September Promos are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!

Wow the September promos with Young Living are pretty rad! Check them out below!

 

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So what’s the scoop on all these awesome PROMOs?

 

Tangerine Essential Oil

Tangerine essential oil helps support a healthy lifestyle regimen. This oil adds a bright, citrus flavor to foods and water and is a savory complement to many meats marinades, side dishes, and dressings. Tangerine includes naturally occurring limonene.

We love to add 2-3 drops of Tangerine combined with 5 drops of Cedarwood to help support a restful nights sleep. Perfect for kiddos too!

 

Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon (Citrus limon) essential oil includes the naturally occurring constituent limonene. Lemon may also be used to enhance the flavor of foods.

Did you know it takes 75 rinds of lemons in order to make 1 (15ml) bottle! Wow, that is a lot of organic lemons! I love putting 2-3 drops of lemon in my water daily to help support my immune system.

 

Aroma Life Essential Oil Blend

Aroma Life combines the harmonizing effects of ylang ylang with known powerhouses cypress, helichrysum, and marjoram. Pulsing with life, this vibrant blend energizes your life force. It is best applied over heart energy – front and/or back.

Ingredients: Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens), marjoram (Origanum majorana), Helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum), and ylang ylang (Cananga odorata) in a base of sesame seed oil.

 

Mineral Essence

Mineral Essence is a balanced, full-spectrum ionic mineral complex enhanced with essential oils. According to twotime Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling PhD. “You can trace every sickness, every disease, and every ailment to a mineral deficiency.” Ionic minerals are the most fully and quickly absorbed form of minerals available.

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Be sure to get a reference guide on Essential Oils so you know even more about why these products are so awesome! There is just sooo much to learn!

Happy September everyone!! 

When you LOVE something, you SHARE it!

It really is true!

When you LOVE something you want to share it with everyone!! That’s how I feel about my oils, and I know many others feel the same way.

Keeping my family healthy and free of toxins is super super important to me! And I know it is important to so many others too!

So how do you share these awesome oils with friends, family, coworkers? Well, you can share them by making them rollerballs, DIY oily lotions, bathsalts, and by referring them to Young Living to get a Premium Starter Kit!

I want everyone I know to have and use oils! And the most awesome part about sharing your LOVE of oils with others, is that Young Living rewards you with a referral bonus for each new sign up! Now that’s pretty rad! More mola to buy more oils, and share oily gifts with others!

Make your personal Young Living Enrollment “share it link” here and get sharing with your loved ones! Don’t keep these amazing little drops to yourself.

 

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Summer Beet Salad with Lemon Lime Essential Oil Dressing

As much as I love the flavors of this salad, I am finding it hard to even think about eating a salad right now with this super cold weather and instead I would rather eat hearty warm comforting foods like this or this. Obsession with curry much? Ummm, yes!

Healthy Beet Salad with Lime Lemon Essential Oil Dressing

Despite my longing for warm curried potatoes or soup I want to talk about beets! Beets are in fact a root vegetable, they are earthy, light and grounding. In the winter months if you are trying your best to eat in season, beets are a great vegetable that you can get all winter long at the farmers market, or you can grow your own, chop off the greens and store them, preserve them through canning, or make beet kvass (a traditional Russian super immunity drink). Beets are easy to find,  easy to use and super healthy!

 

Chandra’s beet salad is super easy and super scrumptious! The flavors are so fresh. Never had a beet before? I hear this a lot! You must try beets. They are packed with nutrients.

 

Oh, oh me loves this song.

 

 

Ok back to the beets!

 

Beets, beets! Why Eat em’ cooked, juice them, smoothie them, or shred them and eat em’ raw?

 

“Neutral thermal nature; sweet flavor; strengthens the heart, sedates the spirit, improves circulation, purifies the blood, benefits the liver, moistens the intestines, and promotes menstruation. Used with carrots for hormone regulation during menopause; treats liver stagnancy and liver ailments in general, as well as constipation — especially the type resulting from fluid dryness; also treats nervousness and congestions of the vascular system. A silicon-rich vegetable.”

 

– Healing with Whole Foods by Paul Pitchford

 

Beets are rich in antioxidants, are anti-inflammatory and help support the body through detox.  To learn more about beets and how super they are go here.

 

The healthiest way to cook beets in order to maintain the nutrient enzymes is to stem them. Using a double boiler, place 2 inches of water on the bottom pot, add the beets to the top boiler, bring the water to a boil. Decrease the heat to a simmer for 15-20 minutes until the beets are soft. A good way to tell is if you can easily push in a fork.

 

You will need:

 

~ 2-3 small beets (any color or size)
~ spring mix herb salad (whatever greens you prefer)
~ half a red onion (sliced into long strips)
~ 1/2 cup olive oil
~ 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
~ 1-2 heaping tbs. raw honey(the real stuff)
~ dash of sea salt
~ 1 drop lemon essential oil, 2 drop lime essential oil & juice of 1 lime
~ mason jar or glass container for dressing and onions
~ steamer or double boiler

 

 

Directions:

 

~ Steam your beets using the directions above in your double boiler

~ Prepare the dressing by adding all the ingredients (oil, vinegar, honey, salt, lime juice & oil drops) to a mason jar, shake up until well combined, this dressing will serve 2-3 people. I like my dressings to lightly coat the salad but not be super heavy. So if you feel like you need more dressing double that batch.

~ Once the dressing is mixed slice up your onions and add them to the dressing jar to chill and marinate in the fridge for about 30 min to a hour while the beets cook and cool.

~ Once your beets have cooled take peel off the outside skin and slice them. Add them to your salad, add the dressing with onions, toss and enjoy!

 

The dressing and onions will keep in your fridge for future use for up to 4-5 days. The onions will become more soft and the flavor will be even more intense and yummy! This salad is great for making in larger batches for daily lunches at work.

Listen to some Michael Jackson while you cook your beets, who knows it may just help you digest your food better, because a happy mind makes for a happy body. So get dancing and beat the winter blues with some beets!

Enjoy!

Fall Beards!

Wow July is almost over!

Where did the time go?

And Fall is just around the corner! You know what that means? Fall sweaters, tall boots, scarves, adorable fun hats, pumpkin lattes, piles of leaves, apple crisp, cider & BEARDS!

Help your man embrace his love of oils this FALL. Happy Oiling to all those handsome bearded men with super smart oily obsessed ladies! You can now let the fall beard growing commence! 🙂

AND MEN…if your reading this, forward it on to your wife so she can spoil you with some homemade presents!

HAPPY BEARD HAPPY MAN

 

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Raw Cashew Coconut Cacao Butter

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Summer is already half over, I think I will start crying now! In the mean time I am going to eat as much fresh fruits as possible and comfort myself with this yummy raw butter, perfect to dip into fruit! It totally tastes like a variation of nutella, so I dare you to eat some on a piece of grilled or toasted ciabatta bread! Please do, eat it for me, since I can’t!

Oh, oh or you could also make a strawberry, cashew butter pound cake panini! Oh boy, now that sounds like heaven. Slice your pound cake into 1/2 inch slices, spread my raw cashew butter on each side, add sliced strawberries, put the two slices together like a sandwich, grill until toasted on a grill or a panini griddle….hmmmmm yum!

But if you are gluten free or avoiding really unhealthy refined baked goods like fresh pound cake, dipping strawberries or any fruit for that matter into this divine dip is just as good if not better! And either way it will be the perfect crowd pleaser at any party! This butter is made from raw ingredients, uncooked and full of healthy fats and anti-oxidants! Seriously a guilt free treat!

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What you need:

  • 1 cup cashews, soaked (I used raw, unsalted)
  • 1/3 cup raw honey or pure maple syrup (combo of one or any), to taste
  • 1/3 cup raw cacao powder (I use Dagoba or Navitas Naturals)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 drop cinnamon essential oil
  • 1/4 cup coconut flakes (unsweetened & soak for 2 hours to soften)
  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil

Directions:

  • Soak your cashews and coconut in a bowl in filtered water for 2-4 hours until soft.
  • Add all ingredients into a high power blender, or food processor, blend until smooth and creamy texture
  • place in a bowl to serve immediately with fresh cut fruit, or place in jars to store in fridge until needed. Use within 1 week (huh that should not be to hard as you will literally want to eat it by the spoonful!)