Citrus Oils | Drops of Sunshine
I love Vitality Citrus Essential Oils because they are so easy to use! I always have a couple rolling around in my purse to add drops when I refill my water bottle, or to add to soda water. I mix and match depending on what I feel like I am needing at the time. Citrus essential oils are very reasonably priced and are chock full of antioxidants.
Let me run you through some of my faves....
Orange oil promotes joy & happiness. I love it because it smells fresh and uplifting. I diffuse orange a ton in my kitchen. Orange oil stimulates the circulatory system and aids in digestion. Is great to reduce fluid retention and is awesome for my complexion. Beyond drinking & diffusing orange oil, I add it to salad dressings and use it a lot in chicken & fish dishes. I am not a big orange juice drinker - so ingesting orange oil for me gives me all of the benefits of the juice without the sugar.
We eat a lot of tex mex in my house. I add lime to my guacamole, fish tacos, salsa & margaritas. Yum! Lime oil is refreshing and stimulating. Lime oil has antioxidant properties that support immunity. When I diffuse or drink lime oil I feel balanced and positive. I love to think of all the sunshine that is soaked into each lime used for the oil and imagine myself soaking up all that energy.
I used to love Fresca. Now that I am off chemical filled sodas, I get my grapefruit fix by adding a few drops of Grapefruit oil to my club soda. It's Effervescent and refreshing. Grapefruit oil has anti-depressant, diuretic, stimulant & cleansing properties - It is uplifting and can help relieve anxiety. I have started drinking a tall glass of water or club soda with 5-7 drops of grapefruit oil in my before meals - this is supposed to aid in weightloss (I will keep you posted on the weightloss). It tastes great!
Tangerine oil is a calming. I like to drink this one towards the end of the day. Tangerine calms my nerves during homework/witching hour and refreshes and relaxes at the same time. I use 4 drops in a tall glass of water or 3 drops in a cocktail (my fave is gin & club soda). Tangerine oil also helps to stimulate drainage in the lymphatic system. For some reason I suffer from fluid retention in my left foot... Tangerine helps in reducing the swelling.
Even though the citrus family of oils share similar properties I like to stock and use all of them.
All applications apply for these citrus oils. No seasonality - great all year and totally accessible/budget friendly. BERGAMOT has a more floral fragrance - I love it to diffuse and in baths - but I don't drink this one a lot. CITRUS FRESH is a great blend which I burn through in cocktails! 3 drops of Citrus Fresh in a gin & soda is phenomenal. JADE LEMON is so addictive! This oil is refreshing and bright. I can't even describe it. Next time you order oils... you must add Jade Lemon to the mix. It's so yummy! You can't get mad at good ole LEMON. Lemon's antiseptic properties alone make this one a household go-to. We do drops of lemon on the tongue if anyone is feeling a sore throat or needs a quick freshening up.