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Tea With Essential Oils Can Be Very Beneficial


Author: Marika H.
Skill: Aromatherapist
Date: 09-26-2012
Views: 4,856
Word Count: 303
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Testimonial ID: 7813-OR
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Scientific Studies: 1

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I love good tasting food and drink and rarely have time for in-depth food preparation. That includes brewing tea, which when done with bulk herbs, has some prep and cleanup time involved. In the meantime, what's a tea lover to do?

My solution to this little dilemma is to drink super simple essential oil teas. Here's the recipe:

* Sprinkle a pinch (definitely less than 1/8 teaspoon) of high quality, unrefined salt on the bottom of a pint mason jar.

* Add one to three drops of a food grade essential oil. My favorites include Basil, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Orange, Peppermint, and Spearmint essential oils. For safety and quality control reasons, I use only therapeutic grade oils for making my tea.

* The salt provides your body with minerals and electrolytes, and salt mixed with essential oil will disperse the essential oil more thoroughly in the water. If you want, shake the jar a little to mix the salt and oil.

* Add very warm water to the salt and essential oil in the mason jar. The water should not be hot enough to be steaming. Then the hot water won't evaporate the more volatile components of the essential oil.

* There's another reason not to boil the water. According to raw food expert David Wolfe, boiled water causes an immune response called leukocytosis in our bodies, which is a significant stressor. Water that has been warmed, but not boiled, on the other hand, doesn't have this effect.

* I drink the tea right from the mason jar.

According to some doctors, essential oils taken internally strengthen immunity, digestion, blood circulation, detoxify the liver and nervous system.

It also has serious health benefits which can be attributed to tea's health properties such as polyphenols (antioxidant) and phytochemicals.

Thank you to those who make these oils available!


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