This recipe is so simple I kind of feel ridiculous calling it a recipe, but when it comes to learning how to use your essential oils I’ve found it can be helpful to start with some guidelines then tweak to your personal preference.
I make this mocktail all the time when I tire of plain water, or just want something a little special. It’s delightfully refreshing, and a great low calorie cocktail if you want to add a splash of vodka. It also reminds me of Sprite, minus all the chemicals and sugar. I wanted to call it my “better than sprite spritzer,” but Will told me that might be a bit misleading so I moved on. It was borne out of my longing for a La Croix and no way to get one in Turkey. It’s a great boost for your metabolism and mood, and packs in detoxifying benefits thanks to the grapefruit essential oil.
So lets talk about grapefruit essential oil.
Young Living’s Grapefruit essential oil is most popular for it’s ability to positively effect on the lymphatic system, help to boost your metabolism, support digestion, and reduce fluid retention in the body thanks to its high concentration of D-limonene. Limonene is also believed to have anti-cancer properties and can help battle anxiety, meaning it’s a powerhouse for supporting your overall health.
Essential oils are super concentrated, meaning just a couple of drops pack a bold flavor. For this reason I typically choose to use fresh lemons and limes combined with the grapefruit essential oil, instead of using all three essential oils. But feel free to tweak and experiment to satisfy your personal taste!
[yumprint-recipe id=’3′]***I only advise using Young Living essential oils for ingestion. You can refer to my essential oil page to learn more about why they are our essential oils of choice, but in a nutshell Young Living not only produces their oils from seed to seal with the highest quality standards, they also put every bath through rigorous third party testing to ensure their safety and quality. No other company does this.