Mineral Essence Supplement FAQs & Tips

Do you realize how important it is to have mineral balance in the body? For example, did you know that you need sufficient copper in the body for your cells to absorb iron properly? Minerals are critical to enzyme function, hormone production, bone building and breakdown, creating long luxurious hair and nails, and transmission of nerve signals. Mineral Essence is a supplement developed by Young Living that provides highly bioavailable essential ionic minerals that are easily and quickly absorbed by your body.

According to two-time Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling Ph.D., “You can trace every sickness, every disease, and every ailment to a mineral deficiency.”

Trace minerals are vital for almost every biochemical process in the body including growth, metabolism, absorption of vitamins, and other nutrients. Simply put, that means your body actually absorbs and utilizes the minerals, rather than you excreting most of them.

Please note… the FDA has not evaluated Mineral Essence, essential oils, or other mineral supplements for health benefits. This page is for informational purposes only and is not designed or intended to provide any medical, diagnosis, or health advice.

But… Can Ionic or Trace Minerals Be Found In Food?

Traditionally, yes. Historically, fresh grains, fruits, and vegetables that were grown in nutrient-rich soil were the primary sources for a full spectrum of ionic minerals. But that hasn't been the case in over a generation.

Unfortunately, naturally occurring, nutrient-rich soil is increasingly rare. Factory vegetation growth and aggressive farming techniques repeatedly damaged the soil, ultimately depleting the soil of its minerals. This is why organic gardening isn't always enough. We need better practices of field rotations and companion gardening to help overcome this issue.

Synthesized fertilizers routinely applied to farms where minerals have been depleted provide barely enough minerals to support very basic plant life. The abundance of trace minerals needed in a plant to provide what is also needed to support human and animal life doesn’t get replenished in this way. This is why I do recommend people to set up food gardens as much as they can at home, practicing garden rotations, avoiding sprays, and companion gardening. That is the most efficient way to replenish the soil and provide you with more quality nutrition, though can take several seasons to begin to experience noticeable results.

Because the process of remineralizing soil is so lengthy and requires testing, it helps a lot to take a quality mineral supplement, like Mineral Essence.

Mineral Essence Explained

Mineral Essence is an ionic mineral complex, that is the most fully and quickly absorbed form of minerals available.

But what does it mean to be an iconic mineral?

An ion is a mineral (or element) with a positive or negative charge. Breaking it down to the molecular level, this means the element has either too many or too few electrons. This unstable ionic state allows for the element to bond much more efficiently with water, which makes it possible for your body to absorb it. This means increased bioavailability.

Mineral Essence Ingredients and Nutritional Value

Mineral Essence Ingredients include Salt (trace mineral complex), Honey, Royal Jelly, Lemon Peel Vitality Oil, Cinnamon Bark Vitality Essential Oil, and Peppermint Vitality Essential Oil.

The trace mineral complex used in Mineral Essence includes beryllium, bismuth, boron, bromine, calcium, carbon, cesium, chloride, chromium, copper, gallium, geranium, gold, hafnium, indium, iodine, iron, lithium, lutecium, manganese, magnesium (ionic), molybdenum, nickel, niobium, nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, rubidium, scandium, selenium, silica, silver, sodium, strontium, sulfur, tantalum, thallium, tin, titanium, tungsten, vanadium, yttrium, zing, and zirconium.

It’s an excellent source of magnesium (350mg, 80% of your daily recommended value) in a convenient, easy-to-use bottle, topped with a dropper for easy use.

Royal Jelly is very rich in amino acids, minerals, and vitamins B5 and B6. It is very helpful in supporting your adrenal glands.

A single recommended serving size is 5 half-dropper squirts.

Who Should Take Mineral Supplements?

Because trace minerals are so vital for nearly every biochemical process in your body, this supplement is helpful for almost anyone wanting to support healthy growth, metabolism, more efficient vitamin absorption, and other nutrients.

Because of the honey content, I do not recommend Mineral Essence for young kids.

Mineral Essence Safety & Storage Info

This supplement should be stored in a cool, dry place, away from children's reach. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a health professional prior to use.

Mineral Essence does contain royal jelly, which may trigger allergic reactions if you're allergic to bees, royal jelly, or honey products.

How To Store Mineral Essence

To store your Mineral Essence, keep it in a cool dry place, out of direct sunlight and away from any excessive heat source.

After opening, you should keep it in the fridge.

Where To Buy Mineral Essence

Mineral Essence is one of Young Living's products, found under Targeted Nutrition when you're in their shop.

Tips For Tolerating Mineral Essence's Taste

In my personal opinion… Mineral Essence really lacks in the pleasant flavor department, however, just because it doesn't smell or taste good, doesn't mean you shouldn't use it. Especially this important supplement!

Here are a few tips for making Mineral Essence more palatable:

Add 5 droppers of Mineral Essence to a foot soak or bath, to allow your skin to absorb it (no need to taste it). You could also use it directly on your skin, but be forewarned: it doesn't absorb quickly.

Fill empty veggie capsules with Mineral Essence (takes about one capsule per 3/4 dropper).

Add a couple of droppers of Mineral Essence into Ningxia Red to help dilute the flavor. It makes a cinnamon-Ningxia flavor that is much more palatable. Another drink to add Mineral Essence to is orange juice (somehow the combination actually works).

However, on a friend's recommendation, I've been using this recipe, and I'm finding myself CRAVING the Mineral Essence!

Palatable Mineral Essence Recipe You Won't Want To Miss

In a 32oz water bottle, put two droppers of Mineral Essence and a squirt of Grapefruit Bergamot Vitality Drop (or whichever Vitality Drops you like most), then top off with water, and shake.

I do love using mason jars to drink out of. Using oils in a water bottle, you need to make sure you're not using plastic.

mason jars for diy sugar scrub.

I kid you not, all I can taste are the Vitality Drops, with an occasional cinnamon kick and the end.

Personal Review Using Mineral Essence Daily

Since I started drinking Mineral Essence with the Vitality Drops, my mood has been better, I've had more energy, and I feel well overall. I'm shocked at the difference I can feel, especially since I use this supplement every few days. Plus… my kids actually don't turn their noses up at it!

Try out the recipe mentioned above and see if you notice a difference! What do you think of the flavor combo?

For more healthy supplement tips, see our supplements page.

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7 thoughts on “Mineral Essence Supplement FAQs & Tips”

    1. I’m honestly not sure the exact timeline, but I can ask. I know I’ve had mine open routinely to 3-ish months and never had any issue with it. In the 10+ years my family has been using Mineral Essence, we’ve never had a bottle last longer than that with regular use.

  1. I put mineral essence in my granddaughters detox bath & a couple drops got on their shoulders & streaked red. What causes this?

    1. Hi Sandy, I’ve never honestly thought of using mineral essence topically, but I imagine she ended up with red streaks as a sensitization reaction due to it not being diluted enough for topical application on her.

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