• 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 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…

  • Orange Zest and Lavender Muffin
    Essential Oils

    Orange Zest and Lavender Muffins

    Orange Zest and Lavender Muffins This is our last post using the lavender secret ingredient, and I really hope it’s changed your mind on how lavender can be used a beautiful flavor, and not just in soap, lol!! Orange zest and lavender muffins are a favorite in my house, and the lavender chicken, though floral and yummy, I must say, that between the chicken and these muffins, my kids choose the muffins time and again, hands down. Breakfast is their favorite meal of the day, and these muffins are so good, you’ll want to make a couple of batches and freeze them for those early mornings when everyone’s trying to…

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    Cooking with Essential Oils | Strawberry-Lavender Spritzer

    Strawberry-Lavender Spritzer Strawberry-Lavender Spritzer. The name alone conjures up images of juicy red berries, a light floral scent, and an image of an ice cold beverage. Perfect for those hot, summer nights, or those humid days lounging poolside. Wherever you choose to enjoy it, this drink will not disappoint if you’re looking for a light cool down- no matter the season. As we continue highlighting recipes using this week’s spotlight vitalilty oil, lavender, lets all just take a short break for a second…. and breathe. Whew. Now let it out, and close your eyes. Visualize a cold drink. The condensation dripping down the sides. Yeah, that’s a strawberry-lavender spritzer.  And…