Essential Dips

Who doesn’t like a good party? Who doesn’t like a good dip? How about we combine them! My friends and I like to do theme parties. It all started years ago when we would do International Night and the hosting couple would pick a country and we’d all bring food from that region. After all…

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Essential Fish

Fish is one of the quickest, easiest dinners you can make. Living on an island in Southeast Alaska means we are lucky enough to have abundant fish available to us. I’ve had some fun adapting some recipes to incorporate essential oils. Hope you enjoy them! Coriander Salmon Ingredients 1/2 teaspoon Salt 1/8 teaspoon Pepper Toothpick…

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Essential Halloween Fun

That night of spookiness is right around the corner! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. It is so much fun to see all the little goblins and ghouls going up and down our street looking for treats. So you all doing play tricks on me here are some of my favorite Halloween treats…err tips.…

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Essential Instant Pot Refried Beans

Does your family love refried beans as much as mine does? I also love my Instant Pot. Love cooking with my doTERRA essential oils. So of course I am excited to combine them. I’ve spent quite a bit of time experimenting to come up with a recipe that is a reasonably quick version of the…

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Essential Oil Martinis & More

Pomegranate juice, essential oils and a bottle of Absolut Citron on a Saturday night… what is a girl to do? Well if you are me, you invite a bunch of friends over and get your apothecary on. Or is that your amateur bartender on? This all started when I spent a long weekend at the…

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Essential Oil Quality Grades

There are a growing number of products claiming to be or to contain essential oils. They range in price and quality and are found in skin care, cosmetics, aromatherapy, and other products. However, many of these products do not use 100% pure essential oils and often use fragrant synthetic chemical substitutes to dilute or replace more expensive…

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Essential Oils and Drugs

Combining Essential Oils and Rx drugs… is it safe? One of the most common questions I get is can I take essential oils with my prescription drugs? The standard answer most people hear is “Ask your doctor” which is a great answer and is the best answer except for one small thing. They don’t teach…

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Essential Oils Extraction Methods

Therapeutic-grade essential oils are most often extracted via a low-heat steam distillation process in which steam is circulated under pressure through plant material liberating the essential oils into the steam. As the steam mixture cools, the water and oils naturally separate and the oil is collected in its pure form. To ensure the highest quality…

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Essential Oils for Sports

I know I don’t look very athletic. Truthfully at 5’3” with a small frame and add to that winning the genetic lottery for knees that make my ortho doc grimace, it really limits my range for sports. As luck would have it I married a man who loves sports. Doesn’t matter what kind he’ll watch…

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Essential Oils Throughout History

Essential oils have been used throughout recorded history for a wide variety of wellness applications. The Egyptians were some of the first people to use aromatic essential oils extensively in medical practice, beauty treatment, food preparation, and in religious ceremony. Frankincense, sandalwood, myrrh and cinnamon were considered very valuable cargo along caravan trade routes and…

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