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 bring your beverage game to the next level?
First, let's decide which flavors complement hot teas and coffees.
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.
Bergamot is the fruit that's used to make Earl Grey tea, so you can definitely add a drop to your hot or cold tea for an added boost of that citrus flavor. It may provide cardiovascular and general wellness support. Try 1-2 drops in a veggie capsule each morning for those benefits or use it for added tartness in your baked goods. Make an easy drizzle by adding a few drops to a natural agave sweetener.
This oil is steam distilled from cardamom seeds and is one of the world’s favorite cooking spices. Although it’s mainly used in a variety of baked goods and savory dishes, it also makes a great addition to a warm drink! Try adding a drop to a spoon, topping it with honey, then stirring it into a hot mug of dandelion root tea. Add a splash of Vanilla almond milk for an absolutely delicious treat.
This oil supports wellness and a healthy lifestyle, is a powerful antioxidant, and supports a healthy digestive system. It’s certainly a must-have for every kitchen.
This oil has a warm, spicy flavor that can enhance a variety of treats and drinks. You can substitute Cinnamon Bark Vitality in any recipe that calls for ground cinnamon so try a toothpick swirl in your freshly poured coffee OR try a drop or two in the grounds before you brew it. You’ll smell that delicious nostalgic scent in an instant.
This oil contains the naturally occurring constituent cinnamaldehyde, has antioxidant properties, and can help support a healthy digestive and immune system. It’s also one of the main oils found in the Thieves blend and the Inner Defense supplement so you know it’s powerful.
This oil is distilled from the root of the ginger plant and is a great versatile oil to keep handy in the kitchen. This oil pairs well with Fennel Vitality, so try a toothpick swirl of each mixed into some honey and add it to your favorite hot tea - like Peppermint or Chamomile.
The benefits of this oil come from its naturally occurring constituents zingiberene and beta-phellandrene. It’s also one of the key ingredients in several of Young Living’s digestion-supporting products: DiGize, Digest & Cleanse, EndoGize, ICP, and Essentialzymes-4. Think gut health!
This oil 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. 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!
If you joined Young Living the EO Premium Starter bundle, then you already have this gem. It has 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.
This oil also comes with Young Living's Orange Rose Hip Black Tea. It's a bold, elevated way to start your day or pick up your afternoon.
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.
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.
And don't forget Young Living's Vanilla Lemongrass Green Tea! It comes with Orange Vitality, which we'll get to in a moment. This tea is sweet and herbaceous with just enough caffeine for a pick-me-up. Perfect to awaken the mind and motivate the body and soul.
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 delicious!
This one is great added directly to a mug of coffee in the morning. It mixes well with a little splash of creamer too. The aroma will gives you that feeling of being bundled in a sweater, baking holiday treats on a crisp, cool day. So comforting.
It has a slightly spicy, pungent flavor and brings such warmth to the dishes or beverages. It has many health benefits, including cognitive function support, immune support, and powerful antioxidants.
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.
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.
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. It’s a real workhorse!
This oil 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, 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 tea latte and top with a small dash of sea salt. Fancy!
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.
If you joined Young Living with the EO Premium Starter Bundle, you’re familiar with this oil blend. It is an absolute powerhouse! There’s an entire line of products based on this blend of Lemon, Clove, Eucalyptus Radiata, Cinnamon Bark, and Rosemary essential oils.
It has a sweet and spicy flavor profile and makes a great addition to both tea and coffee. Thanks to the antioxidant properties within, you’re going to get immune system support, digestive support, and general wellness support with this blend.
You’ll also want to 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 customer favorite. Grapefruit has a slightly tart flavor but is packed with benefits and Tangerine is one of the sweetest oils available. It’s a surefire way to bring a little liquid sunshine into your life, plus it's also included with the Spiced Turmeric Herbal Tea for a rejuvenating experience or a soothing wind-down at the end of the day.
Okay, ready for that creamer recipe?
There's just something about a cozy mug of a creamy hot drink that warms my soul, especially when it's infused with my favorite essential oils.
For this recipe, I will give you the base, then you get to decide what oils to add.
HOMEMADE OIL-INFUSED CREAMER
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup whole milk or half & half
- 4 drops Vitality oil(s) of choice
This creamer recipe fits in an empty bottle of NingXia Red! So don’t toss those bottles. Recycle them by making your own custom coffee creamers.
Which Vitality oils would you choose for your creamer? Tell me in the comments!