Consuming Essential Oils

Consuming Essential Oils

For years, I regularly consumed essential oils in my food and drink. I adhered to the common, “take several drops of essential oils under your tongue (or in water)  .
Essential oils are derived from plant parts. Because they have a scent, essential oils are often used in perfumes, cosmetics, room fresheners, and flavorings.
Who is giving this advice to take essential oils internally?. Let's say you have an unopened half ounce bottle of lavender essential oil in your home right now.. .. Eat a well balanced diet and juice vegetables or consume an adequate amount .
Some More Practical Tips for Ingesting Essential Oils: Gentle oils like frankincense and lemon can usually be taken directly under the tongue for quick access into the bloodstream. More caustic oils like oregano and clove should ALWAYS be diluted with a carrier oil. 1 drop per teaspoon is usually safe for people.
One could argue that it should also be safe to ingest essential oils in small quantities, just as we have been doing when ingesting plants containing essential oils .

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