As you look around social media, you might see a lot of discussion about if it is safe to use essential oils internally. I personally use it internally, but let me first give you some background about this, so you can choose for yourself.
When you look at the modern aromatherapy, there are actually 2 major backgrounds: an English and a French. The English says it is not safe to use internally, the French says it is. And a discussion I born.
Why do they warn not the use the oils internally? You need to understand, that until some years ago testing on essential oils were limited. You have a food grade and therapeutic grade, but to qualify for that, there was just one test. If you passed it, the oil was safe for therapeutic use. Problem here, is that the oils were not tested on chemicals used in the process or how pure the oil was. So before 2008, you could never know how pure your oil would be. If I look in the stores in the Netherlands, where I live, the law isn’t much of a help. You may sell oils for 100% pure and still have 70% or more filler or carrier oil in it. I wouldn’t want to use that internally.
So when doTerra was funded, they wanted to change that. So the founders decided on extra testing of oils and designed a protocol for it. It is called CPTG: Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade. To make sure you really have an good quality oil, these oils get for more testing. To make sure it is pure, without chemicals or fillers etc. An independent third party does the testing and after that, they do the same tests again. Just to make sure, that the oil inside the bottle your holding is pure and safe to use. You can even check this online. Check the bottom of your bottle, you see a batch number. Go to www.sourcetoyou.com and look it up! With this knowledge, I know it is safe to use the oil internally.
But off course, there are some things you need to keep in mind! The oil is pure and so much more potent than the herb, so you need less of it. Please keep in mind, less is more! I’m talking about like 1 or 2 drops in bottle of water or a big glass (not plastic if you drink Lemon or Citrus oils). If you’re new to using the oils, use less and look at how you react to it. I always have oil in my bottle of water and my son loves to drink from my bottle all the time (I hate it when he does it, because I want to keep track on how much I drink). He never had a bad reaction to the oils ever!
Another thing to look for, is the plant the oil is made from. As you know, the oils come from a plant, tree, fruit, leaves, roots, branches etc. Not every plant or herb is good for consumption, so neither will the oil be. On every bottle, it will say, it is safe to use internally or not. Next to that, in Modern Essentials or on the website, product magazine there is information available if the oil is ok to use internally. So if you’re not sure, there are plenty of ways to check.
In my personal opinion, it is safe to use doTerra oils internally. Like I stated before, I don’t know the quality of other oils. So I can’t give any statement about those oils. Except, price is an absolute sign of how pure an oil is. A good and pure Lavender or Frankincense oil will not be 8 dollars or so. So yes, you get were you pay for. Good quality is higher in price, but way more safe and effective.
If you would like to learn about what essential oils do to your body when taken internally, you can read this blogpost from doTerra. And off course, you can also ask me.
To your health,
PS I only use the doTerra oils in my home. I know these oils are safe and 100% pure. Since I don’t know the quality of any other oil company, everything I write only apply to doTerra oils.
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Credit: my household experience and https://doterra.com/US/en/blog/science-safety-physiology-safe-to-ingest-essential-oils
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