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Adverse Events

Essential oils are not without risk. When misused, overused or used inappropriately, adverse events can happen.

Adverse events and reactions are on the rise. The data for this isn’t easy to find as there is no single collection point, however, there is a growing body of information available to confirm this. There is also much anecdotal evidence of it too. Whilst we don’t rely on anecdotal evidence entirely, if we are looking at anecdotal evidence for positive usage, then we must take into account the negative effects as well.

We could throw blame around as to why there is a rise in adverse events, however, at the end of the day, it comes down to lack of quality education. When we know better, we do better, therefore we must continue to learn from the negative as well as the positive.

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