No matter what time of year it is, it’s SUPER crucial that you keep yourself hydrated! I am a firm believer that these oils work, but you can’t view them as “miracle workers” alone. What I mean by that is, you can’t treat your body like crap, and expect the oils to keep you functioning normally. The oils, for me, act as a powerhouse support system for my body. However, for the oils to really give us their full potential of power, you need to take care of yourself. You need to drink lots of water (I heard to drink 8 oz of water for every drop of oil you use), get the rest you need, and eat good, natural foods. The more junk your body has to sort through and get rid of, the harder it is for the oils to really give you their best benefits. I heard of this thing called “The Master Cleanse.” It got me interested, and if you are intrigued I would be happy to share a little of that with you!
That being said, I am going to give you a SUPER SIMPLE recipe to help you drink more water during the day and give you your dose of oil…no pen and paper needed for this.
Simply, take a glass bottle (no plastic, as the oils can be strong enough to eat away at the plastic), fill it with water, and add how ever many drops you want in your water. I like to wait a little bit so the oil flavor can spread through the water, otherwise I find I drink it up at the top instantly. If I use a glass water bottle, I’ll give it a shake for a little bit. Then, I enjoy a simple refreshing drink!
Some oils I have that I really like to drink in water are:
Peppermint (my favorite! I find this one lasts the longest and I can refill my water bottle and still get the peppermint flavor without adding more oil!)
Grapefruit (I need to add a few more drops of this. It isn’t a stronger flavor for me)
I have done Thieves before, but you don’t need much at all! Really, you can put one drop in 32 oz of water, and you should taste the thieves enough to be satisfied (unless you like the extra kick) =)
Remember, I advise at this time you ONLY do this with Young Living essential oils. I am aware enough of Young Living that I know their Seed to Seal claim is the only one that can be claimed in the oil industry at this time. Their oils have been given the approval from the FDA that many of them are safe for consumption. Be sure to check with your YL representative or simply read your bottle label to see if that oil is recommended for consumption.
Here’s to drinking more water and giving your body the hydration it needs. My husband occasionally tells me, in regards to drinking water “hydrate or die.” It’s a little crude, but simply put. We need water to function and live. If you don’t have a good resolution, resolve to drink more water. It’s amazing how that alone will help your body be the best it can be!
Keep striving and thriving for a healthy you!