Fall is here. Those happy, butterfly feelings I get when cooler weather sets in is what makes this time of year my favorite. I pull my leggings and boots out from the back of my closet. And I enjoy sipping on a warm, fall-flavored drink.
I’m sure we’ve all seen the articles floating around online revealing the nasty ingredients in popular, fall-flavored lattes and drinks. As an alternative to a pumpkin spice latte, filled with sugar and artificial junk, I wanted to share with you five Young Living essential oils that you can diffuse or add to your coffee or tea to get into that fall-time mood – not to mention the awesome added health benefits.
Nutmeg essential oil. Nutmeg has a sweet, warm, spicy scent similar to the spice commonly used in cooking. Comforting and soothing, nutmeg helps boost energy. It also supports the nervous and endocrine systems. This oil is steam distilled from fruits and seeds.
Cinnamon Bark essential oil. The warm, spicy aroma of cinnamon has been sought throughout the ages both as a valuable commodity and for its ability to improve wellness. Cinnamon is thought to promote healthy cardiovascular and immune function. You can also use it to enhance your cooking, or dilute and massage into chakras to create a soothing, relaxing sensation. This oil is steam distilled from bark.*
Clove essential oil. Clove has a sweet, spicy fragrance that is stimulating and revitalizing. An important ingredient in Young Living’s Thieves blend due to its wonderful immune-supporting properties, its principal constituent is eugenol, which was used in the dental industry to numb the gums. Clove is the highest-scoring single ingredient ever tested for its antioxidant capacity on the ORAC scale. Always dilute for topical use. Clove may also be used to enhance the flavor of foods. It is steam distilled from flower bud and stem.*
Cardamom essential oil. Cardamom essential oil is a member of the ginger family of botanical plants. Its scent can be uplifting, refreshing and invigorating. It is steam distilled from seeds.*
Ginger essential oil. Ginger has a warm, spicy fragrance that is energizing. Supportive of the digestive system, ginger is commonly used to soothe & comfort the body. It may also be used to enhance the flavor of foods. It is steam distilled from rhizomes/root.*
To fill your home with a fall scent, put two drops of each of these five oils into your diffuser. And enjoy the warm aroma and added health benefits! You could also add these oils to a DIY body sugar scrub or epsom salts.
Try this Oil Sistas DIY Pumpkin Spice Latte:
First you need to make your Pumpkin Spice Simple Syrup. You only need 1 drop of each Nutmeg+Ginger+Cardamom+Cinnamon+Clove mixed into 8-10oz of your sweetener of choice (honey, maple syrup, agave, etc). Take 1 tbsp of this Pumpkin Spice Sweetener & mix it into 3/4 cup warm milk. Add 1 shot espresso if desired. Add cocoa powder if desired.
An Important Tip: Stay away from plastic and Styrofoam cups. Choose ceramic or glass. Put the drops of oil into the bottom of the cup first.
Essential Oils Pocket Reference, Fifth Edition. Life Science Publishing. May 2011.