Essential Marinade Recipes

Chili Lime Marinade 

  • 1 1/2 tbs fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tbs honey or agave
  • 2 tbs water
  • 8 drops lime essential oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tbs lemon grass, minced
  • 1 tbs chili flakes
  • 1 1/2 tbs ginger
  • 2 tbs coconut oil

*Recommended with shrimp 

Indian Marinade

  • 1 cup plain whole-milk yogurt
  • 2 tbs coconut oil
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 drop cinnamon or clove essential oil

*Recommended with chicken 

Sweet & Sour Marinade

  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 8 drops wild orange essential oil

*Recommended with pork

Balsamic Rosemary Marinade

  • 1/2 balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • 2 drops rosemary essential oil

*Recommended with beef

These recipes are taken from the summer 2014 issue of doTERRA’s living magazine.

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Natural Stove Top Cleaner

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 1/4 cup table alt
  • 1 tbs apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbs water
  • 4-5 drops Purify essential oil (optional)

Instructions

  1. Stir all ingredients together until they form a paste and spread it over the stove top and burners.
  2. Leave it it on for 15 mins or longer for hard- to-remove stains.
  3. Using a sponge, scrub the mixture into the grime.
  4. Remove excess cleaner and wipe surface clean.

Taken from spring 2014 issue of doTerra’s living magazine. 

Essential Oil Tea

Relaxing Tea

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

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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 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.

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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.