Limonene is a phytochemical that has been found beneficial for supporting a healthy body. It is a widely distributed, natural, nontoxic compound found in citrus fruits, spices, herbs, and some conifer essential oils. For instance, cold-pressed orange rind contains 91% limonene.

Incorporating limonene in your diet is a healthy life-style choice that helps support a healthy immune system.

Limonene Content of Selected Essential Oils
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Essential Oils – – Percent Limonene

Grapefruit – – – 95.12%
Tangerine – – – 94.62%
Orange – – – 91.40%
Mandarin – – – 72.36%
Lemon – – – 65.44%
Elemi – – – 50.50%
Lime – – – 49.01%
Bergamot – – – 40.39%
Ledum – – – 23.34%
Dill – – – 21.26%
Black Pepper – – – 17.42%
Frankincense – – – 16.40%
Fir – – – 15.80%
Neroli – – – 15.64%
Spearmint – – – 15.16%
Myrtle – – – 10.54%
Pine – – – 10.25%

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Summer is almost here and we are already firing up the grill and enjoying the outdoors with family and friends. Why not try some of these recipes with your grilling this summer.

Each marinade recipe is sufficient for 1-2 lbs. of meat or your protein of choice.

Cilantro-Lime marinade
2 limes, juice of
1⁄3 cup olive oil
1 clove garlic
1 cup fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon cumin
1⁄2 teaspoon chili powder
1⁄2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2 drops Black Pepper Vitality essential oil
2 drops Lime Vitality essential oil

Quick and Easy Cilantro Lime Marinade
1 cup cilantro, lightly chopped
1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lime juice (or juice of half a lime)
1/4 cup olive oil
3 cloves of garlic
1 jalapeno lightly chopped (for un-spicy remove the seed)
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2 drops Black Pepper Vitality essential oil
2 drops Lime Vitality essential oil

Orange Lemon Citrus Marinade
3/4 cup olive or other oil
1/3 cup soy sauce
tablespoon grated onion
Juice of 1 lemon
2 drops Orange Vitality essential oil
2 drops Lemon Vitality essential oil
1 drop Ginger Vitality essential oil

Mediterranean Marinade
3/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 clove garlic, minced
1 drop Oregano Vitality essential oil
2 drops Lemon Vitality essential oil
1 drop Black Pepper Vitality essential oil

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