Essential oils - why so essential?

Essential oils have played a vital role in wellness practices for thousands of years. From boosting immunity to aiding digestion, relieving anxiety, promoting a beautiful complexion and even helping to heal burns and scrapes, the list of potential benefits is very far reaching.
Essential Oils for your Fressko flask While most of us are familiar with the aromatic use of Essential Oils, many don’t realise you can actually add them in your diet, too. Adding a drop or two to your Fressko flask will not only give a delicious burst of flavour, but can provide a number of health benefits. But, with hundreds of Essential Oils out there, and not all of them safe for ingesting, it can be a little confusing to know what’s what. So, we’re giving you a quick rundown on which oils are best to use in your glass flask: What are they exactly? Essential oils come from the naturally occurring aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. They are powerfully fragrant and play a role in both protecting plants and assisting pollination. Essential oils are usually made through distillation, which uses steam to separate the oil from water-based compounds of the plant. By extracting this concentrated oil from plants, we are able to enjoy the most powerful healing compounds of a plant. Essential oils are highly concentrated, and not all are safe for ingesting, so it’s important to do your homework. Which oils are best for water infusion? As mentioned above, not all Essential Oils are safe to ingest so make sure you always read the label or speak to a professional if you’re unsure! Also, remember that a little goes a long way; usually 1-3 drops into your Fressko flask is plenty. Not sure where to start? We love DoTerra’s range of ingestible oils - some of our favourites include:
  • Lemon essential oil
With high concentrations of D-limonene, Just one or two drops of lemon essential oil in your water each day can help with your body’s detoxifying systems, and can also aid in digestion.
  • Grapefruit essential oil
A refreshing, energizing oil that is known for its purifying properties. Adding a few drops of Grapefruit essential oil into your Fressko flask can help to support a healthy metabolism, too.
  • Wild Orange
Another citrus favorite, adding a few drops of wild orange provides a boost of antioxidants and can help support healthy immune function.
  • Peppermint
Add a couple of drops of Peppermint essential oil to your glass flask on a hot day and enjoy the cooling, refreshing flavour. Peppermint is also great for a healthy digestive tract, too. Why glass? Essential oils can be very potent, and may interact with the chemistry of some types of plastic. Not only can this reduce the effectiveness of the oils, but it can cause the plastic to breakdown and release nasty chemicals into your water. So, steer clear of those plastic bottles and use essential oils only in stainless steel or glass flasks. To enjoy the featured recipe - CHOC ORANGE SMOOTHIE head to the recipe section and search under smoothies - you're very welcome.

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