Eating Essential Oils
Did you know you can eat some of your essential oils? Make sure they are therapeutic grade pure essential oils. I like the brand doTERRA but Young Living is wonderful as well. You can eat these essential oils if they have a nutritional facts label on the bottle. Add a little Lemon oil into your water for a detoxifying drink. Lemon can aid in digestion and supports healthy respiratory function when taken internally.* It typically takes 45 lemons to create one 15mL essential oil bottle. You can order essential oils right here.
Cinnamon bark essential oil and lime essential oil are also wonderful oils you can ingest. I experimented with a few recipes this week that included Cinnamon Bark or Lime essential oil. The Cinnamon Bark candied almonds were amazing. The guacamole with Lime essential oil had a fabulous hint of lime that made this guacamole unstoppable to put down.
Cinnamon helps support healthy metabolic function and maintains healthy immune function.* You can use the cinnamon essential oil as a mouthwash by mixing one drop of cinnamon bark to two ounces of water and gargle. Experiment with using it as a replacement for the powdered spice because Cinnamon Bark properties are so similar to ground cinnamon. Cinnamon Bark essential oil can promote healthy circulatory function.*
Lime is known as an internal cleanser, can support healthy immune function and provide antioxidant support.* Add it to salsa or guacamole to zest up your dish. You can also add it to chicken, smoothies, or corn on the cob! The lime essential oil is produced from Key limes. The fruit grows on small, shrubby trees that have leaves, thorns and flowers. You know a Key lime is ripe when the flowers on the tree have blossomed.
What have you made with your essential oils?
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.