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Damaged or Sensitive Skin

Some oils can irritate areas of skin abrasion, cuts, rashes etc or can cause an adverse reaction when applied to sensitive skin or when a person is suffering with Eczema, Dermatitis or Psoriasis. Many oils are beneficial for skin of all types (see Moisturising in Aromatherapy Information), but those listed below should not be used:

  • Black pepper
  • Cinnamon
  • Citronella
  • Clove
  • Ginger
  • Lemon
  • Lemongrass
  • Lemon verbena
  • Nutmeg
  • Peppermint
  • Citronella
  • Clove
  • Eucalyptus
  • Lemongrass
  • Melissa
  • Thyme
  • Orange



There is only one Essential Oil to be avoided when treating a person with diabetes:

  • Angelica



There is a potential that some oils could cause a reaction in Epileptic people and should therefore be avoided during Holistic Therapy. These oils are also best avoided when a person is suffering with fever:

  • Basil
  • Camphor (white)
  • Eucalyptus
  • Lavender
  • Spanish sage
  • Sweet fennel
  • Rosemary


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