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ornitte

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Hi,

I recently came across a pamphlet on essential oils, which listed pregnancy cautions for certain oils. According to this pamphlet, pregnant women should avoid contact with many essential oils, including lime, lemon, geranium, peppermint, rosemary and lemongrass.

Does anyone have more information on the dangers of these oils?

thanks
 

Bret

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This site is from New Zealand, but I know I saw it on some US sites too.

http://www.essentialoils.co.za/pregnancy.htm

Essential oils to be avoided in pregnancy:

Almond - bitter
Toxic

Aniseed
Anethole rich

Angelica
Emmenagogue (starts/regulates periods)

Basil
Possible irritant

Birch
Possible irritant

Black pepper
Skin sensitization

Boldo leaf
Toxic

Buchu
Liver hazardous

Calamus
Toxic

Camphor
Toxic

Cassia
Skin sensitization

Cedarwood
Emmenagogue

Chamomile
Emmenagogue

Cinnamon
Skin sensitization and emmenagogue

Clary sage
Emmenagogue

Clove
Skin sensitization

Elecampane
Skin sensitization

Fennel
Anethole rich

Fir
Possible irritant

Ginger
Emmenagogue

Horseradish
Toxic

Hyssop
Could cause toxicity

Jaborandi leaf
Toxic

Jasmine
Emmenagogue

Juniper
Emmenagogue

Lemon
Possible irritant

Lemongrass
Possible irritant

Marjoram
Emmenagogue

Melissa
Possible irritant

Mugwort
Toxic

Mustard
Toxic

Myrrh
Emmenagogue

Nightshade
Toxic

Nutmeg
Skin sensitization

Oregano
Skin sensitization

Parsley seed
Apiol rich

Pennyroyal
Toxic

Peppermint
Emmenagogue

Pine
Skin sensitization

Rose
Emmenagogue

Rosemary
Emmenagogue

Rue
Toxic

Sage
High thujone content

Sassafras
Toxic

Savin
Toxic

Savory
Could cause toxicity

Southernwood
Toxic

Stinging nettle
Toxic

Tansy
Toxic

Thuja
Toxic

Thyme (both Red and Linalol)
Possible irritant

Wintergreen
Toxic

Wormseed
Toxic

Wormwood
Toxic
 
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Wow, thats a long list..

HELL! JUST AVOID THEM ALL AND YOU WILL BE OK! LOL
 

ornitte

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seems like making all "natural" soaps could be more toxic than adding a bit of synthetic fragrance...
 

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Personally, I've always felt that if something isn't good for a pregnant woman (like many hair colors, nail polish fumes and such) that it can't be great for anyone else, either. And thanks for the list- very informative!
Kerry
 

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