The Cropwatch Series

Cropwatch TTO Survey

 

The Cropwatch Essential Oil Users: Adverse Reactions

to Tea Tree Oil

   Survey

 

 

 

 

Please note that all submissions will be treated in complete confidence but general findings and conclusions will be made publically available on completion of the project

Cropwatch Essential Oil Users:

Adverse Reactions to Tea Tree Oil Survey

Date
Name (optional)

1. Are you a professional aromatherapist ?

a  yes

b.  no

2. If yes, to what professional aromatherapy organisation do you belong? (If no, please go to question 3)  

3. Are you a lay-person?

a. yes

b.  no

If yes, please go on to question 6

4.If a professional therapist, estimate number of treatments given per year (if not, please go to question 6)

5. Estimate of number of treatments given per year using tea tree oil.

now please go on to question 7

 

6. If a lay-person, estimate number of applications of tea tree oil you have applied to yourself in the past year

 

 

7. Have you ever experienced on self or client an adverse reaction to tea tree oil?

a. yes

b. no

If "no" please tick "not applicable" boxes until you reach question 30

8. Date of reaction (if known) 

9. The reaction occurred to

a. self

b. client

c. not applicable

10. Was the environment  the treatment/application took place in relaxing?

a. yes

b. no

c. don't know

d not applicable

State rough geographical location where patient lives (e.g. Birmingham, England - please, no full addresses!)

11. Was the subject of the adverse reaction

a. relaxed before the application/treatment

b. not relaxed before the application/treatment

c. don't know

d. not applicable

any other comments

12. The reaction occurred:
a  
at the site where oil was applied  

b. on a different part of the body

c. not applicable

13. Please state on what precise area(s) of the body the reaction occurred  

14. The following symptoms were present:

flare - redness

wheal

tingling      
Itching
nettle rash

headaches
nausea

none

15. The reaction occurred:

 a.immediately on application of oil

 b.within half an hour of application of oil

 c. between 1 & 24 hours later

d. not applicable

16. Did the reaction:

 a. disappear  within 1 hour

  b.disappear within 1 24 hours

  c. last more than 24 hoursd.

  d. not applicable

 

17. The tea tree oil was used:

a. on it's own

b. in a  blend

c. not applicable

percentage strength of essential oils:

 

If not known, state drops of essential oil in how much carrier eg. 10 drops in 20ml carrier or drops per oz. - we will work out the approx. percentage from this.

or state 'neat' if not diluted

18. If a carrier oil was used please give details  

 

Give details of any other essential oils used in the same application where reaction took place (Latin name if known). 

 

19. How long since oil was purchased ?

a. less than six months

b. more  than six months

c. not known

d. not applicable

20. If a diluted product was used was it:

a. made up by the practitioner

b. a retailed shop item

c not applicable

 

 

 


 
    

 


 



 

 

21. How was the tea tree oil (blended or neat) applied?

via massage
direct application to skin
undiluted in bath
diluted in bath         

other - give details:

22. Has the subject had a previous history of any of the following::

atopic skin diseases incl. eczema
fragrance allergy
asthma/non-specific respiratory allergy

  'sensitive skin' syndrome

other allergies    give details

 

23. Was the subject of the reaction taking medication?

a. yes

b. no

c.  don't know

d. not applicable

*Give details:

24. Had the subject of the reaction previously had exposure to/received treatment involving pine oils / turpentine?

a. yes

b. no

c. don't know

d. not applicable

25. Had the subject of the reaction previously had any adverse reaction to any other essential oils?

a. yes

b. no

c. don't know

d. not applicable

If known, give details if known of Latin names, geographic origin, batch no's, suppliers etc...

26. If adverse reaction, the tea tree oil claimed to be:

a. organic

b. wildcrafted

c. both

d. neither

e. not applicable

27. The geographical origin of the Oil was claimed to be:

a. Australian

b. other geographical origin

c. no origin claim

d. not applicable   

28. Do you still have the original product used?

a. yes

b. no

c. not applicable

29.   Would you be willing to donate a sample for analysis?

a. yes

b. no

c. not applicable

30. What would be the usual concentration you would use tea tree oil in? (please feel free to give several categories of use for different conditions)

 

31. Leading on from 29 above, What is the geographical origin of the tea tree oil you normally purchase / use?.

a. Australian

b. other geographical origin

c. no origin claim

32. How old in general are the oils you currently use?

a.under 6 months

b. over 6 months

c. over 2 years

  

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Contact Details: (optional)

 

Email address:

 

Telephone number:

 

 

 

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Cropwatch Essential Oil Users: Adverse Reactions

to Tea Tree Oil

   Survey

 

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