When you want to experience the uplifting, energizing, or calming benefits of essential oils, aromatic use provides a quick, easy way to get the benefits you want. When you want to soothe, moisturize, nourish, or soften the skin, topical use of essential oils can efficiently deliver the desired effect.
What then, is the advantage of using essential oils internally? While the internal use of essential oils is a mystery to some, research has found plenty of safe, beneficial uses for essential oils internally.
Yes, aromatic and topical use of essential oils provides a variety of benefits; however, internal use can be equally beneficial when done properly. Internal essential oil use offers some exclusive benefits for the body that aromatic and topical use simply cannot accomplish.
What are the safety guidelines?
When it comes to safely using essential oils internally, there is a lot to consider. Most importantly, we must remember that not all essential oils are created equal—each essential oil has its own chemical makeup, its own set of benefits, and reacts with the body in its own way.
In addition, essential oils are not created equally because harvest, production, and testing can vary from distributor to distributor.
This means that while some essential oils are pure and thoroughly tested, others include fillers, preservatives, or impurities that lower the quality of the oil, and make it unsafe for internal use.