Topics: Lavender for boys, internal use safety, Eucalyptus & Peppermint for kids...
💥ARE OILS SAFE INTERNALLY?
Yes, when noted as safe for Internal use.
💥CAN I BE ALLERGIC?
For topical use, I suggest always diluting with a carrier oil to avoid a possible skin sensitivity. Sometimes when people react to an oil it is because they have too high of a toxic load and need to detoxify their liver, and the reaction they are having falls into a detox reaction.
💥DOES LAVENDER CAUSE BOYS TO GROW BREASTS? NO.
💥ARE PEPPERMINT AND EUCALYPTUS SAFE FOR CHILDREN AND INGESTION?
Adding to this post about safety of Peppermint & Eucalyptus with children because there are many articles online with information about non-dōTERRA oils being unsafe for children. It's correct that non-dōTERRA oils may be unsafe because they are adulterated or have different properties or were used undiluted and in massive illogical amounts such as 5 ml in a single use.
doTERRA Eucalyptus single oil is Eucalyptus Radiata. BUT, the Eucalyptus that is in OnGuard and Breathe Drops is Eucalyptus Globus, it is a different species. The Globus variety is GRAS by the FDA. (Ingestible- the eucalyptus in Onguard is ingestible)
DōTERRA is different. It's just better.
💥 Concerns about Carrageenan in some of our softgels? From Product Support at doTERRA:
"It has come to our attention that there are concerns with the ingredient 'carrageenan' that is used in our vegetarian softgels. At dōTERRA, your health is very important to us and we would never use an ingredient that wasn’t thoroughly researched and known to be safe.
"Carrageenan is a natural fiber extracted from seaweed and is used as a thickening agent in our vegetarian softgels. Seaweed and seaweed fiber are used safely and extensively throughout the world and have well-established safety records supported by numerous clinical studies. Carrageenan is GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) and is approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the U.S., by the European Parliament and Council, by the Joint World Health Organization, and by the Food and Agriculture Organization Expert Committee on Food Additives. dōTERRA only uses long chain carrageenan molecules—which have been shown to be safe—in our products. Carrageenan is simply a type of fiber that is not digested or absorbed by the intestinal tract. It is therefore unable to enter the blood stream by ingestion.
"We thank you for your concerns and hope you will use our softgel products with confidence, knowing that they are safe for your body. For additional questions regarding carrageenan, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org."
ADDED October 2018: doTERRA is transitioning to carrageenan-free softgels.
💥 EXPIRATION DATES
Do essential oils expire? There are expiration dates on the bottom of your bottles as required by the FDA because they are consumable products. Oils lose efficacy over time but to make that last longer,
1. Keep them out of heat
2. Keep them out of direct sunlight
3. Keep the lids on. Oxygen makes them evaporate.
You will read all kinds of conflicting information on line. Follow the tips above, use your oils regularly and use common sense and you'll be fine.
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