Perhaps you can feel some scratchy sensations in your throat… or perhaps you’re here because you want something different for your tea this morning that will warm you and have you feeling great.
It’s all over social media… people are dripping their oils in water of all temperatures. Whether it is lavender lemonade, their morning water, or their tea… but… is it safe?
We dug into some information in our safety series about ingesting essential oils. Adding oils to your food and drink is highly controversial. Most people will tell you to seek out the advice of certified aromatherapists because of the rampant mis-information circulating around the internet and communities. While I firmly believe you don’t need your own personal aromatherapist (or be one) to successfully use essential oils safely, I do agree that the advice flying around out there is risky.
A quick note about safety… essential oils and water DO NOT MIX. This means, if you drip essential oils into water (regardless the temperature) they will just float to the top in all their concentrated glory.
The best way to dilute your essential oils before adding them to a drink: stir them into honey or agave syrup first.DO NOT dilute essential oils in water... oil and water don't mix. Instead, opt for something like honey to add your oils to first, and then stir in your water or drink.
Thieves Tea is wildly talked about for those scratchy throat moments when your immune system needs a heavy hitting boost. It has never let us down, and is actually has quite an enjoyable flavor profile to it.
When making Thieves Tea, please be sure to first stir your oils in with your honey. then stir as you add warm water to it.
The recipe is simple:
- a cup of hot water,
- a Tablespoon of honey,
- 3 drops Thieves Essential Oil Blend
- 1 drop lemon essential oil.
Directions: stir the oils into the honey first… then add the water. << I cannot stress that enough, which is why it has been repeated several times in this post. ** Don’t get lazy and drip your oils directly into the water… they won’t blend together in a safe manner that way.
Risks and Dangers to Ingesting Improperly Diluted Essential Oils
Essential oils are NOT meant to be consumed “neat” (oily jargon for undiluted) or in large quantities. What does “large quantities mean”… lets say no more than a few drops at a time, with at least a few hours in-between sessions.
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