Day 10 – A Day of Rest and Reflection

Day 9 – Hot Carob? With Peppermint???

 

Yes, I know, it doesn’t sound as yummy as Hot Chocolate. But when you are a chocolate lover that developed a chocolate allergy, you do the next best thing… Hot Carob! And then to amp up that flavor even more, how about some peppermint flavor (or cinnamon)? This recipe can absolutely be made with real chocolate too – I made it that way for Malcolm and he loved it!

It’s really easy to make and it only requires a few ingredients.

• 1 cup of milk (dairy or non-dairy)
• 2 Tbsp Unsweetened Carob Powder or Cocoa Powder
• 1 Tbsp Raw Honey
• 1 drop of Peppermint Essential Oil or Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil
• a few Chocolate Chips or Carob Chips (optional)

Over medium heat, stir the milk in a saucepan until hot (but not boiling). Add the Carob or Chocolate Powder to the milk and allow it to dissolve. Then pour the mixture into your favorite mug and add honey and Essential Oil. (This is where I threw in a few chocolate or carob chips to add that chocolate creaminess but only if you are a chocolate crazy like me. 😂 Stir well and drink up! So easy!

To find out more about the Essential Oils I use and why I chose this company, click here.

Day 8 – Are you a Badass?

I have just started reading You are a Badass by Jen Sincero, but it started out so good and I have heard so many recommendations about how great this book is, I had to share. What an incredible boost to your well-being!  “We live in a world of infinite possibilities” and you just have to embrace that.Her book is “27 bitesized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, sage advice, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word, helping you to: Identify and change the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors that stop you from getting what you want, Create a life you totally love. And create it NOW, Make some damn money already. The kind you’ve never made before.” That sounds like something I want to be a part of!

I would love to hear your thoughts on this book and how it has improved your well-being!

Day 7 – Shower Fizz

I love a good bath as much as anyone but I take a shower every day so I need something luxurious and beneficial for my shower too. The means a shower melt or fizz. They are so easy to make and so versatile. You create several at a time without any fragrance and then add your own as you need a certain aroma.

If one day you need to clear your head, drop some Eucalyptus Essential Oil on the shower melt (My hubby’s favorite), if you are taking an evening shower and want to relax, add some Lavender Essential Oil. Whatever aroma you need at the time for your wellness or well-being, that’s what you drop on your shower melt. I love versatile things like this! Plus you can get really creative with mixing scents and oils.

Now for the recipe:

• 1 cup of baking soda
• About 1/3 cup of water
• 3-6 drops of the Essential Oil of your choice. Here is what I use because of it’s purity.

  1. Preheat your oven to 350.
  2. Prepare a muffin tin with cupcake liners. (Silicone or foil liners work best.)
  3. Add the baking soda to a mixing bowl. Add the water slowly to form a paste.
  4. Spoon the mixture into cupcake liners, filling each liner about halfway.
  5. Bake 15-20 minutes.
  6. Allow to cool completely. Leave the shower melts in the foil liners or remove from the silicone liner and place in paper liners. They are slightly fragile so the more you handle them, the more they can fall apart.

When you are ready for a shower, add 3-6 Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils to the top of your shower melt and place in the corner of your shower. It will break down as you shower and release the amazing aroma. Enjoy!

Day 6 – Lighten the Load

When it comes to clutter, I think we all have a bit lying around. Hopefully not like the pic!

Well, clutter can definitely put a crimp in your overall well-being. I have tried so many de-cluttering ideas, but the one that works best for us is to get rid of one thing every day. It is really simple but the beauty of this rule is in how vague it actually is. One thing every day can mean one toy, one item of clothing, or one dish. Or, on a tough day, it can mean one slip of paper and on a “gung-ho” day, it can mean one box or one bag! (Those days are my favorite but they don’t happen that often.)

The point of this is to be mindful of what you can handle each day. If you are naturally drawn to clutter then take it slow and if you are ready to make the move to minimalism then a box it is!