Did you know that Earl Grey tea is made with Bergamot? I didn’t until I did my research on Bergamot essential oil and its uses. Maybe that’s why Earl Grey tea is such a liked and popular tea. The addition of Bergamot makes the tea a relaxing and calming tea to drink. Perfect for an afternoon tea to unwind after a busy morning.
Before you go ahead and make this tea though, do be careful about ingesting essential oils. Only use high quality oils and if you have a sensitivity to a particular oil, don’t use it. So, if you are sensitive to Bergamot, then don’t drink Earl Grey or make this recipe. But if your body doesn’t react to it and you like it, then go right ahead.
Earl Grey Tea Essential Oil Recipe
You’ll need the following ingredients.
First, steep the pack of black tea in a teapot. Then add just 1 drop of Bergamot to the teapot. Then go and enjoy your tea.
Want some tea-spiration?
Look at this teapot.
Please refer to this dilution chart when diluting your essential oils. It is recommended that you dilute any essential oil that you use regardless of brand. Essential oils are strong and very potent and many can and do cause skin sensitivity, especially with children.
Plant Therapy has this awesome dilution chart you can reference.
For babies, dilute at 0.5% or even 0.25% (half of the 0.5% amount. So, use 3 drops of your essential oil and dilute it in 4 teaspoons of carrier oil for 0.5% or 8 teaspoons of carrier oil for 0.25%.
Use the 1% dilution ratio for daily use. Mix 3 essential oil drops for every 2 teaspoons of carrier oil.
If you need a stronger dose for a short period of time, use the 5% dilution ratio by adding 15 essential oil drops for every 2 teaspoons of carrier oil.
For really, really severe situations, you can up it to 10 percent dilution ratio for small acute areas of concern. For this, you would mix 15 essential oil drops for every teaspoon of carrier oil.
Recommended Essential Oil Brands
Because essential oils have therapeutic properties that make them so useful in our lives, you want to make sure that the essential oils you purchase are pure and contain all of the healing components that you are looking for. Unfortunately, there are some unscrupulous companies out there that sell diluted oils or even fake oils that will do you harm if you use them for therapeutic purposes.
The companies that I recommend and who consistently receive positive reviews on their essential oils are these: