpose of this website is to help educate you on the proper use of various essential oils so you and your families can stay safe. Read about my journey and education on the About page.
Essential oils are very concentrated substances. One drop can be powerful enough to relieve an itchy bug bite, soothe a burn, or stop a cold in its tracks. It is natural to assume that because essential oils originate from plant sources they are without risk, but this is not always the case. Essential oils have the potential to cause minor reactions, such as skin irritation, or more serious consequences like respiratory failure and cancer, when not used appropriately. Some of the major areas of concern include, “overdose, neurotoxins, inhaled allergens, adverse skin reactions, and carcinogens.” (source)
Whether you need first aid remedies, therapeutic personal care products, or chemical-free cleaning solutions, essential oils are a wonderful choice. I am glad essential oils are easily accessible to anyone who wishes to purchase them – I only wish they each came with educational material so consumers could learn about the oil and how it is best used. There is no regulated standard, and because of this, it is up to us as consumers to educate ourselves on the proper use of each essential oil before we use them.