There’s two easy ways to enjoy the benefits of ingesting essential oils. We can add them to our water or drop them in an empty vegetable capsule. An important note is that we are only referring to Young Living’s therapeutic grade essential oils, specifically the oils and blends that have been labeled as supplements and classified by the FDA as GRAS (generally regarded as safe).
Oils in Water
It’s no secret that we should be drinking lots of water, which is super beneficial for our overall health. For an extra refreshing energy boost, why not grab some essential oil infused water instead. A drop of lemon, grapefruit, or citrus oil of your choice is wonderful for helping your body combat sugar cravings and fighting the battle of the bulge.
Be sure to use a glass or stainless steel cup and straw because the oils can dissolve the petrochemicals in the plastic, and that wouldn’t be good to ingest. We love the Mason Bar Company because who doesn’t like to have a cute glass? We won’t judge if you fill it with some oil-infused sangria either!
Place about 1-2 drops of your oil(s) of choice in the bottom of your glass. Add ice and filtered water and enjoy your drink. If you let the water sit, the oils may raise up to the top, so just swirl it around so you don’t get a big gulp of oil on your lips. You can also add the oils to a little bit of honey to emulsify them before putting your water in, which is nice with warm water to create a cozy wellness tea.
Oils in Capsules
When it’s time to kick the oil usage in high-gear, vegetable capsules are a great option. You simply open the empty capsule (we like size “00”), add the desired amount of oil (according to the “recipe” you’re using) and fill the remainder with a liquid carrier oil.