The FDA has not approved the use of essential oils in the diagnosis, prevention, or cure of diseases.
The FDA also does not regulate the use of essential oils since they are not labeled as drugs. The FDA guidelines for essential oils can be found here
As users and distributors of essential oils our goal is to help people understand that using essential oils support, maintain, or improves health, wellness, or structures and functions of the body like the brain, the heart, the liver, muscles and joints, the respiratory system, cognitive function, etc. Due to FDA regulations, we cannot and do not say that they fight, cure, or prevent any specific ailment or disease. Consequently you will see this disclaimer frequently on the website:
“These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.”
Caution should be exercised when using essential oils. These oils are highly concentrated and if used incorrectly their use could result in discomfort or injury. There are wonderful books that give instructions as to the dilution and application of the oils and there are also many knowledgeable representatives that can give you guidance.
Please exercise extreme caution when using oils during pregnancy or using them on children or infants.
While the FDA does not recognize essential oils as drugs and therefore does not regulate their sale or use, they have added them to a list entitled “Substances Generally Recognized As Safe” or more commonly referred to by the acronym GRAS. This list can be found here, and it specifically identifies natural extractives (including distillates) which is the umbrella that essential oils fall under.
It is worth your time to do your research to ensure that using essential oils are the best choice for you and your family. We here at MyOilKids.com will not be liable for any damages or injuries.
The following are useful reference books and apps. These are not affiliate links, and we recieve no compensation should you choose to purchase from these websites.
Modern Essentials Book
The Essential Life Book
Modern Essentials App
DoTERRA Daily Drop App