Hi Robert, I wondered what the current advice/research is regarding the internal use of essential oils – specifically using oils on tampons? Any guidance would be much appreciated. Many thanks. Adele
Adele – one important point is that, as with all other ways essential oils are applied to the body, they must first be diluted [...]
Hi Robert. Could you recommend some particularly good sources/sites for current peer-evaluated journal articles supporting the efficacy of essential oils against MRSA. Also articles that demonstrate the therapeutic/healing benefits of essential oils in chronic care/long term care facilities? Much appreciated! -Melinda R.
Hi Melinda, try ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=essential+oil+AND+MRSA and ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=aromatherapy+AND+palliative+care for starters. You can also try different [...]
I am especially mindful of those in harm’s ways from the wildfires in Texas, USA. Today’s Question is very timely, and if you know anyone in a wildfire-prone area, this would be great information to forward along.
Mike O. sends along a concern from Roswitha L. Been using your Eucalyptus and Myrtle EO blend, [...]
Marianne asks: A perennial question – if essential oils are diffused in a room and someone lights a candle or a cigarette, is this a fire risk? If not, why not? At a famous Oncology hospital in the U.K. essential oil diffusers are not used for this reason – in case a spark from [...]
Nancy B. writes
Hello Robert, I met you at the AIA conference in Denver, CO 4 years ago. I follow your blog and have subscribed to your posts and comments. You are such a wealth of knowledge and I love the way to combine research and common sense.
I have a question about juniperus ashei. [...]
Joanne L. writes: Hi Robert, I was wondering if you have any thoughts on the following – a short course student of mine works in an essential oil / fragrance suppliers. Recently she poured an unspecified amount of Lemon Scented Myrtle oil over her leg into her shoe which she continued to wear for a [...]
Q: I have heard that tea-tree oil is one of the only things that can be used to help combat the superbug in hospitals – is this right?
A: I presume you are referring to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA (there are several other antibiotic-resistant bacteria.) One of the current problems being faced in hospitals [...]
This question combines two recent topics – lavender oil and cancer – and shows that strange information continues to swirl about…
Beverley H writes Hi Robert One of the first references I use when looking up contra-indications is your book with Tony Balaczs – Essential Oil Safety. I understand that you are working on a [...]
Cory T asks What do you think is the upper safety level for Ylang-ylang in an oil based perfume? I have looked at the IFRA (International Fragrance Association) guideline and I’m not sure what to think about it. Thanks if you have an answer. I would appreciate it.
Hi Cory, thank you for your [...]