China Report 2014

On Thursday July 24th, I left home for my second visit to the People’s Republic of China! (see report and video of my first visit here, and pics here) This time I was invited by a Beijing-based aromatherapy school, Floralwish. The most obvious difference from my 2011 trip was the weather – instead of November’s [...] [...]

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 Adele – one important point is that, as with all other ways essential oils are applied to the body, they must first be diluted [...] [...]

Q&A: Lavender oil and cancer

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 [...] [...]

Q&A: Ylang-ylang safety in perfume

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 [...] [...]

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