Essential Oils Safety Guide – Know Your Contraindications

Salvia Officinalis
Salvia Officinalis (Sage)

Avoid Completely
–Any essential oil for which you do not have information.

–Bitter almond, boldo leaf, buchu, yellow camphor, brown camphor, sassafras, calamus, horseradish, mugwort, mustard, pennyroyal, rue, savin, savory, tansy, thuja, wormseed, wormwood.

Avoid With Pregnancy
–Aniseed, basil, birch, wintergreen, cedarwood, clary sage, cypress, geranium, sweet fennel, jasmine, juniper berry, sweet marjoram, myrrh, peppermint, rosemary, common sage, thyme, hyssop.

Avoid with High Blood Pressure
–Pine, hyssop, rosemary, common sage, thyme

Avoid with Homeopathic Remedies
–Rosemary, eucalyptus, peppermint

Avoid with Epilepsy or History of Seizures
–Sweet fennel, bitter fennel, common sage, hyssop, basil

Avoid with History of Estrogen-Dependent Cancer
–Aniseed, basil, birch, wintergreen, cedarwood, clary sage, cypress, geranium, sweet fennel, jasmine, juniper berry, sweet marjoram, myrrh, peppermint, rosemary, common sage, thyme, hyssop.

Precautions, Skin Irritants
–Ajowan, cinnamon bark, cinnamon leaf, sweet fennel, cassia, clove leaf, clove bud, costus, oregano, basil, fir needle, lemongrass, lemon verbena, Melissa, peppermint, thyme.

Precautions, Phototoxic Essential Oils*
–Bergamot, lime, bitter orange, lemon, grapefruit, sweet orange, mandarin, ginger, angelica root.

*(Makes skin susceptible to sunburn or blisters upon exposure to light and especially ultraviolet light.)

By Anne Williams
Originally published on http://www.ascpskincare.com, July 2007. Copyright 2007. All rights reserved.

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