Like health nuts around the world, I like to start my day with lemon water. I’d get out a lemon, cut it in half, get out the big contraption to squeeze it into my glass, usually getting lemon juice other places. Then add my water and slurp it down.
Then clean up the mess.
And, like all my health nut compadres, I wasn’t exactly sure why. Heaven knows, it wasn’t because it was so delicious. Lemon water with lemon juice is TART.
There are claims about lemon water on a million blogs. Like writers who claimed their grandparents lived to their 90s because they drank lemon water everyday. How do you fact-check that?
Well, I wanna fact-check! When I’m hot on a topic, I follow links to research and look for evidence to support claims. Only there usually aren’t any resources listed on lemon water posts! And, if there are, they point to other blogs making similar claims. Argh.
Go ahead, take a sec and check it out. Type “lemon water in the morning” into your search bar and look for the studies on why you would drink that.
See? No studies, nada. Only links to other blogs. I felt kinda foolish going through all that mess based on… repetition. So, of course, most of the time I just didn’t do it.
Then a friend introduced me to essential oils and Lemon EO. Right away, I saw the sense in not having to do the lemon-cutting-squeezing-gulping routine. Bye bye messy expensive lemons, hello affordable lemon essential oil.
I’m not lazy, I’m efficient.
Then, of course, I started researching lemon essential oil. Here’s the kicker: lemon essential oil is actually cold-pressed from lemon rinds, not the fruit. And the rind is where you find limonene, the powerhouse of citrus fruits.
Just type “limonene” into your search bar and read a little bit on why anyone would make the switch. See? Making the switch was a no brainer!
Now my glass of lemon water in the morning is made with a drop of lemon essential oil. Easy, neat, affordable and delicious! In fact, you aren’t limited to just the morning. We keep our lemon eo right by the Berkey and we all drink it at least once a day.
If you want to give it a try, you can buy Lemon Essential Oil here on my blog.
FYI, I add a tiny dash of Real Salt to mine. I love the taste and Real Salt has its minerals intact (buy it here).