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How to use essential oils | 6 beverage recipes


There is no doubt that essential oils are amazing and contain many beneficial properties to our health but how can we consume more of it on a daily basis?

Adding essential oils to the beverages that you drink either on a daily basis or occasionally are a great way to spruce up your drinks but also take care of your health at the same time.

6 beverage recipes using essential oils

Coconut Hot Chocolate

Coconut hot chocolate

1 cup coconut milk 2–3 scoops of unsweetened cocoa powder or your favorite cocoa mix. 1–2 toothpicks Cinnamon Bark oil 2–3 tablespoons of sugar or agave Coconut Whipped Cream 1 13-ounce can of coconut milk 1 tablespoon sugar or agave (optional) Instructions

  1. Start the whipped cream by refrigerating the can of coconut milk overnight. Open can and put the thick chunks in a bowl. Set aside the remaining milky liquid substance for making hot chocolate.

  2. Add optional sweetener to the coconut cream chunks. Using a hand mixer, beat until you get a light, whipped texture. Set aside.

  3. In a saucepan, put the remaining liquid coconut milk from the can, or coconut milk from a carton. Warm to desired temperature. If you use milk from the can it will be a more creamy hot chocolate.

  4. Once warm add in cocoa powder and sweetener.

  5. Dip a toothpick in the Cinnamon Bark bottle and swirl in mixture.

  6. Place a dollop of fresh coconut whipped cream onto your hot cocoa, and enjoy!

Tip: Freeze the whipped cream into silicone heart shaped molds.

Summer Mimosa

DIY Summer mimosa with essential oil

1/2 cup of Orange Juice

1/2 cup of champagne

5 medium size fresh strawberries

Strawberry and Thyme for garnish

In a cocktail shaker combine fresh strawberries and juice and shake it until strawberries have dissolved and juice mixture turned a bit brownish. Let it sit for a couple of hours if you have time.

In a champagne glass cup, combine orange juice and strawberry mix with champagne. Add one drop of grapefruit essential oil and garnish as desired.

Tip: Do not use plastic cups, essential oils contain properties that breaks through plastic materials.

Honey Ginger Lemonade

Honey Ginger lemonade recipe

Ingredients

1–2 tablespoons ginger, juiced 3 lemons, juiced 3–5 drops Lemon oil 1 cup water ⅓ cup raw honey 1 cup ice Instructions

  1. Juice lemons and ginger. To juice ginger, add ginger pieces to a juicer or a blender. Blend or juice. Separate pulp from the juice with a cheesecloth.

  2. Combine all ingredients into a two-quart pitcher. Mix well.

  3. Chill in the fridge until ready to serve. Makes two quarts.

Tip: You can substitute the juiced ginger for one to two drops Ginger essential oil, if desired.

Lemon Cucumber Water

Lemon cucumber water

In a glass cup or jar, add water, cucumbers and a few drops of lemon essential oil to taste.

Lemon Cucumber water with essential oil

Bergamot Green Tea

bergamot green tea with essential oil

Add a drop of two of bergamot essential oil to a green tea bag before steeping it or add it directly to leaves before diffusing it.

bergamot green tea with essential oil

Tropical Green Smoothie

Tropical green smoothie using essential oil recipe

Ingredients 1 cup coconut milk 1 stalk collard greens 1 banana 1 tablespoon hemp seed 1–2 drops Lime oil

Instructions

  1. Combine ingredients, except essential oil, in a blender.

  2. Blend until smooth and creamy.

  3. Add essential oil to taste.

Information obtained from Doterra.com and Modern Essentials Sixth Edition

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