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Pulse point selection lovely.

All products great and very well packed.

Lemon and Poppyseed

First discoverd this soap on one of our frequent trip to Margs about 5 years ago and have been using it ever since I find it a great scrub & stimulant. My wife likes the Cumber and Mint. Every Christmas we take advantage of the special offer and try other varieties this year for the first time we are trying Herbalicious & Orange and Sandalwood.

Extremely helpful

Could not have been more helpful, a fantastic shopping experience.

Wow!

Smells beautiful, feels great on my skin and even though I have oily skin I haven’t had any breakouts and I’m using it everyday.

Excellent delivery

Timely delivery and love the products. Thank you

Essential Oil Safety- Rule 2: Never Take Essential Oils Internally

Essential Oil Safety - Rule 2 - Do Not ingest essential oils

Essential Oil Safety – Rule 2 – Do Not ingest essential oils

Frankly I have been alarmed at the increased publicity and urging of unqualified people to take essential oils internally… To swallow this oil or that essential oil blend to help with everything from a cold or stomach upset to curing cancer!

Burnt throats, ulcers and liver damage

At Moon Haven I have seen people come to me with a burnt esophagus (wind pipe) on several occasions, an upset stomach,  a stomach ulcer and even a compromised liver.  Each of these episodes could directly be attributed to the ill advised practice of taking essential oils internally.

taking essential oils internally can lead to a burnt throat, stomach ulcers and liver complications

taking essential oils internally can lead to a burnt throat, stomach ulcers and liver complications

Dangerous Advice

I have heard such hog wash as “ a pure, therapeutic grade essential oil  is so natural that it can’t hurt your body when taken orally” and  ” if it tingles or burns  when you take such and such an oil its showing you that its working”.  These are not only erroneous but absolutely dangerous.

For when I see barely trained “aromatherapy or wellness advocates” prescribing to all that they meet that the internal use of essential oils is not only safe but important to your health, then I want to scream STOP!

When CAN you use essential oils internally?

You see in a clinical setting where the client is being cared for by

  • a fully trained health practitioner in the preparation and administration of essential oils for internal use,
  • who knows the client’s full medical history,
  • is fully aware of their current medicine and supplement regime,
  • and completely understands the interaction of an essential oil with the body, the health condition and the medicines/supplements already being taken

Then and only then would I be at ease with the prescription of an essential oil to be taken internally.

As Robert Tisserand the father of modern aromatherapy states:

“…only practitioners who are qualified to diagnose, trained to weigh risks against benefits, and have a knowledge of essential oil pharmacology should prescribe essential oils for oral administration.”

[Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety ( Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 50.]

Essential Oil Safety: Rule 2- Never Take Essential Oils Internally

do not take essential oils internallySo our second rule of essential safety is NEVER take essential oils internally.  Certainly do not do so on the recommendation of an wellness advocate or a recent aromatherapy convert .  The qualifier to this is: unless it is prescribed and administered by a qualified health practitioner who is fully aware of your medical history and is long practiced in this form of essential oil therapy.

This article was written by Moon Haven’s aromatherapist and founder Leonie Gully.

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You can contact Leonie by emailing her at info@moonhaven.com.au
While any advice provided is general in nature, it is not intended to replace medical diagnosis or treatment.  If you are at all concerned about your condition it is important that you do consult your medical practitioner of choice for an individual treatment plan.

 


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