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Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) List

Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) List

Today, many essential oils are found on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) list.
This list permits the use of certain essential oils for use in food products. Every substance found on this list has a well-documented history of safe use.

Although essential oils have applications that extend far beyond these narrow parameters, this list sets general safety guidelines that can be applied to their internal use.

Young Living views the GRAS list in high regard and strictly adheres to its regulatory guidance but also recognizes that some
essential oils have traditional usage models that may lie outside of the normal evaluation or review as a food additive.

Did you know that you may already be consuming essential oils?
Anything that tastes like orange, lemon, mint or vanilla most likely originated from an plant based essential oil.  Essential oils are on the FDA’s Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) List for oral consumption.

When you are considering the use of essential oils for therapeutic use (to address health concerns and achieve your wellness goals),
you need to use the highest quality essential oils. Young Living is the most tested and most trusted essential oil company in the world.
We have taken our oils internally. This is easy to do – simply put one drop under your tongue (sublingually) for fast absorption or add
a drop to your drinking water. For hot oils (like oregano), you would need to have empty veggie capsules that you can put the essential
oil in and swallow with water.



Some benefits we enjoy from internal use include:

  • Aids in digestion
  • Antioxidant protection
  • Assists with seasonal respiratory discomfort
  • Helps in reducing bloating and gas
  • Naturally cleanses the body
  • Supports healthy cellular function
  • Supports healthy metabolism

Learn more about proper oils to ingest with the Vitality Line:

Vitality Dietary Essential OilsVitality Dietary Essential Oils are perfect for adding flavor to your favorite foods or using as dietary supplements. The Vitality™ line of dietary essential oils gives you the freedom to share and explore some of our best-loved essential oils in a variety of nutritious and delicious ways.

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