Just because essential oils are natural doesn’t mean that you do not need to be careful with them. They are complex chemical mixtures of organic molecules, which must be used according to safety guidelines – if you abide by the guidelines essential oils are very safe to use.
It really is quite simple, dilute, use the recommended dosage, don’t take internally unless you have seen a qualified aromatherapist.
The latest research by Tisserand and Balacs suggest that essential oils are safe during pregnancy so long as you follow the above. They do however suggest that Aniseed and Fennel be avoided topically during pregnancy.
Current research suggests that you avoid Wintergreen topically if taking blood thinning medications. There is no other evidence that they have any negative interaction with medication. See your qualified healthcare provider if you are concerned.
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