Making Teas with Essential Oils

One of my favorite ways to use essential oils and reap some delicious benefits, is by making teas with it. The main complaint I hear against this method is that when the tea is prepared there is a thin layer of oils chillin at the top of your cup. There is a reason! There is an order you want to go in that helps emulsify the oils into your cup of hot water. Emulsify means to finely disperse. So, here’s what you’ll need:

  1. 1 Teaspoon (or however sweet you like it) of one of the following: Simple Syrup, Honey, Maple Syrup, Agave or your favorite liquid sweetener of your choice.
  2. Enough Hot water to put in a mug.
  3. 1-3 drops of your favorite high quality hot beverage essential oil. (I’ve placed some suggestions below)
  4. A glass or non- porous material mug (NO PLASTIC… your oils will be absorbed by the cup)

Here’s how you do it:

  1. In your mug, place the sweetener of your choice and essential oil.
  2. Stir it until the essential oils are thoroughly incorporated into your honey.
  3. Fill your mug the rest of the way with the hot water and mix until the sweetener dissolves!

Suggested Oils To Use:

  1. Lemon: Lemon and tea = Life
  2. Peppermint: Wonderful for digestive comfort.
  3. Ginger: May assist in curbing temporary bouts of nausea
  4. Thieves: This is a Young Living blend and it’s basically tea magic for throats. I feel like a new woman after a cup!

There you have it! Now go and enjoy your oil film free drink!