Do you want to naturally flavor your water?

I don’t know if you’re like me and afraid to try new things, but I’ve always been afraid to try certain new-to-me foods or flavors.  I don’t have any food allergies nor am I on a medically restrictive diet.  I’m 46.  I should be over this by now! And what’s to be afraid of?  Well, that’s probably a question for another type of blog entirely!

Yesterday, I womaned-up and added a drop of grapefruit oil to my water.  Are you asking if this was something I was afraid to try?  The answer is, yes.  It was.  I really don’t even have a reason why I was hesitant.  Because it’s new?  Different?  I don’t feel that way when I try a different kind of wine!  I tried lemon oil in water last week (which was also scary).  It was a bit strong for me.  But, not totally unpleasant.  I’m not like my husband who eats lemon rinds on the regular just because he likes the taste!

I love all things citrus.  Including grapefruit.  But, I was just unsure if it was going to be strong like the lemon oil.  It wasn’t!  It was very light and very refreshing.  Thank goodness, because I drink water all day.  It would be nice to have some flavor once in a while!  And since I’m being more active in reducing my sugar intake (#goals), this is a natural way to flavor my water.  I call this a win-win.


Some benefits of adding a drop of lemon or grapefruit oil to water (or tea/coffee) are:

Lemon essential oil:

  • Provides an invigorating citrus flavor
  • Has antioxidant properties*
  • Supports the immune system*
  • Provides circulatory support*
  • Contains cleansing properties*

Grapefruit essential oil:

  • Has a delicious, tart taste
  • Supports weight management*
  • Contains antioxidant properties*
  • Supports the lymphatic system*
  • Supports the circulatory system*
  • Offers cleansing properties*

*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.

So, in retrospect, I’m very glad I “stepped out of my comfort zone” and tried this new-to-me way to enjoy water.  Are you hesitant to try any new ways to use essential oils?  If so, what are they?  Also, if you’re like how I was last year and have never tried using an essential oil before, please feel free to check out my link in my links page.  Or, here.

Happy hydrating,


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