Lately I have been living for my french press.
Ok, maybe not living for it, but I have definitely enjoyed the rich, flavorful coffee that comes out of it. More often than not, my tea or coffee is the most “complicated” part of my day. I like to make it fancy, even though it’s actually quite simple. Most of the things in my life… I like to keep simple!
With that being said, I wanted to share a few different recipes, er, essential oils really, to jazz up your morning cuppa joe, and to add a little adventure into your life! Certain essential oils have a rich culinary history and can be used as dietary supplements supporting a variety of healthy conditions. When you sprinkle cinnamon on your oatmeal, sip a mug of peppermint tea, or add fresh basil leaves to your spaghetti, you are actually consuming some volatile aromatic essential oil compounds.
Essential oil contributes many health benefits as well as flavoring and aroma properties to foods. When in their concentrated form, essential oils can be used as dietary supplements for more targeted and potent health benefits. Internal use is a very safe and effective method of application because of the sophisticated physiologic processes of our bodies.
No matter how you take your coffee, adding 1 drop of any of these essential oils, is sure to take you on an adventure!
When ingested, essential oils directly enter the blood stream via the gastrointestinal tract, where they are transported throughout the rest of the body. Essential oils are lipid soluble so they are readily transported to all organs of the body, including the brain. Then, like all things we consume, essential oils are metabolized by the liver and other organs and are then excreted.
The composition of essential oils is highly complex. Each constituent possesses a unique set of biochemical properties that react with cells and organs in different ways. Although these mechanisms of action are not completely understood, the positive end results have been demonstrated. However, the body is only equipped to handle appropriate doses of essential oils.
So! Enjoy your cup of coffee with a little drop of joy! I can’t wait to hear which oil you plan to try first!