• Shower Melts
    Essential Oil Gifts,  Family

    DIY Shower Melts

    Shower Melts Shower melts are a great way to end your day whenever find yourself craving a little “me” time after a long day at work. Perfect for the responsible adult who wants a way to wind down naturally, without the aid of medicine or alcohol, so they opt instead for a steamy shower, followed by some comforting apple cider or a calming lavender spritzer. If this sounds like you, then these quick and easy, DIY shower melts are a dream! Combine with a cup of Chai made with a combination of oils like cardamom, ginger, and cinnamon, and you’ve got the makings of a wonderful evening in! Essential Oils in Every Day…

  • Essential Oil Gifts,  Essential Oils,  Family

    Relaxing Lavender Bath

    Lavender. One of my all time favorite essential oils that Young Living actually carries it in two forms: regular and vitality. And for the purpose of this relaxing lavender bath recipe, either or can be used. Young Living Vitality Young Living‘s entire vitality line, the bottles made easily distinguishable by their white labels, can be used for dietary purposes- as well as placed in a diffuser to be misted gently into the air. And lavender is known to be soothing. Calming. It can also add just a subtle hint of flavor- though just the right amount, when used correctly. Those of you that tried my Orange Zest and Lavender Muffins…

  • Cantaloupe Basil
    Essential Oils

    Cantaloupe and Basil Infused Water

    Infused water is all the rage at the moment, and with the combined flavors of cantaloupe and basil, you’re sure to get a kick out of this easy-to-make, and really refreshing, drink! It, much like the strawberry lavender spritzer we made a couple of weeks ago, really is delicious! Thankfully, great tastes like these don’t require a lot of hard work. All you need are a few fresh ingredients, your always convenient- and perfectly potent- essential oils, and boom! You’re set. So let’s make something to help cool us all down on this unusually warm spring day! Here’s what you’ll need to make your own cantaloupe and basil infused water…

  • Trouble in Paradise Cocktail
    Essential Oils

    Trouble in Paradise Cocktail

    Trouble in Paradise Cocktail                                       This drink is just for adults, especially those of us on a time crunch since it’s UBER easy to make. Trouble in Paradise cocktail is a must have on those hot summer nights- especially here in the South! As a busy mom, I recognize that everyone needs a break every once in a while, and this kind of break is going to taste so, so very good- though perhaps it’s best reserved until AFTER the kids go to bed. Much like the strawberry spritzer we made recently,…

  • Lemony Peas
    Essential Oils

    Lemony Peas

      When I originally posted this Lemony Peas recipe from the Young Living Blog, it was still wet and dreary out. Not that it’s not today, but at least today it’s a warm, summer rain coming down- the very best kind. I’ve always LOVED summers in the south, though I know the humidity isn’t for everyone. Makes me want one of those Strawberry Lavender Spritzers we talked about making a couple of weeks back- YUM! But in returning to topic-   Today’s spotlight on oil isn’t on Lavender, and it’s not a strawberry day, but a day for the vegetable lover within all of us- no matter how deep it…

  • Summer Squash and Basil Pasta
    Essential Oils

    Summer Squash and Basil Pasta

    Summer Squash and Basil Pasta My family absolutely loves basil! It has such an amazing flavor! It was super delicious in the Cantaloupe Basil infused water we made just the other day, and in this recipe for Summer Squash and Basil Pasta, it doesn’t disappoint either. While our not so secret ingredient for the Summer Squash and Basil is, ta-da! –basil,  ithas a few flaws- at least in its fresh form. It’s only good for a brief time, it burns and bitters easily, and it’s difficult to get the basil flavor into every bite without also coating the basil leaves. So, to fix this, we’re going to be using my…

  • Beef Stew
    Essential Oils

    Thai Beef Stew with Lemongrass and Noodles

    The last recipe we did was for a ramen noodle dish (click here if you missed that bowl of amazing goodness). The concept is amazing! Here, we use essential oils to ensure that our dishes taste great from bite to bite. Here our essential oils take the place of ingredients that would usually not impart their flavor into every bite. The oils are tame and don’t over power the dish, but help it be consistent every single time we prepare the meal. Tonight, it’s a very yummy beef stew! Here’s what you’ll need to follow along: INGREDIENTS 2 drops of lemongrass oil (found here) 4 garlic cloves, chopped 4 lime…