What essential oils should I avoid if I experience seizures?
Hello Beauties! So, here is an important bit of safety info regarding essential oils and seizures. Some essential oils can potentially cause convolutions within individuals who have experienced epileptic seizers.
References: The info that follows has been taken from the research book entitled “Essential Oil Safety, by: Tisserand and Young, (page 134, table 10.2).
If you have ever experienced, or may be vulnerable to epileptic seizures, here is a short list of essential oils that you should avoid:
The italicized text is the specific species and Latin Name of plant that should be avoided, (not all essential oils purchased are extracted from the same plant species, which is what you want to pay extra attention to) and this information should always be displayed on your essential oil bottle. *Always check the ingredients of your oil blends! *This list may not be complete, so please follow up with your healthcare professional, to ensure the essential oils you are planning to you, are in deep safe.
- Ho Leaf (ct. Camphor)
- Hyssop (ct. Pinocamphone)
- Spanish Lavender (Lavendula Stoechas)
- Spike Lavender (Lavendula Latifolia)
- Tansy (Tanacetum Vulgare)
- Western Red Cedar