Essential Oils & Frequency
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Okay, friends. Let’s up the FREQUENCY of our discussions on FREQUENCY around here. No, it’s not woo-woo! It’s physics and it's game-changing info to understand. I know it’s a word that can cause eyes to glaze over, but we’re gonna change that cause it’s SUPER awesome! 

Everything is energy and that is all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you can not help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philsophy. This is physics.
— Albert Einstein

Albert knows y'all. He knows. So, everything has a frequency and that includes essential oils. Understanding what that means will help us truly grasp the power that these drops contain. 

WHAT IS FREQUENCY? Frequency is the measurable rate of electrical energy flow that is constant between two points. Again, everything has frequency.

WHAT DOES THE FREQUENCY MEAN? The state of our health and well-being is directly affected by the frequency of our body, and our frequency is affected by the frequency of the things we come in contact with.

Essential oil frequencies have a wide range from 46 MHz up to 580 MHz. Healthy people have a smaller range and our bodies function well between 62-72MHz. Disease begins at 58 MHz. Each organ and part of our body operates at it’s own frequency and each responds to other frequencies in their own way. For example, your heart resonates at a different frequency than your skin or your bones. Using a wide array of essential oils with varying frequencies can help support ALL the systems of your body.

HEALTHY HUMAN ORGAN FREQUENCIES

  • 71-90 MHz | Brain
  • 62-68 MHz | Thyroid and Parathyroid
  • 65-68 MHz | Thymus Gland
  • 67-70 MHz | Heart
  • 58-65 MHz | Lungs
  • 55-60 MHz | Liver
  • 58-65 MHz | Stomach
  • 60-80 MHz | Pancreas
  • 50-63 MHz | Colon

FREQUENCIES OF PEOPLE AND THINGS

  • 47-580 MHz | Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils
  • 62-72 MHz | Healthy human body
  • 58 MHz |Human body with cold symptoms
  • 57 MHz | Human body with flu symptoms
  • 42 MHz | Human body with cancer
  • 25 MHz | Human body beginning to die
  • 20-27 MHz | Fresh Herbs
  • 12-22 MHz | Dry herbs
  • 10-15 MHz | Fresh produce
  • 0 MHz | Processed or canned foods

Because our vulnerability to disease increases as our frequency decreases, understanding some different factors that can affect our frequency is important.

RAISES FREQUENCY

  • Focusing on uplifting news or positivity
  • Giving or Receiving prayer or good thoughts
  • Rest
  • Good nutrition and plenty of water
  • Fresh air
  • Using high-frequency essential oils

LOWERS FREQUENCY

  • Stress or focus on negativity or fears
  • Drinking coffee
  • An acidic diet
  • Lack of sleep
  • Unhealthy food choices (processed foods, sugar, etc)
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Feeling or being exposed to negative emotions, stress, anxiety

These are just some examples. The choices we make every day directly impact our frequency. Our body systems each respond to different frequencies. By using high quality essential oils with varying frequencies, and making wise lifestyle choices, we can affect our body’s frequencies so that it can be equipped to handle the day-to-day as well as seasons of additional immune stressors.

I’ll leave you with a list of some of our favorite essential oils and their frequencies. Grab some and use them! Diffuse, apply and enjoy.

  • 580 MHz Idaho Blue Spruce
  • 320 MHz Rose
  • 181 MHz Helichrysum
  • 150 MHz Thieves
  • 147 MHz Frankincense
  • 124 MHz Ravintsara
  • 118 MHz Lavender
  • 112 MHz PanAway
  • 105 MHz Myrrh
  • 102 MHz Acceptance
  • 98 MHz Sandalwood
  • 78 MHz Peppermint
  • 75 MHz R.C.
  • 64 MHz AromaSiez
  • 56 MHz Relieve It
  • 52 MHz Basil
  • 48 MHz Melrose
  • 46 MHz Purification
The Skinny on Citrus Oils
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Citrus fruits. They taste as amazing as they look and they smell even better! Just removing the peel on a juicy lemon or orange will leave the entire room smelling fresh and happy! But did you know that there is value in that rind that you toss? Citrus essential oils harness the goodness in the rind for you to enjoy drop by drop. Not only can they do amazing things for your body, they can also help cheer you up! Citrus fragrances induce relaxation and invoke feelings of happiness.

Interestingly, citrus oils are not technically essential oils at all. They are expressed oils – pressed from the rind of the fruit and rich in terpene alcohols. So, how do you choose which one to use? What are they used for, besides smelling and tasting amazing? We’ll go over that, as well as some basic usage info here, so you know exactly which citrus oil you want to use and why.

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LEMON – Cold pressed from the rind, lemon has a strong, purifying citrus scent. It contains 68% D-Limonene, which provides antioxidant support! Both energizing and uplifting, it is a great choice for helping improve the mood. It is also thought to improve memory, boost the immune system and cleanse the body. It is used both aromatically and Lemon VItality is used to enhance the flavors of foods and drink.

USAGE SUGGESTIONS:

  • Add a drop of Lemon Vitality to your glass of water
  • Use a few drops of Lemon to remove goo, gum or residue from most surfaces
  • Combine Lemon with water in a spray bottle to make a purifying surface spray
  • Diffuse Lemon to help purify the air and improve the mood while adding a refreshing lemon scent to the room
  • Add a few drops of Lemon to baking soda and place in the refrigerator or trash to eliminate odors
  • Place a few drops of Lemong on a cloth in your laundry as a booster to help remove grease from clothing
  • Make a batch of Lemon Soft Scrub by mixing Lemon with baking soda and a little Thieves Household Cleaner to thoroughly clean surfaces in your home.
  • Add several drops of Lemon to body butter and apply to cracked heals

 

LIME – Lime essential oil has an invigorating and stimulating effect and one of the strongest fragrances of all the citrus oils. It is well known for stimulating the immune system and supporting healthy skin. When taken internally, it can provide antioxidant support and may help aide in weight management.

USAGE SUGGESTIONS

  • Add a drop of Lime Vitality to your glass of water to add amazing flavor
  • Add a few drops of Lime Vitality to your salsa & guacamole for an amazing boost in flavor
  • Diffuse or apply Lime diluted to the chest in a salve to support the respiratory system
  • Combine a drop or two of Lime Vitality with olive oil to make a delicious marinade
  • Substitute Lime Vitality oil for lemon in recipes for a change of flavor
  • Apply Lemon to your skin to improve complexion and shrink pores

 

ORANGE – Orange essential oil has a rich, fruity smell that lifts the spirits, calms the body, and brings peace and happiness to the mind. With a flavor as delicious as it’s aroma, Orange Vitality makes a great addition to foods and drinks. Similar to lemon, orange is rich in d-limonene. Orange encourages emotional balance and improves skin.

USAGE SUGGESTIONS

  • Add a drop of Orange Vitality to your glass of water for amazing flavor
  • Add a drop of Orange Vitality to your orange juice or smoothie to enhance the flavor
  • Diffuse Orange to uplift your mood
  • Use one drop each of Orange Vitality, Lemon Vitality, Peppermint Vitality, and Frankincense Vitality in a spoonful of honey. We call this Spoonful of Wellness.
  • Add some Orange Vitality to your favorite vanilla dessert.
  • Add 1 drop each of Orange Vitality and Thieves Vitality to warm water for a delicious, immune boosting tea
  • Add 10-20 drops of Orange to a spray base for happy home cleaning!

 

GRAPEFRUIT – Grapefruit has a fresh, citrus aroma that is energizing and uplifting. Rich in the powerful antioxidant d-limonene, it is nourishing for the skin. Grapefruit Vitality is wonderful used to enhance the flavor of foods and drinks, and is often used to support weight loss.

 USAGE SUGGESTIONS

  • Add a drop of Grapfruit Vitality to water to support healthy and gentle detoxification
  • Take 3-5 drops of Grapefruit Vitality in a capsule to help kick food cravings and maintain a healthy metabolism
  • Add several drops of Grapefruit to body butter and apply to areas of cellulite to promote smooth skin
  • Diffuse Orange to encourage a good mood and positive outlook

 

TANGERINE – Tangerine is a calming essential oil with a sweet, tangy aroma, similar to orange. Like grapefruit, tangerine is rich in d-limonene and nourishes the skin. An excellent oil to help uplift the spirit, it helps calm and bring about a sense of security, while minimizing occasional feelings of nervous irritability. Tangerine Vitality is often used to enhance the flavor of foods and drinks.

 USAGE SUGGESTIONS

  • Add a drop of Tangerine Vitality to water to encourage healthy weight management
  • Diffuse Tangerine next to the bed to promote a restful night of sleep
  • Apply Tangerine diluted to the feet and chest to combat feelings of irritability
  • Take a few drops of Tangerine Vitality in a capsule to support proper digestion
  • Make a summer linen spray of 10 drops Tangerine & 10 drops Lemon Myrtle in a spray base

 

JADE LEMON – Jade lemon has a stronger and richer aroma than regular lemons. Unlike regular lemons, jade lemons remain green even when they have reached full maturity and their oil is only released when the fruit is picked. Rich in the antioxidant d-limonene, jade lemon helps invigorate, uplift, and energize, as well as support clarity of thought and purpose. This oil supports healthy skin, may help open and release emotional blocks, and is used to clean, detox, and purify.

 USAGE SUGGESTIONS

  • Drink Jade Lemon Vitality in water first thing in the morning to wake up happy
  • Diffuse Jade Lemon for an uplifting and powerful aroma
  • Add 15 drops of Jade Lemon to a healing salve base and apply around fingernails to encourage soft, healthy cuticles
  • Add several drops of Jade Lemon to playdough for a mood-boosting sensory activity for kids

 

BERGAMOT – Bergamot has a fresh, sweet, citrus scent. Many recognize Bergamot Vitality as the main flavor in Earl Grey Tea. Uplifting and relaxing, it is good for building confidence and enhancing your mood. It is especially useful for oily and troubled skin.

 USAGE SUGGESTIONS

  • Apply Bergamot to your wrists and heart as perfume to uplift the spirits
  • Add Bergamot to the silky lotion base and apply to your body at night for happy skin
  • Add 4 drops each Bergamot and Tea Tree to 1 cup of dead sea salt for a purifying bath soak
  • Add Bergamot to body butter and apply to face at night when dealing with breakouts
  • Make an Earl Gray Tea by dropping 1 drop of Bergamot Vitality into warm water and adding honey to taste

 

CITRUS FRESH – Citrus Fresh is a blend of orange, tangerine, mandarin, grapefruit, lemon and spearmint. With it’s fresh, citrusy aroma, it calms the body, uplifts the spirits and awakens the mind. It may bring about a sense of well-being, creativity and feelings of joy.

 USAGE SUGGESTIONS

  • Diffuse Citrus Fresh to help purify the air in your home
  • Drink Citrus Fresh VItality in water to energize and support body’s ability to detox
  • Add 15-20 drops Citrus Fresh to a spray base for a lovely room spray

CITRUS OIL USAGE

CITRUS OIL PRECAUTIONS – Citrus oils are Photosensitizing. This means that their natural constituents (particularly furanocoumarins) react when they are exposed to the sun’s rays. This can cause blistering, redness and burning of the skin. Luckily, it’s easy to avoid this. Simply apply citrus oils on skin that will *not* be exposed to direct sunlight, or apply at night to allow at least 12 hours before sun exposure! Citrus oils are different than regular essential oils, in that they are not merely the essence of the plant, but contain proteins from the plant. If you have a citrus allergy, you will also likely be allergic to the expeller-pressed citrus oils and any citrus oils should be used with caution. 

CREATING BLENDS WITH CITRUS OILS – Citrus oils are a favorite for diffusing and using in linen sprays because of their uplifting and purifying properties. A good blend contains top notes, middle notes and base notes. Your citrus oils are your top notes, so try pairing them with oils from the other two categories for a nice, full-bodied aroma-therapeutic experience. Some middle notes are cardamom, cypress, geranium, lavender, nutmeg and rosemary. Some low notes are cinnamon, clove, frankincense, ginger, jasmine, patchouli, sandalwood, valerian, vetiver and ylang ylang.

SLOW AND STEADY – Lemon in a glass of water is a great starting point for using citrus oils. Be sure to start off slowly using any of the citrus oils internally. They are known for supporting detoxification within the body and detoxing quickly can cause some uncomfortable side effects, such as itching or redness of the skin, as well as head or body aches. Just take it slow, use one drop a day, then slowly increase to using more than that. This will give your body time to slowly start detoxing without all the side effects.

LearnKimberly Laird
Vanilla Spice No-Crappuccino
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It’s getting warmer and warmer outside and for many people this means running to the nearest Starbucks and indulging in a high-calorie frappuccino full of ingredients that are less-than-healthy. I love to wake up and enjoy Mud Tea every morning, but I live in Texas and a hot drink to kick off a hot day doesn’t quite cut it for me. So, I present this Mud Tea inspired COLD drink that will sustain your energy in a delicious way with only good ingredients. You’ll love it. No crappuccino.

I know that it’s a tall (make that Venti) order to ask you to give up your beloved frappuccino, but trust me when I say that you are doing yourself NO favors gulping one of those down. It’s a whipped heart-attack with crazy amounts of sugar and expensive add-ons to make it even worse for you! Plus, the more expensive you make it, the worse it is for you! It’s literally the most expensive drink on the menu and if you are still buying fraps, it may be time to rethink that and call it what it is. Crap.

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So, let’s get down to why this NO CRAPpuccino is the answer.  It’s full of protein, vitamins, minerals, healthy fats and good taste. Also, your cup of it won’t cost you your health, waistline and savings. The building block of this delicious get-up-and-go drink is Young Living’s Vanilla Spice Pure Protein Complete, which is amazing! It smells like a cinnamon roll and tastes similarly divine. Let’s delve into the recipe, then read on below to find out why we chose the ingredients we did and what they’re going to do for you!

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

optional add-ons we highly recommend:

HOW TO MAKE IT

  1. Put your Vanilla Spice Pure Protein Complete, salt, and any recommended add-ons (except the essential oils & coconut flakes) into the blender and cover with the hot water, tea, or espresso. Let it run until it’s mixed up nicely.
  2. Add the coconut creamer, raw maple syrup or honey, vanilla extract, and ice and blend until it’s thick and frothy.
  3. Adjust. Taste and adjust amounts to your liking! I cook like I’m sprinkling fairy dust and do not measure a thing. Dump things in and experiment.
  4. Pour into your glass, add essential oils, garnish with coconut flakes and enjoy!

notes: I use a VitaMix, which is a powerful beast of a blender. I cannot guarantee the perfect frappuccinno texture in other blenders. Also, be sure you do NOT add essential oils to your blender unless it is made of glass. Oils and plastic do not mix. If your blender is plastic, add the oils to your glass and stir to incorporate.

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What’s so great about this No Crappuccinno anyway?

  • Pure Protein Complete – A comprehensive protein supplement that combines a proprietary 5-protein blend, amino acids, and ancient peat and apple extract to deliver 25 grams of protein per serving. Its foundation of protein from whey, goat’s milk, peas, egg whites, and organic hemp seed provides a full range of amino acids, including D-aspartic acid, threonine, L-serine, glutamic acid, glycine, alanine, valine, methionine, isoleucine, leucine, tyrosine, phenylalanine, lysine, histidine, arginine, proline, hydroxyproline, cystine, tryptophan, and cysteine, along with a proprietary enzyme blend. Ancient peat and apple extract, along with a powerful B-vitamin blend, complete the formula. Together they support ATP production, the energy currency of the body. This innovative formula makes Pure Protein Complete the perfect option for those looking for a high protein supplement that features a full range of amino acids.

Excellent source of protein (25 grams) • Provides a balance of amino acids • Supports ATP production* • Protein metabolism support • No trans fat • rBGH-free whey • Soy free

Ingredients Protein blend (rBGH-free whey protein concentrate, Goat whey protein concentrate, Egg albumin, Pea protein isolate, Organic hemp seed protein, and Sunflower lecithin), Organic evaporated cane juice crystals, Natural flavors, Xanthan gum, Amino acid blend (L-leucine, L-isoleucine, L-valine, L-methionine, L-lysine, and L-glutamine), Sodium chloride, Ancient peat, Apple extract, Zinc (Zinc picolinate), Enzyme complex (Alpha and Beta amylase, Protease, Lipase, Cellulase, Lactase and L. acidophilus, Papain, and Bromelain), Rebaudioside (Stevia rebaudiana), Biotin, Organic ground nutmeg, Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Vitamin B5 (d-Calcium pantothenate), Orange (Citrus sinesis)† rind oil, Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine hydrochloride), Vitamin B1 (Thiamin hydrochloride), Lou han guo (Siraitia grosvenori) Fruit extract, Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B12 (Methylcobalamin), and Folic acid † 100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil

  • Maple Syrup – Antioxidant rich with a lower glycemic index than most other sweeteners. Also provides zinc and manganese which support a healthy immune system, maintain a good metabolism and healthy blood sugar regulation!
  • Sea Salt – Includes vital minerals like sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, bromide, chloride, iron, copper, and zinc among other beneficial elements. The benefits for your well-being are seemingly endless. Plus, it adds rich flavor!
  • Cacao – Full of flavonoids and may lower your risk of serious disease. Also higher levels of antioxidants than black or green tea, and red wine. Also highly beneficial in promoting a healthy cardiovascular system. Not to mention that it contains magnesium, and other essential minerals such as calcium, sulfur, zinc, iron, copper, potassium, and manganese , as well as vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B9, C, and E. Pass the cacao?
  • Coconut Cream Concentrate is whole coconut meat in concentrated form. It is sometimes referred to as “coconut butter.” It contains no additives* (not even water). The dried coconut meat is ground very finely, giving it a creamy consistency due to its high fat content, much like other nut butters. Since it is 70% fat, it is a rich source of pure coconut oil.
  • Gelatin (collagen hydrolysate) – Loaded with protein and easily digested, gelatin is supportive of gut and joint health. Contains millions of essential amino acids and peptides which regulate cell function. Feeling of alertness, improved concentration, balanced mood, improved energy and increased sense of well-being have been reported! Because collagen hydrolysate dissolves in cold water, as well as hot, and will not congeal like regular gelatin, you can use this high-protein powder in endless ways!
  • Maca – Wonderfully supportive of balanced hormones, which could prove helpful for fertility, menopausal symptoms and PMS. Also supports happy skin, overall mood and sexual function. Maca is rich in vitamin B, C, and E. It provides plenty of calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, phosphorous and amino acids. Because of all this, it gives a nice energy boost that can even improve athletic performance!

So, if you’re looking for a frap, be sure there is no crap. You’re sure to find it yummy and nourishing to your tummy. Okay, enough with the rhymes. It’s good. The ingredients are good. The benefit for your body will be good. Let’s all be good and drink No Crappuccinos. OR, if you’d rather drink something hot, delicious and nutrient dense, try my Creamy Mud Tea. It will not disappoint!

Don’t have a Young Living Membership yet? Contact me (bottom right of the screen) or the person who sent you here for more info on how to get your own. Want some right now? I don’t blame you. CLICK HERE and be sure to choose “wholesale” to get 24% off all your YL oils and products, as well as a bunch of other cool stuff!

10 Safety Tips for Using Essential Oils
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YOUNG LIVING'S OILS ARE SO PURE AND POTENT, THAT WE MUST RESPECT THE DROPS LIKE THE LITTLE POWERHOUSES THAT THEY ARE. Don't worry, though! It's mostly common sense and becomes more and more intuitive as you begin to use your oils every day.

Here are a few safety suggestions that should get you off to a good start! Pay extra attention to #10! 

1. Store them in a cool, dark place with lids secure to maintain their properties.

2. Keep a carrier oil, like YL's V6 oil complex or coconut oil, on hand to dilute. If an oil is too strong on your skin, just apply some carrier oil and wipe off if necessary.

3. Always use glass containers with your oils, especially when drinking, since plastics contain chemicals that the oils will break down.

4. Only use YL's Vitality line internally. These are labeled just for internal use to make it easy!

5. For those with sensitive skin, it may be best to test a small area and wait 30 minutes before applying more. 

6. Keep oils away from eyes and never put them directly in your ears. Should oils irritate or get near the eyes, use a carrier oil (like YL's V6 oil complex or coconut oil) to remove the oil and lessen discomfort. NEVER use water.

7. Citrus oils are photosensitive and may cause a rash or darkening of skin if applied before direct sun exposure. As a general rule, wait 12 hours or after applying a citrus oil before going in the sun.

8. Those with epilepsy or high blood pressure should use caution when using high-ketone oils like basil, rosemary, sage or tansy. 

9. The bottom of the feet is a very safe place to apply your oils and is super efficient for getting the oils into your system.

10. RELAX! You can't really "mess up" using your oils. Experiment, see what you like and give yourself lots of opportunity to see just how incredible and versatile these oils really are! 

Everyday Diffuser Blends | With the Premium Starter Kit Oils
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If you have your starter kit aren't totally sure where to start, we've got you. Diffusing is an awesome way to dip your toe in and fall in love! Those oils you've got in that kit are so incredibly versatile and they are oils I still grab on the regular. 

The oils smell amazing on their own in the diffuser, so you might just start with a single oil or blend each day to get to know them as they are! 

Once you have gotten acquainted with them all, here is some inspiration! Challenge yourself to try one new recipe each day!

 

Remember, there aren't really any rules when it comes to diffuser blends. Don't be afraid to try new things - you might find your favorite new diffuser recipe that way! If you find a really good one, be sure to share the love! 

Don't have oils yet? Click HERE and get ready for clean living made SIMPLE! 

Why We Hoard Certain Oils
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Some oils were meant to be hoarded. Seriously! Let me tell you why.

YL oils are the BEST and are 100% a product of the earth, with it's changing climate and different seasons. Sometimes there is an unfavorable growing season. This could mean there just isn't enough of the plant to even harvest, or that the quality of the oil is not up to our standards.

YL will *not* sacrifice standards. They would rather lose money than sell us an oil that is less-than the best. So, sometimes that means we have a limited stock and only one 5ml bottle per account can be purchased each month. Other times, there is only enough of a single to create the blends and the single remains out of stock. There are times when both the single and the blends it is a part of go out of stock for extended periods of time.

This is a good thing! Sustainability is a priority and that speaks volumes. Quality is a priority and that speaks volumes.

An easy way to know if an oil is worth hoarding is if it has a limit on it. Any oil with a limit to how many you can buy per account each month is worth hoarding. Any oil that you use often or would need, without substitutes, in certain situations is worth hoarding. Any oil you use daily is worth hoarding. Oils like SleepyIze, Peace & Calming, Valor, Deep Relief, RutaVala, Goldenrod, Frankincense, Helichrysum, and Sandalwood come to mind!

There is nothing as satisfying as a stockpile of your very favorite and most precious oils. You can never have too many.

Essential Spring Collection
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SPRING.

Winter has thawed and new life springs forth. It's a time of renewal and brings with it fresh smells of cut grass, blossoms and a warmer breeze. This collection goes deeper into the essence of spring - beyond the blooms. We hope you will enjoy these freshly curated blends we've put together just for you. 

SPRING TIPS:

YOUR FAVORITE LIGHTWEIGHT SCARF MAKES A LOVELY DIFFUSER FOR ANY OF THESE OILS OR COMBINATIONS.

ADD A FEW DROPS OF LEMON ESSENTIAL OIL TO YOUR FRESH CUT FLOWERS TO HELP THE WATER STAY FRESH LONGER.

MOST OF THE COMBOS WOULD MAKE A LOVELY PERFUME WHEN USED IN A ROLL-ON OR DABBED ONTO THE WRIST.

MOST OF THESE OILS ARE VERY SUPPORTIVE OF FEELING CALM, HAPPY AND CENTERED.

ESSENTIAL SPRING COLLECTIONS

  • Basil
  • Black Pepper
  • Cedarwood
  • Eucalyptus Radiata
  • Geranium
  • Inner Child
  • Jasmine
  • Joy
  • Lavender
  • Lemon
  • Lemon Myrtle
  • Orange
  • Palmarosa
  • Patchouli
  • Peppermint
  • Pine
  • Sacred Frankincense 
  • Stress Away
  • Transformation
  • Ylang Ylang

ESSENTIAL SPRING COLLECTION ADD-ONS*

  • Bergamot
  • Blue Cypress
  • Citronella
  • Gathering
  • Neroli
  • Rose
  • Tangerine

Have fun with these blends. Swap out Cedarwood for Sandalwood for a luxurious spin on your favorite blends. Also, try swapping the different florals out for one another - for instance, you could use Palmarosa in place of Rose. 

SPRING DIFFUSER BLENDS

These blends are great for the diffuser, but are also great for making linen sprays, room sprays, or even roll-on scents.

Homemade Coconut Creamer
Homemade Coconut Creamer

A great base for any essential oil tea is homemade coconut creamer. It’s very easy to make and so much cheaper than store bought coconut milk. Also, it’s just coconut with water and none of the preservatives and thickeners. Simplicity is the name of the game!

The ratio of coconut to water makes a big difference in achieving a creamy consistency or having hard fat rising to the top when refrigerated.  After much experimentation, I found a ratio that works for me every time. Thick and creamy with zero separation! It takes a little patience, but there’s very little hands-on time involved. I promise the results will be worth the wait! **This recipe is a great way to give essential oils to kids. (See instructions at bottom)

Homemade Coconut Creamer

YOU WILL NEED:

  • 4 cups COCONUT FLAKES – I buy coconut flakes from Tropical Traditions because of their quality and care for the environment. They are reasonably priced and offer free shipping one Monday a month.
  • 6 cups hot filtered water – the amount used will vary slightly depending on your coconut flakes so you may not use all of it.
  • a high-speed blender – I recommend the VitaMix
  • a nut/rice milk bag – THIS is my favorite bag. It is very sturdy and durable. You can also substitute the bag with layers of cheese cloth.
Homemade Coconut Creamer

HOW TO MAKE IT:

  1. Place coconut flakes into blender pitcher.  I shake the pitcher a little so flakes are more compact.
  2. Pour hot or steaming water over flakes up to the  5-1/2 cup measurement line.  Note: you are not adding 5 1/2 cups of water, just filling the blender to that point.
  3. Blend for about two minutes on high then let sit for 30 minutes to an hour minimum. Letting it sit longer won’t hurt. Blend again for two minutes then sit for 30 minutes to an hour before finishing it off by blending for two minutes one more time. I let the flakes soak for up to three hours. Two will work also but I have tried 1/2-1 hour and results are not as creamy.
  4. Place your nut bag into a bowl or 8-cup measuring cup and pour the pulp into bag. Squeeze the milk out of the bag into bowl or measuring cup. You may need to let it sit a short time to cool a little first as the blending heats it up.
  5. Refrigerate. Give it a quick shake or stir before using and enjoy! This will keep nicely for 5-6 days.

NOTE:  If the measurements are off by just a little, the blender may not be incorporating all of the mixture. If that happens, add water 1 tablespoon at a time to ensure it is mixing well.  I have not had to add more than 2  tablespoons.

Homemade Coconut Creamer

I use this as is but you can sweeten or flavor any way you like. This recipe can easily be made into coconut milk by adding more cold water prior to drinking. You can also just make coconut milk by using the ratio 1 part coconut flakes to 2-1/2 parts water, but you will end up with the fat floating to the top and hardening in the fridge and it will likely have to be blended smooth before drinking the first time.

Pro tip: Don’t throw away that pulp! Use a 1:1 ratio and pour water onto the pulp then go through the same soaking and blending process again. You’ll get a nice coconut milk out of it!

**This recipe is a great way to give essential oils to kids – big and little alike. Just drop a drop of essential oil into the bottom of a glass, cover with coconut cream and stir. Because it naturally has lots of good fats in it, the oils will be well diluted so as not to irritate their mouth or stomach. It will also keep away the oily burps. That’s a real thing!

Homemade Coconut Creamer
NingXia & Elderberry Cremosa
NingXia & Elderberry Cremosa

This is officially my new favorite use for Elderberry Syrup!

If you've never heard of a Cremosa, think of it as an Italian Soda with cream added. I remember going to an Italian restaurant as a child and ordering them. It was so good and probably full of refined sugar, food coloring and who-knows-what-else. 

This is guilt-free and boosts our wellness all while tasting amazing! All those vitality oils in my elderberry syrup recipe give it serious flavor! 

ELDERBERRY & NINGXIA CREMOSA

  • 6oz Sparkling Water (Alta Palla Wild Berry works great for this)
  • 2oz NingXia Red
  • 1oz Elderberry Syrup w/ Essential Oils
  • 2oz coconut cream (Califia Farms BetterHalf Vanilla is my favorite)

Pour it all into an 8oz glass, stir, and enjoy! 

 

Food & DrinkKimberly Laird