Press Release – Announcing Essential Oil Reaction Study and Report Form
Essential Oil Reaction Report Form
Due to the steady increase in the number of NAHA members and general public asking for guidance following a negative reaction to the unsafe use of essential oils, the NAHA Safety Committee has begun collecting solid data on personal injuries using essential oils neat or in massive doses (e.g. 50-100 mls).
Most of these questions are in regard to the growing practice of using high volumes of undiluted and known irritant/sensitizing essential oils, applied to the body, particularly along the spine. The recipient is not informed about the potential for discomfort and other side effects, and that this is not considered safe practice among the professional Aromatherapy community of practitioners.
In addition, this undiluted application is being done in spite of the lack of liability or premise insurance coverage. Since most insurance companies will not cover injury due to the use of undiluted oils, legitimate establishments and businesses should consider the risk when allowing treatment with undiluted essential oils to be done on their premises.
NAHA is making a formal collection of these stories via the Essential Oil Reaction Report Form. Through the sharing of personal testimonials there will be more information made available to directly inform the public regarding what happens to those that are injured and how to prevent this from occurring.
We ask that you please take the time to fill out the Essential Oil Reaction Report Form if you have been (or anyone you know has been) injured by the use of essential oils applied to the skin undiluted, or if you had a reaction after a massive dose of essential oils were given or taken in any form, either through your own use or someone putting them on you with or without payment.** Please don't fill out this form if you have used them on yourself and others and never had a problem. That is not the issue here. That data is published elsewhere. We will only accept information here on the adverse effects.
Thank you for your cooperation in this issue. We will continue to do all that is necessary to keep aromatherapy safe.
**NAHA has also received inquiries about essential oils being used on animals that have experienced a negative reaction. Unfortunately the animals cannot speak for themselves and convey their pain. Please use this same form to submit any data pertaining to your pets so the dangers concerning essential oils and animals can be brought to light.