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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

When a person has high blood pressure there are some oils that can increase the condition and need to be avoided. Aromatherapy Massage when applied with the right oils can also ease the symptoms of high blood pressure (see Hypertension in Aromatherapy Information), but these oils should definitely be avoided:

  • Red Thyme 
  • Hyssop 
  • Pine 
  • Rosemary 
  • Sage


Low Blood Sugar (Hypoglycemia)

There is only one oil that should be avoided when a person is suffering from low blood, this is:

  • Geranium



Some Essential Oils can increase the skin’s sensitivity to UVA rays and should therefore be avoided if somebody is going to be spending time in the sunlight or on a sunbed, or already has UVA sensitivity or sunburn. See below:

  • Angelica root
  • Bergamot
  • Grapefruit
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Rue



It’s advised that pregnant women avoid all Essential Oils during the first trimester, after then there are many oils that are safe to use, yet a longer consultation may be required prior to Aromatherapy Massage to take the woman’s full condition into account and determine the safest blend. Certain compounds in some of the oils listed below have been tested to have hormone-like behavior due to the molecular structure and are best avoided all together during pregnancy, all Emmenagogue oils (see Aromatherapy Information), must also not be used as they can try and rebalance the woman’s menstrual cycle.

  • Chamomile
  • Geranium
  • Ginger
  • Lavender
  • Neroli
  • Petitgrain
  • Rose
  • Rosewood
  • Sandalwood
  • Palmarosa


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