Essential oils have been used internally for a long time and they can be used (responsibly) as a nutrient supplement for different things. I use them internally for better cellular health, improve my immune system and treat my stiff muscles. I used to take anti-inflammatory medicine at least weekly and now I use them mostly two times in many months ( I have bad hips that make my lower back stiff).
If you put cinnamon on to your sour milk or fresh oregano to your pasta, you are getting aromatic compounds internally. Before you take essential oils internally make sure you have 100% pure product in your hands. Essential oils are also very strong. It takes a lot of plants to make a drop! Make sure you follow guidelines to avoid problems. If you are on a medication, pregnant or have an illness, ask your doctor if it’s safe for you to take essential oils internally or on to your skin.
Essential oils go through digestive track very quickly. Different essential oils react differently in the body and they haven’t even found all the ways they work in the body yet. There has been studies in the universities that have found positive results.
- Essential oils can be used instead of dry ingredients in cooking and baking (remember that essential oils are stronger than dry spices)
- Essential oils can be added to smoothies, tea, coffee, juices and water (try one drop first)
- Essential oils can be put into capsules (doTerra has pure veggie capsules)