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Essential oil Guideline and Safety
Essential Oils are a safe substances when used properly
within certain guidelines.
However, many of the oils are potentially harmful if misused.
Please be aware of the following precautionary information.
Very Toxic Oils
Aniseed, Mugwort, Pennyroyal, Wintergreen
Cassia, Birch, Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Clove, Fennel, Lemon, Thyme
Some oils must be avoided during pregnancy or cases of epilepsy.
The oils which pertain to these categories are specified below,
Pregnancy – Avoid
Basil, Clary Sage, Hyssop, Juniper-Berry, Marjoram, Myrrh,
Epilepsy – Avoid
Fennel, Sage and large amounts of Rosemary or Hyssop
Be Aware of the Skin Irritants
All Citrus oils (except Bergamot), Black Pepper, Cinnamon Bark,
Exposure to direct Sunlight
Avoid direct sunlight after application of Bergamot. Otherwise, skin
Persons with Asthma
Use smaller amounts of any of the essential oils. The amounts can then
Never take essential internally very dangerous and is not considered safe by any medical
standards or by any qualified trained Certified Aroma-therapists.
DO NOT INGEST ANY ESSENTIAL OIL OR BLENDS!
Persons with a Bleeding disorder
Research of Dr. Rivka Sari
This is a ongoing List of Essential oils, herbs and resins- Safety for Hemophilia and Bleeding disorders
Space out medications at least 2-3 hours from using essential oils. If on a “blood thinner”, only use oils if your physicians are monitoring “clotting time” (PT/PTT/INR)
Essential Oils to avoid:
Angelica, Clove Bud, caraway, Cinnamon Leaf, Cinnamon Bark, Cassia, Bay Laurel, Ginger, Oregano, Cilantro, Tumeric, tarragon, cumin, Fennel, Spike Lavender, Wintergreen, Fir, Pine, Peppermint, Cornmint, Willow (note willow is what asprin is made of), Damiana, Tea Tree black, Marigold, Chervil, Betel, Ravensara leaf, Nutmeg, Laurel Leaf, Helichrysum gymnocephalum, Yarrow, St. John’s Wort,
Spearmint Sweet Birch, Bitter Orange, Frankincense b.seratta, Frankincense b.caterri (added 12/5/18), Tangerine, Mandarin, Clary Sage, Marjoram, Basil, Thyme, Listea, Garlic, Lemongrass,
Lemon Myrtle, Sweet Orange, Pink Grapefruit, Red Grapefruit and any other essential oils from the Citrus family
EXCEPT FOR LEMON, WHITE GRAPEFRUIT, CITRON ETROG, BERGAMOT FFC ONLY. These must be used in moderation.
Naturopath remedy to avoid is Arnica flower in any form like teething pills, gel, and macerated oil, salve etc. Thinning of blood can occur with Arnica because arnica works only with a person who clots normally
Coumarin Known Blood Thinner
The following oils contain coumarins or other constituents that may interfere with blood thinners. However, if anyone is on blood thinners, any changes with any supplement or medication should be followed by their doctor.
Avoid angelica, birch, cinnamon, St. John’s Wort, clove, fir (balsam), Helichrysum gymnocephalum and , Laurus nobilis, nutmeg, oregano, wintergreen, unless you are being monitored by your doctor on levels. In addition to list above.
Oils that can be used in moderation:
Hyssop, Rosemary, Bergamot, Spruce, Balsam, Black Pepper, Melissa, Neroli, and Lemon, White Grapefruit, Frankincense b. fereana, Frankincense b.sacra, Frankincense b.rivae, Roman Chamomile
Essential Oils that might assist in reducing hemorrhages:
Rosewood, Labdanum, Myrrh, Cypress, Lavender,
Geranium, Rose, Sandalwood, Helichrysum helichrysum italicum, Lemon, Citron Etrog.
Essential Oils that might assist in contracting blood vessels:
Chamomile, Cypress, Rose, Helichrysum helichrysum italicum , Lemon, White Leafed Savory, and Tea Tree Melaleuca alternifolia
Essential Oils that might ease the stress:
Lavender, Melissa (diffusion only), Frankincense b.neglecta, Frankincense b.sacra ,
Labdanum, Neroli (diffusion only), Bergamot (diffusion only), Coriander, Cypress, Helichrysum helichrysum italicum, Chamomile,Geranium, Ravensara, Rose, Sandalwood, Valerian,
Spikenard, Basil, Patchouli, Floral oils, Tree oil
To ease nosebleeds:
Cypress, Lavender, Frankincense b.rivae or b.sacra, and Helichrysum helichrysum italicum.
Helichrysum all species should be avoided by anyone taking blood thinner medications such as Warfarin. It has been observed in some clients that their INR tests are affected which may be medication interactions.
NEVER USE ESSENTIAL OIL
INTERNALLY. ALWAYS USE A CARRIER OIL
FOR ANY ESSENTIAL OIL OR BLENDS
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Some research has shown these herbs should be avoided too or use with extreme caution. If essential oil needs to be avoided then the herbs should be also.
Anise (synonym Aniseed) Pimpinella anisum
Anise (Star) Illicium verum, Basil (estragole CT) Ocimum basilicum
Basil (Holy) Ocimum tenuiflorum synonym Ocimum sanctum
Basil (Madagascan) Ocimum gratissimum
Basil (Pungent) Ocimum gratissimum synonym Ocimum viride
Bay (West Indian) Pimenta racemosa synonym Pimenta acris
Cassia Cinnamomum cassia synonym Cinnamomum aromaticum
Cinnamon (Bark) Cinnamomum verum synonym Cinnamomum zeylanicum
Cinnamon (Leaf) Cinnamomum verum synonym Cinnamomum zeylanicum
Clove (Bud) Syzygium aromaticum synonym Eugenia caryophyllata and Eugenia aromatica
Clove (Leaf) Syzygium aromaticum synonym Eugenia caryophyllata and Eugenia aromatica
Clove (Stem) Syzygium aromaticum synonym Eugenia caryophyllata and Eugenia aromatica
Garlic clove Allium sativum, Ginger Zingiber officinale
GingerFennel (Bitter) Foeniculum vulgare subspecies Capillaceum
Frankincense b.seratta resin, Frankincense b.caterri resin
Lavandin Lavandula x intermedia synonym
Lavandula hybrida, synonym Lavandula hortensis
Marjoram (Wild, carvacrol CT) Origanum marjorana, synonyn
Marjorana hortensis synonyn Origanum dubium
Myrtle (Aniseed) Backhousia anisata
Oregano (Mexican) Lippia graveolens synonym
Lippia berlandieri synonym Lippia amentaceasynonym Lippia tomentosa
Tea Tree black melaleuca bracteata
Thyme (borneol CT) Thymus satureioides
Thyme (limonene CT) Thymus vulgaris synonym
Thyme (thymol CT and carvacrol CT) Thymus vulgaris synonym
Thymus serphyllum synonymThymus zygis
Thyme (Spike) Thymbra spicata
If you are taking the drug or any other prescription medication, it is crucial that you talk with your doctor about any herbal or nutritional supplement (including food powders, oils, teas, or juices), you are taking or are considering taking. Here are some of the herbs and supplements that may interact with warfarin.
- Alfalfa – contains vitamin K
- Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) – e.g. flaxseed oil, pumpkin seed oil
- Boswellia (Boswellia serrata)
- Camellia sinensis – e.g. black tea, green tea
- Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla)
- Coenzyme Q10
- Danshen (Salvia miltiorrhiza) – may decrease platelet aggregation and increase the bleeding risk.
- DHA (docosahexaenoic acid)/ EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid)
- Dong quai (Angelica sinensis) – may inhibit platelet aggregation and increase the risk of bleeding.
- Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium)
- Fish oil / omega-3 fatty acids
- Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) – e.g. evening primrose oil. Could have anticoagulant effects.
- Garlic (Allium sativum)
- Ginger (Zingiber officinale)
- Ginkgo biloba
- Ginseng (all types)
- Glucosamine – may increase the anticoagulant effects of warfarin and increase the risk of bleeding, alone or in combination with chondroitin.
- Goji berry / Chinese wolfberry (Lycium barbarum)
- Kava kava
- Milk thistle
- N-acetyl glucosamine
- Policosanol – may inhibit platelet aggregation
- Red yeast rice
- Saw palmetto (Serenoa repens)
- St. John’s wort – may decrease the therapeutic effects of warfarin.
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin K – may reduce the anticoagulant effect of warfarin.
- White willow bark – may increase the risk of bleeding.
- Topical wintergreen oil products (due to systemic absorption of methyl salicylate in wintergreen gels, lotions, cream, ointment, and spray.
- Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium)
Acerola, acetyl-L-carnitine, activated charcoal, African wild potato, agar, agrimony, alchemilla, alder buckthorn, allspice, aloe, American chestnut, American elder, Andrographis, aniseed, antioxidants, apitherapy, arnica, asafoetida, ascorbigen, avocado
Baikal skullcap, barley, basil, bee pollen, berberine, bilberry, bishops weed, bistort, bitter orange, black currant, black mulberry, black and white pepper, black root, black seed, bladderwrack, blond psyllium, blue flag, blue-green algae, bogbean, boldo, borage, broccoli, bromelain, buchu, bupleurum, burdock, butternut
Cabbage, caffeine, capsicum, carrageenan, cascara, cassia, cat’s claw, celery, celery seed, chanca piedra, Chinese prickly ash, chitosan, chlorella, chrysin, cinchona, clove, cod liver oil, codonopsis, coffee, cola nut, coleus, colocynth, coltsfoot, conjugated linoleic acid, cordyceps, corn silk, cranberry, cumin
Dandelion, deer tongue, devil’s claw, DHA, DHEA, dehydroepiandrosterone, DMSO
Eastern hemlock, echinacea, eucalyptus, European barberry, European buckthorn, European chestnut, European mandrake, evodi
Fennel, fenugreek, flaxseed, flaxseed oil, fo-ti, forsythia, fulvic acid
Gamboge, gamma linolenic acid, german chamomile, glucomannan, goat’s rue, goji, goldenseal, goldthread, gossypol, grape, great plantain, greater bindweed, green coffee, guarana, guggul,
Hesperidin, higenamine, holy basil, honey, honeysuckle, hops, horny goat weed, horse chestnut, horseradish, hu zhang
Iceland moss, Indian frankincense, Indian gooseberry, indole-3-carbinol, inositol nicotinate, IP-6, ipriflavone
Jalap, Japanese apricot, jiaogulan,
Karaya gum, kava, kinetin, kiwi, krill oil, kudzu
L-arginine, L-carnitine, lime, limonene
Magnesium, magnolia, maitake mushroom, mangosteen, manna, marijuana, marjoram, marshmallow, meadowsweet, melatonin, melilot, mesoglycan, methoxylated flavones, Mexican scammony root, moringa, Mormon tea, myrrh
N-acetyl cysteine, nattokinase, noni, nopal (cactus), nutme
Olive leaf, onion, oolong tea, oregano, Oregon grape
Palm oil, pantethine, papain, papaya, passionflower, pau d’arco, pectin, peony, peppermint, Phellodendron, pomegranate, poplar, prickly ash, propionyl-L-carnitine, propolis, pue-erh tea, purple nut sedge, pycnogenol
Quassia, quercetin, quillaia, quince, quinidine
Raspberry ketone, red clover, reishi mushroom, resveratrol, rhatany, Rhodiola, rhubarb, rice bran, rose hip, rosemary, royal jelly
Safflower, sage, saw palmetto, schisandra, sea buckthorn, selenium, senna, serrapeptase, Siberian ginseng, slippery elm, smartweed, soy, spinach, stinging nettle, strawberry, sulforaphane, summer savory, swallowroot, sweet clover, sweet vernal grass, sweet woodruff
Tannic acid, tarragon, thyme, tiratricol, tonka beans, tragacanth, tree turmeric
Valerian, vanadium, vinpocetine, vitamin A, vitamin C
Water avens, watercress, wild carrot, wild cherry, wild lettuce, willow
Yarrow, yellow dock, yerba mate, Yohimbe
Update to this list:
UPDATE 12/5/18: We are adding Frankincense Boswella Caterri to avoid list. Please see blog
Those who are at risk
*you are on blood thinners, such as Coumadin, Lovenox, (warfarin)
*you have hemophilia A, B or C or other bleeding disorders such as Von Willebrand
*you are prone to bloody noses and bruising
*you are going to have surgery
Essential oils are to never be ingested internally since essential oils are concentrated and are ideal for use as inhalation, in a bath, or applied directly to the skin with a carrier oil. The oil will slowly go through the skin to the bloodstream which acts as a time-release capsule. This does not overload the liver and vital organs. Essential is not for digesting instead consider fresh herbs or herbal tinctures for digesting. Digesting an Essential oil can overload liver cause serious damage to organs or worse cause death so please be wise and careful not to take internally. You will find that this practice is endorsed by mostly multi-level marketing companies (MLM) which we at Aytz Chayim Aroma are not.
Even inhalation can cause the blood to thin, so caution is warranted.
Think about it like this:
All it takes is inhaling a poisonous gas goes to the bloodstream and can kill. Inhaling essential oils do go to the bloodstream and can thin blood and interact with factor treatments or blood thinning medications.
Essential oils are to never be digested since essential oils are concentrated and are ideal for use as inhalation, in a bath, or applied directly to the skin with a carrier oil. The oil will slowly go through the skin to the bloodstream which acts like a time-release capsule. This does not overload the liver and vital organs. Essential is not for digesting instead consider fresh herbs or herbal tinctures for digesting. Digesting an Essential oil can overload liver cause serious damage to organs or worse cause death so please be wise and careful not to take internally. You will find that this practice is endorsed by mostly multi-level marketing companies (MLM) which we at Aytz Chayim are not.
CODE OF ETHICS:
The International Federation of Aromatherapists Code of Ethics states –
“No Certified Aromatherapist should ever recommend the use essential oils for internal ingestion or internal application nor shall any aromatherapist advocate or promote such use of essential oils unless the practicing aromatherapist has medical, naturopathic, certified herbalist, clinical certified or similar qualifications and holds an insurance policy which specifically covers the internal application of essential oils.” (IFA code of ethics. Simply Essential, No. 11 December 1993).
DISCLAIMER: All information appearing on this site is based on traditional aromatherapy and is provided for educational reference purposes only, and is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent or cureany disease. If you are suffering from any disease you should seek the assistance of a qualified health care professional. Essential oils are powerful and should be treated and used with care and understanding.