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Choosing a healthier way of life, the "scents"able way.


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Holiday Cooking with Young Living Vitality Essential Oils

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Ahhhhhh, the holiday season is upon us. I don’t know about you but my boys LOVE this time of the year. I mean, helloooooo, any holiday involving food is a great holiday, lol!

Young Living’s Vitality line of essential oils can offer natural, healthy flavor to many a holiday dish. They pair so well in the following recipes that I cannot wait to share them with you so that you can prepare your savory and sweet dishes in the weeks ahead.

 

 

Which recipe has you excited to try? Which Vitality essential oils are your favorite? Leave me a comment, I sure would love to hear from you!

Are you new to essential oils and not sure where to begin? Let me show you the easiest way to get started here.


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Essential Oil-Infused Wine

Did you know that you could enhance the experience and flavor of a good glass of wine simply by adding essential oil to the moment? Have I peaked your interest? Well then let me share with you what I have learned…

When selecting a wine, I learned that there are a few categories and terms to choose from. Terms such as woodsy, warm, crisp, fruity, floral, etc… You can do the same with essential oils and pair them accordingly. Let me show you how:

Riesling, for example, would pair well with a fruity essential oil such as mandarine, tangerine, lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, jade lemon, or a fruity blend such as Citrus Fresh.

A woodsy wine would pair well with cedarwood, juniper, spruce, or fir.

A more floral based wine could pair lavender, rose, geranium, etc…

When talking about pairing essential oils with wine, there are two ways to enjoy this combination. One is simply inhaling the paired essential oil by running a diffuser in the desired room. The other would be to add to your glass, bottle, or recipe of the chosen drink of choice. Here are a few fun recipes to try.

 

 

The wonderful thing about adding essential oils to the evening is that they don’t interfere with the wine, they enhance it. May you take delight in trying something new with your next glass of wine.


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Young Living Halloween Roundup

Well, it’s right around the corner! Next week actually. I began looking into some healthier alternatives to the traditional treats and thought to share them with you.

Here we have a fun drink and snack with Witch’s Brew and Fruit Spiders.

 

Sink your teeth into this nutritious treat called Ogre’s Overbite.

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Also take time to enjoy these festive treats of Thieves-Infused Pumpkin Seeds and Halloween Popcorn!

 

Annnnnnd then there’s the trips to the bathroom after all of the fruit and healthy eating, lol. So how about some Halloween Poo Brew and a Trick or Treat diffuser blend to keep the house (ahem, and bathroom) smelling ummmmmm, not so scary, HA!!!

 

Finish the night with this Monster Repellent. Talk about cute! The kids will love them! Use the Monster Repellent for little ones who think there’s a monster in the closet, or under the bed. Or for the overactive imaginations that will soon follow Trick or Treat.

Happy Halloween from Scentsable Living!

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Pumpkin Hummus

In honor of ALL things fall right now, how about some pumpkin hummus using our Vitality line of essential oils such as Cinnamon Bark, Ginger, Nutmeg, and Clove.


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Feel free to browse through our other recipes in the kitchen.


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Guilt-Free Peppermint Delights

I don’t know what it’s like in your part of the world, but it’s been very hot where we live. Humidity is around 91%, temps are near 100 degrees…this means a cool, refreshing treat is in order and these Guilt-Free Peppermint Delights are just what we need!

They whip up very quickly!  Take them out of the freezer and enjoy!

What a wonderful treat when we feel like we are roasting in this heat, (hey, that totally rhymed! lol).

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Feel free to switch out the agave nectar for a sweetener of your choice.

Peppermint Vitality essential oil is approved for internal consumption making it the perfect addition for this recipe.

Get your bottle of Peppermint Vitality here.

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Lavender Lemonade

What a wonderful twist on a summertime favorite! Lavender lemonade

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Ingredients

  • 6 lemons, juiced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • ½ cup honey
  • 2 drops Lavender Vitality essential oil
  • Ice water, about 10 cups
  • Lavender sprigs, optional

Instructions

  1. Combine lemon juice, lime juice, honey, and Lavender Vitality in a large glass pitcher.
  2. Add water to taste.
  3. Stir until well mixed.
  4. Garnish with sprigs of lavender.

What’s your favorite treat to make when it gets hot outside?  


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Homemade Chocolate Mint Ice Cream

This recipe was a hit on our hot summer day yesterday. It was cooling, and equally refreshing. Oh, and easy to make!

Basic Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk in step A, plus 2-4 tablespoons in step B
  • 3-4 tsp. of sweetener of choice (recipe called for Truvia, I used Walmart’s Pyure)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp. glucomannan or xanthan gum
  • 1 tsp. tahini, peanut butter, or heavy creamer
  • 1 Tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 3 drops Peppermint Vitality essential oil

Step A:

  1. Pour 1 cup unsweetened almond milk into blender.
  2. Add 3-4 tsp. of sweetener.
  3. Add 1 tsp. vanilla and 1/4 tsp. glucomannan or xanthan gum.
  4. Blend for 30 seconds to 1 minute then pour this liquid into 1 1/2 ice cube trays and freeze.

Step B:

  1. When you are ready to eat your ice cream, take frozen cubes from the freezer and place in food processor or blender.
  2. Process of blend until a powdery consistency is reached  (like dry snow).
  3. Stop processing and add about 2-4 more tablespoons of almond milk, 1 teaspoon heavy cream, tahini, or peanut butter, 1 Tbsp. cocoa powder and 3 drops Peppermint Vitality essential oil. Blend again for a few minutes until ice cream/soft serve texture forms and the consistency is no longer like powdery snow, but holds together.
  4. Scoop into a bowl and enjoy!

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