Not just for external use, essential oils can add both intense flavor and nutrients to food and drink.
Alle Weil, a holistic nutritionist, says, "Essential oils are essentially distilled plant extracts taken from the flowers, leaves, stems, roots, and even seeds of plants. Once extracted and concentrated, they are extremely powerful in the smallest amounts."
One of the best ways to include essential oils in your routine is with cold-pressed juices. Naked Pressed Juice's new Botanical juices line includes Apples to Lavender and Citrus Lemongrass flavors, which both feature essential oils. Apples to Lavender has apple, cucumber, beet, cranberry, lemon, passionfruit, and lavender oil for a drink that's high in potassium and tastes amazing. Citrus Lemongrass combines bright orange and lemon flavors with greens and lemongrass oil to create a juice that's an excellent source of vitamin K and a good source of magnesium for an energetic boost.
Cassandra Bodzak, author of Eat with Intention, says, "Right now, I'm obsessed with my 'focus potion'—it uses celery, baby kale, grapes, and rosemary oil for a truly unique taste. It's refreshing and sweet with a powerful prescriptive punch from rosemary that zaps your head into gear on foggy days!"
Just be careful to make sure all your essences and oils are culinary grade and safe for cooking with.