• Best Homemade Apple Cider Recipe made with Young Living essential oils recipe. Warm winter beverage featuring homemade apple cider, cinnamon bark essential oil, tangerine vitality essential oil, and essential oils by Young Living.
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    Young Living Essential Oils Recipes: The Best Homemade Apple Cider

    Winter weather in the South has people running indoors and huddling beneath mountains of blankets. Sipping hot cider, hot cocoa, or tea is a favored tradition this time of year. One of which I enjoy doing when I’ve made my own. Which is why I recently began searching for the best apple cider recipe. Had to be healthy. No added processed sugar. And those instant packets from the store? Just don’t cut it.Having lived for over a year in Colorado, where it snowed 8 months of the year we were there, I look back and think to myself, how did I survive those uber cold months without this recipe? I’m…

  • Essential Oil Recipes,  Family

    Lavender Hot Chocolate

    Lavender Hot Chocolate The weather today is a bit chillier than the day before. Which I love. Finally, after months of heat, we in the South are entering that blessed season called fall. Autumn. Leaves are changing. Temperatures are dropping. And it’s a hot beverage and soup kind of day. I absolutely love hot chocolate. Who doesn’t? Although my husband would choose hot cider over chocolate any day, I don’t hold it against him. I actually found an excellent recipe for cider and posted it some months earlier which you can see here.   Sometimes I’m in the mood for plain hot chocolate. But today, I was in the mood…

  • Essential Oil Recipes,  Family

    Healthy Thin Mint Shake

    Healthy Thin Mint Shake We all love chocolate. Or at least, I do. But I’ll be the first to admit, it’s far too easy to over indulge. This thin mint shake, though? ZERO Guilt because it’s nutrition with ZERO yuck. When you’re on a health food diet / clean eating kick / healthy lifestyle change, like yours truly, you have to limit treats. I get that. You have goals. Luckily, this shake is only tastes like it’s sinful and full of sugar, but it’s truly an example of chocolaty nutrition at its best! It uses Young Living’s Pure Protein Complete- Chocolate. And that gives it the decadent chocolate flavor.  …

  • Cantaloupe Basil
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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…

  • Spiced Rice
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    Spiced Rice

    Spiced Rice First! If you’ve never tried spiced rice you’re missing out on an entire WORLD of amazing food! This dish is amazing as a side by itself, or with a Trouble in Paradise Cocktail , some Lemony Peas, and an entree of Coconut Chicken. Despite pinning this post in the early morning, just thinking about this dish already has me hungry for lunch! In this dish, we’re taking black pepper vitality, a little Himalayan salt, butter, and rice, and taking them all to the next level with this member of the ginger family- Cardamom. If you’ve never had it, I suggest you try it. It’s a great, warm edition to…

  • Cooking with Essential Oils | Masala Chai
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    Cooking with Essential Oils | Masala Chai

    Masala Chai This week the secret ingredient is cardamom oil! I love how this essential oil is cold pressed and takes the amazing flavor and aroma of cardamom. So this week we’re going to be taking some of my favorite recipes and tweaking them to now use this very, very useful essential oil. One quick note about the masala chai recipe below is that I realize your tastes in chai may differ greatly, and my recipe below is heavy on the ginger. So you may want to experiment a little to find the best fit for you. Either add more syrup, or more cardamom oil. 100% up to you! -Post…