Essential oils are scientifically called Volatile Oils and damage the delicate lining of your oesophagus
One drop of essential oil is equivalent to 30 cups of herbal tea. And the recommended dose of Herbal teas is three cups of the same tea per day.
Remember to only use a few drops of essential oils to preserve our earths plant life as well as avoid the expense and risk of skin reactions occasionally including quite severe burns. Never drink essential oils even diluted in water because their chemical structure damages the lining of your oesophagus. This subtle damage may not be noticeable but it is an unnecessary injury to the delicate cells. When foods and medicines contain essential oils they are encapsulated or combined with other ingredients to minimise damage to the mucous membranes of your throat and ensure delivery to the stomach for breakdown and intestines for absorption.
Smelling essential oils is a straight to emotional brain centre and safer path.
The scent of a flower, leaf or spice is its essential oils emanating from the air. Science calls them volatile oils because they rapidly disperse into the atmosphere and are combustible. https://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Essential_oil
Shairin is a Naturopath and Usui Reiki Master/Teacher with a Bachelor of Health Science in (Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Medical Systems).