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Constellation Botanical Blog

Herbal Safety: Patch Testing and Why it Matters

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  • By Lauren Merritt
  • Posted in Herbs

If you’ve watched a makeup tutorial or taken an herbal class in the last decade, you’ve probably heard of patch testing. It’s a simple technique, but its importance cannot be overstated. When it comes to herbs, the biggest risk factor is acute allergic reactions. These can be deadly in some cases. Luckily, it’s a risk that can be greatly minimized with patch testing!