Allergy Questions, Allergies and other reactions to oils headaches, sinus reactions, rashes, nausea?
Posted 24 June 2004 - 10:54 AM
It's so nice not to be treated like a freak for once - I don't know if Chin has ever experienced anything like this, but here in the UK (where I live), I've all but given up going out to restaurants to eat because even if I phone up ahead of actually going, I get treated like somehow I'm causing trouble deliberately or being awkward just to be difficult :D
So I get a bit embarrassed having to ask, but for the sake of my health, I guess I have to :D
Still... I'm going to make me a greatbiglonghuge list of everything I want to buy and then email it to the lab - poor things, I apologise in advance to them! :D
Posted 24 June 2004 - 04:03 PM
I think that the lovely folks at the lab are vegetarian - so I'm sure they will be very understanding about having a health-related reason to ask about the components of the oils!
Posted 24 June 2004 - 05:28 PM
Posted 24 June 2004 - 09:58 PM
Has anyone else had anything similar happen? And if so, which oils seemed to trigger it? Have you been able to isolate any one ingredient that may be causing it?
(I have worn both Maiden and Twilight before all day with no effect. Strange.)
Posted 24 June 2004 - 09:59 PM
ok, i looked it up...
dragon's milk - Dragon's blood resin and honeyed vanilla.
imp - white peach, amber, golden musk and patchouli.
nothing in common that i can see. weird...
sorry to suggest this, but...since it's just been yesterday and today, could you be getting sick?
Posted 24 June 2004 - 10:05 PM
Posted 24 June 2004 - 10:14 PM
Grrrlennyl, you could be very right. I first noticed this effect last week (when I was sniffing Carnivale and Persephone every five minutes), and I developed a cold the next day, so I attributed it to that. However, I'm over the cold now, and had no further sign of the throat thing until yesterday when I applied Imp. I didn't think anything of it, because when I showered last night it went away, and it didn't return until about a half-hour ago when I applied Dragon's Milk.
How strange! I can't think of any rational explanation for it, but I *feel* like it could be a reaction to the sweet, sugary nature of these scents. There's something about that burnished sugar smell that triggers something in my brain. I really do like the scents very much, but I wonder if my brain's just not tolerating them right now? Or like Allamanda said, maybe it's just olfactory overload? (Not from sniffing too many scents, because I've only smelled the one today, but perhaps from the intense nature of the scent.)
Posted 24 June 2004 - 10:19 PM
Posted 24 June 2004 - 10:34 PM
summer, on Jun 24 2004, 11:14 PM, said:
I find amber smells like that to me.
I think you should be a bit wary in case you are reacting to something in the oils. It startled me when I noticed the tingling in my mouth, even worse it hasn't gone yet. Are you prone to allergies? I am, but not dangerously so and I have never experienced this reaction before.
Posted 25 June 2004 - 02:32 AM
It's the strangest thing -- I had a bath (which washed the Dragon's Milk off), and the throat thing and the numbness in my lips went away.
Posted 25 June 2004 - 05:55 AM
Posted 25 June 2004 - 03:57 PM
Or maybe what it is that the imps are too concentrated for you and causing a bit of a reaction. Maybe you can try diluting the perfumes in a drop or two of carrier oil first and see if you get the same reaction.
If nothing works, email Beth about it and maybe she can shed some light into what might be causing this.
(BTW: Welcome to the board!)
Posted 25 June 2004 - 08:04 PM
I applied a TINY, tiny drop of Snake Oil about half an hour ago, and so far, so good. I think the key with the sweet oils for me is to apply them SPARINGLY. I suspect that the intensity may have just overstimulated my nose or activated my allergies.
However, if I continue to have problems with any particular oils, I'll definitely email the lab. Hopefully, smaller amounts will take care of the problem!
Posted 25 June 2004 - 08:13 PM
summer, on Jun 25 2004, 02:04 PM, said:
:D Awww! I'm putting you on my msgr list now that I have your email address.
Next time, we'll go for one of these :P
Posted 16 July 2004 - 07:25 PM
This post has been edited by starrykitten: 16 July 2004 - 07:25 PM
Posted 16 July 2004 - 07:46 PM
Posted 16 July 2004 - 08:00 PM
The other option might be to put it on a cotton ball then tuck the cotton ball inside your bra where it won't be noticed.
Posted 17 July 2004 - 01:36 PM
You could implement this for your sensitive skin and still enjoy all the hot cinnamonny BPAL goodness.
Posted 17 July 2004 - 03:41 PM
Posted 17 July 2004 - 06:00 PM
Posted 17 July 2004 - 06:19 PM
Works for me.
Posted 17 July 2004 - 06:28 PM
Posted 18 July 2004 - 11:22 AM
Posted 20 July 2004 - 02:07 PM
It hasn't caused a rash on my skin the way I read that some oils (ex. cinnamon) do on some people, but my eyes and nose are burning. Has this happened to anyone else with this or any other BPAL?
Posted 20 July 2004 - 05:56 PM