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SAFETY MYTHS & FACTS #safety #myths

Lavender for boys, internal use safety, Eucalyptus & Peppermint for kids...



doTERRA's oils - Yes - when noted as safe for Internal use



- CAN I BE ALLERGIC?…/essential-oil-safety-and-applicat…

When people react to an oil it is more often 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…/lavender-oil-is-not-estrogenic/


Adding this post about safety of Peppermint & Eucalyptus in children because there are many articles on line with information about non-dōTERRA oils being unsafe for children. Correct - non dōTERRA oils can 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.

- EXPIRATION: 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. Keep your citrus oils in the fridge to help. The citrus oils generally last 5 years and the other oils will last for years and years.

Please contact if you have any questions or concerns about your products.

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