Essential Oils Health Care

Is Aromatherapy Safe?   

jauhar khan
@jauhar123 | Posted 26 Aug. 2019

Aromatherapy is usually safe. Although, essential oils can cause side effects. Some oils can irritate your eyes, skin, or mucous membranes in the nose. Further, they can also cause mild allergic reactions. 

Drinking some essential oils can hurt your kidneys or liver. It is rare that people take essential oils by mouth, and also one should not do it unless their doctor advises them to do so. 

If you are new to aromatherapy, its best to work with an aromatherapist or your doctor, also, you should keep in mind that essential oils are not regulated by the FDA, which means that unlike drugs, the agency does not check to see if they are safe to use or work the way they are supposed to.

What Are The Side Effects Of Using Aromatherapy?

Like any other medicine and treatment, aromatherapy also has some side effects of using essential oils which can be controlled by taking specific measures. Some common side effects include:

  • Headaches
  • Rashes
  • Asthma attacks
  • Nausea
  • Allergic reactions
  • Skin irritation

You should use essential oils carefully and only after consulting your doctor, with caution if you have:

  • Asthma
  • Hay fever
  • Eczema
  • Epilepsy
  • High blood pressure
  • Psoriasis