It’s important to remember that essential oils are highly concentrated plant essences. Be sure that the food and beverage recipes you are creating use only essential oils that are safe for ingestion. You might be wondering, are essential oils safe to ingest?
Are Young Living Essential Oils Safe to Ingest?
Most individuals can safely use Young Living Vitality essential oils in food and drink recipes with no issues. Individuals with health conditions, those on prescription or over-the-counter medication, and people who are pregnant or nursing should consult their physician before using essential oils. See more safe usage tips here.
What Does the FDA Say About Essential Oils?
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) monitors and regulates all food additives and flavorings. Some essential oils have been noted by the Food and Drug Administration to be safe when ingested in commonly used amounts.
Note: Make sure that you keep in mind any medical conditions or contraindications before ingesting essential oils. Before taking essential oils internally, test your reactions. Dilute one drop of essential oil in one teaspoon of an oil-soluble liquid like blue agave, olive oil, or rice milk and watch for any reactions after ingesting. If you intend to consume more than a few drops of diluted essential oil per day, it is recommended that you first consult a health professional. See more safe usage guidelines here.
Read the Young Living product label. Vitality essential oils have been labeled for internal use.
New to essential oils? Learn more about how we use them and why you should use them as well.
Find out more:
- What are essential oils?
- How to Safely Store and Handle Essential Oils
- How do you replace extracts/flavorings with essential oils?
- Why did we choose Young Living essential oils?
- How do I order Young Living Essential Oils?
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