Healthy “Cool-Aid”

July 22, 2013

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This stuff is amazing! To be honest, I wasn’t sure how it would taste, but I was so thrilled to find that it was absolutely delicious! It was fruity, tart, and thirst quenching, without that syrupy texture that most “cool-aids” have. It was easy, inexpensive, colorful, and healthy! And my kids LOVE it! I love my Young Living Oils!

Most of us grew up on “Kool Aid,” the powdered drink concoction loaded with artificial food dyes and either processed white sugar (which contains the preservative BHA, a known human carcinogen) or the artificial sweetener aspartame (described by Dr. Mercola as “one of the most dangerous substances added to food today).

Thanks, I’ll stick to my homemade version. It tastes a ton better anyway!

Essential Oil Cool Aid!*

  • 8-10 fruity tea bags*
  • 4 C. hot water
  • 3 quarts of ice and cold water
  • 1/2-1  C. agave (you could use whatever form of sweetener you prefer)
  • 4 T. Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2-1 C. NingXia Red (optional)
  • 10-15 drops Young Living Therapeutic Grade Tangerine Essential oil**

* Republic of Tea (Spring Cherry or Kids Cuppa) is good. Another favorite is Blueberry Merlot from Tea Forte‘. Any fruit tea will work, but I’m going to try Tazo’s Passion Tea next!

** I would never feel comfortable using others brands of essential oils internally. Young Living’s Tangerine oil is approved by the FDA for internal use.

Steep tea bags in hot water. Mix agave, vinegar, and essential oils together. Add to tea mixture. Pour into gallon sized container, and add ice and cool water. Take a bow and serve to your adoring fans!

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Tangerine (Citrus reticulata) is a calming essential oil with a sweet, tangy aroma, similar to orange. It helps with occasional nervous irritability and stress. Tangerine is also rich in the powerful antioxidant d-limonene.

For dietary, aromatic or topical use. When using as a supplement, dilute one drop in 4 drops of vegetable oil and put into capsule. Then take one capsule before each meal or as desired.

If you’d like to add an extra punch of health benefits throw in a few shots of NingXia Red!



If you want to start using essential oils to care for your own family, I would recommend buying them wholesale. Why pay retail when you don’t have to? It’s kind of like being a Costco member, but without the yearly fee. In fact, there isn’t a fee to becoming a wholesale customer at all. The only requirement is the purchase of a starter kit. Find out more HERE.

One Response to “Healthy “Cool-Aid””

  1. Amy says:

    Thanks a bunch for these recipes I love learning all the time especially with essential oils!!!

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