Lemon Vitality & Lime Vitality
So earlier we talked about Orange essential oil… now let’s talk about some more of the citrus oils Young Living has to offer for consumption - Lemon Vitality and Lime Vitality. Citrus oils are some of the most budget-friendly Young Living has so stock up or give them as gifts. They’re extremely versatile and can be used for a variety of things. It’s also important to note: citrus oils are cold-pressed from the rind so they don’t contain the same acidity level that the inside of the fruit has. In other words, you don’t have to worry about them messing with the enamel on your teeth!
First up - Lemon Vitality. If you joined Young Living with one of the Premium Starter bundles then you already have this gem. It’s got such a bright and dynamic flavor profile and can be added to both savory and sweet dishes. And of course you can add it to your tea or favorite beverage - hot or cold! This oil has antioxidant properties, supports the immune system, provides circulatory support, and contains cleansing properties.
Now let’s chat about Lime Vitality. Just like lime zest would bring some flare to your dish, Lime Vitality adds a punch of citrus and elevates the flavor with a zing! This oil supports the skin as well as the lymphatic system, respiratory system, and immune system. Add a drop to some honey and stir into some hot or cold tea and drink up! It’s delish!
You’ll also want to go check out Citrus Fresh Vitality, Jade Lemon Vitality, Grapefruit Vitality, and Tangerine Vitality. Citrus Fresh is a blend of Orange, Grapefruit, Mandarin, Tangerine, Lemon, and Spearmint essential oils and tastes amazing! Jade Lemon has a bit of a lemon-lime flavor and is a member fav. Grapefruit has a slightly tart flavor but is packed with benefits! Tangerine is one of the sweetest oils available so it’s a surefire way to bring a little liquid sunshine into your life.
Which one of these are you ready to add to some tea?
Peppermint Vitality & Spearmint Vitality
Up next - two wildly popular oils - Peppermint Vitality and Spearmint Vitality. Just a reminder - the Vitality oils are exactly the same as their color-labeled versions. Same oil, different label. The labels just make it easier for you to know which ones are safe to ingest.
So what’s so good about Peppermint Vitality? This oil has a bright, cool flavor that is instantly recognizable. Not only can you add it to food, you can add it to coffee and teas… or hot chocolate! It’s pretty strong, so start with a toothpick swirl and go from there. The best part about this oil is its benefits. It supports gastrointestinal system comfort, enhances healthy gut function, maintains efficiency of the digestive tract, reduces feelings of discomfort after large meals, and may support performance during exercise. How amazing is that?! It’s such a powerhouse!
What about Spearmint Vitality? This oil has a slightly different minty taste than Peppermint. Some find it a little milder but still refreshing in flavor. It adds a unique cooling effect to food and drinks. It’s especially delicious in iced tea! This oil has the ability to help calm tummies and support normal digestion when taken as a dietary supplement. It also contains naturally occurring menthol, carvone, and limonene. If you aren’t familiar with those - look them up! You’ll be pretty blown away with the benefits of consuming them.
Have you tried either of these two oils? Which one is your favorite?
Lavender Vitality & Rosemary Vitality
Now it’s time to chat two plants you’re probably pretty familiar with - Lavender and Rosemary. Did you know they pair pretty well tea AND coffee?
Lavender Vitality has a sweet and slightly floral flavor. You might want to have time to relax when you use this one because it improves sleep quality for occasional sleeplessness. How cool! It also supports general wellness, contains cleansing and antioxidant properties and helps ease occasional nervous tension. Try adding a toothpick swirl into a cup of chamomile tea at bedtime!
Now let’s chat about Rosemary Vitality has a uniquely herbaceous taste and is usually found in savory recipes. However, it can pair quite nicely in a tea or coffee drink. It’s loved for its naturally occurring constituents eucalyptol and alpha-pinene, which can help maintain overall wellness when taken as a dietary supplement. It’s also one of the star essential oils in these Young Living products: Thieves, En-R-Gee, and JuvaFlex, Essentialzymes-4, and Inner Defense. Try one drop of Rosemary Vitality + 1 TBSP maple syrup and mix it into some milk or cream. Froth the milk; add to your coffee or latte and top with a small dash of sea salt. Voila!
Have you tried either of these two oils yet? What do you like about them?
I will be sharing a lot of DIY recipes but first we are going to cover some of my favorite Vitality Oils!
Lemongrass Vitality & Orange Vitality
Now that you know a little more about the Vitality line and what makes Young Living oils so unique, let’s talk about some specific ones and how to start using them in the world of hot and cold beverages. (If you missed my first post in this series, you can read it here.)
First up - Lemongrass Vitality. This oil is full of bright, citrusy flavor and has a crisp, herbaceous bite to it. This oil is also a key ingredient in Young Living’s Slique CitraSlim weight-management products. And listen to this - it may support overall wellness, the digestive system, and a healthy circulatory system when taken as a daily supplement. Try a drop in some honey and then stir into your favorite tea - hot or cold! You can even start with a toothpick swirl and see if you’d like more. Simply stick a toothpick inside the orifice of the plastic reducer inside the oil bottle. Then swirl that around in your drink.
Now let’s talk about one of my favorite citrus oils - Orange Vitality. This oil is packed with a sweet, citrus flavor profile and full of zestiness. Not only does it taste incredible in water, juice, smoothies, and NingXia Red, you can also add it to hot or cold tea! It contains the naturally occurring constituent limonene, has antioxidant properties, and cleanses the digestive system. How amazing! One thing to note: citrus oils can break down the petrochemicals in plastic so it’s safer to use stainless steel, glass, or ceramic when adding oils to your dishes and drinks.
Want to know something else pretty cool? Young Living carries a Bergamot Vitality oil. That’s the fruit that’s used to make Earl Grey tea!
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Are you a fan of citrus in your tea?
It’s no secret that people love their coffee… and their tea. These two drinks continue to remain at the top of the list when it comes to popular beverages. Hot or cold - fully caffeinated or decaf - the world just loves their brew! But did you know that Young Living has an entire collection of ingestible essential oils and they can totally bring your beverage game to the next level?
Please join me while I share about the Young Living Vitality oils and ways to incorporate them into your coffee and tea recipes in this next blog series! I'll even be sharing about their incredible ready-made tea options and how to get the best deal possible on it all. You won’t want to miss this!
Did you know that coffee trees can grow to more than 30 feet high? We are going to talk more about coffee, tea, and essential oils throughout this journey exploring coffee, tea and using Young Living Vitality Essential oils! I can't wait! I hope you enjoy it!
This will be divided up into a few parts because there is a lot of info and I have a LOT of RECIPES to share with you -- from lattes to creamer, to making your own simple syrup that is flavored! But before we get started on the nitty gritty I want to share with you why I choose Young Living ....
There are three main schools of thought when it comes to essential oil usage - the English, French, and German. The English model dilutes essential oils with a carrier oil and applies to the skin with the purpose of relaxation. The French model typically applies oils without a carrier and also ingests them. The German model focuses on inhalation of oils, also known as aromatherapy. Young Living combines those three models in hopes of experiencing the best possible results. As always, you are encouraged to do your own research and decide what works best for you and your family.
If you choose to ingest Young Living essential oils, they make it easy for you to know which ones are generally regarded as safe to consume with their white-labeled Vitality line. They are the exact same oils as their color-labeled twins, just with a special label that includes ingestion. The oils have also been non-GMO project verified and just like the rest of YL’s products, they are backed by their Seed to Seal quality commitment.
Young Living takes great pride in making sure you get a HIGH-quality essential oil and backs that guarantee all the way from the seed of the plant to the sealed bottle of oil. Check out some of the strict guidelines they abide by to fulfill their promise in sending only the best products to your home.
What surprises you the most about the Seed to Seal commitment? Tell me in the comments!
Next up....... Vitality Oils that pair well with coffee OR tea
Thank you so much for hanging with me during this blog series! ! I can't believe that today is the last post in this series -- Ahhhh. . . wasn't it some AWESOME information? If you missed any, be sure to go back through the posts and take all the notes you want. I don't want you to miss a thing!
1. Next Step for Learning for YOU!!!
If you loved the information in this group, I want to help you keep learning. I use lots of ways to educate my friends about toxin-free living and essential oils. Raise your hand below if you want to keep learning with together through email, text, classes, and more.
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Send them the link to the first post in this series! I know you probably have friends in your life that would LOVE to learn; help get them going by sharing my blog posts with them!
What information made the biggest impact on you this month?
Natural Sleep Support
Here are some of my favorite tips for getting some “shut eye”:
What’s YOUR favorite sleep tip?
Let's Talk About Sleep
Let’s talk about getting those zzzzzzzs. Raise your hand if you have trouble sleeping! Maybe you have a hard time winding down and falling asleep. Maybe you toss and turn all night. Maybe you wake up and can’t fall back asleep. Maybe you wake up tired every morning.
Can I get an AMEN to any of those? Ugh. Sleep deprivation is the WORST, right? And we live in a culture that seems to worship little sleep and productivity. But the truth is, sleep is vital and
restorative. Studies show that people who don’t get quality sleep or enough sleep are more likely to get sick after being exposed to a virus, such as a common cold. A lack of sleep can also affect how quickly you are able to recover if you do get sick.
During sleep, your immune system releases proteins called cytokines, some of which help promote sleep. Certain cytokines need to increase when you have an infection or inflammation, or when you’re under stress. Sleep deprivation may decrease production of these protective cytokines. In addition, infection-fighting antibodies and cells are reduced during periods when you don’t get enough sleep.
Simply, figuring out how to get good sleep is important.
So, let’s see how we are doing in this counting sheep department. Drop a comment/GIF below that reveals how much sleep you seem to be getting.
(PS Sleep tips coming soon!)
P.S. I can't believe we are almost done with this series! Just a couple more posts and I will be starting a new topic!
Safe, Beautiful Skin Care
As promised, here are some of my favorite options for natural skincare! Young Living has you covered whether you have dull/uneven skin tones, acne prone or oily skin, or aging skin.
BLOOM SKINCARE LINE (3 step)
ART SKINCARE LINE (3 step)
If you have sensitive or aging skin, the ART Skincare system is perfect for you! It safely and effectively cleanses, tones, and moisturizes your face to bring out your natural and inherent beauty. That is the beauty of ART!
ORANGE BLOSSOM FACIAL WASH
Plus Young Living has nearly a dozen other skincare products like wrinkle cream, eye cream, a facial scrub, and various moisturizers. You will LOVE them all!
Which skincare line sounds like the best fit for you?
Steps for Healthy Skin
Our skin is the largest organ of our body, which means that it is where we detox so much of what we put IN & ON our bodies. Having healthy skin has a lot more to do with how we treat our whole body than what skincare products we use (although that is important too!). Here are my top 5 tips for healthy skin & some steps you can take to change your skin (and yes, it’s possible!)
Don’t you wish you could go back to your teenage years & have this information?? I do!
More on healthy skin care coming tomorrow!