Why I eat Essential Oils

EverydayOils2.22120418There is a powerful natural tool that I have been using for almost a decade that has hugely impacted my health, my hormones, my emotional balance, my ability to heal from trauma, to clear negative emotions, to assist with digestion, to strengthen immunity, reduce stress, sleep better, gain clarity, uplift my spirits, increase energy, open up to intuition, beautify my skin & body, heal health issues … I could go on …

I have been using potent, concentrated plant essences, aka essential oils, every single day for almost 10 years with incredible results both for myself and the clients & friends I’ve shared with.

And yes, one of the ways I use them daily is by taking them internally – “eating” them. 🙂

Is it safe to take essential oils internally?


IF they are of true therapeutic-grade and safe to ingest.

How can you know?

By using a trusted, researched company that has a solid foundation behind it.

Young Living is the company I’ve been using for all these years, and I know and trust them completely.

I want to be clear that I am not trying to “sell” you on these essential oils, but to share my experience and stress that NOT ALL essential oils are created equal.

What I’m sharing with you here is to be applied ONLY to tested, verified, pure therapeutic grade oils. Please do not go to the health food store and use just any oils because they are inexpensive, etc.

Here are 2 of my favorite everyday oils that I “eat” daily, and why I LOVE them!

I guess I’m finally feeling ready to come out of the closet on this and share with you. 🙂

Two favorite essential oils & how I use them


Lemon essential oil has a pleasant, purifying citrus scent that is revitalizing and uplifting. Lemon is great for removing household stains, disinfecting counter tops, and even refreshing your laundry. Its powerful germ fighting constituents match lemon’s pleasant aroma. Diffuse Lemon Oil to protect your home form airborne bacteria and put a drop in your drinking water for both extra vitamin C and to keep your liver clean.

I take lemon oil with me when I travel, so that I can use it in my water without having to worry about carrying around/finding lemons.

I add 2-3 drops of lemon to my morning smoothies (along with orange and grapefruit) to increase vitamin C levels, add a flavor enhancement, uplift mood, increase antioxidants and help preserve my smoothie if I am packing it up to take on the road.

I also enjoy it added to homemade pesto or other dishes as an easy option to grating lemon zest – yummmm!


Peppermint oil is one of the most highly regarded oils for supporting digestion — just rub a drop on your abdomen, or put a drop in a glass of water. For fever relief or hot flashes, place a drop of peppermint on the back of your neck and a few drops on the bottom of each foot and then breathe in the remaining oil on your hands.
Are you experiencing discomfort from an injury? Rub a few drops of peppermint directly onto the injured location. At the onset of a headache, rub a few drops on your temples, forehead and back of the neck.

I had one client share with me that the peppermint has been a miracle for hot flashes.

I use 1 drop of peppermint on my tongue as a pick-me-up or breath freshener. Pure peppermint is quite strong, so this is can be too much some. Best to add to water and drink if that’s the case.

I also enjoy adding it to raw chocolate for a delicious chocolate peppermint treat, or to homemade raw ice cream (peppermint, chocolate chip of course!).

Peppermint is one oil that is always in my purse.

Important Note about using oils internally/in food:

When oils are added to water or water-based foods, the flavor can be more bitter and intensified, so 1 drop is all you need.

When oils are added to foods that have a fat content (avocado, coconut oil, olive oil, nuts/seeds, etc.), the flavor and intensity mellows and sweetens, so more can be used.

In general, therapeutic oils are very potent, so a little goes a long way.

How to order your own

Go to www.YoungLiving.com or call 1-800-371-3515

You’ll need to set up an account (it’s a networking marketing company) under my customer code: 904207

You can choose 1) Regular Customer = retail prices 2) Preferred Customer = slight discount + option to enjoy autoshipment rewards 3) Distributor = wholesale pricing, ability to receive commissions, autoship rewards, BUT no selling requirements

I personally really like the kits as an economical and enjoyable way to experience and sample the oils. My favorites are the Everyday Oils Kit or the Essential 7 Kit.

They also have Starter Kits to choose from for signing up as a distributor that include informational packets, essential oils, samples and some include diffusers. You can learn more on the ordering page on the website.


Please feel free to send them my way or call the company: 1-801-418-8900

I love these essential oils and hope you do too!


Thursday, August 21 7pm

If you are local-ish to the Central Coast of California, you are invited to join me for a gorgeous, sensually awakening evening of Essential oils education & exploration, raw chocolate and aromatherapy bliss!

I’ll be sharing my extensive personal collection with you as you learn

and experience how essential oils can easily & naturally:

  • Elevate your Mood & Health
  • Balance hormones
  • Enhance your beauty
  • Optimize your nutrition
  • Increase energy
  • Boost brain function
  • Heal health issues
  • Clean your environment
  • Offer a natural high 😉
  • Enhance food & drink
  • And so much more …

Come enjoy a delightfully aromatic evening in a beautiful, intimate setting in Pebble Beach, CA where you’ll learn, sample, smell, apply, taste, laugh and share nature’s powerful medicine.

I will have a delicious, essential oil-enhanced chocolate healthy

indulgence to sample, and plenty of oils to try and purchase if you like.

Come celebrate your senses, enjoy and heal in the evening party ….

Location details given upon RSVP.

If you know you would love to attend, please RSVP to ana@yogabodynutrition.com, and reserve your spot as space is limited.


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