I hope that there are some fellow tea lovers out there! My life is like seriously, 25% tea, 25% doTERRA and 50% trying to figure it out.
Can any of you relate? I sure hope so. I hope I’m not the only one. 🙂
One thing I have figured out is that there are so many quick ways you can use oils to add some flavor or health benefits to your everyday life. Did you guys even know that you could use doTERRA with food? I can tell you that I had been using doTERRA for about 6 months before I ever even thought of using the oils in the kitchen. Once I really thought about it, I couldn’t figure out how I had not made the connection before.
doTERRA oils are pure from the source. This means that the oil you have in that little bottle in your hand came strait from the plant in it’s natural region. If you would normally add a little lime juice to your salsa, then add a drop of pure concentrated lime oil. That oil was distilled from a lime that was harvested on time and from the ideal climate to make the best quality fruit possible and then it was preserved perfectly for you to use even in the dead of winter!
While the temptation for a company as large as doTERRA may be to buy large plots of land and mass produce oils, doTERRA places great value on the expert knowledge of local farmers—many of whom have nurtured essential oil plants for generations. doTERRA recruits their expertise into a Global Botanical Network and, in so doing, responsibly supports thousands of jobs around the world. (1)
I want to be clear. Not all oils are for internal use. I mean, you shouldn’t go cut down a cedar tree and start chomping. You also shouldn’t use cedarwood in recipes that you will be consuming. Any oil that comes from an herb or fruit you would normally consumer is fine to use. Just remember that the oil is HIGHLY concentrated and while you would normally use 20 peppermint leaves to make tea, you need only one drop of oil!
It is also important that the oils that you are consuming are food-grade quality. I can only speak for doTERRA but our oils are pure! You can even go and check the reports on your exact bottle of oil. doTERRA tests all of their oils 7 TIMES both in their labs and in third-party labs. All oils are CPTG (Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade) “to ensure doTERRA’s essential oils are both pure (extracts contain only the volatile aromatic compounds of a plant), and potent (extracts have consistent chemical composition from batch to batch).” (2).
Essential oils are already a normal part of your diet and the human body is well equipped to safely metabolize them (see “Essential Oil Metabolism“). When you sprinkle cinnamon on your oatmeal, sip a mug of peppermint tea, or add fresh oregano to your pasta sauce, you are actually consuming small amounts of the volatile compounds found naturally in the plant. Essential oils give plants their aroma and flavor. (3)
Now on to the fun stuff!!!
There is NOTHING more frustrating than having a ridiculous day and wanting to come home and hide in a cup of Earl Grey only to realize that you are out! Out of Earl Grey! How did you even let that happen in the first place?! Let alone, on today of all days!
Never fear my beautiful friends. You can make your own! Here are a few of my favorite quick teas for any time. Now, I can already see people saying “That’s not tea. That’s just water and oils.” My friends, that is what tea is! We normally extract the oils from, let’s say, peppermint by adding it to hot water and waiting. In the recipes below you will be skipping that step and adding the oil directly. This is also a great way to make iced teas on the run, since you don’t need any hot water to extract the oil.
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Let’s start with my FAVORITE! Apparently the answer to the Universe is 42, but since math can be tricky, I am pretty sure they got it wrong. Lavender Earl Grey is the answer to the Universe! I love to make some Lavender Earl Grey and add a little cream for a wonderful wind-down drink (it is amazing over ice!). Bergamot and Lavender both promote relaxation and rest, so if you make this with decaf black tea it will be perfect for a night time drink!
Cinnamon tea is so easy and has such wonderful benefits and it tastes amazing! Add a drop or two of honey or cream if you like to make it perfect for you! Cinnamon has been known to help with inflammation, pain (like sore throat or joint pain), PMS, cognitive function, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and even helping to keep glucose levels in healthy ranges for those with diabetes. (4, 5, 6)
If you are looking for a bright, uplifting flavor then citrus is where it is at! You can add Lemon and Wild Orange to just plain ice water or to the tea of your choice. Of course lemon is classic in black tea but I love both in green tea! Both oils are known to help purify and cleanse. Of course their springy scent can help fend off those cloudy days.
You can also add Ginger to hot water to help ease an upset tummy. Ginger has also been known to help improve immunity and reduce pain. Dr. Oz says, “By opening up these lymphatic channels and keeping things clean, ginger prevents the accumulation of the toxins that make you susceptible to infections, especially in the respiratory system.”
Peppermint is also well known for helping with heartburn and upset tummies. Just add a drop to hot water and sip to relax and promote open airways when you’re feeling under the weather.
I am so glad you dropped by today! Let me know what you think and if you have any blends that you use that I didn’t mention! I would love to know how you use your oils!
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