It seems like every day someone asks me what I think of a certain recipe, person associated with aromatherapy or essential oils. I am here to tell you, not everyone is created equal. It saddens and angers me that people, even doctors, with no essential oil usage training spouting "cures", unsafe recommendations and writing articles for the general public.
Not only is it unsafe, it is totally unethical and lacks integrity. These educated, highly trained professionals would NEVER suggest the use of prescription drugs without a diagnosis or years of training. Why is it ok to suggest an essential oil?
Almost every drug on the market comes from a synthetic derivative of chemical constituents in an essential oil. Essential oils are HIGHLY potent and come with risks. Just as a prescription medication does. Is it because essential oils are all natural that people feel they cannot hurt you? I am here to tell you, they can, and do. Essential oils come with risks. If you aren't specifically trained on how to use them safely, you need to consult with someone who is.
Where we live, many chiropractors have jumped on board the essential oil train. It's hard to walk into any office and not see bottles of essential oils on display or smell a diffuser running. Chiropractors do not prescribe medications so essential oils are an excellent, all-natural alternative. Except..... the education coming from these sales companies is limited. What is generally taught is not correct.
Unless your doctor