Why I am not Reading Essential Oil Blogs Anymore

  1. Amanda says:

    Ahh, yes! So much conflicting information. I think a lot of people operate under the assumption that they are natural so they can’t hurt you. I would love to take the course from Vintage Remedies…someday. =)

  2. I really want to take this class and learn everything I need of how to use essential oils and not to play guessing game! THank you so much for sharing, pinning it for my pinterest followers!

  3. I do agree that there is a lot of conflicting information out there. I think that is because what works for one family may not work for another. Everyone reacts to oils (and other medicines for that matter) differently. I would highly recommend you invest in an essential oils book if you haven’t. They are written by aromatherapists and the true experts, and are always my #1 go to resource for oil related questions.

    • Carrie says:

      I agree as well that everyone reacts differently and we all have different preferences (I may not like the smell of an oil you love), but we still need a way of knowing the safety information. I’ve found conflicting information even among trained aromatherapists because not all recommendations are actually evidence based (e.g. is eucalyptus safe to use on a 3 year old? Some trained aromatherapists would say yes, some would say until until 10+ years old). This is what makes an evidence based approach so important to me. I don’t want to experiment on my kids, but I also don’t want to forgo an effective remedy because an ultra-safe approach did not take the safety evidence into account. Thanks for reading and commenting Tiffany!

  4. Debbie says:

    Hi Carrie, you are right to be cautious, I used to be well into essential oils. Loving the fact that they were all natural little miracle bottles, but the more I learned the wary I became…And I once used too many drops of peppermint oil in a bath (not advisable), although the water was hot my skin felt horrible and cold.
    I now use a few to help keep mosquitoes at bay and rub a drop or two citronella and lavender oil over the dogs coats to help deter the sandflies during the summer.

    I love using them in burners at least then they are safe and make the house smell nice.

  5. Yes, there can be a lot of conflicting information when it comes to oils.
    Good for you that you found the help you needed and now you have the confidence to do what you can to help your family.

    Thanks for sharing and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop.

    Wishing you a lovely weekend.
    xoxo

  6. OMG I am so glad I stopped by the SHINE blog hop to read this post! I, too am a NYR Organic consultant and I also took courses at Vintage Remedies! I just completed (in December) the Food Pharmacology course (no longer being offered) and the Family Herbalist course! I am the same way – show me the evidence!!!!! Nice to “meet” such a like minded individual!!

  7. Michelle says:

    Thanks for sharing this info here. Sifting through conflicting information to separate the wheat from the chaff and help people understand the true benefits of essential oils and the right ways to use them is indeed a tough job.

  8. Corked says:

    First of all, great title 🙂 These days you can get overwhelmed with everything essential oil! I applaud you for doing research and taking a class to understand them. Essential oils can be so beneficial if used correctly 🙂

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