Can aromatherapy oils poison you? How tiny particles ‘may damage liver and kidneys’

They are meant to soothe aches and pains, relieve stress and induce a sense of relaxation.

But aromatherapy oils may in fact do more harm than good, according to scientists.

They have claimed that the extracts – used in baths, massages or burned in rooms – react with the air to produce tiny irritant particles.

Researchers found that when the so-called essential oils were used in relaxation spas for massages, the concentration of these potentially harmful particles increased tenfold.

The scientists said that certain chemicals in the oils, called volatile organic compounds, mix with the air to form secondary organic aerosols. Read More:

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