|A few wintergreen essential oil products recently recalled.|
Aromatherapists have known for years that the amount of methyl salicylate found in just a single teaspoon of wintergreen essential oil was enough to fatally poison a small child. But until recently producers of volatile organic extracts typically did not package their essential oils with child resistant packaging. And even now that US law requires them to do so, some companies still neglect to.
We're scarcely a third of the way through 2020 yet the list of aromatherapy companies forced to recall for failing to take that simple step continues to grow.