Recipes to help you hydrate

Updated: Apr 3


Recipes to help you hydrate

In my previous blog post I covered the importance of hydration and I thought it would be a great supplement to provide some recipes for Beauty and Detox waters that will help encourage you to drink more water ...you're more likely to drink it if it tastes good!


When I started using Young Living Essential Oils I discovered their Vitality line of essential oils, which are properly labeled so you know which oils are suitable for ingestion. (PICTURE OF VITALITY OILS) These are the same pure, therapeutic-grade oils (which is even more important if you're putting them into your body). You can use these oils in your water, when cooking, or by adding them to a capsule. The Vitality oils are grouped into 4 categories: Herb, Spice, Citrus, Supplements. These are like a wellness powerhouse of flavor and benefits.


Young Living Vitality Essential Oils

When it comes to adding pizazz to your water, you can include a combination of vitality oils, fresh fruit and herbs to give you the maximum beauty and detox benefits. Remember, oil and water don't mix, so add something (fruit, puree, leaves, etc) to help disperse the water or stir before drinking.

One important thing note: when you are adding Citrus essential oils to your water, be sure you're using a glass or metal container and straw.


Strawberry + Lemon + Lime + Basil Beauty Water

  • a cup of water or sparkling water

  • 1-2 drops Lemon Vitality and/or lemon slices

  • 1-2 drops Lime Vitality and/or lime slices

  • 1-2 drops Basil Vitality and/or fresh basil leaves

  • fresh, sliced strawberries

I don't incorporate sweeteners to keep it clean.

Strawberries are filled with antioxidants and help to boost your immunity and eye health, help with glowing skin, and reduce inflammation.

Lemons are an excellent source of vitamin C and have alkalizing properties, improve skin quality, help with weight loss, aid digestion, and help prevent kidney stones.

Limes also have vitamin C and help to rejuvenate skin, improve digestion, help with weight loss and infections, lowering blood sugar and reducing inflammation.

Basil leaves are good for digestion and are anti-inflammatory, promote a healthy gut and support liver function and help to detoxify the body.


Why use essential oil options:

Offering the same benefits as their fresh counterparts, essential oils just require 1-2 drops for the same effect.*

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Young Living products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.



Create a Detox Water with combinations of Lemon, Lime, Peppermint, Basil

Lime + Peppermint Detox Water

  • a cup of water or sparkling water

  • 1-2 drops Lime Vitality and/or lime slices

  • 1-2 drops Peppermint Vitality and/or fresh peppermint leaves

I don't incorporate sweeteners to keep it clean.

Limes also have vitamin C and help to rejuvenate skin, improve digestion, help with weight loss and infections, lowering blood sugar and reducing inflammation.

Peppermint leaves are good for digestion, help relieve headaches, freshen breath, improve energy.


Why use essential oil options:

Offering the same benefits as their fresh counterparts, essential oils just require 1-2 drops for the same effect.*

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Young Living products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Lemon + Cucumber + Mint Detox Water

  • a cup of water or sparkling water

  • 1-2 drops Lemon Vitality and/or lemon slices

  • 1-2 drops Peppermint Vitality and/or fresh peppermint leaves

  • Fresh, sliced cucumber

I don't incorporate sweeteners to keep it clean.

Lemons are an excellent source of vitamin C and have alkalizing properties, improve skin quality, help with weight loss, aid digestion, and help prevent kidney stones.

Peppermint leaves are good for digestion, help relieve headaches, freshen breath, improve energy.

Cucumbers are high in nutrients but low in calories, contain antioxidants, promote hydration, aid in weight loss and promote regularity.


Why use essential oil options:

Offering the same benefits as their fresh counterparts, essential oils just require 1-2 drops for the same effect.*

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Young Living products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.



Peach + Tangerine + Peppermint Beauty Water

  • a cup of water or sparkling water

  • Peach puree (fresh peach pitted, skinned, pureed)

  • 1-2 drops Tangerine Vitality

  • Fresh Peppermint leaves

I don't incorporate sweeteners to keep it clean.

Peaches are packed with vitamins and minerals including vitamin C, A, E, K, Potassium, Niacin, Copper, Manganese. They can help aid digestion and protect your skin.

Peppermint leaves are good for digestion, help relieve headaches, freshen breath, improve energy.

Tangerines are high in Vitamin C and are very similar to oranges in their health benefits, but they have more vitamin A.


Why use essential oil options:

Offering the same benefits as their fresh counterparts, essential oils just require 1-2 drops for the same effect.*

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Young Living products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Pineapple + Lime Beauty Water

  • a cup of water or sparkling water

  • Pineapple juice or fresh pineapple slices

  • 1-2 drops Lime Vitality and/or fresh limes

I don't incorporate sweeteners to keep it clean.

Pineapples are loaded with nutrients and contain antioxidants. They can help with digestion, immunity and inflammation.

Limes also have vitamin C and help to rejuvenate skin, improve digestion, help with weight loss and infections, lowering blood sugar and reducing inflammation.


Why use essential oil options:

Offering the same benefits as their fresh counterparts, essential oils just require 1-2 drops for the same effect.*

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Young Living products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Start Your Morning Right Water

  • a cup of warm/hot water

  • 1-2 drops any Citrus Vitality oil

I don't incorporate sweeteners to keep it clean.

This morning treat comes straight from Ayurveda. Drinking warm/hot water in the morning offers so many benefits that it is a great way to start your day! Warm water helps to hydrate the body much better than cold water and it helps with digestion and constipation. It can also help improve circulation and remove toxins. AND warm water can calm the central nervous system and reduce stress. When you add 1-2 drops of essential oils to your warm/hot water, you've just made a hydrating drink to start your morning right. For an additional boost in hydration, sip on warm water throughout the day because, once again, warm water hydrates the body better than cold water.


If you are interested in incorporating Vitality oils into your wellness routine, you can learn more about Young Living Essential Oils here or reach out using the contact form at www.upliftyogafitness.com.


I'd love to hear about your favorite Beauty + Detox water recipes...feel free to comment below!

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