Adding Young Living essential oils to my hot chocolate is one of my favorite ways to enjoy this delicious chocolate drink during cold wintertime months.

This recipe calls for the Orange essential oil but you can use the Young Living Peppermint essential oil if you want a peppermint hot chocolate – take note thought that you will have to decrease the amount of essential oil from 4 drops (stated for the Orange oil in this recipe) to not more than one drop of the Peppermint oil – these essential oils are VERY potent and concentrated!

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About the Ecuadorian Dark Chocolate

Chocolate-Ecuadorian-Dark-Chocolessence-2014Ecuadorian Dark Chocolessence™ (item #4769 for a 4 box pack) combines handcrafted, 70% Ecuadorian dark chocolate, premium cacao nibs, and pure essential oils for a delicacy with rich flavor and high amounts of beneficial flavonoids and antioxidants. Each order contains four six-count boxes (24 total bars; 23 g each).

Ingredients: 70% Arriba cacao (Cocoa butter, Cocoa liquor), Banana puree, Cacao nibs, Quinoa crisps, Soy lecithin (Non GMO), Peppermint (Mentha piperita)† leaf oil, Vanilla planifolia† oil, Ocotea quixos† flower oil.

ALLERGY INFORMATION: CONTAINS SOY. This product was processed on machinery that was used to process products containing dairy, wheat, peanuts, and tree nuts.

 

About Orange Essential Oil

Orange (Citrus sinensis) essential oil has a rich, fruity scent that lifts the spirit while providing a calming influence on the body. Orange brings peace and happiness to the mind. It is rich in the powerful antioxidant d-limonene and aids in maintaining normal cellular regeneration.* Orange may also be used to enhance the flavor of food and water. Orange has an approximate ORAC of 18,898 (TE/L). TE/L is expressed as micromole Trolox equivalent per liter.

Ways to Use Orange Essential OilOrange-Oil-3602

  • Dietary Supplement: Put 2 drops in a capsule. Take three times daily or as needed.
  • Topical: Dilute 1 drop with 1 drop of V-6™ or olive oil. Then apply to desired area as needed.
  • Aromatic: Diffuse up to 1 hour three times daily.
  • Flavoring Foods & Beverages: Use sparingly as this is very potent. Carefully add one drop at a time, stir into food or beverage and taste before adding another drop.

Caution: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use. Avoid direct sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after applying product.

Storage of Orange Oil: Keep in a cool dark place.

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