Saturday, September 23, 2017

Pumpkin Pecan Scones and Pumpkin Pound Cake


"Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall."
—F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby 
🍂 #FirstDayofFall




Pumpkin Pound Cake with Orange Pecan Glaze
(shown in image above)

Preheat the oven to 325.
Grease and flour a 12-cup Bundt cake pan.

For the Cake:
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 drops cinnamon essential oil
  • 3 drops nutmeg essential oil
  • 3 drops ginger essential oil
  • 3 drops clove essential oil
  • 1 cup butter 
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 can pumpkin (15 ounces, solid pack)
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • For the Orange-Pecan Glaze:
  • 4 tbsp butter (unsalted)
  • 4 drops orange essential oil
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 3 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp pecans (pieces, or finely chopped pecans)
Mix wet.
Mix dry.
Mix together.
Bake 55-50 min.

Cool.

Mix glaze and drizzle over cake.


Pumpkin Pecan Scones with Brown Butter Glaze
(Shown in image above)

 
3 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3 drops nutmeg essential oil
1/4 tsp ground allspice
3/4 cup, 6 ounces unsalted butter
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans
For the Glaze:
4 tbsp unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups icing (powdered) sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
3 to 4 tablespoons whole milk
400 degree oven
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper

Mix dry
Mix wet
Mix wet and dry together
Add pecans

Form scones by scoop or hand (makes about 12 scones)
Bake 18 to 20 minutes
Cool before glazing.
Glaze: Melt butter over med heat, stirring until it becomes brown and smell nutty. 
In a bowl whisk together powdered sugar, browned butter, vanilla, and 2 tbsp milk.  Whisk. Add more milk as needed.
Drizzle scones with glaze.  Leave uncovered. Delicious day or two later too!


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Friday, September 22, 2017

Wholesale Essential Oils Kit


Whether you’re brand new or a long-time Young Living member, the Premium Starter Kit with DewDrop (PSK) is the ultimate foundation for your wellness journey, now 10% off between September 1-23, 2017! With eleven premium essential oils and blends, a home diffuser and more, the PSK includes everything you need to get started on the path to whole-life wellness as an oiler, business builder or both!
While many simply fall in love with the oils as a natural alternative for their family, there are others who turn that passion into a business to supplement household income. Embracing the business opportunity that comes with sharing Young Living essential oils is even easier when our most popular PSK is on sale, for an even greater value!



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Enroll with the ultimate Young Living product and business experience! An extraordinary value that offers a comprehensive introduction to the power of essential oils, the Premium Starter Kit is the perfect option for those who are serious about transforming their lives.




The Premium Starter Kit with Dewdrop includes:
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    • Panaway 5 ml
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    • Purification 5 ml
    • Di-Gize 5 ml
    • Frankincense 5 ml
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Patti Friday: Artist | Illustrator | Author | Wellness Community Member | Reporting from inside 'The Art Dept.' at the international 'Embassy of Ideas'

Fall Goodness Recipes


FALL! Give me ALL things Fall! 

Pumpkin pie in the oven and a dreamy fall diffuser blend going.... SO GOOD.

Before we begin....
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FALL READY- DIFFUSER BLENDS!

You guys trust me, there is nothing better than when Fall swoops in, the sweaters and pumpkins come out and you have your FALL DIFFUSER combos on hand!

October is just around the Corner! 
LOVE!


Do you have your FALL DIFFUSER combos on hand?

The kids call the Fulfill Your Destiny oil ( when diffused) the donuts and cinnamon rolls oil. 
I mean seriously. does it get better?




PUMPKIN SPICE FRAPPACINNO.
We all love our tasty fall drinks, right?! And even though it starts to get cooler in the fall, 
I still love my iced and frozen treats. 
Here is a homemade pumpkin spice frappacinno that you will just fall absolutely in love with!!
Here is what you need:

+ 2 cups of cooled coffee
+ 2 tbsp vanilla spice pure protein complete
+ 1/4 cup organic pumpkin puree
+ 1 cup of ice (or more, depending on how thick you like it!!)

Add it all into the blender, and top with whipped cream and a caramel drizzle for even more fun!!!
HOORAY!!

Who loves all things pumpkin?!







PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE.

I mean, tis the season, am I right?!
Is it even fall without a pumpkin spice latte?!
Here’s a way that you can make your own!
You need:

+ 1 cup milk (or non-dairy alternative)
+ 1.5 tbsp pumpkin puree
+ 1 shot of espresso or 4 oz of very strong coffee
+ 1 tsp honey or agave
+ 1 drop of thieves vitality essential oil
Combine milk, pumpkin, and espresso in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir often, until it starts to simmer. Remove from heat, add the honey or agave, and let it cool for about 5 minutes. Add 1 drop of thieves vitality essential oil, and stir thoroughly. Pour into a cup, and enjoy! Top with whipped cream for even more fun!!
Do you longingly wait for the days of pumpkin spice lattes?!



SPICED CIDER.

I’m definitely a cider kind of girl! The smell of all these spices simmering on the stove and holding a warm mug in my hand just gives me all the best Fall feels!! Here is how you can make a spiced cider of your own for you and your family to enjoy!

Here is what you need:
+ 6 cups apple cider/apple juice
+ 2 cups pineapple juice
+ 5 drops clove vitality essential oil
+ 5 drops cinnamon bark vitality essential oil
+ 5 drops tangerine vitality essential oil

Add all the ingredients to a 3-quart pot, turn on the stove to medium/high, and heat until hot! Serve it up and enjoy!

Here are some additional optional ingredients that you can add for an even different flavor. Pick one or mix any of these together!

+ 4 tbsp dried wolfberries
+ 1-2 slique tea bags
+ 2 oz Ningxia Red
+ 2 drops ginger vitality essential oil
+ 2 drops nutmeg vitality essential oil

For even more Fall fun, set the pot to simmer to keep your home smelling festive throughout the day. You may need to add 1-2 drops of additional oils to the mixture if you keep it going all day—you’re basically making your own diffuser and diffusing these amazing oils into the air!

Any fellow cider loving friends out there?!








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HAPPY AUTUMN! 










Patti Friday: Artist | Illustrator | Author | Wellness Community Member | Reporting from inside 'The Art Dept.' at the international 'Embassy of Ideas'


Thursday, September 21, 2017

5 Natural Remedies for Headaches


Pulse. Twinge. Throb.
Who has the time to get bogged down with a headache? Certainly, not you, but they happen to the best of us. It doesn’t matter if you’re feeling the pains of a common headache the symptoms (no matter the severity) can easily keep you from feeling your best.
Before you reach for over-the-counter medicines, or simply suffer through the pain, think again.
Headache remedies can be natural and safe, and we’ve got a few things you can try at home to relieve your discomfort and get on with your day.

1. Lavender, Spearmint and Eucalyptus Massage

A body massage can reduce physical tension that may be the cause of your headaches in the first place. Create a simple homemade massage oil with the headache-busting trio of Lavender, Spearmint and Eucalyptus Globulus essential oils. This powerful combination of oils can be one of the most pleasant, natural remedies for headache that you‘ll ever try. Grab your spouse, a close family member or a good friend to do the massaging for you so you can completely relax!
  1. Combine 2 teaspoons of fractionated coconut oil with 1 – 2 drops each of Lavender, Spearmint and Eucalyptus Globulus essential oils in a small bowl.
  2. Gently stir the ingredients with a spoon until well-mixed.
  3. Massage the mixture onto the skin, focusing on areas where your headache is. Don’t forget to massage other tense areas that may be contributing to your headaches, including the neck, shoulders, upper back and pectoral muscles.

2. Soothing Essential Oil Steam Session

If you don’t have an extra set of hands around to take advantage of the massage, inhaling steam from essential oil-infused hot water can be the next best thing to ease your headache symptoms.
To relieve your head pain, try creating your own essential oil steam session:
  1. Warm a small pot of water on the stove until it begins to steam.
  2. Remove from heat. Allow the water to sit for a few minutes before testing the temperature of the steam to ensure that it isn’t too hot.
  3. Add 1-2 drops each of the following oils (in any combination) to the steaming water: AngelicaClary SageMarjoramBergamot and Black Pepper.
  4. Lean over the pot in a comfortable seated or standing position.
  5. Breathing deeply, inhale the steam for up to ten minutes.
This soothing headache remedy can be easily completed at home up to three times daily.

3. Basil and Lavender Compress

A headache-soothing compress with essential oils can be just what you need to relieve the pangs in your head. Basil is one of the most commonly used home remedies for headache and is especially useful for easing symptoms when combined with Lavender.
  1. Add one drop each of Basil and Lavender oils to a bottle filled with 500 ml of warm water.
  2. Cover and shake the bottle until the oils are well-mixed into the water.
  3. Soak a compress (soft cloth) with the mixture. Squeeze lightly to remove excess water.
  4. Put the compress directly on the forehead, temples or bridge of the nose and cover with a dry towel.
  5. Leave in place for up to four hours, breathing normally.
These steps can be repeated up to three times a day as needed for relief of your symptoms.

4. Warm Essential Oils Bath

Head into the bathroom to draw up this next headache remedy. Soaking in bath water mixed with essential oils can help reduce the effects of stress or tension headaches and is one of the most enjoyable home headache remedies.
  1. Draw a comfortable amount of warm bath water.
  2. Combine 1 – 2 drops each of Citronella, Laurus Nobilis, Lemongrass, Neroli and Rose (up to 8 drops total) with an equal amount of shampoo or liquid soap. Add to the bath.
  3. Gently stir the oil and soap mixture into your bathwater.
  4. Soak in the tub for at least ten minutes for maximum benefits.
The combination of the above essential oil ingredients creates a relaxing and enticing aroma of citrus, floral and spicy scents that make this once-a-day headache remedy quite divine.

5. Avoid Headache Triggers

Prevention is the best option. Though you won’t stay forever invincible to the pains of a headache, knowing which headache triggers to avoid can help prevent head pain. Here are a few tips to keep top of mind:
  1. Exercise regularly.
  2. Avoid alcohol.
  3. Avoid taking excessive amounts of medication (especially pain relief medication).
  4. Receive regular massages.
  5. Dilute and apply NHP-approved diluted essential oils topically to the temples when headache symptoms appear.
All of the natural remedies for headaches listed above are safe, effective and easy to complete at home or at work. The next time you suffer from headaches, try any one of these techniques to ease your pain and get back to feeling like yourself again.
Did any of these techniques work for you? Got your own home remedies to share? Let us know in the comments below!


I am an independent distributor of Young Living.  Patti Friday Kennedy #12680967
***  Any suggestions made on this blog are very specific to Young Living essential oils and should not be used with oils from another source. Statements made on this website about Young Living Essential Oils have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products and information are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Anyone suffering from disease or injury should consult with a physician. If you are currently on medication, please DO NOT STOP.

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**Any suggestions made on this blog are very specific to Young Living essential oils and should not be used with oils from another source. Statements made on this website about Young Living Essential Oils have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products and information are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Anyone suffering from disease or injury should consult with a physician. If you are currently on medication, please do not stop.
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