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  1. #1 Can aromatherapy oils poison you? How tiny particles 'may damage liver and kidneys' 
    Super Moderator bijou's Avatar
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    They are meant to soothe aches and pains, relieve stress and induce a sense of relaxation.

    But aromatherapy oils may in fact do more harm than good, according to scientists.

    They have claimed that the extracts – used in baths, massages or burned in rooms – react with the air to produce tiny irritant particles.

    Researchers found that when the so-called essential oils were used in relaxation spas for massages, the concentration of these potentially harmful particles increased tenfold.

    The scientists said that certain chemicals in the oils, called volatile organic compounds, mix with the air to form secondary organic aerosols.

    These particles irritate the eyes, nose and throat, and are also known to cause headaches, nausea, and damage to the liver and kidneys.

    This study only examined the size and number of these particles released when people had massages in spas.

    However other research has shown they are also produced by burning essential oils in the home or office – although not to the same extent.

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    So here's something else that's going to kill us. :(
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    Power CUer noonwitch's Avatar
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    I've always thought aromatherapy was bullshit. I have a friend who sells Young Living essential oils and other assorted expensive crap. She is always spraying different scents around, telling me it's for relaxation, or concentration.
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    PORCUS STAPHUS ADMIN Rockntractor's Avatar
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    The guvmunt has spells on all of us anyway.:eek:
    Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
    Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness;
    Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
    21 Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes
    And clever in their own sight! Isaiah 5:20-21 NASB

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