During the summer months I always love to drink more iced tea. It’s so refreshing on a hot day. Here are a few recipe ideas to change things up a bit.


iced-tea
Peppermint Iced Tea


4 decaffeinated green tea bags
1/4 c. Young Living Blue Agave
3 drops Young Living peppermint essential oil
3 limes


In the bottom of a 64-ounce pitcher, pour agave and peppermint essential oil. Pour hot water over top and stir. Add tea bags and steep until it has a dark caramel color. Quarter limes. Fill serving glasses with ice and squeeze one lime slice in each glass. Pour tea over ice and garnish with a sprig of mint and serve.

Lemon Lime Iced Tea

Ingredients
2 black or green tea bags
32 ounces of boiling water
2 drops Lemon Vitality Essential Oil
2 drops Lime Vitality Essential Oil
2 tsp Young Living Blue Agave (Omit if you, like me, prefer unsweetened tea)

Directions
Steep tea in boiling water for 5 minutes. Remove tea bags and add in Lemon and Lime essential oils. Add 2 teaspoons of Agave syrup if you desire sweetness. Stir and pour into ice filled glasses

Other Citrus Vitality Oils – Citrus Fresh, lime, grapefruit, jade lemon, orange, tangerine.


slique-tea
Slique Essence is delicious added to Slique Tea. Have you tried Slique Tea Iced? It’s really delicious on it’s own but add some oils and you’ll have a real treat.


Slique Tea contains jade oolong tea leaves, sought after for their rich aroma and powerful antioxidant content. These leaves are handpicked from the high mountain regions of Taiwan, known for producing some of the world’s finest teas. All of these ingredients are enhanced with 100% pure therapeutic-grade Arabian frankincense powder, an exclusive ingredient from Young Living’s distillery in Salalah, Oman.

Citrus Slique Tea
2 Slique Tea bags
32 ounces of boiling water
3 drops Young Living Lemon Vitality essential oil
3 drops Orange Vitality essential oil


Directions
Steep tea in boiling water for 5 minutes. Remove tea bags and add in Lemon and Lime essential oils. Add 2 teaspoons of Agave syrup if you desire sweetness. Stir and pour into ice filled glasses.


Other Citrus Vitality Oils – Citrus Fresh, lime, grapefruit, jade lemon, tangerine.


Order Young Living Vitality Oils

Every year about this time people start feeling like doing a little spring cleaning. Do you find yourself feeling motivated to freshen things up a bit after a long winter with the house closed up and the furnace or a wood burner running? There is something motivating about the spring. It makes you feel like getting out and doing things. I find myself wanting to give the house a good cleaning.


Most of the cleaning products on the market these days are full of toxic chemicals that are not at all good for your health. That is one thing I love about essential oils. They make such good cleaning solutions.


The Thieves oil blend and Thieves Household Cleaner are a good starting place for cleaning supplies. Thieves is wonderful for cleaning. It also makes everything smell great.


Citrus Fresh has several citrus oils in thieves-citrus-freshit and is a good one to add to cleaning. It is a good one for diffusing.


Citrus oils are very mood uplifting. Spring cleaning and mood uplifting at the same time.
How can you go wrong?


Make a spray bottle of water with 15-25 drops of Citrus Fresh oil to freshen bathroom or on kitchen surfaces.


Use 1-2 drops of Citrus Fresh oil to remove gum, oil, grease spots or crayon.


Laundry smells fantastic when Citrus Fresh is added to the wash water.


Cleaning Floors
To clean hard floors, add l/4 cup of white vinegar to a bucket of water. Then add 5- 10 drops of Citrus Fresh oil or Purification oil. If the floor is especially dirty, add several drops of dishwashing soap or Thieves Household Cleaner. This will clean even the dirtiest floor.


Furniture Polish
16 ounce spray bottle
Two teaspoons olive oil ( preferably the light kind)
15 drops of essential Citrus Fresh oil
1/4 cup white distilled vinegar
Fill the rest of the bottle with distilled water
How to use:
Spray formula on your rag or directly onto the furniture.
Wipe it dry immediately. The olive oil conditions and the vinegar cleans. You can also squirt some on your dust mop for your hardwood floors


Window Cleaner
1 quart spray bottle
White Vinegar
10-15 drops of Citrus Fresh Essential Oil
Fill bottle half way with vinegar
Fill balance of bottle with water and essential oil.
Shake & Use


Once you finish your spring cleaning, why not have a cup of tea with a couple drops of Citrus Fresh in it. It’s Oh So Tasty. ; )