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Sacred Self Care

Are you taking care of yourself darling?

It’s that time of year where we realize, as we are sharing our light and giving love to others, we also need to give love to ourselves. I wanted to share a couple fun DIY recipes with you for a day of self care and pampering. So pour yourself some wine, champagne, infused water, or green juice because it's time to take your self care to level 33! That's right!

I'm a big fan of being pampered, but sometimes I don't want to spend a fortune on it! These super savvy money saving recipes are sure to be a hit and I can’t wait to hear how you like them!

Peppermint Facial

Peppermint Facial Mask

Ingredients

-1 egg

-1 tsp Jojoba oil

-1 to 2 drops doTERRA Peppermint

Instructions

-Beat the egg with a whisk or a fork. and then mix in jojoba oil, and peppermint.

-Use your fingers to lightly apply the mixture to the face, avoiding your eyes and surrounding area.

-Leave on the mask for 10-15 minutes, then rinse with cool water and pat dry with a clean towel.

Lavender Foot Bath

Lavender Foot Bath

Ingredients

-Large bowl or basin for soaking your feet

-warm water

-1 tsp powdered milk

-3 to 5 drops doTERRA Lavender

-dried or fresh flowers

-crystals of your choice

Instructions

-Fill a basin big enough for hands or your feet with warm water

-Mix powdered milk and essential oil together in a small dish.

-Add mixture to the water basin and stir

-Add in any fresh or dried flowers, or crystals

-Soak tootsies for 10-15 minutes, or longer if you just cant get enough!

I like to think my self care is pretty on point, but sometimes going the extra mile makes an even bigger difference. Is there anything you have been dying to read? Maybe take a trip to your local library and borrow that book that’s been on your mind. Uplevel that foot bath to a full blown zen bath and read in the tub! I’m always game for a decadent soak and a good read!

While you’re thinking of things that light you up, maybe you want to journal on it. If you’re not sure what lights you up on the self care spectrum, peruse the pages of Essential Goddess, and discover your favorite flavor of Self Care. Since you’re at it, why not mix up some magic in your diffuser with a brand new diffuser blend?

Sacred Self Love

I hope that you decide to make yourself a priority and give yourself the gift of Sacred Self Love. There is no one on earth who knows you better, understands you more, and wants you to succeed more than you do, dear.

Basil

Basil is a culinary must-have that has been used to enhance the taste of food of cultures across the world. This herb is part of the mint family and is great for adding a fresh, herbal flavor to meats, pastas, and entrées. Though Basil oil is known for its culinary benefits; it also has a variety of uses for both the mind and the body.

The basil plant and Basil oil is rich with linalool, a naturally occurring chemical, which is beneficial in decreasing feelings of tension when applied to the temples and reducing anxious feelings when diffused. Diffusing Basil oil can also help to promote a sense of mental alertness and focus. This well-rounded essential oil is a great addition to a kitchen, study area, office, or travel bag for on-the-go convenience.

Diffusing Basil oil has many powerful benefits and can be used to improve a variety of different situations. Basil oil has the capability to promote a sense of mental alertness and lessen anxious feelings when diffused. Try bringing your diffuser and Basil oil to work with you and then diffuse it when you are feeling tense or are at the end of a long work day and are seeking feelings of relief. If you or someone you know is having difficulty focusing when studying or reading, diffuse Basil oil to promote a sense of focus and mental alertness.

If you are looking for a great Basil oil diffuser blend, try combining Lime, Bergamot, and Peppermint with Basil. This blend will not only give you the benefits of Basil oil, it will also provide you with an invigorating aroma that will positively affect your mood with stimulating and refreshing properties.

Basil oil is a wonderful way to spice up a variety of meals—especially Italian meals. From creamy pastas to your favorite orzotto, don’t forget to add an herbal kick by incorporating Basil oil into your Italian cuisines. The Basil plant is a commonly used herb in cooking because of its flavorful benefits. By adding a drop of Basil oil to your meals, you can create a culinary masterpiece that will be tasty and refreshing.

Looking for another recipe to try? Try this Mushroom basil Fettuccine!

The flavor in this easy pasta comes in large part from Crimini mushrooms and toasted pine nuts, subtly influenced by just a bit of Basil and Black Pepper oil. You may be asking why we use the essential oils in this recipe when the plant and spice are both so readily available in the store. The answer is simple: for their internal benefits. The Basil essential oil supports your nervous system and cardiovascular health, while Black Pepper essential oil can help support health circulation and contains important antioxidants.* As an added bonus, if made with egg-free noodles this dish makes a great vegan meal.

Ingredients 4 servings fettuccine noodles 3 garlic cloves, minced ½ onion, chopped Sea salt, to taste 300–350 grams brown mushrooms (Italian or Crimini) 1 drop Basil oil 1 drop Black Pepper oil 4 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons pine nuts Fresh basil leaves, to garnish Instructions

  1. Using a damp paper towel, wipe each mushroom to remove any dirt, or lightly rinse the mushrooms with cool water and pat dry with paper towels. Do not soak the mushrooms as they will retain too much water to cook properly.

  2. Chop onion, and mince garlic. Cut mushrooms by trimming and discarding thin slices from the end of the stems. Slice the mushroom from top to stem to your desired thickness.

  3. Cook pasta according to package instructions in salted water.

  4. As pasta is cooking, heat 3 tablespoons olive oil in a pan. Roast onion and mushrooms in the heated oil for about 10 minutes, or until mushrooms are golden and the onion is clear and soft. Add garlic about 2 minutes before lowering heat, watching carefully so as not to burn. Remove from heat.

  5. In another pan, toast pine nuts until golden.

  6. Once pasta is al dente, drain. Mix together 1 tablespoon olive oil with 1 drop Basil and 1 drop Black Pepper oil. Pour oil mixture over noodles, and toss until evenly coated.

  7. Add mushrooms, onions, garlic, and pine nuts to the noodles and mix until combined. Salt to taste.

  8. Serve hot, topped with fresh basil.

Tips: Add red pepper flakes for more color and heat.

Charcoal Lemonade

Summer time is creeping up on us, and let me tell you, I am excited! Summer is one of my favorite times of the year, because I love making lemonade! So of course, I just had to share this happy new addition to my mushroom arsenal with you today. A lemonade that could actually make you feel better, not worse? The Mushroom Lemonade with Charcoal & Chaga is your occasional, all-in-one support for digestion, skin wellbeing, and detox! Free from the sugar-packed ingredients of a typical lemonade, this jet-black powder combines the antioxidant properties of chaga with activated charcoal for digestive support and lemon to assist hydration and skin wellbeing, to help you glow from the inside out.

Why pair charcoal, chaga, and lemon? Think of these ingredients as the three amigos – supporting detox, digestion, and skin wellbeing in tandem. Chaga supports immune function and gut wellbeing and is rich in antioxidant properties. Activated charcoal is a popular ingredient often used to support detox and lemon is beloved for hydration and digestive support often touted for its use to support skin wellbeing. These three ingredients are incredible all on their own. Pair them together and you have a body-loving force.

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It’s the easiest – and tastiest – way to occasionally realign your habits and feel good from the inside out! With a touch of sugar-free sweetness from monk fruit and acerola for additional vitamin C, we’ve created a super-charged lemonade without sugar. Keep in mind that this Lemonade is not for use by children. Consult your physician before use if you are pregnant, lactating, taking medication, have a medical condition or are planning a surgery. Do not take at the same time as medications or supplements, as charcoal may reduce their effectiveness. Keep out of reach of children.

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Tangerine
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Tangerine has easily become one of my favorite essential oils. Not only is it a wonderfully refreshing oil, but it is also soothing to muscles and joints! Who would have thought, right? Let's dive in and take a look at some of the wonderful ways you can use Tangerine Essential Oil.

Tangerine has a long history of use in Chinese culture and herbal health practices. The essential oil supports healthy digestion and metabolism. Tangerine has a sweet, tangy aroma, similar to other citrus oils, that is uplifting. Tangerine is known for its cleansing properties, and for supporting a healthy immune and respiratory system. Tangerine essential oil can be used to help soothe anxious feelings and manage stress. A popular and flavorful addition to desserts and drinks—from water to fruit smoothies—Tangerine can be used in any recipe calling for citrus fruits.

Tangerine fruit grows on the Citrus reticulata tree, an evergreen that bears bright orange, sweet citrus fruit and white flowers. Because of the sweet scent and taste of the tangerine fruit, it is commonly used for desserts, beverages, and spreads. The tangerine fruit is also frequently eaten plain, because it is easy to peel and considered a juicy, delicious snack. Tangerine essential oil is taken from the peel or rind of the tangerine fruit through the process of cold expression. While the process of steam distillation uses heat to extract essential oils from plants, the process of cold pressing extracts the oil from the rind of the fruit.

Uses

  • Add 2–3 drops as a flavoring in cake and cookie recipes

  • Add 1–2 drops in water, smoothies, teas, or lemonade for flavoring

  • To energize and uplift mood, place 1–2 drops in the palm of your hand, rub together, and cup over the nose and mouth for 30 seconds or diffuse throughout the room

  • Apply to flex points or abdomen to promote feelings of happiness. Dilute with a carrier oil to minimize sensitivity if needed

Primary Benefits

  • Supports healthy digestion and metabolism

  • Cleansing and purifying

  • Supports a healthy immune system

  • Aroma uplifts mood

The sweet flavor of Tangerine oil comes in handy when you want to add a tangy kick to baked goods. Consider adding two to three drops of the oil to your favorite cake, cookie, or scone recipes, and enjoy the sweet, exhilarating flavor that Tangerine oil can bring to your most beloved sweet treat. For a deilicious recipe that uses Tangerine essential oil, check out these Tangerine Cranberry Scones. Whether for breakfast, brunch, tea, or dessert, these delightful indulgences are just the ticket.

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Tangerine Cranberry Scones

Ingredients

Scones 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder ¼ cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon kosher salt| 4 tablespoons salted butter, cubed 1 tablespoon grated tangerine zest 1 cup chopped dried cranberries ¾ cup plus 4 tablespoons heavy cream

Glaze 1 cup powdered sugar 1 teaspoon grated tangerine zest 1 tablespoon tangerine juice 3 drops Tangerine oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425° F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a large glass bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, granulated sugar, and salt. Cut the butter into the mixture using a pastry cutter or fingers until the mixture resembles coarse sand. Add the tangerine zest and dried cranberries.

  3. Make a well in the center of the dry mixture and add ¾ cup of the heavy cream. Mix the dough together. It should have a slightly dry texture, but not crumbly. Add an additional one to two tablespoons of heavy cream if the dough seems too dry.

  4. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and knead it for one minute. Form the dough into a round one-inch thick, and use a knife or a pizza cutter to cut the round into eight equal wedges. Arrange the wedges in a round, but about one inch apart, on the baking sheet.

  5. Brush the wedges with four tablespoons heavy cream and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until the scones are golden and the edges are lightly toasted.

  6. For the glaze, whisk together the powdered sugar, tangerine zest, orange juice, and Tangerine essential oil in a glass bowl. Drizzle on top of the warm scones.

Tip: Serve the scones warm.

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Essential oils like Tangerine that have high levels of the monoterpene limonene are often known for their ability to have stimulating and enhancing effects on mood. The stimulating and mood-enhancing effects of tangerine can be experienced by using the oil aromatically—diffusing or inhaling the essential oil. When found in essential oils, limonene is also known for its cleansing and purifying properties, which makes it helpful for cleansing surfaces around the home.

As a sweet, citrus essential oil, Tangerine blends well with a variety of oils for diffusion. When you want to embrace the scents of fall, consider blending Tangerine oil with warm, spicy oils like Cinnamon Bark or Clove. You can also blend Tangerine oil with other citrus oils like Bergamot or Lemon for a bright, uplifting aroma. The tangy scent of Tangerine essential oil can also blend well with mint essential oils like Peppermint or Spearmint.

Did you know that Tangerine was such a versatile essential oil? I can't wait to hear how you plan to use Tangerine in your health and wellness routine!

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Matcha for Wellness
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Did you know that in Japanese "cha" means green tea, and "ma" means powder, thus matcha translates literally as "powdered green tea". Sometimes it's the simple things in Life. Preparation and consumption of matcha entered mainstream culture through the Zen Buddhists, who were very aware of its meditational benefits, which brought them a greater sense of clarity and well-being and I'm so excited to share my favorite Matcha with you!

I'm super obsessed with Four Sigmatic's Mushroom Matcha! And no... it doesn't taste like mushrooms! What's unique about Four Sigmatic Mushroom Matcha?

  • It has 1 gram of dual extracted Lion's Mane per serving

  • It's organic, ceremonial grade matcha

  • There's 250mg of organic ginger per serving

  • You can make it hot, cold or even mix it in your ice cream!

In addition to the brain health, memory, and creative benefits associated with both matcha and Lion's Mane, they've included the powerful adaptogen astragalus to protect your body from stress, and a hint of ginger to improve digestion and flavor.

Matcha tea's vibrant green color comes from chlorophyll, nature's best detoxifier that helps to cleanse our bodies at molecular levels by increasing our blood's ability to deliver oxygen and other nutrients to our cells. I'll definitely drink to that!

If you're looking to curb your daily coffee intake, matcha is a superb choice for the morning or afternoon. While matcha contains caffeine, it also contains L-theanine, a relaxing amino acid, resulting in a feeling of balanced energy for your whole body. There aren't many drinks out there that can make you feel energetic, calm, and focused all at the same time but Mushroom Matcha is pretty much, everyday magic.

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TrimShake

If you love making shakes and smoothies at home, you are going to love this! dōTERRA Slim & Sassy TrimShake is a convenient and delicious weight management shake mix that provides essential nutrients and only 70 calories per serving! Blended with water or nonfat dairy, almond, rice, or soy milk, TrimShake can be used as part of a weight-loss strategy of reducing daily caloric intake and burning fat stores through exercise.

A lean, trim body composition is a reflection of a healthy lifestyle that includes eating right and staying physically active. Eating right means eating appropriate quantities and eating quality foods that include a healthy ratio of carbohydrates, proteins, fats, and vitamins and minerals. A healthy diet of fresh, whole fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and healthy proteins provides the body with the resources it needs for energy production, growth, and immune and other metabolic functions.

Too much food can be unhealthy. Fat cells function as the body’s energy storage units. Excess calories not converted to energy or used as building blocks for growth and repair can be converted to lipids and stored in fat cells. When the body has used other more readily available energy stores, fat cells release stored lipids as fuel for energy metabolism. Maintaining a lean body composition requires storing fewer excess calories in fat cells and increasing the release of calories stored in fat cells to be used for energy production. In other words, to keep fit and trim, we need to eat less and exercise more. We also need to eat smarter.

Slim & Sassy TrimShake includes the patented weight-loss ingredient EssentraTrim®†, which research has shown to help manage cortisol—a stress hormone associated with fat storage in the abdomen, hips, and thighs. Slim & Sassy TrimShake also includes Solathin, a special protein extract from natural food sources that supports an increased feeling of satiety. Available in natural chocolate and vanilla flavors, TrimShake blends well with water or milk and provides 8 grams of protein and 2.5 grams of fiber per serving.

Primary Benefits

  • Provides a convenient low-fat, low-sodium, low-calorie, sugar-free, lean alternative that is a good source of fiber for individuals trying to lose fat or maintain a lean body composition through calorie reduction and exercise
  • Helps manage the release of the stress hormone cortisol, which is associated with the accumulation of fat, particularly around the stomach, hips, and thighs
  • May help control stress-induced appetite, overeating, and carbohydrate cravings
  • May help support blood sugar levels already in the normal range and enhance energy levels while helping to alleviate fatigue commonly associated with dieting and exercise

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Directions for Use

Blend one scoop of shake mix in 1/2 cup of almond, rice, or soy milk, or water until smooth and creamy. Also blends well with fruits and vegetables. For unique flavor options, blend one drop of your favorite doTERRA essential oil in shake. Serve chilled.

Vegan Option- V Shake

The decision to eat vegetarian or vegan is a lifestyle that is gaining popularity and is a huge commitment. Everyone needs to eat the proper ratios of nutrients to maintain a healthy weight and the decision to eat vegan makes it a bit more difficult. There are plenty of whey-based diet shakes on the market, but not as many that cater to vegan-minded people.  dōTERRA Slim & Sassy V Shake is a convenient, completely vegan-friendly, delicious weight management shake mix that provides essential nutrients and only 74 calories per serving. V Shake blends well with water or rice, soy or almond milk and provides 7 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber per serving.

Are you excited to try TrimShake or V Shake? Let me know in the comments which one you are most excited to try!

DIY Christmas Ornament Crafts

Everyone can use some extra peace and tranquility this holiday season. Give the gift of relaxation through essential oils. Today I am sharing two different Essential Oil Ornament Recipes that are Sure to please your friends and Family!

DIY Bath Salt Ornaments

Disguise an aromatherapy Epsom salt bath treatment as a festive Christmas ornament! When it's not decorating your tree, this ornament will double as a therapeutic addition to your warm bath. Just take the top off and pour it in. Customize the color and aroma of each ornament for everyone on your Christmas list!

IngredientsRound plastic ornaments1 cup Epsom salt (you may need more or less depending on the size of your ornament)5–10 drops favorite doTERRA essential oil Instructions

  1. Mix desired amount of Epsom salt in bowl and add some skin-safe colorant if desired
  2. Add dried herbs or flower petals to mixture for color and added aroma
  3. Add the essential oils of your choice; mix well
  4. Add the bath salt to plastic ornaments until full
  5. Once full, put the top of ornament back on
  6. When ready to use, add desired amount to warm bath

DIY Salt Dough Aromatherapy Ornaments

Adding a personal touch to your presents has never been easier with these aromatherapy salt dough ornaments and gift tags. These ornaments can be given as a wrapping accessory on a present and can then easily be transformed into an ornament for your friends and family to enjoy for many years to come. You can even add essential oils to the ornaments to add some aromatherapy elements. There are multiple ways to decorate, too. You can stamp on an image, paint it, or leave it plain. Either way, your friends and family will love and adore this homemade gift. Ingredients4 cups all-purpose flour1 cup salt1 ½ cups warm waterFavorite doTERRA essential oils Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F.
  2. Pour flour, salt, and warm water into large bowl.
  3. Using your hands, knead until all ingredients are well-incorporated and dough is smooth.
  4. If mixture is too dry, add 1 tablespoon of water at a time until dough comes together.
  5. Roll out dough on floured surface until ¼ inch thick.
  6. Using cookie cuters, cut out desired shapes and place on cookie sheet  lined with parchment paper.
  7. Using a drinking straw or toothpick, make a hole in top of ornament for threading string.
  8. Place in oven until hard, approximately 1 hour.
  9. Once hard, remove from oven and cool.
  10. Decorate with paint, string, or glitter. Add essential oils by placing one drop on each ornament and allow it to soak in.

Tip: Add some decoration to your ornaments by stamping them. Just place stamp on ink and carefully place on ornament to transfer design before they dry. Note: Baking the ornament will turn the dough slightly brown and may "puff" up some of the ornaments. If you prefer, you can also air dry the ornaments for 2–3 days to help the ornaments remain white and flat.

DIY Candy Cane Sugar Scrub

Looking for a festive and fun way to spread Christmas cheer? Try this fun DIY Candy Cane Scrub made with Peppermint essential oil! This scrub takes only a few ingredients and can easily be customized with your favorite colors and essential oils! If you are wanting to make your own gifts to exchange this year, I can promise this will put you on Santa's Nice list! Ingredients¾ cup white sugar½ cup Fractionated Coconut Oil 12 drops Peppermint oil Skin safe food coloring Tip: In place of white sugar, you could use sea salt. In place of Fractionated Coconut Oil you could use almond oil, grapeseed oil, or olive oil.  Instructions

  1. Combine sugar and Fractionated Coconut Oil in bowl.
  2. Divide mixture equally into two bowls.
  3. In one bowl, add red skin safe food coloring.
  4. Layer red and white scrub to create a ‘candy cane’ effect.

Let me know how yours turns out! Merry Christmas!