Essential Oils for Your Drinking Water


oils for waterRecently, the knowledgeable women at Spanda Living recommended a refreshing way to drink water. It’s simple: add a drop of peppermint essential oil and a drop of lemon essential oil to a full glass of water. Before I read this tip, I hadn’t found a blend of essential oils that I liked in my drinking water, but I tried this, loved it, and have been drinking it ever since. If you’ve been looking for a refreshing way to drink water, this might be the blend for you too!

Since I didn’t have any lemon essential oil when I first tried this, I used lime instead. Whether you use lime or lemon, the combination of citrus and peppermint really hits the spot! It’s not only refreshing but it’s also energizing, and you’ll feel the effects for quite a while after you drink it! Beyond the great taste, you’ll get some wonderful health benefits from both the peppermint and the lemon (or lime).

Peppermint Essential Oil Benefits

Peppermint oil is great for digestion and for headaches. If you’re prone to tension headaches, you

may know that drinking water and staying hydrated will help. Adding a few drops of peppermint oil to your water will help even more!

Peppermint’s digestive benefits go beyond calming an upset stomach. It will a

lso help curb your appetite, especially when combined with lime, lemon or other citrus oils. So if you’re trying to lose weight or if you want to keep your stomach from grumbling in between meals, carrying a water bottle with this tasty combination of peppermint and citrus will keep you hydrated and happy all day!

Lemon Essential Oil Benefits

Lemon and other citrus essential oils are excellent natural detoxifiers. This is one reason you’ll often see lemons or limes in drinking water, and holistic health care providers often recommended drinking water with lemon or lime every day.

Lemon is also great for colds, flu and respiratory problems, so drinking water with a few drops of lemon essential oil will help you breathe better if you’re experiencing any kind of respiratory issue. Lemon essential oil will also boost your immune system and help you recover from any kind of infection faster.

How to choose Essential Oils for your Drinking Water

The most important thing to keep in mind when choosing essential oils for drinking water is to be sure that the oils you choose are pure, therapeutic grade and suitable for internal use. If you’re not sure if this is the case, check with the company that makes the oil. Oils vary in quality, so you’ll want to be sure to choose a product that is not only safe to use internally but also one that’s tasty. I’ve been using Doterra peppermint and lime essentials oils in my drinking water. They’re 100% therapeutic grade, and they taste great!

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Maria Kuzmiak, M.A. is a health and well-being writer with a background in nutrition, psychology and education and a passion for yoga. She has written hundreds of articles, blogs and newsletters for clients in health-related fields, particularly those specializing in yoga, natural medicine, nutrition, and spiritual health and healing. Maria has also worked as a nutritionist, teacher and technical editor. Learn more about her writing at www.wellbeingwriter.net.

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