Top
40
Doctor insights on: Essential Oil Distillation Equipment

Share
2

2
Is using diluted essential oils as a body spray considered safe?

Is using diluted essential oils as a body spray considered safe?

It depends: It depends on where you're spraying them, in what concentrations, and whether you personally tolerate them. If you have sensitivities towards what you're spraying, you could develop a skin or other tissue reaction. You want to dilute essential oils into a carrier oil to at least 2% (or less). http://www.aromaweb.com/articles/dilutingessentialoils.asp. ...Read more

3

3
Is safflower oil burned when used for cooking toxic?

Maybe: If an oil is burned with cooking it often has a lot of byproducts and contaminants from combustion that would not make it very tasty to eat anyway. It may not be toxic but i would not recommend that you use it anyway. ...Read more

4

4
What is cedar wood essential oil used for?

What is cedar wood essential oil used for?

Skin, hair,asthma: For therapeutic purposes moroccon cedarwood should be used only. It is in shampoos and hair lotions for alopecia (hair loss) good for eczema, dermatitis, skin rashes. Good for inhalation for asthma, bronchitis, hay fever. For external use only ( not to be swallowed). ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
5

5
Essential oils - aromatherapy--what are benefits?

Essential oils - aromatherapy--what are benefits?

Different effects: Some essential oils (or aromatherapy) can be calming and reduce stress -- such as lavender and lemon balm. Others may increase alertness, such as rosemary. Often they can be mixed with neutral carrier oils and massaged into the skin; also, they can be diffused into the air. Clinical studies are mixed -- so use them if you enjoy them, but don't rely on them alone for "a cure.". ...Read more

6

6
How is rosemary essential oil used?

How is rosemary essential oil used?

Many different uses: Rosemary essential oils has a variety of medicinal benefits, including stimulating mental activity and concentration, relieving headaches, muscle & joint pains, treating asthma, bronchitis & colds, treating indigestion and abdominal cramps & to stimulate hair growth, strengthen hair & treat dandruff. See www.Organicfacts.Net/organic-oils/natural-essential-oils/health-benefits-of-rosemary-oil.Html. ...Read more

7

7
Is adding essential oils to drinking water safe?

Is adding essential oils to drinking water safe?

No: The vast majority of essential oils are unsafe (read poisonous) when ingested. ...Read more

10

10
Is cod liver oil molecularly distilled bad?

Is cod liver oil molecularly distilled bad?

Molecularly distille: Cod liver oil is neither helpful or hurtful though tastes vile how something is distilled by molecule sounds likea advertising gimmick rather than real science. ...Read more

11

11
Carlson Labs Super Omega-3 Gems, Kirkland Signature Enteric Coated Fish Oil Omega 3 or Gnc triple strength fish oil? Purity ? Best one?

Carlson Labs Super Omega-3 Gems, Kirkland Signature Enteric Coated Fish Oil Omega 3 or Gnc triple strength fish oil? Purity ? Best one?

Fish oils: no publicly available for comparative data to answer your question , so you are on your own.interestingly there are no universally accepted outcome data supporting use of fish oils in this manner, so consider sparing the worlds oceans! ...Read more

12

12
Neutragena t-gel shampoo or soap free tea tree oil cleansing cinditioner, which is better?

Products: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

13

13
Deodorant containing sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), corn starch, sustainable palm oil from non-peatlands, tea tree oil be safe for pregnancy?

Deodorant containing sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), corn starch, sustainable palm oil from non-peatlands, tea tree oil be safe for pregnancy?

If u can get: It over the counter it's unlikely to cause miscarriages or birth defects. The amount required to enter your blood stream and get to the baby would have to be high, likely. It should e fine, i'm not aware of any issues. ...Read more

14

14
Is coconut oil pulling safe and effective to remove toxins.

Is coconut oil pulling safe and effective to remove toxins.

No one knows: "toxins" is a word that is overused. Pesticides, mercury, lead, antibiotics, etc can all be taken in in the diet and are difficult to remove. Best to not take them in. Then there are the imaginary toxins that companies scare you with so you will buy their expensive detox product -- these are fake. Dont buy it! eat healthy, stay hydrated. Avoid constipation and your body will do the rest. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
15

15
Is it safe to use air fryer machine or halogen air fryer instead of frying using oil ? And if we are using oil for frying, which oil is the safest?

Is it safe to use air fryer machine or halogen air fryer instead of frying using oil ? And if we are using oil for frying, which oil is the safest?

FromWhatStandpoint?: Safety: (1) heating/fire or (2) health? (1) all oils are hydrocarbons, thus will burn if hot enough ; in oxygen, regardless method of heating. (2) while fats, esp saturated fats, have long been promoted as unhealthy, there is no evidence of this being true, indeed evidence is counter. E.G. All cells are fat organized water droplets. Cholesterol is made by all animal cells ; allows movement, etc. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
16

16
Which is better fax seed oil or fish oil supplements?

Which is better fax seed oil or fish oil supplements?

Fish Oil: Fish oil does not need to be converted in the body to obtain the beneficial omega-3 fatty acids but flax seed does so fish oil would be the better supplement. My best. ...Read more

18

18
Is a natural toothpaste made of baking soda, sea salt and organic coconut oil effective in preventing tooth problems during pregnancy. ?

Is a natural toothpaste made of baking soda, sea salt and organic  coconut oil effective in preventing tooth problems during pregnancy. ?

Dental Hygiene: Excellent dental hygiene including regular brushing 2 or 3 times per day, flossing ideally everyday and regular checkups will help keep you healthy during pregnancy. Due to the change in hormones, the gum tissue can swell and get inflamed. I would recommend at least 2 cleanings during the pregnancy, at the beginning and sometime toward the 5th or 6th month. ...Read more

19

19
Is vinyl chloride hazardous to an oil worker's health?

Is vinyl chloride hazardous to an oil worker's health?

Yes: Short term exposure can cause neurologic symptoms like dizziness and numbness. Chronic exposure may cause liver damage. ...Read more

20

20
Is organic pumpkin seed oil & organic cranberry seed oil safe to take with metoprolol?

Is organic pumpkin seed oil & organic cranberry seed oil safe to take with metoprolol?

Pharmacist: I believe your pharmacist can help you with this type of question. I feel most physicians are unacquainted with those supplements. ...Read more

21

21
What are the health hazards associated with the use of separation techniques like paper chromatography or distillation etc?

What are the health hazards associated with the use of separation techniques like paper chromatography or distillation etc?

Depends: These techniques are typically performed in a laboratory, where proper laboratory safety is exercised according to the requirements of the law and the host institution. Speak to your primary investigator, or the lab safety manager to be sure you are taught proper lab safety. The various chemicals you use each have an msds form, that tell you the health hazards of that reagent. ...Read more

22

22
What is cedar wood essential oil used for?

Skin, hair,asthma: For therapeutic purposes moroccon cedarwood should be used only. It is in shampoos and hair lotions for alopecia (hair loss) good for eczema, dermatitis, skin rashes. Good for inhalation for asthma, bronchitis, hay fever. For external use only ( not to be swallowed). ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
23

23
How can you acquire Frankincense essential oil?

How can you acquire Frankincense essential oil?

Many places to buy: One can find essential oils at any health food store and they're also widely available online. There are many reputable companies that produce essential oils. Here is one guide to them: http://wellnessappliances.com/best-essential-oil-brands/ PureSacra is a company that specializes in Frankincense oil and sells products online. See http://draxe.com/what-is-frankincense/ for info on frankincense. ...Read more

25

25
Is it safe to add Manuka essential oil to homemade toothpaste?

Why would you ?: By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or oil that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. Many alternative practices, oils etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work.nor safe. Some could do serious harm. Check https://nccih.nih.gov/ for research ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
27

27
I was wondering if the essential oil sun breeze is safe to use topically while pregnant?

I was wondering if the essential oil sun breeze is safe to use topically while pregnant?

Sun breeze oil: Sun breeze oil contains camphor and menthol as well as cassia, an evergreen tree extract. These substance may not be ideal to use during pregnancy. Check with your obstetrician about his opinion. ...Read more

28

28
What quantity of drop of essential oil are there in 1/8 oz bottle?

Convert: Try this easy conversion tool: http://www.traditionaloven.com/culinary-arts/volume/convert-liquid-ounce-fl-oz-us-to-drop.html

Get a more detailed answer ›
29

29
Is there any health benefit to ingesting wintergreen essential oil?

Is there any health benefit to ingesting wintergreen essential oil?

Not vs the risk: Topically it may relieve pain. However the concentration of methyl salicylate in the oil is very high. 1 teaspoon is equal to 21 aspirins. Thus it could easily induce toxic effects. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
30

30
How is rosemary essential oil used?

Many different uses: Rosemary essential oils has a variety of medicinal benefits, including stimulating mental activity and concentration, relieving headaches, muscle & joint pains, treating asthma, bronchitis & colds, treating indigestion and abdominal cramps & to stimulate hair growth, strengthen hair & treat dandruff. See www.Organicfacts.Net/organic-oils/natural-essential-oils/health-benefits-of-rosemary-oil.Html. ...Read more

31

31
Do you mix the essential oil in water or oil?

Anything apparently: By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or oil that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. Many alternative practices, oils etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. 'course the people who sell them make big $$$. Check https://nccih.nih.gov/ for research ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
32

32
What are the uses of essential oil of daphne?

Anything apparently: By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or oil that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. Many alternative practices, oils etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. 'course the people who sell them make big $$$. Check https://nccih.nih.gov/ for research ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
33

33
Can i take grapefruit essential oil while on a statin drug?

Can i take grapefruit essential oil while on a statin drug?

Hard to say. : By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or oil that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. Many alternative practices, oils etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. 'course the people who sell them make big $$$. Check https://nccih.nih.gov/ for research ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
34

34
Can ethyl alcohol helps to get the essential oil out of the leaf?

Can ethyl alcohol helps to get the essential oil out of the leaf?

What leaf?: Ethyl alcohol is the same alcohol that people drink. I am not sure where you can buy it, outside of buying grain alcohol from the liquor store or from a chemistry lab. Are you sure you aren't referring to isopropyl alcohol or rubbing alcohol? Anyway, I am not at all sure as to the type of leaf for which you are referring? Nor is it clear what you mean by essential oil? Sorry. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
35

35
Can I use products with rosemary essential oil in it while pregnant?

Why would you ?: By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or oil that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. Many alternative practices, oils etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work.nor safe. Some could do serious harm. Check https://nccih.nih.gov/ for research ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
36

36
Are tea tree oil and tea tree essential oil the same thing? What do they do?

Are tea tree oil and tea tree essential oil the same thing? What do they do?

Tea tree oil: They are the same but not the same as tea oil which is the oil from tea. Rather this comes from a speical plant whose botanical name is melaleuca alternifolia. It is reported by proponents to be anti bacterial, anti microbial, anti septic, anti viral, balsamic, cicatrisant, expectorant, fungicide, insecticide, stimulant and sudorific. ...Read more

37

37
How do I use rosemary essential oil and sage essential oil, for memory improvement?

Maybe not the oils: Using sage essential oil for this purpose may not have much evidence, but using sage extract (salvia officinalis) may have some benefit. http://tinyurl.com/q76w6s7 there are very possibly some cognitive effects with rosemary oil: http://tinyurl.Com/pggj5m9 you could place a drop or 2 on some cotton and inhale gently; also there are air diffusers for this purpose. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
38

38
How much time should I leave essential oil mixtures in my hair before washing them out?

How much time should I leave essential oil mixtures in my hair before washing them out?

Don't know: You can ask hair care questions at this site: http://www.hairfinder.com/askhairquestions.htm A cosmetologist will respond. Healthtap deals primarily with health related issues. Take care. ...Read more

40

40
Will doterra wild orange essential oil sprinkled all over my bed sheets cause me to have insomnia?

Will doterra wild orange essential oil sprinkled all over my bed sheets cause me to have insomnia?

Unlikely but...: Orange essential oil has many proven health benefits. Sprinkled on sheets it will act as aromatherapy. In this form it's been shown to be a natural tranquilizer, inducing physiological and psychological relaxation. Thus, it's more likely to help you sleep than cause insomnia.But just as some people may be stimulated by sedative drugs,it might rarely cause insomnia.See https://draxe.com/orange-oil/ ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer