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 of essential oil, diluted to 1-5% of the total.

Best, Robert

Thanks for this Robert. Very much appreciated.

By |2018-04-24T20:26:05+00:00September 29th, 2011|Q & A, Safety|2 Comments

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  1. Mia September 30, 2011 at 11:32 am

    I was checking all your posts and I found this: “Carbon dioxide: A completely odorless and tasteless (and therefore even more insidious) gas that is heavier than air. It displaces the oxygen supply in the bloodstream, and can thus cause unconsciousness and death.” I immediately thought about carbon dioxide extracts, also called supercritical extracts. Do you think this form of extraction can present any risk? Can carbon dioxide leave any trace on the extracts? Do you think is really as safe and eco-friendly as is claimed? Maybe is just my ignorance. I will appreciate any help.


  2. Marge Clark January 29, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Mia, I just saw this question of yours. A reminder – Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is a gas. After the extracts are produced they are returned to room temperature and pressure and the gas, at room temperature, simply returns to the atmosphere of the room. There is NO carbon dioxide remaining in the CO2 extracts. And, remember, you produce CO2 every time you exhale.

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