Oily Crunchy People December News
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What is Frankincense Good For? 8 Essential Oil Uses
It's that time of year when frankincense comes to mind even more than usual. After all, in the time of Jesus it was considered more valuable than gold and that's why the three wise men gave it to him as a gift. It happens to be one of my favorite oils as well because it has a multitude of uses. It also has a very calming effect for me so I love to begin and end my day by putting a drop in the palm of my hands, cupping them together and inhaling deeply. That is especially helpful during this time of the year with all of the busyness of the holidays!
I loved this article by Dr. Josh Axe who is a chiropractor/functional medicine doctor who loves to use a lot of natural products to stay healthy. His website is great for info, healthy recipes for cooking, as well as many DIY recipes with essential oils.
Want a clean oven for the holidays?
Did you know that 70-80% of illness is caused by emotions?
I have been on a roller coaster of emotions ever since my son was born and then later diagnosed with special needs. I had no idea how much those emotions could be affecting my health until more recently. We all have "stuff" in our lives that causes emotions!!! In this video, (done by a cross line YL member who is a chiropractor and his friend Vanessa) JB shared about a hard time in his life and about how you can use oils for support during especially emotional times in your life. I thought this was a great video for this time of year since the holidays can be emotional for so many!
HOLIDAY DIFFUSER BLENDS
Homemade Peppermint Mocha
Homemade Peppermint Mocha (from recipeswithessentialoils.com)
Yield – 4 – 8 oz. servings
Preparation Time – 5 minutes
Cooking Time – 5 minutes
- 2 cups milk – 2%, coconut milk, almond milk, soy milk
- 2 cups brewed coffee
- 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup sugar (this could be adjusted/reduced to taste)
- 2 to 4 drops Peppermint essential oil
- Optional toppings: whipped cream, chocolate syrup drizzles
- In a small saucepan, heat the milk and whisk it vigorously as it starts to bubble. Pour in the brewed coffee.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the cocoa powder and sugar. (I don’t recommend adding the cocoa directly to the saucepan without mixing it with the sugar because it will clump and not integrate well with the coffee-milk!)
- Whisk in the cocoa-sugar mixture into the milk-coffee mixture, until creamy mocha forms.
- Pour into 2 coffee mugs and add 1 to 2 drops Peppermint essential oil per mug, to taste. Stir with coffee stirrer and sip away!