This news item is aimed at members of the general public who have been advised that it is safe to ingest (swallow) essential oils.
The FHT is very concerned by a growing number of reports that members of the public are being advised that it is safe to ingest (swallow) essential oils, or take them internally.
In the FHT’s opinion, taking essential oils internally can be extremely dangerous. Although essential oils are produced from plants and are ‘natural’, they are very powerful products and can have serious side effects if not used properly.
If you would like to use essential oils at home, it is very important that you seek the advice of a professional and suitably qualified aromatherapist. To find an aromatherapist in your area, search the FHT’s Accredited Register, which has been approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.
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