Healthy Patriotic Popsicles

Ingredients and Supplies 

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  • 2 cups fresh strawberries
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 6 oz fat free greek yogurt
  • popsicle molds
  • popsicle sticks

 

Directions

Berry Sauce 

  1. In two separate saucepans bring blueberries and strawberries to boil with a 1/2 cup of water in each pan. Partially cover pans and reduce to a simmer for 5 minutes until berries are saucy.
  2. Remove from heat and puree each sauce separately in a blender. Transfer the sauces to airtight containers and store in the fridge until cooled.

Pops

  1. Fill pop molds 1/3 with blueberry sauce. Plasce in freezer until frozen.
  2. Fill the next section of the mold with yogurt, leaving room for the strawberry sauce. Return to freezer until frozen.
  3. Fill remaining space with strawberry sauce and insert sticks until they reach the yogurt layer. Return to freezer until frozen.

 

Essential Oil Tea

Relaxing Tea

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  • 8 oz boiled water
  • 2 drops lavender
  • 1 drop roman chamomile
  • 1 tsp raw honey

Mix together and enjoy. p

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Ginger Tea

  • 8 oz hot water
  • 1 drop ginger
  • 1 drop peppermint
  • 1 drop wild orange
  • 1 tsp honey

Mix together and enjoy.

Natural Sunscreen

This is a great recipe for natural, homemade sunscreen. Protect your skin from the midsummer sun without harsh chemicals.

Natural Citrus Dish Soap

Ingredients 

  • 2 cups liquid castile soap
  • 20 drops Lime essential oil
  • 8 drops Wild Orange essential oil
  • 6 drops Citrus Bliss blen

Instructions

  1. Fill a large clean bottle with castile soap; dilute according to directions if using concentrate.
  2. Add essential oils. Shake bottle before each use.
  3. add 1 to 2 tablespoons of soap to dish water for use.

You can find this recipe in the Winter 2014 issue of doTerra Living magazine, created by Heather Nelson.

Painful Joints? Dr. Paul Winterton Recommends:

3 Drops Frankincense Essential Oil

3 Drops Marjoram Essential Oil

1 Veggie Cap

Put the oils in the veggie cap and swallow with water. Do this 3 times a day, and feel new.

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Essential Oil Dessert Recipes

Lavender Marshmallows

  • 4 tablespoons powdered gelatin
  • 1 cup (240ml) warm water
  • 660g caster sugar
  • 1 1/3 cups glucose syrup
  • 2/3 cup water, extra
  • A few drops of lavender essential oil
  • 200g confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • 35g (about 3 tablespoons) corn starch

Place the gelatin and warm water in the bowl of an electric mixer, stir well to combine and set aside. Place the sugar, glucose and extra water in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to the boil and cook without stirring for 5-6 minutes or until soft ball stage (115ºC/240ºF) on a sugar thermometer.
With the mixer running at high speed, gradually add the hot syrup to the gelatin mixture. Add the lavender and beat for 10 minutes or until thick and fluffy. Pour into a lightly greased 25x35cm (10x14in) baking dish lined with non-stick baking paper, cover with lightly greased non-stick baking paper and refrigerate overnight (I used regular baking paper and oiled it very well).
Place the icing sugar and corn starch in a bowl and stir to combine. Turn the marshmallow onto a surface lightly dusted with a little of the icing sugar mixture and carefully remove the paper. Cut into 5cm (2in) squares – to make cutting easier, dip the knife in boiling water and wipe dry between each incision.
Dust with remaining icing sugar mixture and store in an airtight container

You can find this recipe here, it calls for lavender buds instead of essential oil.

Wild Orange and Cinnamon Pumpkin Muffins

  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 – 1 1/2 cups sugar (I used coconut sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups pureed pumpkin (or one 16 ounce can)
  • 1 cup melted coconut oil (or grassfed butter)
  • 3 drops doTERRA Wild Orange essential oil
  • 1 drop doTERRA Cinnamon essential oil

In a large mixing bowl, stir together all dry ingredients. Stir together wet ingredients in a separate smaller mixing bowl. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix well. Spoon batter into paper lined muffin cups (I like to use an ice cream scoop for this). Bake in a 400° oven for 16-22 minutes or until the muffins are golden brown and a knife comes out clean.

You can find this recipe here.

Mini Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes

  • 1 dark chocolate cake mix
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon of peppermint essential oils
  • 1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Frosting of choice-sprinkle with crushed peppermint candy cane pieces

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl, add the cake mix, coconut milk, eggs and peppermint essential oils and blend thoroughly. Pour into greased cupcake pans. Regular size cupcakes bake for 18-20 minutes. Mini cupcakes bake about 9-10 minutes.

You can find this recipe here.

*Note: The rule of thumb is to add the oils toward the end of the simmering, baking or boiling process. The heat will evaporate the oils quickly; so in order to take advantage of the oils scent and flavor, adding them into the recipe at the last minutes prolongs the goodness.

DoTerra’s On Guard Toothpaste (Try It)

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DoTerra’s On Guard toothpaste is all natural and fluoride free. It’s a gentle way to whiten teeth and remove plaque, containing no harsh abrasive or alcohol. It includes xylitol as a natural sweetener, which, unlike sugar, isn’t changed in the mouth to acids that cause tooth decay. It can reduce levels of bacteria that cause decay in saliva. This, and the protective blend of wild orange, clove, cinnamon, eucalyptus, and rosemary make it an effective alternative to toothpastes with harsh chemicals that can lead to sores and sensitivity. Plus, it tastes great. 

Doterra’s On Guard Natural Whitening Toothpaste ingredients: Glycerin, Water, Hydrated Silica, Hydroxyapatite, Xylitol, Calcium Carbonate, Cellulose Gum, Mentha piperita (Peppermint) Essential Oil, Citrus sinensis (Wild Orange) Essential Oil, Eugenia caryophyllata (Clovebud) Essential Oil, Cinnamomum zeylancum (Cinnamon Bark) Essential Oil, Eucalyptus radiate (Eucalyptus) Essential Oil, Rosemarinus officinalis (Rosemary) Essential Oil, Stevia rebaudiana (Stevia) Extract, Gualtheria procumbens (Wintergreen) Essential Oil, Commiphora myrrha (Myrrh) Essential Oil, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Carrageenen, Titanium Dioxide.

Easy DIY Cleaning Recipes With Essential Oils

Natural Air Freshener:

  • Baking Soda
  • Your Favorite Essential Oil
  • Small Glass Jar (Preferably A Mason Jar With Lid + Band)

Combing baking soda with a few drops of essential oil in jar. Use nail or screwdriver to poke holes in the top of the jar. Set wherever you want the room to smell fresh, shake occasionally to “activate”. (Alternative to poking holes in the lid: Secure lace or fabric over the top of the lid for a more decorative touch.)

Dusting Spray 

  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup white distilled vinegar
  • 30-40 drops essential oil, optional (clove, orange, lemon, etc)

Spray directly on furniture and wipe with dry, clean cloth.

Window Cleaner

  • 1 Cup Distilled White Vinegar
  • Distilled Water
  • Spray Bottle
  • 10 Drops Citrus Essential Oil (Lemon, Grapefruit Etc.)

Combine ingredients  in spray bottle. Spray directly on to window surfaces and wipe off with clean, dry cloth.

All Purpose Spray 

  • Spray Bottle (Preferably dark glass)
  • 1/4 Cup White Vinegar
  • 1 Tsp. Borax
  • 1 3/4 Cup Distilled Water
  • 30 Drops Essential Oil (recommended: On Guard)

Combine all ingredients in spray bottle and spray directly on surfaces you wish to clean.

 

 

Essential Oil Mouthwash

Regular mouthwash can be made with chemicals and alcohol that may freshen breath in the short term, but kills the good bacteria in your mouth. Essential oils are a natural alternative without harmful side effects. Try this simple recipe:

  • 5-10 drops of Wintergreen or Peppermint essential oil
  • 2 cups filtered or distilled water
  • Dark glass bottle (It preserves the oils and protects them from the effects of light)

 

Try This DIY Powder Cleanser

This is a great recipe for an all natural cleaner. Works great on counters, sinks and bathtubs. See it here.