5 responses

  1. Sarah Chapman
    November 30, 2012

    This is a great article and I’m very excited to explore the world of infused oils. I have used essential oils for a decade now and I do disagree with the blanket statements about E.O.’s being poisonous and problematic. I only use therapeutic grade oils from a company I trust and I believe that is very different than using food grade or perfume grade oils. I take my oils internally and use them undiluted on the skin and have only had excellent physical, mental and emotional benefits from them. While it can be hard to distinguish the difference from a good vs. not so good E.O. at times, and I’m sorry you’ve had such a bad experience with them, please don’t make them out to be so horrible. Thank you for sharing such great info about the herbal infused oils, that will be a great supplement to my current oiling practice. :)

  2. Julie Behling-Hovdal
    April 17, 2013

    Hi — thanks for your article, but I don’t think you’ve ever been exposed to real essential oils – just the adulterated kind (98% of essential oils on the market are adulterated).

    I agree with the previous comment — therapeutic-grade, unadulterated essential oils are fabulous tools for health — I actually got off 4 Rx drugs with essential oils several years ago and teach people how to reduce their reliance on Western medicine with therapeutic-grade oils.

    Thanks for letting me share —

    Julie =)

  3. Michelle Halloway
    April 27, 2013

    I put essential oils in the bath, oil burner and put diluted chamomile on my temples for head aches, where I get instant relief. I find them so up lifting or relaxing. I find when the EO is very well diluted it is harmless and has a lovely aromatic affect that I love. I am careful not to put it directly on the skin though (unless very well diluted) because i have a strange rash on my neck but dont kow how it got there. It is not a scar. i would remember if i hurt myself. I love herbal tinctures taken internally for medicinal use. I had to stop buying them becuause the price was outrageous. i am grateful for your information as i will try and make my own.
    I think EO’s are okay if used highly diluted into baths and burners to enjoy the aroma but herbs are the best option for medicinal use.
    I am soooo grateful to discover this fantastic website, I am learning so much , thank you.

  4. Dina Farrell
    February 8, 2014

    Thank you so much for this information. Using fresh and dried herbs to make herbal products is something I have been doing for a long time with wonderful results. Until recently, I was told I should be using essential oils. Well, I found the essential oils to be very expensive and oddly, so much was needed to get the results that I got with fresh or dried herbs, I am happy to know that herbs in their truest form, as most other natural items, is the best way to go.

  5. Pam Herl
    March 24, 2014

    I have been making and using infused oils for 30 years . I agree with Susan Weed EOs are very toxic and should be handled with care.For those of you that think otherwise they are considered toxic chemicals and should be handled as such ,especially when disposing of empty containers .And I would like any of you to please explain to me what a therapeutic grade oil is and how can you distinguish between therapeutic and non therapeutic?????

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