Aromatherapy Safety

I saw an ad on Facebook today for essential oils. It made claims that could not be justified but even before I saw that I was alerted to possible problems by the statement that essential oils are the immune system of the plant.

Yes they may well help fight fungal and other diseases but more often the main function is either to stop them being eaten by pests or to attract pollinating insects.

If you see anything that doesn’t ring true in an advert for massage or essential oils then be prepared to question other claims made there.