We are big on tea in this family.
Growing up, we had black breakfast tea with milk & sugar for almost any occasion:
In the mornings, we had tea.
On cold days in the afternoon, we sipped tea.
When we came home upset because someone hurt our feelings, we talked about it over tea.
If we were sick, we drank tea.
When we were kids, we enjoyed what my grandma called “milk tea”: decaf black tea with lots of milk and spoonfuls of sugar until it tasted sweet.
Tea became synonymous with good feelings, memories, warmth, and coziness. Tea was woven into the culture of our family.
As an adult, I’ve discovered the wide range of different teas. That tea actually came from plants. That some kinds were best without milk and sugar (GASP!). I have some new favorites: Chamomile, Oolong, and Earl Grey. And my kids regularly ask for milk tea. (Even my coffee-loving husband enjoys tea these days!)
When I started using essential oils, I realized I can make “tea” for different ailments or issues using different combos of oils. (Have I mentioned lately that I love having this arsenal of oils that I can mix and match to my heart’s content?)
So here are some of my favorite blends! I hope you enjoy them too.
DIY Earl Grey:
Add 2 drops of Bergamot oil to your tea bag before pouring your water. Add milk, honey, and/or sugar to taste!
Bye Bye Flu:
Add 2 drops of Immunity Blend and 1 drop Lemon oil with a teaspoon of honey. Drink morning and night when sick.
Add 2 drops peppermint & 1 drop lemon. Drink morning or afternoon when you need a pick-me-up!
Add 1 drop Lavender, 1 drop Bergamot, & 1 drop Roman Chamomile plus honey to taste. Drink before bed to de-stress, calm, and soothe yourself.
*Juniper Berry can be substituted for Roman Chamomile