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Many of dōTERRA®'s essential oils are safe for ingestion.  In fact, all essential oils that are identified as Safe For Consumption can be taken as a dietary supplement, to promote physical well-being.

Some oils (e.g.: valerian, lemon, grapefruit, orange, nutmeg, tangerine, etc.) are even more effective when taken orally.

Things to remember when using essential oils as dietery supplements:

But, please bear this in mind: dōTERRA® Essential Oils have always been CPTG®, certified-pure-therapeutic-grade.  Most other essential oils on the market today are not produced to such high standards, and may pose serious risks if taken internally. 

The information here was developed specifically for dōTERRA®'s oils, using GC (gas chromatography) analysis and MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) information.  However, sensitivity is highly individualized, so you need to test the oils first, to see how you will respond to them.

Essential oils for which dilution is not required

The following oils can be used topically without dilution, in most instances.  If your skin is very sensitive, dilution is still recommended.  They are generally regarded as safe for use on children over 6 years of age.

You will still want to dilute these oils for ingestion.

Essential oils for which dilution is recommended

For the following essential oils, dilution is recommended for both topical and internal use.  Always dilute before using on sensitive areas — such as the face, neck, etc. — and before ingestion.

Keep out of reach of children.

Essential oils for which dilution is always recommended

Always dilute these oil before applying topically or taking internally.  Keep out of reach of children.

 

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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