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EO Help:Good for skin Bad for Skin


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PA's site works for me...

There are tons of EOs, and a lot of things to consider (sensitization, irritation, toxicity, photosensitization, and the finer lines like pregnancy contraindications, etc) though there are only a few you should absolutely avoid.

Some of the staples are like lavender, rosemary, peppermint, sweet orange, geranium, tea tree, cedarwood, tea tree... then you have the ultra-expensive ones like german/roman chamomiles, ylang ylang, rose...

With some research you'll eventually be familiar with what EOs do for the skin :) There are so many skin types it's difficult to narrow it down to "best for".

This is a good list of essential oils you may want to think twice about, though some are only toxic orally.

http://www.essentialoils.co.za/toxic-oils.htm

That site also has good descriptions for essential oils, you may want to browse around further there :)

Another interesting site is http://www.aromaweb.com/essentialoils/default.asp

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PrairieAnnie, that is a very good reference site, I wasn't aware of it before.

Jacqui, in the bibliography section of that site, it lists a book by Julia Lawless. If your library has it, it is worth checking it out to have a look. I found it to be a good guidebook when I was learning about EOs.

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