Essential Oil Recipes

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 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 2 – Bathe it Away!

For Day 2 of Creative. Well. Being., I made an incredibly easy recipe for a relaxing, detoxing bath. Ready for a spa day? or maybe a spa hour? Yes, I know how hard it is to take a day for yourself so take whatever you can and recharge.

The main ingredient in this is Epsom Salts. Epsom salts are amazing for relieving tension, supporting healthy circulation, and soothing uncomfortable joints and feet. Plus, who doesn’t love a good relax in a bath.

Baking Soda is added to neutralize any harsh stuff in your water. We live in a city with hard water so I would definitely add this but if you have a softener or whole house filter, leave the baking soda out.

The final ingredient gives this soak added benefits of relaxation, mood support, and cleansing. Bergamot Essential Oil also smells SO GOOD!

 

Recipe:

Directions:

  1. Pour contents into hot bath water and soak for 20 minutes. Try to cover your entire body up to your neck.
  2. Once you get out of bath, avoid eating anything for 20 minutes and drink plenty of cold water.

I would love to hear how this works for you! Did it help to get this holiday season started off right?

*Please only use high quality Essential Oils. Find out what I use and recommend here.

(Fairly) Healthy Apple Crisp

Even when its still warm in October here, we want to have the sights and smells of fall. Hence an Apple Crisp. It’s a staple for fall desserts and it’s an easy to dessert to create in a more healthy way. Here is my version:

Apple Crisp Recipe

Filling
4 cups chopped apples (can be peeled but I left the peels on for mine)
3 drops Young Living Citrus Fresh Vitality Essential Oil Blend

Stir the Essential Oil Blend into the apples. It will keep them from browning too. Pour apple mixture into a baking dish. Butter the dish if you would like to but its not necessary.

Topping
1 cup Young Living Einkorn Granola
1/2 cup Almond Meal
1/2 cup Oats
1/2 cup Coconut Sugar
1/3 Coconut Oil
4 Drops Cinnamon Bark Vitality Essential Oil

Mix all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Add the Essential Oil and blend well. Pour the mixture over the top of the apples. Bake at 375 for 30 minutes. Enjoy!

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DIY Vapor Rub

This is such an easy recipe! And a great way to get the benefits of this respiratory system support without all the chemicals. Most store bought vapor rubs have harsh chemicals such as camphor, petrolatum, and turpentine (yes, you read that right!). Stick with the all-natural version and you can feel good about putting this on your kids. We will be keeping this on hand for cold and flu season.