CINCINNATI (WKRC) – A new report has some warnings if you choose to use essential oils.
WebMD just released a report saying it’s possible to have complications, such as skin rashes and irritation, if you don’t use a good-quality product and don’t use these under proper guidance and as directed.
Essential oils are now being embraced in many medical communities. At St. Elizabeth Healthcare, they have helped develop medical guidelines for women who want to use them in labor and delivery as part of a medication-free birth. They have certification and training for the team participating in this program.
“We have developed the aromatherapy program for patients and a class for the nurses to teach them how to safely use the oils,” said team lead of labor and delivery, Katlyn Devereux.
“Everything that we’re doing has already been tried, tested, proven to be safe for our moms, so we would never do anything less,” said Stephanie Dunn.
A recent summary report in Care2 highlighted several journal studies showing the top five essential oils now used in easing symptoms of depression. They include clary sage, frankincense, rosemary, lemon and lavender.