Is Ingesting Essential Oils Safe- Or Dangerous

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There have been debates about the safety of using essential oils. In one instance a group of mothers in the U.S. had to file a lawsuit against the cosmetics company Avon for using an unapproved oil that contained BHA. The oil was labeled as "Bath time". Is ingesting bath time safe? It's hard to say. Not a lot of research has been done on the effects of the chemicals and fragrances we commonly find in our care products, but there are a few things you can do to make sure you're not putting yourself at risk.

If you are currently using any type of product that has essential oils in it, or that you use yourself, it is best to avoid the products that contain them. Essential oils are concentrated plant fragrances. They are used as natural preservatives, to add fragrance and sometimes therapeutic effects, but because of their nature, they can be irritating to the nasal passages, the skin, and the respiratory system. It's best not to use them, but if you must use them, use the ones that are labeled fragrance-free or low-risk. Most of the essential oils in today's market are derived from plants that are grown in the tropical and subtropical climates of the New World and South America. However, it is suggested highly to take care not to ingest essential oils as they might lead to nausea and stomach upsets. And women who are pregnant and breastfeeding must avoid this oil at any cost as it might pose danger for both the mother and the newborn

Why avoid ingestion of Essential Oils?

Ingestion of essential oils can cause several different health issues. Irritability, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, tremors, and nausea have all been connected with the consumption of plant fragrances. Is ingesting essential oils dangerous? The answer depends on whether the oil is diluted with water. If it's not, and if it contains large amounts of concentrated plant fragrances, then it could be quite dangerous. However, most essential oils, even those that have relatively little plant fragrance are quite powerful.

One: Avoid all oils, naturally. This includes Jojoba oil, Sweet almond oil, grape seed oil, avocado oil, and safflower oil. All of these contain plant fragrances, and each one has a diverse effect on people with various allergies. If you suspect that a product is safe but contains an unknown volatile oil, then do not use it.

Two: Watch out for the "essential oils" label. Most essential oils are not essential, because a plant can produce oil in the form of an extract. For instance, citronella is the common pepper spray, but it is made by a cinched plant. A better choice would be to look for the "botanical name" of the oil instead of the word "essential".

Three: Check the source. When considering ingesting any substance, it's always best to check the source. If you don't know where the oil came from, it's best to avoid it entirely. Here are a few safety tips to follow:

Four: Avoid the "freely available" products. The term "freely available" simply means that the product is not regulated by standard quality control measures. Be wary of free products that contain essential oils. There is no way to know how much of a specific oil was used or how it was extracted. This can mean that the oil is unsafe for human consumption.

Five: Avoid products that claim to be natural. While it is possible to grow essential oils at home, this process is complicated, often very expensive, and requires specialized equipment. The only safe- or dangerous way to ingest essential oils is through oils that have been processed in a laboratory, using standardized quality control methods. The oils should also undergo molecular distillation- a process that ensures that the oil molecules are isolated and free of contaminants.

What does research have to say about consuming essential oils?

 For the most part, we are not having much luck finding solid information outside of those quick advertisements on infomercials and radio and television news shows.

What does the research say about consuming or ingesting essential oils? There are many facets to answer this question. One important aspect is to identify which oils are extracted from the plants (or their derivatives). Some oils may be extracted directly from the plant, while others may be extracted indirectly. Some plants may not even contain any oils at all, while other plants may contain several different kinds of oils that can be used as essential oils. Names like lemongrass and orange blossom are safe to use in anything you cook, but there are better choices out there.

If you decide that you want to add these oils to your regular diet, it is important to understand how to properly combine these oils with other supplements and herbs. The best way to learn about these oils and how to use them is to speak with your healthcare provider. Your healthcare provider will be able to educate you on the proper combinations that will help you achieve the best results possible. Essential oils can have beneficial effects on the body and should not be ignored. However, you must do your homework to learn about the properties, safety considerations, and potential side effects of each type of oil.

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The do's and don'ts of ingesting essential oils

Ingesting essential oils can be an extremely pleasant experience for those who are used to consuming fragrant oils from blossoms, but there are a few important things to consider before you dive into this new adventure. There are many different types of oils and hundreds of benefits that they can provide, but the first thing you should realize is that there are some oils that are better than others. Oils can be diluted or undiluted, but some can be dangerous if mixed with chemicals, especially those found in perfumes or insecticides. Before you get started, it is important to understand the differences between the essential oils that you want to use and how they are going to affect you and your body.

When considering the dos and don'ts of essential oils, you should also know about any allergies that you may have. Some people react to certain oils, so if you have allergies then it is important to avoid using them altogether. Other people are just more sensitive and can handle the occasional use of these oils. So make sure to find out what your reaction is before you use them.

The essential oils that you should never ingest:-

  • Eucalyptus
  • Cedarwood
  • Cyprus
  • Wintergreen
  • Birch
  • White fir


The last thing that you should consider is how much you are going to use them. If you do not use these products for an extended period, then it can be very difficult to keep them at a reasonable level of usage. It can be much better to spread out the amount of use that you are making each day. For example, if you are going to use this product once a day then it would be more beneficial to spread that use out over days instead of forcing yourself to use it all at once.

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