Q&A: Essential oils for internal use?

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 – one important point is that, as with all other ways essential oils are applied to the body, they must first be diluted in a suitable medium, such as a gel. The risk of not doing this is that any concentrated essential oil could cause irritation, or even an allergic reaction. I suggest using no more than one or two drops […]

By |September 29th, 2011|Q & A, Safety|2 Comments

Q&A: Tea tree oil & hospital superbugs

Q&AQ: 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 worldwide is the increasing resistance of dermally carried MRSA to soaps and ointments intended to eradicate it. These contain active ingredients such as mupirosin, triclosan or chlorhexidine, but bacteria are becoming increasingly resistant to these.

In vitro studies […]

By |August 4th, 2011|Q & A|2 Comments
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