Essential Tea Time

Try these herbal tea recipes with essential oils when your day calls for a little tranquility, a wake-me-up, immunity protection or just to spice-it-up and more.

Essential Tea Time

 

Fact:
A plant only contains about 1–2 percent of its essential oil, so you would have to take 50–100 times as much of the original plant to get the same amount of essential oil benefits.

 

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DIY Herbal Tea Blends with Essential Oils

TRANQUILITY
• Lavender
• Roman Chamomile
• Bergamot

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IMMUNITY PROTECTION
• 1 On Guard Beadlet
• Lemon or Wild Orange
• 1 Peppermint Beadlet

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WAKE-ME-UP

• Lemon
• Grapefruit
• Wild Orange
• Ginger (optional)

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BREATHE WITH EASE
• 1 Peppermint Beadlet
• Lemon or Wild Orange

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SPICE-IT-UP

Ingredients

  • 3 cups almond milk
  • Honey
  • Ginger essential oil
  • Cinnamon essential oil
  • Clove essential oil
  • Vanilla Extract

Directions

  1. In a small pot, heat almond milk.
  2. Whisk in all ingredients or add to blender.
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Tips for using essential oils in drinks:

  1. To avoid overpowering flavor, dip a toothpick in the center of the dripper cap and then swirl it in your beverage: repeat the process if necessary.
  2. Add fresh or dry herbs for color and additional benefit.
  3.  Remove hot water from the stove right before it starts to boil.
  4. Essential oils can be used in preparing hot as well as cold drinks.

 

Originally posting in Living Magazine Spring/Summer 2014