In the middle of a hot summer, on of the best ways to cool down and refresh yourself is with an ice-cold glass of lemonade. But, what if your lemonade could be more than just refreshing?
Adding some lavender to your lemonade can provide many healthy benefits… especially when you choose to skip the sugar.
We absolutely love this recipe. Its the perfect combination of refreshing without the overly sweet or harshness that I often find in store-bought and other homemade options. Of course, being essential oil enthusiasts, we couldn’t help ourself, and attempted using oils in with our homemade lemonade. It was phenomenal!! Adding Lemon Vitality to lemonade was nothing short of incredible. That delicious citrus lemon flavor, but rounded without the harshness that comes from lemon juice.
Safety Using Essential Oils in Drinks:
Vitality essenital oils in drinks can have benefits, as long as safety precautions are taken. Please, never add essential oils to water. There have been few safety studies, but most indicate that essential oils (especially citrus oils) may strip mucous membranes, which won’t be comfortable for your esophagus and digestive tract over time. This is why I specifically recommend adding the essential oils to something that can help dilute them first before adding water (remember… oils and water don’t mix)… typically I use honey.
Essential oils we use in lemonades:
I do add some Lemon Vitality essential oil to our homemade lemonade. It has a much softer flavor than lemon juice, and is much safer on your teeth. Lemon Vitality is excellent for helping support your digestive and immune systems, which helps add to the benefits of drinking it in your lemonade.
Lavender Vitality is known for helping support our cardiovascular and nervous systems. Supporting your blood vessels and nerves can go a long way to helping reduce nervous tension and allow you to relax easier… plus its a great addition to kick any monotony… sometimes little changes like adding a couple drops of lavender to lemonade can be a lot of fun.
Peppermint Vitality is a lot of fun to add too. It brings a cooling and energizing minty flavor to your lemonade. Peppermint also helps support your digestive, nervous, and muscular skeletal systems, making it a healthy additive as well to go with the fun flavor.
Our healthy Lavender Lemonade Recipe (with some extra options)
- 6 lemons, juiced
- 1 lime, juiced
- ½ cup honey
- 2 drops Lavender Vitality essential oil
- optional: 3 drops Lemon Vitality essential oil
- optional: 1 drop Peppermint Vitality essential oil
- Approximately 10 cups of ice water
- Optional: garnish with lavender sprigs
- Combine honey, and Vitality essential oils in a large glass pitcher.
- Add lemon juice, lime juice, honey, to the Vitality essential oils and honey in a large glass pitcher.
- Add water to taste.
- Stir until well mixed.
- Garnish with sprigs of lavender.
To prevent your lemonade from watering down, make some extra lemonade and pour into ice cube trays to use as ice cubes for your lemonade.
Where to find Vitality Essential Oils:
Vitality essential oils are exclusive to the Young Living brand. They are specifically labeled and intended for culinary consumption. Vitality oils are created through the same Seed to Seal process as their other oils, ensuring no harmful chemicals are used throughout the farming, harvesting, processing, and bottling process. Citrus oils are all cold pressed, not distilled. To order Vitality essential oils, you’ll need a Young Living account. To create an account, see our membership page.
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