This Tea Tonic For The Immune System Also Makes A Sweet Aroma For The Home

Blessed day! Let’s talk tonics and organic fragrances. The sweet aromas of spices can add to the cosiness of a home, but they’re also nutritional and medicinal to the body on their own. This morning I made a tea tonic with citrus fruits and spices that helps trim the waistline, revitalize the immune system, enhance the skin while also making a sweet aroma that fills the home, while simmering on the stove. Essentially it’s a natural organic air freshener as well as a combo of supplements for the body.

By the way, I used a lot more of the spices than seen in the feature photo. Sprinkle to suit your flavour.

Ingredients (for 3 cups):

1 Lemon (slices)

2 Clementines (slices)

Ginger (1 inch cube in slices)

Saffron (few small pinches)

Cinnamon (plenty)

Black pepper (few small pinches)

Nutmeg (few small pinches)

Honey (1 tsp) – add after heat

Pure coconut oil (1/2 tsp) – add after heat

Directions: Add these into a small pot on the stove with 4 cups of water and simmer partially-covered for 5-7 minutes or until the aroma fills the house. Strain, add honey and coconut oil (if you want) and sip.

Aromas can influence our mood and state of mind. Think for a second about how you feel inhaling the scent of freshly baked bread or a fragrant flower, essential oil or scented candle. Now, what about when walking by a garbage dump or driving by a landfill? Our olfactory system (sense of smell) and whatever it picks up influences our mood in the moment so every now and then it’s nice to enhance the ambience of the home by adding simmering sweet aromas of spices and citrus fruits in the atmosphere.

As a tea tonic, this blend is full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. I’m not a doctor or nutrition but do some research on those ingredients and see how they help the skin and immune system while alleviating tummy aches.

citrus & spice tea tonic after sieving and adding honey and coconut oil

So there it is: today’s tea tonic to help:

  • trim the waistline
  • revitalize the immune system
  • nourish the skin
  • fill the home with a sweet aroma

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