Despite what is quoted over and over in Dr. David Stewart’s book, “Chemistry of Essential Oils Made Simple”, about essential oils not containing proteins, therefore we can not have an allergic reaction to them, people are still having reactions that look like rashes after using certain essential oils.
Essential Oil discussion boards are quick to offer definite reasons why someone got a rash after using an essential oil. Two of the most over used reasons are:
1. Must be detoxing. That’s assuming someone is using an authentic essential oil vs. an adulterated essential oil. People are often told that the rash is normal because the essential oil is doing its job by either negating the lotions and soaps that are found on the skin or they are detoxing the chemicals from the body.
2. Must be allergic to the vegetable carrier oil used to dilute the essential oil. Vegetable oils do contain proteins and one might be having a reaction to the vegetable carrier oil.
While sometimes these reasons may be the case that someone gets a rash after using essential oils, there is still another and more likely possibility. Dr. Gary Young, in the video below, teaches how a sulfur deficiency can look like an allergic reaction to the phenols in essential oils. After optimizing sulfur levels with Sulfurzyme, many people are able to return to using essential oils without having reactions. Even those who are allergic to Sulfur report they are able to take Sulfurzyme with no problems.
If you know you can benefit from essential oils but are getting a rash from them, try Sulfurzyme for a few months like instructed to in the video, and then give essential oils a try again. You just might be able to get the results with essential oils you were looking for after all. Woo Hoo!
Watch the video below from Gary Young….