In defense of science, and of safety precautions

In a recent blog post Jade Shutes challenges the safety guidelines for using essential oils in the bath published on She also feels that there is an increasing (and in her opinion unfortunate) trend to cite research. Jade proposes that this is not good because research is cited at the expense of personal experience. One example is given: “We will not find broad acceptance as an adjunct to healthcare if we pass over evidence-based research for the under-evaluated claims or perceived results of an individual.” This seems to me an entirely reasonable statement, and I don’t see that […]

By |2018-04-24T20:26:17+00:00October 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Join me for a live presentation in London!

Join me at the IFPAroma conference in London this September!

September 2nd & 3rd, 2017 , Regent’s University, Regent’s Park, London

I’m delighted to announce that I will be speaking about skin safety at this year’s one-day IFPA conference on September 2nd in Regent’s Park, London. I will also be presenting a one day post-conference seminar on September 3rd – see below for details.

Julia Graves, Angela Green and Anita James will also be sharing their wisdom at the event – I hope you can join us!

Saturday, 2nd September

Essential oil safety – avoiding […]

By |2018-04-24T20:26:18+00:00June 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Join me for a live presentation in London!

Essential Oils and Seasonal Affective Disorder

by Robert Tisserand

sad girl on the windowsill looking out the windowFeeling unusually sad is not uncommon in the winter months. Classic (winter based) seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a mood disorder, affecting people with otherwise normal mental health. Symptoms include difficulty waking up in the morning, nausea, tendency to oversleep and overeat, cravings for carbohydrates, lack of energy, difficulty concentrating or completing tasks, withdrawal from friends, family and social activities and decreased sex drive. While sharing many symptoms with clinical depression, the main distinguishing factor of SAD is its seasonal character.



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