• “There is treasure to be desired and oil in the house of the wise.” – Proverbs 21:20

Bone Broth- A Powerful Healing Tool

Bone broth, a highly beneficial, nutrient dense superfood has been used since ancient times and is considered to be one of the most remarkable foods on the planet that is made from simmering animal or fish bones. Its a powerful healing tool, often referred to as “the elixir of life.” Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, said over 2,000 years ago… “All disease begins in the gut.” Modern day science is finally coming around and confirming this ancient wisdom. Sadly, most people remain unaware of how incredibly beneficial bone broth is and miss out on the opportunity to transform their health and life. When you were sick as a child, did your mom ever make a pot of chicken soup and insist that you eat it, telling you that it would make you feel better? Have you ever wondered why? Homemade bone broth has amazing health benefits and can be … Continue reading

Holiday Recipes

Just in time for the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays the following mouth watering recipes are sure to become new family favorites. I hope that you find yourself inspired by them and consider infusing some of your own traditional family favorites with essential oils this year. Just looking at these recipes makes my mouth water. How about you? If you haven’t done so already, try incorporating some of our Vitality line of essential oils into your meals this holiday season and let the compliments begin to roll.                 Can everyone say… “yuuummmmy”? I don’t know about you but I can’t wait to let the oiling begin. If you decide to try some of these recipes please return to this site and let us know… How your recipes were received? Were they a hit or a flop? Did you come up with any of … Continue reading

DIY Basic Ointment, Salve or Balm

Are you concerned about all the chemicals in products that you use around the house and looking for a way to replace them with natural alternatives? Would you like to start making your own natural, chemical-free ointments, salves and balms, allowing you to know exactly what’s in them? Then you’ve come to the right place. You’ll be happy to find 4 variations of this recipe which will allow you to make either soft, firm, x-tra firm or hard versions. Depending on the application method you’re looking for you may want one that is more like a lotion, other times you may want one for making your own lip balms. Making up all 4 versions in advance takes the guesswork out of what firmness you’ll get before you add your essential oils. When ready to customize yours with your chosen essential oils simply: choose the firmness you want, scoop out the … Continue reading

Making Healthy Choices- Killer Sloppy Joe’s

Once you try this Killer Sloppy Joe’s with Portobella Mushrooms recipe I’m sure it’s going to become a family favorite just as it has mine. Loaded with fiber, this recipe also uses portobella mushrooms instead of the traditional hamburger bun which is really helpful for those looking for a healthier version of this age-old favorite, or for those looking for recipes to support their weight management goals. This entree is relatively quick and easy to make which is always a plus in my opinion, and has become one that I use frequently any time of year.   KILLER SLOPPY JOE’S WITH PORTOBELLA MUSHROOMS   INGREDIENTS   large garlic clove 1 white or yellow onion, diced extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO) or beef broth 1 pound ground beef 1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce (preferably organic) 1-2 tablespoon Bragg’s raw apple cider vinegar (ACV) 1 packet Stevia Plus- for EACH Tbsp of ACV … Continue reading

Making Healthy Choices- HEALTHY BEVERAGES

In today’s toxic world, if you want to live life to its fullest then you need to be making healthy choices in many areas of your life. Some of the simplest ways to do this is to make sure that you are eating whole foods and drinking healthy beverages, ones that aren’t over-processed, denatured, full of sugar and loaded with toxic-chemicals or pesticides. When you supply your body with what it needs it will respond in positive ways. It really is very simple, it just isn’t necessarily easy. We’re all creatures of habit and most of us find it difficult to break old patterns especially ones that have been ingrained in us for many years, but it can be done. Don’t be too hard on yourself if you have trouble giving up sugar. Did you know that studies show that sugar is just as addictive as cocaine… yep, that’s right! … Continue reading

12 Days of Christmas DIY Hot Holiday Cheer Beverages

Create your own holiday cheer and memories and splurge a little with these two hot holiday beverage favorites for our final and last post in the 12 Days of Christmas DIY series. They too make good holiday gifts. Enjoy a cup of holiday spirit while sipping on some homemade Hot Buttered Rum while putting together toys and wrapping gifts this Christmas Eve. DIY HOT BUTTERED RUM 1 cup butter 2 cups light brown sugar 2 teaspoons Nutmeg Vitality essential oil 2 teaspoons Cinnamon Vitality bark essential oil 2 teaspoons vanilla extract Apple cider- hot 1 shot of good quality rum OR… use 2 tsp rum extract for alcohol-free version Place apple cider in pot and heat on stove. Cream butter and sugar with electric mixer; add essential oils and vanilla extract and mix well. Use 1 heaping Tbsp mixture to 1 shot rum per 8 oz of hot apple cider. … Continue reading

12 Days of Christmas DIY Hand, Body and Facial Scrubs

DIY scrubs are a great natural, safe way to exfoliate your skin and they’re a match made in heaven when combined with pure, genuine, therapeutic-grade essential oils. They’re the feature of day 11 of the 12 Days of Christmas DIY series! Quick and easy to make, they’re very inexpensive and versatile too. They’ll leave your skin feeling refreshed, moisturized and oh so soft! Depending on your skin type choose essential oils and/or carrier oils that best suit your needs with this simple DIY recipe. Keep your skin looking its best this winter and consider making up a couple of these for friends and family this holiday season. They make great last minute gifts! Pamper Me Scrub Use this for hand scrubs, facial scrubs or body scrubs… just adjust the quantity accordingly. If you find it too coarse for the face eliminate the brown sugar and replace it with more white … Continue reading

12 Days of Christmas DIY Whipped Body Butter

DIY Whipped Body Butter is the feature of day 9 of our 12 Days of Christmas DIY series. You’ll love applying this luxuriously rich body butter after showering, or before bed. It will leave your skin feeling silky smooth and looking radiant. Frankincense, known as the Father of all oils, is a highly prized and valuable ingredient in this recipe, and is found in many skin care products for aging and dry skin. Its a real treat and I love applying this to my face before going to bed at night. You’ll love the way your skin feels. Consider making some of this up for friends or family and giving as a gift! Ingredients 1 cup cocoa butter 1/2 cup shea butter 1/2 cup coconut oil Melt the coconut oil, cocoa butter, and Shea butter in a double broiler until completely liquefied. Chill in refrigerator until slightly hardened, about 30 … Continue reading

12 Days of Christmas DIY Thieves Lollipops & Lozenges

Day 8 of the 12 Days of Christmas is focusing on a DIY version of one of the products in Young Living’s very powerful THIEVES product line… Thieves Hard Lozenges. It is a best seller and a very popular product. This DIY Thieves Lollipops & Lozenges recipe may come in handy if you don’t happen to have any of these on hand. Keep in mind… these make a nice, inexpensive homemade gift too. Thieves Lozenges are powered by Thieves essential oil blend for extra strength and effectiveness and provides lasting results you can feel. Naturally derived ingredients are potent yet gentle on the stomach, and contains no artificial flavors, dyes, or preservatives. Enjoy its refreshing lemon-mint flavor. They’re perfect to carry in your car, purse, or backpack for use on the go. Ingredients 1 cup honey 1 teaspoon coconut oil (or ghee) 10 drops Thieves essential oil blend 5 drops … Continue reading

12 Days of Christmas DIY Thieves Hand Purifier

This is day five of the 12 Days of Christmas DIY Recipes series, showing you how to use your essential oils and make your own essential oil infused gifts. Today’s project is a DIY version of Thieves® Waterless Hand Purifier. Thieves essential oil has been combined with a unique blend of all natural ingredients to create a safe and effective waterless hand purifier. Thieves® Waterless Hand Purifier utilizes powerful essential oils to clean and purify hands. Moisturizing emollients, Aloe Vera and vegetable glycerin, enrich our formula and add their hydrating benefits. It provides me all the cleaning power and protection I need. I always carry a bottle of it with me in my purse. I use it every it time I go shopping to apply to my hands and the shopping cart handles at the grocery store. Surprisingly their small 2 oz containers lasts a long time and it only … Continue reading

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