Allergies & Allergic-Type Symptoms Can be Caused by Inferior Essential Oils
If you have purchased an inferior essential oil, that’s what may have caused your allergic reactions! The cheap oil may have debris, chemicals and adulterants in it. If it also has random protein molecules – there ya go! An allergy. It’s the protein that causes the allergic symptom. You may wish to purchase purer essential oils to use! Your health is worth it!
The most common allergies & allergic symptoms are caused by protein molecules. They might be harmless for most people but for some…a real problem. Think of milk, eggs, peanuts, nuts, fish, soy & wheat. Some people are allergic to non-food items such as pet dander, insect stings, pollen, etc.
Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Tested Essential Oils…
…are distilled with extremely high technology from plants. They are 100% volatile aromatic compounds. They contain ZERO protein molecules. If you are using the highest quality, pure essential oils, and you have a reaction to them, then it may not be an allergy. It may be a SENSITIVITY. Sometimes sensitivity reactions can cause similar symptoms to allergic reactions, such as itchiness, hives, swelling, pain, stomach upset or difficulty breathing.
How to Use Essential Oils if You Discover a Sensitivity
If you use a particular oil topically, it could be that your skin is sensitive. Instead of using the essential oil topically, you could use it internally or aromatically. (I only use doTERRA internally. They have been proven to be safe and I have done so for over 4 years.)
Be sure that you are using another oil, a “CARRIER OIL” to “dilute” the essential oil. DILUTION means we add the essential oils to a “carrier oil” and then rub it, roll it or spray it onto our skin. The carrier oil adds even more benefits, such as giving the skin time to absorb the essential oils before they evaporate.
CARRIER OILS: Fractionated coconut oil is most commonly used as a carrier oil because it is very light, absorbs quickly into the skin and will not stain your clothing. Other carrier oils can be used such as grapeseed oil, olive oil, hemp seed oil, rose hip oil, sesame oil, sunflower oil and others. These oils are different than essential oils because they are taken from the fatty portion of a plant – the seeds, kernels & nuts. They are called “fatty oils”. Essential oils are the fatty oils. The best choice for a carrier oil? Fractionated coconut oil, sweet almond oil and jojoba oil are known to keep from going rancid for the longest period of time.
Instead of the essential oil that causes a sensitivity reaction, you could try using a different essential oil with a similar chemical profile. Essential oils can share many of their properties in common but may not trigger the same sensitivity reaction.
Don’t Give Up! Ask someone to help you!
You can try these alternate ways to use an essential oil that has caused a sensitivity in the past, but always use a small dose and dilute all essential oils topically with a carrier oil, especially any oil you are trying for the first time.
I hope this helps! The right essential oil at the right time, applied safely can truly change your life!