Is there such a thing as re-distilled peppermint oil?

Hello Mr. Tisserand, I am curious about re-distilled peppermint. Someone wrote me recently and said that there was no such thing as a re-distilled peppermint. I’d like to know if this is true. Thank you! Brittany A few essential oils are ‘rectified’. Because this is also described as “re-distilled” it has given rise to the [...] [...]

Essential Oils, Stroke Patients, and Bergamot

Dear Mr. Tisserand, I have been a student of essential oils for the last 15 years or so. I have what seems to be a defeating question. I’ve looked for the answer from some people in aromatherapy and tried also to find the answer online. Is there any kind of research on essential oils and [...] [...]

Which types of vitamin E prevent essential oil oxidation?

Robert, I would really appreciate it if you could tell me what type of vitamin E to use to slow the oxidation of essential oils, as in cream. Is it just tocopherol? Or some other type? Thank you for your time. Stephanie P. PS. I enjoyed your webinar very much! Hi Stephanie, There are four [...] [...]

Diaper rash safety

Robert, Hello there. I am in hopes you can please help me. I currently use the doTERRA line of essential oils and I also have used them to help my 18month old daughter. I have recently used ylang-ylang, roman chamomile, lavender and sandalwood to reduce stress and attempt to balance my hormones that have been [...] [...]

Q&A – Essential Oil Extraction Process

Hi Robert, I have read that the essential oil extraction process can (but doesn’t’ always) include the use of solvents, and that many of the manufacturers buy and distribute oils that contain these solvents (claiming that they are pure). Can you recommend a manufacturer and or a distributor that can be trusted to sell high [...] [...]

Tea tree & cloth diapers

Mr. Tisserand, I am a Real Diaper Circle Leader with the Real Diaper Association (a not-for-profit organization). I lead the Ventura County chapter here locally where I donate my time to teach cloth diapering 101 classes as well as support the local cloth diapering community with monthly meetings which are all free to the public. [...] [...]

Wintergreen oil safety

Hello Robert, I’d like to ask your opinion if I may. Recently I’ve had a western herbologist join my business and I am finding discussions with him to be very enlightening as well as confusing in a way. For instance, we were talking about wintergreen and how it is contraindicated in Aromatherapy because of its [...] [...]

Interaction with SSRI medication?

Dear Mr. Tisserand, I was treating a young woman with back pain recently. This young woman is on selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor (SSRI) type of anti-depressant medication. Because her pain was acute I used a 10% blend on the specific site of pain that included German chamomile, black pepper, ginger and everlasting. About 30 minutes [...] [...]

Can essential oils increase absorption of cancer treatment drugs?

Hello! Thanking you in advance for your time…I have a question regarding something that I read about peppermint and eucalyptus oils increasing the skins absorption of 5-fluorouracil, an anti-cancer drug. The study cited was Abdullah et al 1996, Williams & Barry, 1989. I am unable to find that particular study and wondered if you have [...] [...]

Can cedarwood oil oxygenate the brain?

Doing some research on Cedarwood EO for an event I am doing. I do understand that it is very high in Sesquiterpenes (95% to 98%), but some sites are claiming that Cedarwood can oxygenate the brain and that it can repair DNA damage! I don’t know how much of those claims are true? Thanks, Devita [...] [...]

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