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Essential Oil GRAS List

The following GRAS list for Young Living essential oils contains information which can be found on the Food and Drug Administration's website.

Young Living Essential Oils are not only therapeutic-grade in quality but many of them are so safe they are certified by the Food and Drug Administration as GRAS or FA.

  • If it is GRAS then it has a proven track record of safety for consumption and is certified by the Food and Drug Administration as generally recognized as safe.
  • If it is FA then it means it has no track record but has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration as a safe food additive.

Please remember that this information is ONLY for therapeutic-grade Young Living essential oils. Using low quality oils can be very dangerous.


Essential Oils Certified as GRAS or FA by the FDA:

Name of Essential Oil
FDA Certification for Consumption
GRAS
FA
Angelica
X
 
Anise
X
 
Balsam Fir, Idaho
 
X
Basil
X
 
Bergamot
X
 
Black Pepper
X
 
Cardamom
X
 
Carrot Seed
X
 
Cassia
X
 
Cedarwood
 
X
Celery Seed
X
 
Chamomile, German (Blue)
X
 
Chamomile, Roman
X
 
Cinnamon Bark
X
 
Cistus
 
X
Citronella
X
 
Clary Sage
X
 
Clove
X
 
Coriander
X
 
Cumin
X
 
Dill
X
 
Elemi
 
X
Eucalyptus Globulus
X
 
Fennel
X
 
Fir, Idaho Balsam
 
X
Frankincense
X
 

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Name of Essential Oil
FDA Certification for Consumption
GRAS
FA
Galbanum
X
 
Geranium
X
 
German (Blue) Chamomile
X
 
Ginger
X
 
Goldenrod
X
 
Grapefruit
X
 
Helichrysum
X
 
Hyssop
X
 
Idaho Balsam Fir
 
X
Jasmine Absolute
X
 
Juniper
X
 
Laurel
X
 
Laurus Nobilis
X
 
Lavandin
X
 
Lavender
X
 
Lemon
X
 
Lemongrass
X
 
Lime
X
 
Mandarin
X
 
Marjoram
X
 
Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree)
 
X
Melissa (Lemonbalm)
X
 
Mountain Savory
X
 
Mugwort
X
 
Myrrh
X
 

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Name of Essential Oil
FDA Certification for Consumption
GRAS
FA
Myrtle
X
 
Neroli
X
 
Nutmeg
X
 
Orange
X
 
Oregano
X
 
Palmarosa
X
 
Patchouly OR Patchouli
X
 
Pepper, Black
X
 
Peppermint
X
 
Petitgrain
X
 
Pine
X
 
Roman Chamomile
X
 
Rose
X
 
Rosemary
X
 
Rosewood
 
X
Sage
X
 
Sandalwood
X
 
Spearmint
X
 
Spikenard
 
X
Spruce
X
 
Tangerine
X
 
Tarragon
X
 
Thyme
X
 
Valerian
X
 
Vetiver
X
 
Ylang Ylang
X
 

The information from this list can be found on the Food and Drug Administration's website.



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