Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Flavoring Water with Young Living Essential Oils

Since it's April, I'm sticking with a water theme.

I find it easy to drink lots of water. My body is very accustomed to it, so I don't have to think about it—I want it. It helps that my drinking water at home tastes great due to the reverse osmosis system I had installed in the kitchen (To install your own system, I highly recommend Gene Smelik at Kinetico, 919-772-4488 or http://www.kineticonc.com/). I keep a glass pitcher filled with clean, fresh water in the fridge at all times.

I have friends, however, who prefer flavored water. I am not a fan of the bottles you can buy, which have too many strange ingredients for me. You can easily create your own flavored water by adding Young Living essential oils. In addition to tasting great, the oils are good for you and counteract the chemicals in tap water, such as chlorine and fluoride.

Try Fennel, Ginger, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Ocotea, Orange, Peppermint, Spearmint, and Tangerine—or CitrusFresh and SliqueEssence blends. Simply add 1-2 drops to a glass of water. (If you are adding to water in a plastic bottle, do not reuse the bottle.)

Have fun creating your own healthy flavored water!

(Please use only Young Living essential oils due to their purity; I cannot vouch for other brands.)

Joyce Phelps Stephens, NCLMBT #2272
110 Iowa Lane, Suite 201
Cary, NC 27511

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