Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Essential Oils: Natural First Aid Kit + Roller Bottle Recipes


Add essential oils and then top up with your favorite carrier oil
10 ml roller ball bottle

anxiety & stress away blend for mama:
10 drops stress away
10 drops valor
5 drops lavender
5 drops orange or grapefruit

upset tummy blend for adults:
10 drops peppermint
10 drops ginger
10 drops spearmint

sleep blend for kiddos:
15 drops lavender
10 drops peace & calming
5 drops roman chamomile

sleep blend for adults:
15 drops lavender
15 drops cedarwood

eczema blend adults:
15 drops lavender
15 drops melrose

owies blend for cuts & scrape for kiddos:
10 drops lavender
5 drops copaiba
5 drops balsam fir
5 drops melaleuca

sickness & cold prevention blend for adults:
10 drops thieves (hot oil)
10 drops oregano (hot oil)
10 drops lemon

seasonal discomfort blend for adults:
10 drops lavender
10 drops lemon
10 drops purification
5 drops copaiba

cough & congestion blend for adults:
10 drops eucalyptus blue
10 drops eucalyptus
5 drops myrtle
5 drops peppermint

headache & body ache blend for adults:
10 drops peppermint
10 drops panaway
10 drops valor

earache blend for adults:
10 drops purification
10 drops lavender
10 drops melrose


Disclaimer:
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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Jillian Harris: DIY My Everyday INVIGORATING Body Scrub


Jillian shares her simple and
quality packed body scrub recipe
over on her gorgeous website.

To buy the ingredients she uses





My Everyday Invigorating Scrub

Ingredients:
Directions:
  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Mix thoroughly.
  3. Divide into desired containers.
  4. Get in the shower and get scrubbin!






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Sore Throat Popsicles Paletas: Pineapple Ginger Honey Lemonade



Supporting your sore throat:

When you or your loved ones are suffering from a scratchy, raw, sore throat, here is an extremely healthy alternative to the sugar-laden, artificial frozen pops or freezies we normally suck on.  This recipe may support you! Plus! The pineapple will take your mind and heart away to warm, tropical places! 

Prep Time: 5 minutes, plus freezing time
Serves: 8

Ingredients:
  • 12 oz. fresh pineapple, chopped (crushed canned may be substituted)
  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ½ cup filtered water
  • ¼ cup raw honey
  • ½-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and finely grated
  • 2 drops Ginger Vitality 
  • 4 drops Lemon Vitality

Directions:
Combine the pineapple, lemon juice, water, honey, and grated ginger in a blender. Blend on high until smooth. Stir in Ginger Vitality oil and Lemon Vitality oil. Transfer mixture to popsicle paleta molds and freeze until firm.

Disclaimer:
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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18 Marvelous Uses For Tea Tree Oil



TEA TREE.

I'm pretty sure the uses for this oil are endless!!! 

Tea Tree oil, also known as Melaleuca alternifolia or Melaleuca oil, is one of the most widely used and extensively researched essential oils, making it a must-have for every home. Because the benefits of Tea Tree oil include cleansing properties and a refreshing scent, this versatile oil can be used for everything from home cleaning solutions to skin care.

Keep a bottle of Tea Tree essential oil in your house to make homemade household cleaners, air fresheners, and linen spritzers. You can also find Tea Tree oil uses in your personal care and beauty routine. Incorporate this moisturizing yet cleansing oil into skin care applications and hair treatments for a spa-quality upgrade!

Here are 18 different ways you can use and love this oil!!!

1. Clean feet thoroughly, add oil directly to feet and toenails, and massage

2. To promote healthy lung function, massage into chest and throat

3. For maintenance of healthy skin, apply directly to desired area(s)

4. To ease discomfort from bumps or scrapes, apply directly to desired area(s)

5. Add 20 drops to your shampoo (either Young Living or DIY shampoo) for maintenance and prevention of scalp and hair issues

6. Add a drop to your oil pulling or mouthwash to help support healthy teeth and gums

7. Add a drop to your salt sinus rinse to support healthy sinus function

8. Apply a drop directly onto desired areas to prevent and cleanse acne

9. Add 10 drops in whipped coconut oil for a soothing skin cream

10. Add a few drops to some baking soda, spread on your carpets, let sit, then vacuum up! GREAT natural carpet cleaner!

11. Add one drop to vitamin E oil, lip balm, or coconut oil for silky smooth lips!

12. Apply to the vita flex points on your feet to support a healthy immune system

13. Add a drop AROUND the ear (not in… AROUND) to support healthy ear function

14. Add a few drops to homemade hand soap

15. Add a few drops to homemade cleaner

16. Add a few drops to an epsom salt bath to relax at the end of a strenuous day

17. Add a drop to your toothbrush to clean it!

18. Add a few drops to warm / hot water and gargle to support a healthy mouth and throat (don’t burn yourself!)

Anything you would add to this list?!?!?!?!?


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P.S. Don't even get me started on the lovely 'Christmas Spirit' (below)!  OH my! I'm in love!!!!


Disclaimer:
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.

Monday, November 27, 2017

The Best Potato Latkes Recipe Variations


Because what’s not to love about fried potato pancakes?

Let me give you a hint of many recipes to come
in this post!  How about these ones?  YUM!


or wait!
How about something truly different?





Click on those crispy beauties above to learn about latkes making from Pure Wow!




you say tomato, i say tomato you eat potato and i eat potato tomato, tomato, potato, potato let's call the whole thing off




Latkes





Grilled Cheese Latkes





You know...latkes aren't just for Hanukkah!  I could eat them all year round!  To get even more latkes recipes click here.

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Friday, November 24, 2017

Food Associated With Holidays and An Orange Cake Gâteau à l'orange For Remembrance Day


Hanukkah = Latkes
Christmas in England = Mince Pies
Christmas in Sicily = Fish
Christmas in France = Buche de Noel
Christmas in Greece = Melomakarona
Christmas in Poland = Babka
Christmas in Sweden = Saffron Buns
Christmas in Ukraine = Kutya
Christmas in Brazil and North America = Turkey
Thanksgiving = Turkey
Easter = Ham
Christmas in Peru = Spiced Hot Chocolate
Christmas in Philippines = Pig Roast
New Year's Eve Italy = Lentils
New Year's Eve Korea = Kimchi
Christmas in Japan = KFC!

You get the idea...
Most holidays have 'food' associated with them.

But not Remembrance Day!

that this cake should be the 'food'
associated with Remembrance Day!


Every year on Remembrance Day
Let's get together

Thank you Alex Buckman

"I knew it was important the moment I saw it," said Alex Buckman, referring to the small notebook he found in a drawer in his aunt Rebecca's apartment in Ottawa. It contained about 100 recipes written in French on lined, brown paper. The book was more than 50 years old, the recipes were mostly for splendid desserts -- Gâteau aux orangesSabayon italienneGâteau neigeSoufflé à la confiture. But it was neither the age of the recipes nor their grand style that made the book so special. It was their provenance: Rebecca Teitelbaum had created the book while she was imprisoned for 17 months at Ravensbruck concentration camp in Germany during the Second World War.


One of the very few such recipe books to survive the Shoah belonged to Rebecca Teitelbaum, who, as a forced laborer in Ravensbruck, managed to steal paper, pencil, needle and thread to write and sew together a tiny, 110-page book of the recipes she recalled from home. The women around her found comfort in reading the recipes aloud to one another. Teitelbaum lost the book during her forced evacuation from the camp, but a stranger found it and succeeded in returning it to her in Belgium, where he located her two years later. The book is now housed in the Vancouver Holocaust Education Center.


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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Lavender Oil: The Grandmother



Let's Celebrate LAVENDER!

Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia) has a scent that’s a wonderful blend of fresh, floral, clean, and calm. It’s this dynamic aroma that has made the flower a classic for perfumes, soaps, fresheners, and beauty products. As one of Young Living's most popular products, Lavender oil is a great beginner oil and a must for every home.

Lavender essential oil isn’t just a favorite because of its classic scent—it’s also highly versatile. From skin care products to relaxing routines, this oil can infuse many areas of your life.

+ Treat yourself to this well-loved aroma by adding a few drops of oil to lotions, shampoos, and skin care products.

+ Create a spa-like retreat by combining 1 cup Epsom salt and 4 drops oil and adding to a hot bath.

+ Make a basic homemade body scrub with coconut oil, sugar, and Lavender essential oil.

+ Unwind with a Lavender-infused neck or back massage.

+ Use Lavender as part of your evening routine. Rub oil on the bottom of your feet before bed or spritz your pillow with distilled water and Lavender mixed in a spray bottle.

+ Create a DIY room freshener with Lavender or diffuse it to banish stale odors.



Oil Spotlight: Lavender: The Grandmother (from Courtney Critz)

For those of you who are new to this group, I like to assign personalities to oils. Hang with me, I'm not crazy. Well, maybe…

So often we start thinking about oils in dosages and prescriptions, and they're just not like that. They're closer to foods with certain components that help our bodies in different ways. So instead of thinking specifically about how I use this oil for this problem, I think more about how this oil does this job in my body and can be applied in many, many situations.

Lavender Oil: The Grandmother

Where to BUY
For instance, Lavender Oil. For many this is their gateway into oil territory. Lavender makes me think of a wonderful Grandmother. Soft and huggable, gentle, smells like flowers, calming, and the one you want around if you are sad, tired, or need comforting. She has experience and wisdom and seems to be able to fix every problem. She is soft-spoken and makes you feel more rested the moment she's around. And she seems to have that perfect knack with any baby.

For centuries lavender has been used for sleep. It has been put into pillows and mattresses, wrapped up with clothes, added to handkerchiefs (hello, diffuser) and used in aromatherapy for relaxation. It has been added to all kinds of tonics and potions for skin and smelling salts for fragile ladies whose corsets were tied a little too tight. 

Unfortunately, over the years, many "lavender" scented items became filled with synthetics and fillers which actually irritated our airways and lost all of their benefits. People even started giving lavender a bad reputation as being unsafe because of all the synthetic, chemical-laden products that had been used bearing its name. There is more lavender oil sold than grown in the world which doesn't really add up right. But, hooray!, Young Living began growing and distilling its own lavender to ensure a high quality oil, making sure that we had the real thing again. I've planted and harvested it myself in Idaho and Utah! I mean, who wants a fake grandmother? Little Red Riding Hood can tell you that is NOT a good plan.

Today we use our Young Living Lavender Oil in many similar ways. In our lotions, bath products, sleep roll-ons, diffusers, and on our precious babies. It is a gentle oil with a calming effect on everything from our respiratory systems, to our skin, to our emotions. So when you have a problem and you want something to be comforted, whether it's your irritated nose, your foot, or your baby, remember The Grandmother of all oils and give her a try.

Application:
- Add to diffuser for calming and sleep
- Apply to palms and inhale deeply when upset or tense
- Add to skincare recipes or directly to soothe skin
- Apply to sinus areas to soothe the respiratory system, especially with seasonal changes
- Rub on tiny feet for comfort

Lavender+ Vitality
- Add to foods and drinks for a delicious flavor. Example: Lavender Lemonade
- Drop under the tongue or add a drop to food or drink for immediate calming of the respiratory system.

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LAVENDER AND EMOTIONAL SUPPORT (from Carissa Sherman)

For the first few months that I had my starter kit of essential oils, I was in the dark about their emotional benefits. I still laugh (but mostly cry) about how they would sit unused when I was stressed, thinking I was going crazy, or feeling really hopeless. 

An oil doesn’t have to have an emotional sounding name, like “Joy”, to be an emotionally uplifting oil. What I’ve discovered is that the basic oils have everything you need to establish a foundation or routine for emotional wellness.

Courtney likened Lavender to a Grandmother, gentle and comforting. Emotionally, we can carry that example over and say that Grammy Lavender helps us calm down when we’re afraid of being abandoned, and encourages us to be more gentle when we are critical of ourselves or others. And she is always a safe place for vulnerability, encouraging us to try new things, and to never give up. 

Lavender emotionally helps us to release abandonment, criticism, and fear of unfoldment. Most people associate the scent with sound sleep, which makes perfect sense if you consider how many children struggle to sleep for fear of being left alone. 

Additionally, inner criticism can rob us of relaxation since it causes physical stress. The fear of unfoldment ties directly into both of these, as it can be caused by fear of being criticized when people see us for what we are. We might fear being rejected and abandoned when we are vulnerable. 

ACTIVATION: start some lavender in the diffuser or rub it between your hands and inhale for several moments

Consider these emotions:

Abandonment

Criticism

Fear of unfoldment

If you can, journal about where these negative emotions have impacted your relationships. 

Inhale lavender, and apply it to the lower back, the upper back of the scalp (the point where hair starts falling back instead of to the side), and at the love handles just below the waist. 

Focus on these new truths to release the old emotional patterns. Repeat any time you recognize the old pattern cropping up. 

I embrace all of life’s experiences

I receive

I allow movement

With consistency, we can change the way we think, and consequently, change our health from the inside out.

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LAVENDER+ VITALITY OIL 

(this is the one that comes with the white vitality label, which is labeled for internal use! yay!)

Use Young Living Lavender Vitality essential oil (Lavandula angustifolia) to create elegant dishes that will impress your family and friends. The herb has a sweet, slightly floral flavor that pairs well with both rich and light foods. Use Lavender Vitality™ essential oil to conveniently add this delightful flavor to your meals.

Although more popular with sweeter recipes, Lavender Vitality oil’s benefits extend to savory dishes as well. In fact, lavender is sometimes included in the famous Herbes de Provence along with spices such as marjoram, thyme, oregano, and rosemary. Put a new spin on a classic meal and pair it with chicken, lamb, or even potatoes.

Just a hint can enhance the flavor of your entire recipe. To avoid overwhelming your food, start small. Try dipping a toothpick in your oil and then swirling the toothpick in your food preparations.

Lavender Vitality Essential Oil Uses:

+ Make homemade fruit jams infused with Lavender Vitality essential oil. Try mixing it with blueberry, apricot, raspberry, or peach jams and jellies.

+ Combine Lavender Vitality’s earthy, low notes with bright citrus flavors. 

+ Experiment with lavender-lemonade or a citrus sorbet.

+ Complement dairy with Lavender Vitality in shortbread, pound cake, ice cream, meringue, or whipped cream recipes.

+Balance Lavender Vitality in savory dishes with herbs such as thyme, rosemary, and oregano.

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So how do YOU love to use lavender? What are your stories with this oil? Share in the comments (I'm going to as well!). Tag your new team members in this post. Get them excited about using this oil and all the ways it can benefit their lives!



Disclaimer:
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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Black Friday Young Living Canada 2017 WOW



Offer valid between 

2:00 am EST November 24 
t
2:00 pm EST November 27, 2017

Get your shopping MEMBER# today so you are ready!


P.S. If you've been on the fence about snagging a starter kit (becoming a wholesale member), it’s a good time to jump in because you’ll want to get in on these deals!


What's holding you back?


Read on guys!!!! ...............
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BLACK FRIDAY SALE!!!!!!!!!!


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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Thieves Essential Oil Incredible Immune Support



MEET THIEVES - INCREDIBLE IMMUNE SUPPORT

Boosting Immunity

Oh, the joy that came into our home the day the mailman brought Thieves to our door. Like a giant sigh of relief for a Mama/Daughter/Bubby trying to care for our family, I felt like I had a new bodyguard on duty with me. High five, Thieves. We HEART you in a family of 12 hands, 12 feet, 
(6 family members ages 1 - 83!!!) and countless opportunities to bring unwelcome “guests” home with us from every surface.

We love to apply Thieves Oil to feet as part of our morning routine and other oils designed for a happier, healthier family. Because who has time for anything else when we have so much to learn and so much to do?
+ Thieves® essential oil is a powerful combination of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary essential oils for an aromatic blend that fills any space with a rich, spicy aroma and has many benefits for healthy kids and clean homes.

DAILY. Guys, DAILY. Rub this amazing blend on all of your feet - every.single.day
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The Science Behind Thieves Oil
WHY are we rubbing Thieves Essential Oil on our feet, putting it in our diffusers, and using it in our cleaners, sprays, detergents, and hand soaps?

Why is Thieves Vitality Oil in our cough drops, and why are these oils in our supplement, Inner Defense? Because the individual oils that make up this incredible blend have been studied successfully for their ability to inhibit even the growth of multidrug resistant bacteria.

Pubmed.gov is full of complicated and hard to understand research showing study after study where essential oils prove their serious power over the bad guys in our bodies and homes. Like the study quoted below:

"In this study, 83 essential oils were initially screened for biofilm inhibition against Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Cinnamon bark oil and its main constituent cinnamaldehyde at 0.05% (v/v) markedly inhibited P. aeruginosa biofilm formation."

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25500277

Not into all the science jargon? Let's break it down.

The biggest and ugliest stuff that just keeps growing even when hit with the strongest drugs and chemicals? It apparently runs SCARED from these oils. Scared. So let's add this up.

Your body. Your home. Your surfaces. Your air. All protected by this combination of master warriors.

That's pretty much what we're doing with our beloved Thieves. Putting it in every product we can so that we have the maximum fighting power at work on behalf of our health.

I don't know about you, but I'm all about something fighting FOR me, for my health, and for my family each day.




Disclaimer:
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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