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Doctor insights on: Essential Oil Distillation Equipment

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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

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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

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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

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

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

It is thought to be: generally save but do not use during pregnancy. It also can have adverse effects on certain antibiotics so ask the pharmacist before taking any antibiotics. ...Read more

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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

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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

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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