Posted 07 July 2016 - 01:14 AM
In re: essential oils: this article popped up in my news feed a couple of months ago. Note the "advised by [essential oil company] representative" http://about-essenti...ntial-oils.html
I use a couple of examples similar to those in the article when I lecture. (Aromatherapy United is a good resource for EO information.) You wouldn't believe the number of people who thought essential oils were "safe" until I point this shit out. I even had one lady tell me, "but [essential oil company] representative said..."
Then there are the savvy ones whose eyes get about the size of saucers & want to know how dumb people are.
Jaysus. Let's just apply pure aromatics to mucus membranes. For safety reasons maybe we should dilute them in DMSO? Or an alkylating agent?
How about clary sage oil dissolved into a vesicant and used as eyedrops for seasonal allergies? I'm sure it would sell well.
God people are stupid.
Edited by Aurelian, 07 July 2016 - 01:15 AM.
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