Essential Oil Safety Data

Angelica – Non-toxic, non-irritant.  Not to be used during pregnancy or by diabetics.

Cedarwood – Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing.  Best avoided during pregnancy.

Chamomile – Non-toxic, non-irritant, can cause dermatitis in some individuals.

Cinnamon – Relatively non-toxic, possible irritant.

Citronella – Non-toxic, non-irritant, may cause dermatitis in some individuals.  Avoid during pregnancy.

Clary Sage – Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing.  Avoid during pregnancy.  Do not use clary sage oil while drinking alcohol; it can induce a narcotic effect and exaggerate drunkenness.

Cypress – Non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing.

Eucalyptus – Externally non-toxic, non-irritant (in dilution), non-sensitizing.

Fennel – Non-irritant, relatively non-toxic, narcotic in large doses.

Frankincense – Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing.

Geranium – Non-toxic, non-irritant, generally non-sensitizing; possible contact dermatitis in hypersensitive individuals.

Ginger – Non-toxic, non-irritant (except in high concentration), slightly phototoxic; may cause sensitization in some individuals.

Helichrysum – Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing.

Jasmine – Non-toxic, non-irritant, generally non-sensitizing (an allergic reaction has been known to occur in some individuals).

Juniper – Non-sensitizing, may be slightly irritating, non-toxic.

Lavender – Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing.

Lemon – Non-toxic, may cause dermal irritation or sensitization reactions in some individuals , apply in moderation.  Phototoxic , do not use on skin exposed to direct sunlight.

Lemon balm – Non-toxic.  Possible sensitazation and dermal irritation:  use in low dilutions only.

Lemongrass – Non-toxic, possible dermal irritation and/or sensitization in some individuals.  Use with care.

Myrrh – Non-irritant, non-sensitizing, possible toxic in high concentrations.  Not to be used during pregnancy.

Orange – Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing, non-phototoxic.

Palmarosa – Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing.

Patchouli – Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing.

Peppermint – Non-toxic, non-irritant (except in concentration), possible sensitization due to menthol.  Use in moderation.

Rosemary – Non-toxic, non-irritant (in dilution only), non-sensitizing.  Avoid during pregnancy.  Not to be used by epileptics.  Contra-indicated in cases of high blood pressure.

Rosewood – Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing.

Sandalwood – Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing.

Tea tree – Non-toxic, non-irritant, possible sensitization in some individuals.

Yarrow – Non-toxic, non-irritant, possible sensitization in some individuals.

Ylang ylnag – Non-toxic, non-irritant, a few cases of sensitization reported.  Use in moderation since it’s heady sent causes headaches or nausea.