We often hear about allergies related to essential oils. Indeed, some essential oils contain allergenic molecules, which can sometimes react with certain people. But each one is unique in front of this phenomenon, and if your ground is sensitive do not hesitate to test the EO beforehand. Note. These allergies are rather rare, and affect only the people who have a favourable ground. But the EOs being very concentrated products, they can take a great extent: the susceptible persons must thus imperatively make the test. In a second chapter of this article, we will learn to make the difference between an allergy and an irritation.Related articles [View] - What essential oils can I use? - Which essential oils to use for children? - How to use essential oils on babies? - Essential oils in case of hormone-dependent pathologies - Essential oils for asthmatics and epileptics - Essential oils for pregnant women
Thus, those easily allergic should be cautious, and test the product by putting two drops of essential oil in the crook of the elbow .
No reaction after 48 hours? On the face of it, everything is fine.
You notice a skin reaction to a molecule? You were right to do the test. Don't insist, and talk to your doctor. Whatever happens, don't panic, and take the opportunity to read the guide below which will help you to distinguish between a simple skin irritation and a real sign of allergy.
Not all signs indicate that you are allergic! Sometimes it's just an irritation, due to sensitive skin. Here's how to tell the difference: