Chia Doughnut Holes

Boys have Christmas Parties on Friday and I cannot pass up a opportunity to share that GOOD for you Food can be just as delicious as the traditional “stuff” called food they are used to! 😜

Chia Doughnut Holes 🎄 2 Ways

3/4 cups oat flour

1/2 cup chia seeds

1 1/2 baking powder

1/4 tsp pink Himalayan salt

1 drop doTERRA cinnamon Essential Oil or 1/4 tsp organic cinnamon

1/3 cup maple syrup

1/3 cup non-dairy milk

1 tsp pure organic vanilla extract

WAY 2

1/4 cup almond flour

1/2 cup cacao powder

1/2 cup chia seeds

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp pink Himalayan salt

1 drop doTERRA peppermint Essential Oil

1/3 cup maple syrup

1/3 cup non-dairy milk

GLAZE

Soften 1 cup of coconut oil whip in 2 tbsp maple syrup

Oil Pulling; DIY

The in’s & out’s of OIL PULLING!
I really have grown to love this process! It has benefited my oral health tremendously.
Ingredients;

•1-2 tbs of coconut oil (food grade)

•1-2 drops of your favourite cleansing essential oil (my fav is the OnGuard, protective blend from doterra)
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How to;
•Simply scoop your coconut oil, and add your essential oil to it.

•Swish it in your mouth for about 20 mins.
Note – this can be tiring for some in the beginning. That’s okay. Just swish as long as you can and your cheek strength will improve over time.
•Spit it out in the garbage (especially if you have a septic system).

•Rinse your mouth with warm water.

•Brush and floss as per your normal routine.
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If you do not like the taste of coconut oil you can switch it out for MCT oil. This will have the same benefits as the coconut oil however it is a tad more expensive. Please note that MCT oil is always in a liquid state.
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The Benefits;
•Helps prevent tooth decay/cavities

•Improves bad breath

•Improves bleeding gums

•Helps with oral inflammation

•Help whiten teeth

•Soothes throat dryness

•Helps with cracked lips

•Supports Immune System

•Improves acne

•Strengthens gums and jaw
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Oil Pulling Tabs
If you are a DIY guru, this might be something for you. Oil Pulling Tabs are simply a little pre made tablet that is extremely convenient for people on the go!
Ingredients;
•Coconut oil (food grade)

•your fav essential oil! Mine is OnGuard

•small silicone pan

•mason jar with lid
How to;
•Fill your silicone pan with coconut oil.

•Add one drop of essential oil to each tab

•Refrigerate (or freeze) until solid

•Remove tabs from silicone pan and store them in your mason jar or any other airtight container!

Why we don’t buy doTERRA on Amazon!

My aspiration is to educate the masses.

Why we don’t purchase doTERA through Amazon;

1. You get what you pay for – the essential oil industry is growing at a fast rate. Many people are in it for the money and not for the true therapeutic benifits of the oil. The caps and seals can be purchased for next to nothing and it is way too simple to dilute or even replace the oils that are in the bottles. Amazon has no control over this and it is scary to think of what’s out there and what is being portrayed as an essential oil.

2. As of March 31, 2016 there are no authorized doTERRA sellers on Amazon.

3. Community support – there is a lot to learn when it comes to essential oils. It’s a journey and is not something that will happen overnight. We have an amazing community set it place to help, guide and support you in any way imaginable! If you purchase from Amazon you do not receive any of that.

Personally for me, because I use the essential oils to support my family and myself I want to make sure that I get guaranteed pure oils and the education to maximize. Plus I get 25% off retail, FREE oils every month AND 25% back on each purchase I make. That is 50% off just because I am a wholesale member.

Copaiba

I was previously very impressed with Charlottes Web CBD Oil and would often recommend it to clients. But the pice tag was SHOCKING and still ran the risk of possible THC interactions 😔 If you don’t know about medical marijuana or hemp, aka CBD, then you need to know that there are two components that have an affect on our body systems – CBD and THC.

CBD interacts with our CB2 receptors and gives us incredible therapeutic benefits such as:

-tension relief

-decreased inflammation

-reduced anxiety

-nervous system support

-lowered insulin levels

-cardiovascular health

-and more!

*THC is the controversial component that interacts with our CB1 receptors which is responsible for causing the “high” associated with marijuana.

*What you may not know is that there’s a THIRD type of cannabinoid–BCP (aka Copaiba). BCP is the long lost relative we always hoped we’d find!

It was only just discovered as a cannabinoid in 2008. And while it’s different from CBD, it directly affects the same CB2 receptors and is a much more concentrated form.

For example:

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💧CBD derived from hemp has a 2-4% concentration.

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💧CBD derived from cannabis/marijuana has a 5-35% concentration.

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💧dōTERRA’s BCP? 60%! Wow!

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dōTERRA is the first company ever to formulate their Copaiba using 4 different species making it the highest concentrated cannabinoid available. Yet because it is not a cannabis derivative it will never show up on a drug test or alter your cognitive state out of a natural comfort range.

Lastly dōTERRA Copiba is 1/3 of the price of a good quality hemp CBD! I’d say that in my opinion. I feel Copaiba is the superior option. How about you?!?

Starch Spray

I’m always on the lookout for opportunities to share information with you. Starching clothing is a dying art but one my grandmother took pretty seriously 😋 Personally the spray bottle with numerous warnings never beckoned me to take up this practice but it does not have to be that way. Did you know you could starch your clothing naturally. Please just ensure the ingredients you are choosing are Gmo and pesticide free. Happy Starching 💜

Ingredients

1 heaping tablespoon cornstarch. You can vary the amount to get a greater or lesser degree of stiffness.

1 pint cold water

1-2 drops essential oil (optional)

1 clean spray bottle

Preparation

1. Combine the cornstarch and water in a bowl, and stir until the cornstarch is completely dissolved. (The mixture will be milky in color)

2. Add a couple of drops of dōTERRA essential oil for fragrance (if desired)

3. Then, transfer to a clean spray bottle, and use. You want to use a clean spray bottle that hasn’t been used for chemical products. Cornstarch is a neutral chemical, but it could still pick up traces of other products.

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doTERRA OnGuard Cleaner Consentrate

This is the liquid gold of the cleaning products!!

“This powerful essential oil blend is combined with plant-based derivatives that provide a non-toxic and biodegradable way to clean and eliminate odors, so it is safe for loved ones as well as the environment. The multi-purpose capabilities of doTERRA On Guard Cleaner Concentrate make it perfect to expertly clean hard surfaces in the kitchen, bathroom, or any room, leaving behind a clean and invigorating scent.”

MULTI-PURPOSE CLEANER: Mix 2 tbsp of concentrate per 24 oz. of water.

BATHROOMS: Mix 3 tbsp of concentrate per 24 oz. of water.

DISHES: Mix 3 tbsp of concentrate per gallon of water.

TOUGH JOBS: Apply concentrate directly on designated area and let soak.

I personally have used it on many more ways then it is advertised! I use it for stains on clothes, added boost to my laundry, hand soap, you name it, I use it!

It’s absolutely brilliant and will never go back!!

Homemade cleaner

I’m sometimes asked how would a homemade cleaner work exactly if the oils do not mix into the water and disperse evenly. Well the answer is it’s all in the composition of the oil itself. The power in any essential oil is due to the constituents that make up that oil!

So in lemon (and most every citrus oil) the rockstar constituent is a monoterpene called d-limonene. It has the ability to dissolve dirt + pesticides which are petroleum based. You can read research on that here:

Properties of limonene: http://monographs.iarc.fr/ENG/Monographs/vol56/mono56-9.pdf

It is best to add a natural castile soap to the water that you’re adding the citrus oils to so that the castile soap can help disperse the essential oil with the water. (Castile soap such as D.Woods, is made of coconut olive and hemp oils and has lots of uses around your home – it’s natural, and safe if ingested which makes it great for this use) The Best way to soak produce is to use a large bowl that will fit in the sink and add approx 1 tsp castile soap and 5-7 drops of citrus essential oil such as lemon or grapefruit or tangerine. Mix it around and then add your produce to sit for 10 min. Then rinse really well because that soaking water now contains soap, pesticides, dirt and bacteria.

This method will cost you a total of about $0.25!

Essential oils inhibiting cell attachment and biofilm development indicates a promising tool for reducing microbial colonization of food processing surfaces. Use of natural antimicrobial agents could provide alternative or supplemental methods for the efficient disinfection of microbe-contaminated industrial surfaces.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0956713511005561

DIY – Powder Laundry Detergent

Hello everyone!

Here is my FAVOURITE powder laundry detergent! It cleans like a charm, saves you money and all natural! I have truly fallen in love with making my own natural laundry. Knowing what ingredients are in the day to day items I use has come very important to me. I strive to reduce our toxic load and irritants in our every day life.

YOU WILL NEED

  • Baking Soda 10 cups
  • Coarse Sea Salt 3 1/3 cup
  • Dr. Bronner’s Castile Bar Soap 6 bars
  • Cheese Grater or Food Processor
  • Large Bucket or Container
  • (OPTIONAL) doTERRA PURIFY Essential Oil Blend
  • (OPTIONAL) Knuckle Band-Aids (haha)

 

I have learned my lesson from previous times to cover my 3 fingers with knuckle band-aids to protect my finger tips. My cheese greater is extremely sharp and this is a highly recommended easy step. Some people also use a food processor with the grater attachment to shave their bars of soap. I find it much easier to just do it by hand. I can grate the 6 bars in less than 10 mins.

So with that said grate all 6 bars of soap! I love the Dr. Bronner’s Castile Bar Soap. It is all natural and fair trade. Here is a list of the ingredients; Organic Coconut Oil*, Organic Palm Oil*, Sodium Hydroxide**, Water, Organic Olive Oil*, Lavandin Extract, Organic Hemp Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Lavender Extract, Sea Salt, Citric Acid, Tocopherol.

This soap does not create suds and is safe for all types of washing machines.

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Proceed by adding the entire content of the baking soda and coarse sea salt content into your container. Mix well.

Baking soda will boost the natural cleaning properties of the castile soap, controls detergent suds (if there are any), reduces and removes laundry odors, softens water and laundry (no need for toxic fabric softners) and is safe to use in HE / front load washers.

Coarse Sea Salt is a great natural stain fighting agent (pre-wash and during wash), it keeps colours colourful, removes stickyness to clothes, reduces yellowing of clothes and controls mildew (in your machine).

OPTIONAL

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Purify is a special essential oil blend that is meant to eradicate foul odors in a natural and safe way. It is a bright uplifting blend that combines citrus and pine essential oils. I absolutely love the fresh and airy scent that it leaves behind! I also add this blend to my dryer balls. Here are the ingredients; Lemon Peel, Lime Peel, Siberian Fir Needle, Austrian Fir Needle, Pine Needle, Citronella Grass, Melaleuca (Tea Tree) Leaf, Cilantro Herb essential oils.

You can choose to add about 20 drops to your container or add 1 drop per load. All depends on how you want to function.

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I use 1/4 cup each load. Sometimes with the very dirty toddler/preschooler clothing I tend to bump it up to 2.

How much is this all going to cost?

Here is the break down

(I buy my items at my local grocery store, you can find cheaper prices at Bulk Barn or other similar stores. ALL PRICES IN CAD, and does not include taxes.)

  • Baking Soda – 2kg box – $5.99
  • Coarse Sea Salt – 750mg – $5.99
  • Dr. Bronner’s Castile Bar Soap) – $4.99 X 6ea = 17.99$
  • (OPTIONAL) doTERRA Purify – 15ml – $23.00 (wholesale price) = $0.09 per drop x 20 drops = $1.84

For the sake of the laundry cost per load calculation I will not include the essential oils as they are not necessary.

SAVING MONEY

Based on the weight/contents of the ingredients (minus essential oils) and using 1/4 cup per load… you will get 50 loads per recipe. which ends up being about $0.59 per load!!!

AND if you wanted to add the essential oils in your laundry detergent it would bump the cost up to $0.63 per load!

So depending on how often you do laundry this detergent can last you from 60 months to 1 year! How is that for savings!!!

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In conclusion, you do what is right for you and your family. I did not always do this. I always just went for the store bought stuff because it was so easy. However after taking the 15 mins it takes to make this all natural detergent, I was hooked! Hooked on giving my family a healthier alternative, hooked on saving money, and hooked on living naturally!

Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

DIY – FREE Breeze


Have you ever taken a look at the ingredients in Febreze? The list is massive!

Here is a simple safe alternative to the chemically filled Febreze. It is Free of chemicals and will leave its fresh natural scent behind!

All you need is;

Spray bottle 500ml

Witch hazel

Filtered water

Your favourite doTERRA essential oils
I personally prefer Thayers Witch Hazel ! They have been around for 140years, get more info here.  I also prefer getting the unscented one however the last time I went to the store they only had the lavender in stock which was fine for me.
Fill your bottle about 1/3 of the way with witch hazel. Top off with filtered water and add your 20-30 drop of essential oils. Before use make sure that you shake your bottle to break up the molecules of essential oils as they are not water soluble.  Then spray in the room of choice! The witch hazel is great for a quick evaporation of the spray. Leaving only the minuscule beads of essential oils. The frangeance will be refreshing and safe for your family and pets.
My top essential oils for this type of DIY are;

Lavender
Wild Orange
Lemon
Lemongrass
Citrus Bliss

Feel free to experiment as well and make your own blends!