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"I had a lovely morning with the attendees at my workshop yesterday.  The aim of the workshop was to teach people how to use aromatherapy safely at home and the group went home armed with a lot of new knowledge and keen to explore further.  There was a serious purpose behind holding the workshop- and I will be holding more in the future.


I worries me rather that there is an amount of misinformation regarding essential oils and aromatherapy on the internet, particularly on social media.  Some oil blends are being sold as “miracle” cures along with paid “recommendations” for buying the product.  One such oil is Turmeric.  Yes, it is a wonderful anti-inflammatory, there is no doubt about that.  However, it should be used with extreme caution.  Whilst the food grade turmeric and – by definition – golden paste isn’t consumed in enough quantity to do any harm the same is not true of supplements and definitely not the essential oil.


Turmeric supplements and essential oil should not be used by people who have liver or gall bladder problems. They should not be used by those on blood thinners. Turmeric can worsen reflux disorders.  Turmeric can lower fertility in men.  It should not be taken by those who have hormone sensitive diseases, breast cancer for example. It can also cause uterine contractions so should not be taken by those who are wanting to become pregnant.   Most importantly – and alarmingly – long term use can cause kidney damage and failure.


If you are considering using essential oils or supplements of any kind please do consult a professional first.  We are out there and happy to offer advice to those who need it.  Remember – natural does NOT equal safe."

Elaine Brown

Aromatherapy, Ayurvedic Head Massage, Gua Sha Facial and Remedial Pedicures

Workshops at Therapies.

Call Elaine on 07596 979455 for more information

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By Elaine Brown I qualified as an aromatherapist in 2017. I am fully insured and am a member of the Complimentary Medical Association (MCMA). Since I first qualified I have been adding to my skill set


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