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Copaiba

Copaiba Essential Oil is most exciting as it’s an extremely versatile oil and there are many ways to incorporate it into your life…

1 – Keep your skin clear and clean while reducing the appearance of blemishes by adding Copaiba to your toner or by applying it directly to skin before applying moisturizer.

2 – Copaiba blends well with Roman Chamomile, Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Frankincense, or Ylang Ylang. Use any of these oils that appeal to you and create your own personal fragrance in a roller bottle. (Fill the rest of the bottle with Fractionated Coconut Oil.)

3 – Most of the body can benefit from Copaiba—it supports the cardiovascular, immune, digestive, nervous, and immune system.* To take advantage of these benefits for any of these systems, add one to two drops to water, juice, or make your own tea by using warm water and honey.

4 – When you’re facing a stressful day ahead or feeling worried, diffusing Copaiba’s woody scent can help calm any anxious feelings you may be experiencing.

5 – Take one to two drops in a veggie capsule to take advantage of the antioxidants—the substance that stops potential damage to your cells from oxidation.*

6 – Use in a calming bath by adding two to three drops to body wash before mixing it in the water.
What will be the first way you use your Copaiba essential oil?

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Learn more about doTERRA’s sourcing of Copaiba essential oil

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Cardamom Truffles

 

Delicious Cardamom Truffles 

Ingredients: 

1 small avocado

1 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/4 teaspoon vanilla bean paste

2 drops Cardamom oil

1/4 cup walnuts ( optional )

Directions:

  1. Mash avocado until smooth.
  2. Melt chocolate chips on the stovetop, stirring 30 seconds.
  3. Add avocado, vanilla, and Cardamom oil to melted chocolate and combine.
  4. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for a few hours.
  5. Using a cookie scoop, take the chocolate mix and form a ball.
  6. Dip in the leftover melted chocolate, and sprinkle with gold dust, cocoa, or coconut.

 

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Boost your cellular health & Daily Wellness

Daily Wellness Recommendation from Dr. David Hill, D.C., Founding Chief Medical Officer, Chairman, Scientific Advisory Commitee of doTERRA

Morning 

Apply 2-3 drops of Balance to the bottomos of the feet when you awake.

2-3 drops of Frankincense under the tongue.

1 PB Assist with breakfeast.

Life Long Vitatlityu and Terrazyme with morning meal.

Afternoon  

Diffuse or apply favorite oil for mood management ( Try doTERRA’s Peace, Forgive, Console, Cheer or Passion).

Take Life Long Vitality and Terrazyme with afternon meal.

Use Citrus (Lemon, Orange or Grapefruit)  oil in water throughout the day.

Evening

Take Life Long Vitality and Terrazyme with evening meal.

Giffuse OnGuard or take a capsule.

Bed Time

Diffuse favorite oil for relaxation.

Take two Serenity Softgels 30 minutes before sleep.

Apply Serenity or Cedarwood to bottoms of feet.

*Full dose of LLV is 4 capsules of each. Split between your meals as desired

For your personalized wellness consultation please be in touch  

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Gardening and Essential Oils

Quick Essential Oil Gardening Tips & Tricks 

~For a simple garden tool cleaner, mix 10 drops of Melaleuca (Tea Tree) with 33 ounces of distilled water and add to a spray bottle. Spray on tools and wipe clean without any toxins or added chemicals.

~ To attract pollinators to your garden naturally, use Lavender essential oil. Simply add a few drops to a spray bottle, fill with water, and spray! Repeat frequently.

Make your own non-toxic weed killer from home using vinegar and Clove essential oil! Vinegar is used as an effective natural herbicide and weed killer while Clove essential oil works alongside to naturally rid your garden of unwanted weeds. To make, mix a full-strength vinegar with 10 drops of Clove essential oil, add to a spray bottle, and spray away! Mix well before each use.

~Bites and stings from bees, wasps, ants, and other insects are always a possibility when gardening, even for the most careful gardener. If this unfortunate occurrence happens to you, apply Lavender and Peppermint essential oil directly to the bite or sting for a soothing and comforting sensation.

~Peppermint and Geranium are both excellent oils to have on hand while gardening. Combine these oils with Fractionated Coconut Oil and apply to skin before gardening to protect yourself from ants, spiders, beetles, ticks, and fleas.

~One of the trickiest parts of building and maintaining a healthy garden is keeping pests out. Conventional insecticides contain harmful chemicals that could be dangerous to pets or family members. Luckily, essential oils contain powerful properties that can help keep your garden bug-free, the natural way. This simple DIY uses the power of Peppermint oil to ward off unwanted visitors, keeping your home and garden happy.

Ingredients

16 ounce spray bottle

15–20 drops Peppermint oil

Water

Directions

Fill a 16 ounce glass spray bottle with water, leaving an inch or so of room at the top. Add 15–20 drops of Peppermint oil and shake well before each use. Apply spray to every plant in your garden, making sure to cover the stems and undersides of leaves as well. Spray again after each rainfall.

 

Note: To help kill weeds, you may substitute 8 ounces of water for 8 ounces of vinegar in this DIY. If you choose to do so, do not apply directly to garden plants, and use white vinegar only. Apple cider vinegar emits a sweet smell that fruit flies love, and can make a pest problem much worse.

 

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Natural Sun Soothing Lotion

Natural Sun Soothing Lotion

Ingredients:
½ cup Olive Oil
¼ cup FCO
¼ cup Beeswax
2 tbs Zinc Oxide
1 tsp Vitamin E
1 tbs Shea Butter
12 drops dōTERRA® Helichrysum Oil

 

Directions:
-Add everything except the Zinc Oxide and essential oil in a double boiler or glass measuring cup.
-Place the cup/bowl in 1-2″ of boiling water.
-Stir ingredients. Once the mixture is melted, set aside and let cool for 3 minutes.
-Add the Zinc Oxide and Helichrysum essential oil and mix well.
-Pour into a mason jar and store in a cool place (fridge is best). The mixture will last 6 months.

 

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Springtime Diffuser Recipes

Here are some delightful diffuser recipes for the spring – please post your favorites in the comments below!

Pollen Be Gone
-2 drops peppermint
-2 drops lavender
-2 drops lemon

Spring Is Here
-2 drops wild orange
-1 drop geranium
-3 drops lavender

Spring Dew
-3 drops vetiver
-3 drops lemon

Sunny Day
-2 drops bergamot
-4 drops wild orange
-4 drops ylang ylang

Fresh
-1 drop frankincense
-1 drop ylang ylang
-4 drops lemon

ENJOY!!!

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How are you FEELING?

Diffuser Blends to Balance your mood ~

Stressed 

Diffuse:

3 drops Lavender

3 drops Lime

1 drop Spearmint

 

Worried

Diffuse:

3 drops Patchouli

3 drops Bergamot

 

Tired 

Diffuse:

2 drops Juniper Berry

4 drops Wild Orange

4 drops Grapefruit

 

Angry

Diffuse:

2 drops doTERRA Forgive

1 drop Douglas Fir

 

Nervous

Diffuse:

3 drops doTERRA Balance

3 drops Bergamot

 

Bored

Diffuse:

2 drops doTERRA Balance

2 drops doTERRA PAssion

2 drops Citrus Bliss

 

Sad

Diffuse:

2 drops Bergamot

2 drops Frankincense

2 drops Elevation

 

Anxious

Diffuse:

3 drops doTERRA Peace

2 drops Juniper Berry

3 drops Lemon

 

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Divine Vanilla Chia Custard

 

I love to collect yummy Paleo treats and this is Divine!!! Try adding one drop of your favorite doTERRA essential oils before consuming: Wild Orange, Cinnamon or Cardamom are a few of my favorites. So GOOD!!!

Below is reposted from Dr.Mercola

When it comes to traditional and timeless desserts, one of the most loved choices that many people appreciate is vanilla custard. Creamy and sweet, this classic culinary treat is made by gently heating a mixture of eggs and cream until it reaches the desired thickness.1

Custard has been around since the Middle Ages, and was first used as a filling for tarts and pies. Today, it’s incorporated in various desserts, such as eclairs and trifles, or served by itself. There’s even a National Vanilla Custard Day, which falls on August 17, to celebrate this elegant but mouthwatering dessert.2

Most custard recipes today, however, often don’t skimp on the sweet ingredients, meaning you’re unknowingly consuming high amounts of sugar with every bite. Ready-to-eat versions also use pasteurized milk which, can spell trouble for your health.

If you’re looking for a healthy option, this Succulent Vanilla Chia Custard recipe created by Jennafer Ashley from Paleohacks is a wonderful and wholesome choice. Not only does it use coconut milk in place of cow’s milk (making it tolerable for lactose-intolerant people), but it also blends in chia seeds, a delicious source of dietary fiber, protein, healthy fats and more.

Whether as a palate cleanser after a filling meal or as a quick snack that will get you through the rest of the day, this easy custard recipe is a sure winner.

Recipe

Prep Time 15 min – Cooking Time 15min

Ingredients

  • 4 pastured egg yolks
  • 13 1/2 ounces full-fat coconut milk
  • 2 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • 2 Tbsp. Dr. Mercola’s raw honey
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla bean powder or Dr. Mercola’s vanilla extract
Serving Size: 2
Procedure
  1. Pour coconut milk and honey into a saucepan and heat over medium heat. Pour eggs into a heat-resistant bowl. When milk-honey mixture is steaming hot, slowly pour over eggs and vigorously whisk. Return egg mixture to saucepan and continue whisking.
  2. Whisk in vanilla bean powder. Reduce heat to low and continue to heat but do not boil, whisking regularly. Once custard has thickened, about 10 minutes, remove from heat and cool for 5 minutes. Stir in chia seeds and divide custard among 2 jars.
  3. Chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

Succulent, (Mildly) Sweet and Satisfying: This Chia Custard Recipe Has Got You Covered

The simplicity of this custard recipe makes it perfect for people who want a quick and easy dish to cap off a delicious meal. However, the timing and the temperature you use are essential to get a flawless end product.

Custard should be cooked at the right pace, using a low temperature. Cooking custard too quickly by using a temperature that’s too high will make the egg proteins curdle, giving you something that resembles scrambled eggs, and not the smooth treat you’re after. The Spruce3 even advises using indirect heat, such as by putting the mixture in a double-broiler (just like melting chocolate or making hollandaise sauce), to get the perfect texture you want.

As equally important as the cooking method are the ingredients you will use to make this dessert. Remember that the quality of your raw ingredients can greatly affect the nutritional content of any dish. Just take a look at the wholesome ingredients used for this recipe:

  • Pastured egg yolks — Egg yolks have been unfairly vilified for decades because they contain cholesterol and saturated fat, and are believed to contribute to high cholesterol levels and heart disease. But did you know that the yolk is actually more nutrient dense compared to egg whites?Egg yolk contains omega-3 fats, vitamins A, E, D and K, and higher levels of vitamin B12, folate and choline. It’s also where all the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin are found.

    If you’re still afraid that eating egg yolks can damage your health, take a look at this recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition: Even carriers of ApoE4 gene, which make them susceptible to heart disease, egg and cholesterol intake were not found to increase the risk of coronary artery disease.4 Plus, a separate research found that dietary cholesterol from eggs actually contributed to an increase in beneficial HDL (high-density lipoprotein) cholesterol.5

    When buying eggs, make sure that you buy only true free-range, pastured eggs from a local farmer or health food store. Look for egg yolks with a bright orange color, as pale yellow yolks are an indication that the eggs are raised in factory farms.

  • Chia seeds — Consuming just 2 tablespoons of chia seeds can give you 50 percent of the daily recommended value for manganese, 24 percent of magnesium and 18 percent of calcium — three minerals that are essential for bone health, energy metabolism, DNA synthesis and healthy weight management.Two tablespoons of chia seeds also equal 10 grams of fiber, which is definitely a boon to your health, as fiber can help reduce your risk of a number of chronic diseases, including diabetes and stroke. Chia seeds are also one of the most cost-efficient foods you can buy because they do not go bad for a long time. They can actually last up to two years with no refrigeration, mainly because of their high antioxidant levels.

    A word of caution when eating chia seeds: if you have dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), do not eat dry chia seeds. When mixed with liquids, the seeds can form a gel-like ball that can block your esophagus and may need medical treatment to be removed. Thus, blending it in a recipe like this before eating is a wonderful alternative to eating them by themselves.

  • Coconut milk — Produced by expressing the juice of grated coconut meat and blending it with water, coconut milk is becoming popular among vegan communities today because it can work as a great dairy alternative. It also doesn’t hold back in terms of nutritional value — it’s actually rich in antioxidants, vitamins C, E and B, potassium, magnesium, iron and phosphorus.But what makes coconut milk so wonderful is its high amounts of healthy fats. Coconut milk contains lauric acid, a medium-chain fatty acid (MCFA), which is not only converted to energy (and not as fat), but is also transformed into monolaurin in your body. This monoglyceride can actually eliminate lipid-coated viruses such as HIV and herpes, measles, gram-negative bacteria, influenza and protozoa such as Giardia lamblia.
  • Vanilla bean powder — Made from dried and powdered vanilla beans, but without any additional sugar or alcohol, this powder gives this dessert the pleasing aroma and sweet taste that makes it so popular. In addition, vanilla also offers benefits to your health, mainly through vanillin, its chief chemical component.Vanillin has been linked to lower bad cholesterol levels and improved symptoms of gout, arthritis and other inflammatory conditions. Fresh vanilla beans also provide small traces of iron, manganese, potassium, magnesium and zinc, as well as antioxidants that can help prevent tissue and cell breakdown.

Finally, this recipe uses raw honey, a natural sweetener with many health benefits, in place of fructose or sugar. But even though it offers boons to your health, honey should be consumed in moderation because it can exacerbate pre-existing insulin resistance and wreak havoc on your body in excessive amounts. If you have insulin resistance, you should scrap honey from the ingredients list.

Paleohacks is one of the largest Paleo communities on the web. They offer everything Paleo, from a Q&A forum where users get their top health questions answered, to a community blog featuring daily recipes, workouts and wellness content. You can also tune into their podcast, where they bring in the top experts in the Paleo world to share the latest, cutting-edge health information.
Check out Dr. Mercola  for more recepies and great inforamtion