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Ingestion of Essential Oils, Pt II

Are essential oils safe to ingest? Should you ingest essential oils at all? We’d recently made a post about the ingestion of essential oils, which generated a significant amount of controversy. Here we’d like to make our position on the subject, for the benefit of our customers and all users of essential oils, crystal clear. [...]

Are essential oils safe to ingest? Should you ingest essential oils at all? We’d recently made a post about the ingestion of essential oils, which generated a significant amount of controversy. Here we’d like to make our position on the subject, for the benefit of our customers and all users of essential oils, crystal clear.

The foundation of The Ananda Apothecary has always been to provide the highest quality essential oils of every variety on the planet and to offer in-depth information on the safe and effective use of essential oils. Our post regarding essential oil ingestion was produced in response to many customers asking “are your oils pure enough to ingest”, to which the very simple answer is “yes”…however, what must be understood is that it, not diluted or adulterated that one truly need be concerned about, but the safety of ingesting the constituents of even the finest, pure essential oils.

The ingestion of essential oils for your health should ONLY be done with the guidance of a medical doctor or aromatherapist trained in this method of use. An ingestion protocol is not something one should devise by themselves, as there absolutely exists the potential for causing harm.

To quote Robert Tisserand, in Essential Oil Safety “Some medical practitioners do prescribe essential oils to be taken orally, but great care must be exercised if prescribing in this way. The bioavailable dose of an essential oil given orally is significantly higher than after inhalation or topical application. Oral administration is certainly a useful way of getting large amounts of essential oil into the body. Those medical practitioners who favor it are frequently treating severe infectious diseases which require heavy dosing. However, in general, any hazards are magnified proportionately.”

“All recorded cases of serious poisoning with essential oils have occurred after ingestion of relatively large amounts of essential oil. Only in very few cases were the oils being taken internally for therapeutic purposes, and in these few instances the person was generally self-administering rather than following the advice of a practitioner. It is recommended that essential oils to be taken orally for medicinal purposes are only prescribed by primary care practitioners such as medical doctors or medical herbalists who have an intimate knowledge of essential oil toxicology”

With this, we heartily agree. Our intention is to provide information that can help bring you to a more informed conversation with you practitioner, to find ways to supplement treatments using our high-quality essential oils.*

 

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Individual weight loss results will vary. By using this site you agree to follow the Privacy Policy and all Terms & Conditions printed on this site. Void Where Prohibited By Law.Consult with a physician before use if you have a serious medical condition or use prescription medications. A Doctor’s advice should be sought before using this and any supplemental dietary product.

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