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2014, December 12: From the Office
(updated every Friday)...
Happy Holidays Everyone!
If you have comments, suggestions or concerns, feel free to send your thoughts in an email to: emily@sunflowernaturals.com.
 
Question(s):
Do essential oils aggravate asthma or other respiratory conditions?
According to information I've seen, both Lavender and Eucalyptus can aggravate respiratory conditions. However, I would use any new fragrances, either synthetic or natural, in a small area of the house before using in a lot of areas to be sure that the fragrance does not irritate lung conditions.
 
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