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Internal Use Of Essential Oils | Warning

Pink Apothecary does not advise the internal use of essential oils without the supervision of a trained professional who understands pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, appropriate formulation techniques, and the safety issues related to each route of absorption. The Alliance of International Aromatherapists states it this way: AIA does not endorse internal therapeutic use (oral, vaginal or rectal)…

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Essential Oil Safety Precautions

If you have an interest in aromatherapy, and would like to know more about essential oil safety, then I highly recommend Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals (second edition) by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young. It is a treasure; the safety precautions listed in this post are a drop in the bucket in comparison. Referencing…

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Our Promise

At Pink Apothecary, we believe aromatherapy is a delicate science with dramatic results. It’s a science that needs to be respected, and quite frankly, protected. In recent years, essential oils sold through network marketing have spurred public interest with trademarked product names, and well-meaning promises to heal cancer, make you skinny and fix your wrinkles. While…

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Dilution Of Essential Oils | Children And Adults

I am often asked how to dilute essential oils for topical use. Proper dilution is essential for a positive aromatic experience; increasing effectiveness and decreasing the risk of sensitivity. These dilution guidelines were provided by a master aromatherapist, and have worked successfully for me for years. Dilution These are general guidelines for dilution. Every guideline…

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Science Of Aromatherapy | Routes Of Absorption

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I’m sure you’ve heard of essential oils – in fact, you probably have a friend who sells them. As someone who is passionate about these precious little wonders, I appreciate the fact that the world is finally curious. That said, I think the science of aromatherapy is still underappreciated. Aromatherapy is a delicate science with…

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Why Smell Matters | Olfactory Membrane And Aromatherapy

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Smells have a way of conjuring up memories; the smell of Hawaiian Topic reminds me that I once felt comfortable in a bikini, the smell of tomatoes on the vine remind me of my grandpa…I could go on and on, and I’m sure you could too. Smell is one of your primary senses. Scientifically speaking, smelling…

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