When you stay hydrated it has a positive impact on your digestion, metabolism, skin and so much more!
The easiest way to stay hydrated is to drink more water - duh! Yes, we hear this all the time, but it always seems easier said than done, isn't it? Especially to drink the amount of water we should, half your body weight in ounces.
If you struggle with drinking enough water, start small. For example, consider swapping out soda or sugary drinks for water. I know, no fun right? If you can't [or don't want to] cut them out completely, make a rule that you'll always drink a glass of water before turning to the sweet stuff. Add a drop of your favorite essential oil for a flavorful twist.
Here's a tip for my sugar cravers - try one drop of Peppermint essential oil before caving into your sugary cravings. You can add Peppermint oil to that water your going to have first, put a drop on your thumb and press to the roof of your mouth for 60 seconds, or simply a drop of Peppermint oil or pop a Peppermint Beadlet (a tiny ball containing 1/4 drop of essential oil) in your mouth.
TIPS FOR DRINKING MORE WATER:
Start your day with a glass of water. Before you do anything, down 16-20oz of water. Add a drop of Lemon essential oil to a morning glass of water. Lemon oil is a great gentle detox.
WATER ON THE GO
Always take water with you when you are leaving the house. Fill your water bottle and add one drop of your favorite essential oil per every 4oz for a strong flavor or every 8oz for a more subtle flavoring.
USE A STRAW
If you're drinking through a straw, you're likely to drink faster and will end up drinking more water throughout the day.
6 OILS TO ADD TO YOUR WATER*:
LEMON - cleanses the body, uplifting aroma, and aids in digestion
LIME - supports healthy immune function, stimulates senses, and gently cleanses the body
TANGERINE - supports healthy digestion, metabolism, and immune system, plus it's purifying to the body
SPEARMINT - promotes digestion, helps reduce occasional stomach upset, and cleanses the mouth while promoting fresh breath
GRAPEFRUIT - supports a healthy metabolism, cleanses and purifies the body, and motivating aroma
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Specifically referring to doTERRA Essential Oils that have been recommended for internal use due to the essential oils chemical make up and their unmatched quality and testing.
Essential oils are potent, and although doTERRA essential oils indicated for internal consumption are completely safe, they can deteriorate and break down our manmade materials over time. It's advised when drinking essential oils to do so from a glass, ceramic, or stainless steel container. Likewise, if you're going to use the straw tip (above) - I recommend investing in a stainless steel reusable straw.
BENEFITS OF ADDING ESSENTIAL OILS TO YOUR WATER:
- It encourages higher water intake, because it's taste awesome!
- Customize to your taste
doTERRA offers a plethora of essential oils that are recommend for internal consumption, so there really is an endless list of the oils and "concoctions" you can create to help make drinking water a touch more enjoyable. If you're not a doTERRA user yet and would like to get started, feel free to check in with me for the best deals first or shop 25% off doTERRA. Otherwise, you just need to make sure that you're only using the highest quality essential oils that are labeled for internal consumption.