Sunday, November 8, 2020

Artichoke spinach pizza

 

Mmm... This artichoke spinach pizza recipe with Rosemary oil and Lemon oil sounds delicious!


Ingredients 

For the pizza: 

Pizza dough (store-bought or homemade) 
2 teaspoons olive oil  
¼ teaspoon Italian seasoning 
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese 
2 ounces chopped fresh spinach 
1½ chopped leeks 
⅓ cup white beans 
14.5-ounce can quartered artichoke hearts 
Sliced fresh mozzarella 
Salt and pepper to taste 


For the sauce:  

1 teaspoon lemon juice 
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese 
2 drops Rosemary essential oil 
2 drops Lemon essential oil 
1 clove garlic 
⅓ cup cream cheese 
½ cup white beans (cannellini work great) 
Salt and pepper to taste 
Milk to thin sauce, if desired 


Instructions 

  1. Preheat your oven to 550 °F. (If your oven doesn’t go that high, 500 °F is okay.) Place a pizza stone on the oven’s upper middle rack of the oven. 
  2. Prepare the pizza crust according to your recipe’s instructions.  
  3. Prepare the sauce by adding all of the sauce ingredients into a small food processor. Puree until smooth, scraping down the sides as needed. Set aside.  
  4. Sauté the cleaned, chopped leeks in a cast iron or sauté skillet for 3–5 minutes, or until tender. Add the chopped spinach and sauté until wilted.  
  5. Roll out the pizza crust on a sheet of parchment paper. Spread the creamy white bean sauce on top of the dough.  
  6. Top the pizza with the sautéed leek and spinach mixture. Sprinkle with the Italian seasoning, Parmesan cheese, white beans, and quartered artichoke hearts. Top with a few slices of mozzarella cheese.  
  7. Remove the pizza from the parchment paper and place on the pizza stone. Bake for 5–10 minutes, or until the crust is crispy and the cheese is melted. Serve immediately.  


 

Brightening grapefruit facial scrub

 When your skin feels dull and you want to get your glow back, Grapefruit oil can help. This DIY brightening Grapefruit facial scrub includes ingredients like avocado oil and Lavender oil, which are soft on the skin. Plus, you can scrub away dead skin by including sugar. 

While Grapefruit oil is known for helping improve the appearance of blemishes, Lavender oil is useful for soothing the skin. With these two powerhouse oils, you can say goodbye to lackluster skin and say hello to a glowing complexion.  

Learn how to make this DIY from the comfort of home by following the instructions below!

Ingredients 

½ cup sugar (the finer the grit, the better) 
5–7 drops Grapefruit essential oil 
5 drops Lavender essential oil 
3 tablespoons avocado oil  
 

Instructions 

  1. Mix all the ingredients into a bowl.  
  2. To clean skin, apply a half dollar–size amount of scrub to your face. Use light pressure to spread the scrub in circular motions. Be careful to avoid the delicate area around the eyes.   
  3. When the scrub has been applied to your face and lips, rinse with warm water and dry gently with a clean towel.  
  4. Follow up with a hydrating serum and/or moisturizer. (You might consider the Verage Immortelle Hydrating Serum or Verage Moisturizer). This scrub can be preserved in the refrigerator for up to a week.   

Note: This recipe makes enough for about five facial scrubs or can be used as an all-over body scrub.  



Sunday, October 4, 2020

Immune support blend

If the kids go out trick-or-treating this year, apply this blend on the back of their necks to keep them resilient throughout the night’s activities. This blend offers the perfect support for immune systems, especially when the weather is turning cold.

 
Ingredients
 
Instructions
  1. Add essential oils to a 10 mL roller bottle and top with Fractionated Coconut Oil.
  2. Use as needed on bottom of feet or back of neck.


 

Fresh garden chowder

 

This recipe is perfect for any time of the year, but especially this time of year when fresh produce is in season. This recipe features Basil oil, which adds a fresh herbal flavor to food. If you have a garden, make sure to add your fresh vegetables to this delicious garden chowder.

Ingredients

1 tablespoon butter
2 medium zucchini, diced
1 medium onion, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced
1 toothpick Basil oil
2 tablespoons flour
3 cups water
2 chicken bouillon cubes
1 drop Lemon oil
2 cups diced tomatoes
1 can evaporated milk
1 can corn
¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1 cup cheddar cheese
Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a five-quart pan, sauté zucchini, onion, and parsley in butter until vegetables are tender.
  2. Stir in flour, salt, and pepper. Whisk until well combined.
  3. Gradually add in water, whisking to keep mixture smooth. Add the bouillon cubes. Heat until bouillon cubes are dissolved.
  4. To prevent milk from curdling, pour canned milk into a small bowl and whisk in some hot liquid from the soup until milk is warm, then whisk the mixture slowly into the pan. Add the corn.
  5. Bring to a gentle boil and then simmer for five minutes or until corn is tender. Add tomatoes, Basil oil, and Lemon oil. Heat until hot throughout.
  6. Before serving, add in Parmesan and cheddar cheese. Garnish with extra Parmesan cheese and eat immediately.

Tip: This chowder tastes great in a sourdough bread bowl.

 



Saturday, August 1, 2020

Stove top cleaner

Ingredients:

¼ cup baking soda
¼ cup table salt
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons water
4–5 drops of Purify Cleansing Blend

Directions:  

  1. Stir all ingredients together until they form a paste and spread it over the stove top and burners.
  2. Leave it on for 15 minutes or longer for hard-to-remove stains.
  3. Using a sponge, scrub the mixture into the grime.
  4. Remove excess cleaner and wipe surface clean.

French Cucumber Salad

This French Cucumber Salad with Marjoram essential oil is healthy, refreshing, and bursting with wholesome, delicious flavors.  


Ingredients

1 avocado, diced
1 tomato, diced
½ red onion, sliced
½ cucumber, diced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 toothpick Marjoram oil 


Instructions

  1. Combine avocado, tomato, red onion, and cucumber in bowl. Set aside.
  2. Pour olive oil into small bowl and mix in toothpick dipped in Marjoram essential oil.
  3. Combine olive oil mixture and vegetables.
  4. Add lemon juice and stir.
  5. Top off with salt and serve immediately.

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Essential oil dishwasher detergent

This essential oil dishwasher detergent combines the refreshing aroma and powerful cleansing properties of Lemon oil. For clean dishes that smell lovely, try this dishwasher detergent—it only take you a few minutes to make!

Ingredients
1 cup super washing soda
1 cup baking soda
1 cup kosher salt
½ cup citric acid
1 glass mason jar (32 oz)
30 drops of Lemon oil

Instructions
  1. Combine all dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  2. Add essential oil drops and mix well. Make sure there are no clumps.
  3. Pour into a 32 oz glass jar for storage.
  4. When you are ready to use, place 1 tablespoon of mixture in the soap dispenser on your dishwashing machine.