Facts on Essential Oils: Yes, we use essential oils in our soap formulas, along with many other fabulous organic oils and butters. It is important to note, certain constituents of essential oils are very toxic, particularly to vulnerable people like the old, the very young, and pregnant women. On the whole, this toxicity of essential oils applies to an oil when taken internally, which is something we are passionately against. Since essential oils can be harmful in those situations, we strongly encourage keeping our soaps away from places where your pets and young children may inadvertently ingest them. The decision for Pregnant women to use products containing essential oils topically, is a personal choice; Research essential oils and consult with a health care provider.