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


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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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Autumn is in the Air: Spice Up Your Home With Essential Oils

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I absolutely LOVE this time of the year! The crisp, cool air, sweatshirts in the evenings, harvesting from the garden, the scents of cinnamon and clove coming from the oven as my zucchini bread bakes, the list goes on and on.  I also LOVE diffusing essential oils that can make the entire home smell of this wonderful season!

When I think of the aroma’s of autumn things like cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and orange come to mind…it’s all so warm, welcoming and wonderful! But did you know that when diffusing essential oils, the family and guests are benefiting from SO much more than an amazing aroma in the atmosphere?  Essential oils offer much more than a simple scent to a room. They are known for cleansing and purifying the air.  And when breathed in, they offer many wonderful health benefits.

Let’s take a look at some of the awesome reasons why one would consider essential oils in the home.

 

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Cinnamon Bark: The warm, spicy aroma of cinnamon has been sought throughout the ages both as a valuable commodity and for its ability to improve wellness. Cinnamon is thought to promote healthy cardiovascular and immune function.

 

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Christmas Spirit: Don’t let the name throw you 🙂  This is an amazing essential oil blend consisting of citrus, and spice, and a hint of evergreen.  I LOVE diffusing this one for both Fall and Christmas. It is very uplifting!

 

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Clove: Has a sweet, spicy fragrance that is stimulating and revitalizing.

 

 

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Orange: This essential oil has a rich, fruity scent that lifts the spirit while providing a calming influence on the body. Orange brings peace and happiness to the mind.

 

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Nutmeg: has a sweet, warm, spicy scent similar to the spice commonly used in cooking. It has comforting and soothing benefits.

 

 

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Ginger: has a warm, spicy fragrance that is energizing. Supportive of the digestive system, ginger is commonly used to soothe, comfort, and balance digestive discomfort.

 

 

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May your home smell absolutely amazing, may your family and friends be blessed with the awesome benefits of these essential oils, and may you have fun making memories together as you whip up a sugar scrub and room spray together. Autumn is a season of coziness, gratefulness and togetherness. Be blessed.

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What are some of your favorite choices for fall? I’d love to hear from you.