While some essential oils should never be used by those with epilepsy, others
have been shown to be beneficial. We make no claims here and suggest you consult
Rosemary is consistently targeted as a problem scent for epileptics so do
not use our Rosemary and Jojoba Shampoo bars if you have this condition.
Sage is another no-no so do not use our
Sage Lemongrass soap, either.
Some sources advise to avoid any strongly scented essential oils at all, including
mint and eucalyptus. Some include lavender in the “too strong group,” while
others say lavender is calming and useful. It may also depend on memories associated
with a scent. Ylang ylang is considered beneficial but perhaps our Indonesian
Safflower would be overpowering.
Bergamot is considered valuable in calming seizures; therefore Italian Bergamot,
also a mild scented bar, would be a good choice. Pink Grapefruit is another
delicate bar. Other possibilities include Citrus Oatmeal, Patchouli Orange and
Sensitive Skin Fragrance Free.
We believe that commercial soaps with their synthetic perfumes and fragrances
should be avoided.
We began our investigations into aromatherapeutic benefits for epileptics
when we heard from a customer who told us that mosquitoes were eating her daughter
alive and she couldn’t use DEET. Our Citronella Mist was a great help
We would appreciate any feedback we can get on this subject.