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No More Coffee/Essential Oils do the Trick

It's been over a month since I've had a drink of coffee. Amongst many reasons, I didn't like the fact that when I forgot to drink coffee or didn't drink enough, I was getting massive headaches. So, I weened off slowly and no longer drink it. Instead, I have replaced it with hot water, honey, lemon and thieves oil. I've never felt better in the mornings! I still get the ritual of my morning routine, needed energy from the lemon, and the thieves helps keep me from getting sick. I love it and glad to not be dependent on coffee anymore! YAY!
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@curateyoga thanks for the information. I'll look into it and if I have any questions I'll reach out to you.
@stargaze~ MOST essential oils are not safe to drink or ingest. However, Young Living essential oils have a seed to seal promise which means they are in charge of the entire process from the farm to the bottling of the oils. They are 100% pure, therapeutic grade oils and contain no additional chemicals. This is why I am such a believer in these specific oils. They will change your life! My dog broke out in a major rash when I put lavender on him from another company. But when I use Young Living oils he is completely fine. Let me know if you have more questions. I would be happy to help!!
Is it safe to drink essential oil?
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