Sunday, January 31, 2021

Immune gummies

 



I’m so thankful to have essential oils for our family so we have the best protection for our immune systems during this time!

When I think of boosting immune health, I immediately think of On Guard. These gummies are a great way to give your family some easy immune support and have fun making them at the same time.
       

WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
 

⅓ c 100% pomegranate juice
3 tbsp raw honey
3 tbsp hot water soluble gelatin
3 drops Wild Orange oil
3 drops On Guard oil
Ice cube trays or silicone molds       
INSTRUCTIONS:
 
1.In a saucepan on low heat, whisk juice, gelatin, honey, and essential oils together until there are no lumps. The mixture should all be one consistency.
2.Pour mixture into an ice cube tray or silicone molds.
3.Place your immune gummies in the freezer for about 7-10 mins until they are set.
4.Serve, or place in your fridge to store.
 
*Tip: Because you are using natural ingredients, use gummies within a week for freshness.
 


DIY - hormonal acne mask

 


Do you break out when when your hormones are out of balance? I've noticed acne flare ups around my face and chin when my hormones ramp up.

The good news is, I've found two oils that have helped - Ylang Ylang and Lavender.

Ylang Ylang is known to be a hormone balancer. It has antiseptic and calming properties as well, it's perfect for hormonal breakouts.

Lavender is great for soothing the skin.

 
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
 
1 tbsp of bentonite clay (don’t let this
come in contact with metal)
1 tbsp aloe vera gel
1 tbsp distilled water
3 drops of Ylang Ylang
2 drops of Lavender
 
INSTRUCTIONS:
 

1.Stir all ingredients until smooth.
2.Use plastic measuring spoons to measure bentonite clay.
3.Smooth mask on your clean and slightly damp face. Allow to dry for 10-15 mins.
4.Once your skin feels cool and tight, rinse it off with a soft washcloth and warm water.
5.Follow with a light moisturizer.
 

 

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Siberian fir essential oil

 Love the evergreen scent of Siberian fir. It's so grounding and soothing to muscle aches and pains.


 

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Five powerful oils for the gut

1. Peppermint - cool and soothing for irregular movements

2. Cardamom - related to ginger for digestive enzymes

3. Clove - antimicrobial to help support healthy yeast levels

4. Tea tree - Natural threat destroyer to help overall gut health

5. Fennel - digestive aid

And my personal favourite: DigestZen (or ZenGest), which contains many of the oils mentioned above and supports healthy digestion and soothes the occasional upset stomach.




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.