I applied a combination of wintergreen and eucalyptus oils to my knee for a sprained knee from stumbling. I had read that the combination was good for that. So maybe I'm not as bright as I should be, I didn't know how toxic they are. I did some one day and less the next, but did not do that again as I was getting burning sensations in my abdomen and sacroiliac joints. I've had some pain and cramping in my legs since then, but at first I just thought it was from the fall. I've had some cramping in my right side, but I tend to have gallbladder problems. However, I have had tinnitus which I have read is a symptom of toxicity, but since I tend to get it anyways I didn't pay much attention, except that it has been worse. This was maybe 3-4 days ago. I'm guessing that at the most I might have applied 1 1/2 to 2 ml total of each oil (possibly 4 mls in all, I'm sort of guessing here) during those 2 days. What I'm really worried about is possible liver damage. My husband doesn't think I've been sick enough for that
Wintergreen oil has no known side effects on the human body and is considered a safe and natural way of relieving pain.
Please read this site it talks about it and wills et your mind at ease. I use wintergreen and eucalyptus for all of our dogs (personal and rescues) to repel fleas. I started reading up on it because I think it would be a great soap for people to use too. Hope this helps.
You're fine, you didn't use much, applied it topically and didn't ingest it. Always good to look it up before using to prevent the worry and second-guessing.
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