Breaking The Superstitions: The Reality Of Using Essential Oils

The vast amount of information available on essential oils and how they can help your body, mind, and the environment is extensive. As with any popular movement, there will always be disinformation. Here are some realities and superstitions that we know:

Essential oils can be misunderstood. I recently shared some common misconceptions with my subscribers about essential oils. We’ve included both the complete E-blast and some bonus lavender-related information for your enjoyment.

Is It True Or False?

It’s becoming increasingly difficult to discern between reality and fiction in our modern world. The proliferation of websites and the ease with which anyone can create a professional-looking website is responsible for this. However, a blog is not enough to make you an expert.

Be skeptical of the opinions of others and seek out sources before you accept them as true.

Some “experts” might only have their opinions and sales pitches to support their claims. Many people lack the knowledge and experience to truly help or educate. Even in scientific studies headlines and figures can be misunderstood or changed to support a writer’s point of view. This is the case with supplements.

Reality And Superstitions:

Superstition 1

It’s normal for essential oils to cause a burn or a rash.


Natural does not necessarily mean that it is always good for your health. You should stop performing any activity if your body is experiencing red rashes.

Detoxification refers to the process of eliminating harmful substances from the body. The vast web of essential oil has a wealth of information about what to do if a burn or rash occurs. This is exactly the opposite of what you want. The best example of a peaceful essential oil is copaiba essential oil for skin which is known for its soothing effect when applied.

Superstition 2

Essential oils can be unpleasant if you don’t like their scent.


If your body rejects something it is a sign that the product may not be right for you.

Superstition #3:

Essential oils’ therapeutic properties and scent are affected by how they are used in aromatherapy.


If essential oils were mixed in the same proportions every time, there would be no significant difference in their therapeutic properties or scents. Although some people claim that there is a difference in the scents and therapeutic effects, this is due to the reality that they are unable to accurately measure how much oil is needed to make the blend.

Superstition #4:

My cold can be treated with essential oils


There is no evidence that essential oils can cure your cold. However, essential oils can be used to soothe a sore throat and clear a stuffy nose.

Superstition 5

A diffuser is a great way to improve the quality of your home’s air.


The following can happen if you continue to run the equipment: Too many essential oils in the air could cause itchy eyes and itchy throats, or you might become used to the smell and lose your ability to recognize it.

Many diffusers have an auto shut-off timer, or you can choose how long the diffuser will operate.


Essential oils are not just a way to smell good, they can also contain pharmacological or bioactive chemicals that could be used in conjunction with prescription medications. They are not completely safe. Excessive use can cause discomfort, allergic reactions, and other adverse effects.