Can I take too much or over apply?
Q: Can I take too much or over apply? Can I experience detox symptoms?
A: Have you heard the saying "too much of a good thing"? I really think this saying can apply to everything in life, but as far as essential oils go, I never worry. These oils are very potent and strong (remember, one drop of peppermint is equivalent to 28 cups of peppermint tea?), so you don't have to use a lot. It is accepted by the body so quickly that it's used by your system within 20 minutes. I've heard that your body will use what it needs and get rid of the rest. I've also heard of someone who was using 1200 drops a day! I've heard that in Ecuador, they give frankincense IV's. So, can you take too much? I think it depends on your body. I always take things slow and start with a drop or two. But if I accidentally spill a whole bottle on myself, I don't worry about it at all (from the physical standpoint). If you do a lot, you can experience detox symptoms.