Recipes from Kenya - Lunga Lunga Project

Recipes from Kenya - Lunga Lunga Project

doTERRA ( ), a company specializing in essential oils, has partnered with the Kenya Lunga Lunga Project to support local communities in southeastern Kenya. This project aims to provide education, health care and sustainable livelihoods to people in the area.

doTERRA's Kenya Lunga Lunga project is a unique and exciting initiative that features essential oils sourced from the Kenya region. This project provides sustainable livelihood opportunities for local communities in the area, while providing high quality therapeutic grade essential oils for use in aromatherapy and natural health remedies. Indeed, the essential oils produced in this region are of exceptional quality due to the richness of the soil and the more than favorable weather.

The doTERRA team works closely with local farmers to ensure quality standards are met, as well as providing education on sustainable farming practices such as crop rotation and water conservation techniques. .

The doterra range of essential oils sourced from Kenya includes several varieties, including lemongrass, rosemary, geranium, eucalyptus citriodora (lemon eucalyptus), pink pepper, cypress, thyme, oregano, marjoram, lavender and more. Start discovering the benefits that come with using pure essential oils from Kenya now!

As part of this ongoing effort, Essanzia would like to share with you some unique recipes, using some of the most popular essential oils collected during the Lunga Lunga project:

Refreshing lavender and rosemary lemonade


  • 1 liter of water or sparkling water (according to your preferences)
  • 4 fresh lemons (for about 200 ml of lemon juice)
  • 80 ml agave syrup, honey or liquid cane sugar (adjust according to your preferences)
  • 1-3 drops food grade lavender essential oil
  • 1-3 drops of food grade rosemary essential oil
  • ice cubes
  • Lemon slices, sprigs of lavender and fresh lemongrass for garnish (optional)

Instructions :

  1. Squeeze the lemons to extract the juice. Strain the juice through a sieve to remove the pulp and seeds.
  2. In a large pitcher, mix the sparkling or still water with the lemon juice.
    In a measuring cup, add the agave syrup, honey or liquid cane sugar and delicately add the essential oils of lavender and lemongrass. Mix well with the sugar to incorporate the essential oils well.
  3. Add the essential oil infused sugar to the large pitcher. Mix well to dissolve the sugar.
  4. Taste and adjust the amount of sugar if needed.
  5. Serve immediately in a pretty bottle or an insulated mug to take everywhere and enjoy this delicious summer lemonade!

Tip: For a more exotic version, you can also add a few slices of cucumber and fresh basil leaves to the lemonade. Let steep for 30 minutes in the refrigerator before serving to allow the flavors to meld.

Note: Essential oils should be food grade and always used with care. Be sure to stick to the recommended dosages and consult a professional if you have any questions or concerns regarding their use.

Mosquito repellent

This one is perfect if you need help keeping annoying mosquitoes away this summer!

Mix in the bottle and shake. Get ready for mosquito-free outdoor fun!

Eucalyptus Decongestant

This can help relieve congestion when added to steam inhalation therapy sessions. For this blend:

In an essential oil inhaler Combine:

  • 2 drops of eucalyptus oil
  • 2 drops of peppermint oil
  • 2 drops of lavender essential oil
  • 1 drop of thyme essential oil
  • Add 1 tablespoon of warm water and stir until completely dissolved before using during inhalation therapy sessions, twice a day!

The perfect essential oil inhaler JUST HERE!

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Tips and Warnings

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Want to learn more about how to use these essential oils to improve your well-being? Contact your team of Essanzia experts.

Special Note: Every recipe featured here is based on using doTERRA's Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG) essential oils. These essential oils are chosen for their purity and therapeutic efficacy, ensuring the best possible experience.

If you would like to know more about how to use these essential oils to improve your well-being, or if you have specific questions about a recipe, do not hesitate to contact me at the following address: info@essanzia. com

You can also make an appointment for a wellness consultation, in person or by video conference. The Essanzia team and I are here to guide and advise you in your discovery and use of essential oils. Do not hesitate to contact us for any additional information.


The information and recipes contained in blog posts are intended to promote the general use of essential oils and do not constitute medical advice or medical treatment.

Before using any essential oil for any application or recipe, we highly recommend doing a patch test to make sure you don't experience any adverse reactions. Additionally, Essanzia does not explicitly endorse the use of essential oils. Each individual is unique and may react differently.

It is important to note that citrus essential oils can cause photosensitization. We therefore advise not to expose yourself to the sun for several hours after their application.

If in doubt or concern, please consult a qualified healthcare professional. The health and well-being of our readers is our priority.