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Essential Oils And Epilepsy

Essential Oils And Epilepsy

Does anyone have any information regarding the use of essential oils affecting epilepsy and triggering seizures?

posted October 7, 2021
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

I once heard that some essential oils can exacerbate seizures I have partial seizures I've had a lot of massages ,using essential oils &use an orange ,essential oil night balm Can't say I've had any problems

posted October 9, 2021
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

I just asked a similar question on FB. here is a site with info.

https://epilepsysociety.org.uk/living-epilepsy/...

posted October 7, 2021
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

My mom used to diffuse a lot. I dont remember which ones but i told her to lay low for me just in case

posted October 8, 2021
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

This is true and the essential oil brand I use has a warning leaflet in the packaging that some can exacerbate and cause seizures.
Any good aromatherapist should be aware of this

posted October 13, 2021
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

Yeah thank you. I have been researching i just wanted other opinions ☺️

posted October 8, 2021

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