From time to time members of the Using Essential Oils Safely group ask what essential oils should be avoided around their children who have a seizure disorder.
Here is a list of essential oils which should be avoided due to the possibility of convulsions or seizures. This list is for both children and adults.
Note: this is not a complete list. The complete list can be found in Essential Oil Safety, page 134, and also includes dermal maximums.
Birch (Sweet) Betula lenta
Ho Leaf Cinnamomum camphora ct camphor
Hyssop Hyssopus officinalis ct pinocamphone
Lavender (Spanish) Lavandula stoechas spp. stoechas
Lavender (Spike) Lavendula latifolia and Lavandula spica
Pennyroyal Hedeoma pulegioides and Mentha pulegium and Micromeria fruitcosa
Rosemary Rosemarinus officinalis ct a-pinene, Rosemarinus officinalis ct verbenone
Sage (Dalmatian) Salvia officinalis
Sage (Spanish) Salvia lavandulifolia and Salvia hispanoru
Tansy Tanacetum vulgare and Chrusanthemum tanacetum
Thuja Thuja opccidentalis
Western Red Cedar Thuja plicata
Wintergreen Gaultheria fragrantissima and Gaultheria procumbens
Yarrow Achillea millefolium ct. chamazulene