Internal Use of Essential Oils
Use with Caution
It is important to note that because essential oils are so concentrated that they can melt plastic and styrofoam. When using essential oils only use HDPE high density polyethylene. It should have one of these symbols on it.
The recommended amount for internal use depends on which essential oil you’re using and its quality. For more information, we suggest Advanced Aromatherapy by Kurt Schnaubelt, PhD or any of Kurt’s books for a strong foundation in Aromatheraphy. Each of the Veriditas oils below may be mixed with the following “carriers” for ingestion: 2 oz. water/juice, 1 tsp. honey, 1 sugar cube, or 1 tsp. olive oil. (The best rule of thumb, is to START WITH ONE DROP for these recipes. You can add more to taste, or as needed.)
1-10 drops per day: Grapefruit, Lemon, Orange
1-5 drops per day: Lavender, Peppermint, Tea Tree
1-2 drops per day: Anise, Basil, Bergamot, Cardamom, Cinnamon Bark, Cocoa in Jojoba, Cypress, Eucalyptus Radiata, Fennel, Rose Geranium, Jasmine Absolute, Jasmine in Jojoba, Lavender Reserve, Lemon Verbena, Lemongrass, Lime, Neroli, Oregano, Pine, Ravintsara, Rose Absolute, Rose in Jojoba, Rose Otto, White Rose, Rosemary Cineol, Spearmint, Thyme Linalol, Thyme Thymol, Vanilla in Jojoba, Ylang Ylang
These Veriditas By Pranarōm essential oils are listed on the GRAS list of the FDA.
“GRAS” is an acronym for the phrase Generally Recognized As Safe. Under sections 201(s) and 409 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the Act), any substance that is intentionally added to food is a food additive, that is subject to premarket review and approval by FDA, unless the substance is generally recognized, among qualified experts, as having been adequately shown to be safe under the conditions of its intended use, or unless the use of the substance is otherwise excluded from the definition of a food additive.
Please note that all of these oils MUST BE PROPERLY DILUTED to be considered safe.
Anise, Basil, Bergamot, Cardamom, Carrot, Cinnamon Bark, Clary Sage, Cocoa in jojoba, Cypress, Eucalyptus radiata, Fennel, Geranium Rose, Ginger, Grapefruit, Jasmine absolute, Jasmine in jojoba, Lavender, Lavender reserve, Lavender Spike, Lemon, Lemon verbena, Lemongrass, Lime, Marjoram, Nutmeg, Neroli, Orange, Oregano, Peppermint, Pepper-black, Pine-wild scotch, Ravintsara, Rose absolute, Rose in jojoba, Rose otto, Rare white rose, Rosemary cineol, Sage, Spearmint, Tea tree, Thyme linalol, Thyme thymol, Vanilla in jojoba, Ylang ylang
Essential oils NOT RECOMMENDED for internal use:
Angelica Root, Atlas Cedar, Black Spruce, Blue Chamomile, German Chamomile, Calendula Co2, Carrot Seed, Cinnamon leaf, Cistus, Citronella, Douglas Fir, Balsam fir, Silver, Fir, Eucalyptus Citriodora, Eucalyptus Globulus, Helichrysum, Hyssop, Inula, Lavender Absolute, May Chang, MQV, Mugwort, Patchouli, Rosemary Verbenone, Sage, Spikenard, St. John’s Wort, Thuja, Tulsi, Vetiver, Vitex, Wintergreen, Yarrow