Mommy Brain

My schedule is full with several sports schedules, school activities, my business, etc….  When I was younger (did I really just use that phrase) I would excel when I had a lot on my plate.  Now, I just get overwhelmed and forgetful.  I am trying to keep a good calendar and not let myself get to busy and overwhelmed, but it may be crazy until school is over.  So, I am going to need some extra help.  I looked up Memory in my wonderful Reference Book and found some great suggestions!

Absentmindedness memory blend #1 memory blend #2

mental clarity brain oils Nitro

Snow Cream

In North Texas we usually don’t get much snow.  We usually get ice which is no fun!  Today we got tons of good, powder snow.

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We decide to try and make Snow Ice Cream.  We set a large bowl out on the patio table and let snow accumulate.  After the bowl was full, we brought it in.  We made several different flavors.

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Orange Dreamsicle (you could also try Lemon, Tangerine, Grapefruit, Lime, Citrus Fresh)

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Chocolate Peppermint

We also made Chocolate and Vanilla

 

Snow Cream

Ingredients:

8 cups of fresh snow

1 cup of any kind of milk

1/3 cup of sugar

1 tablespoon of Vanilla

For Chocolate: 1 teaspoon Cocoa Powder

For Chocolate Peppermint: 1 teaspoon Cocoa Powder, 2 drops of Peppermint Young Living oil

For Dreamsicle: 8 drops of Orange Young Living oil

 

Directions: Whisk together the milk, sugar, vanilla, flavorings of choice.  Add 8 cups of fresh snow and stir well.  That’s it!  Enjoy!!

 

The Best Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Ever, Ever!

The Best Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Ever, Ever!

Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup grass fed butter (at room temperature)
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut crystals or sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/3 tablespoons coconut milk (really any milk you prefer)
  • 3 ripened bananas
  • 2 cups flour (I used Young Living Einkorn mix)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • About 1/2 bag chocolate chips (totally your preference on how much you like)

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix the sugar and the butter in a large bowl.  Add eggs and blend.  Add milk and bananas, mix.  Now add flour and baking soda and mix.  Stir in the chocolate chips.

Spray loaf pans with non-cook spray and spoon it into pans.

Bake for 40 minutes.  You should be able to insert a knife into the middle of the loaf and the knife should come out clean.

Enjoy!!!!!

Enjoy!

 

Why I choose to use Young Living Einkorn Mix…

Ingredients: Whole grain einkorn flour (Triticum monococcum), Brown rice flour, Amaranth flour, Tapioca flour, Sorghum flour (Sorghum bicolor), Dhokla flour (Indian flour made from chickpeas)

Flours now days are so processed and altered that they are no longer good for us.  Young Living is growing the very best Einkorn Wheat and I have loved baking with this mix.

Do you want to try some?  Go to beta.youngliving.com and my member # is 1483642.  If you have any questions about it, let me know!  peacejoyandoil@gmail.com

Oily Dog

Everyday is National Dog Day in our home!  We have the most loved, spoiled rotten, 90lb lap dog.  He really is the best dog though.  He lets our children climb all over him.

Oily Dog

I love him so much I even share my Young Living Essential Oils with him.  That’s right even our dog is Oily!

When I use oils he will follow me with his nose in my hand.  He loves his oils.

An Oil A Day Keeps the Vet Away

When Champ had a wound under his eye I applied Frankinsence and Lavender and then applied a warm compress.

When it is storming outside I apply Peace & Calming right behind his ears and lays down and goes to sleep.

When he has gas I rub peppermint or DiGize on his stomach.  He is a Boxer, this is often!

I spray his bed down with a Purification spray that you can find here.  I also spray this on him when we he is outside longer than just going to the bathroom.

 

So your Premium Starter Kit is great for your WHOLE Family, even the fur-babies!

Get your own Premium Starter Kit here.

 

 

 

The BEST most ECONOMICAL cleaner EVER!

This post will forever change you!  Well, maybe the way you clean your house…

My friend Catherine and I want to share our love for Thieves Cleaner!

Thieves Cleaner

Thieves cleaner is a green, ecologically friendly, plant-based cleaner containing Thieves and lemon Young Living quality essential oils.  Safe for use around children and pets.  It is perfect for cleaning practically everything in your house.

We have both thrown out all other cleaners and use Thieves for everything.  EVERYTHING!  From fruit to our toilets…  You simply buy empty spray bottles from the dollar store or home improvement store and follow the chart on the bottle for diluting.  Add water!  I have a spray bottle in my kitchen and each bathroom.

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We will also share other natural ways to replace things like room spray, laundry detergent, dishwasher detergent, hand sanitizer, throat spray, goo gone, etc.

Do you know the story behind Thieves?

The oils or herbs were used by thieves who robbed the dead and dying during the plague of the 15th century and who never contracted the disease. The Young Living Thieves cleaner is patterned after this formula that offered protection during a time when 50 percent of Europe perished from the plague.

Thieves is a Young Living essential oil blend. What are the five oils used in Thieves? (Clove, Cinnamon Bark, Rosemary, Lemon, Eucalyptus (E. radiate))

Thieves essential oil blend was found to have a 99.6% kill rate against airborne germs!

 

Here are a couple testimonies.  So you can see we are not alone!

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“The Thieves Household cleaner has been absolutely wonderful.  I’ve had it since March and it’s not even 1/2 gone.  I literally use it for EVERYTHING, from cleaning the kitchen floors to washing produce!  I love that it’s all natural, chemical free and won’t be harmful to my family.  Not to mention it smells amazing!”  -Julia T.

 

and another…

Thieves scrub

 
CARPETS
thieves carpet cleaner
In the past we have spent a lot of money on having our carpets professionally cleaned.  It is a hassle, they use chemicals and we can’t walk on our carpets for a day.  Ain’t nobody got time for that!  My hubby found a great deal on a Hoover carpet cleaner and decided it was worth it to try so that we could clean our carpets ourselves.  We put thieves cleaner in the top, where it says to put solution and we were amazed at how well our carpets came clean and how good the house smells after.  NO CHEMICALS!
Another great thing about this cleaner is that it affordable!!!  It is so concentrated, you only use one capful per spray bottle.  So, it lasts for-ev-er!!!
Did I mention it was safe for to use with children and pets?!?!  My daughter threw up all over my car and herself and as soon as I pulled in the driveway, I ran inside and grabbed my thieves spray bottle.  I sprayed it all over her, her chair, the car, the carpet…every nook and cranny!  It got rid of the smell and any sign that anyone has ever thrown up in it.  This is huge, because I probably would have had to get a new car if not (wink)!
Since it is safe for Children and Pets…I love to mop my kitchen floor with it.  I don’t have to worry about the dog licking it or the kids walking around barefoot on it.
Thieves Hand Sanitizer
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hand sanitizer recipe hand sanitizer ingredients
Natural Room Spray, say goodbye to Febreeze and Lysol that are laden with chemicals that are not safe for us!
DIY Room Spray
Purification will kill odors, not just mask them.  It also kills fungus and mold!!!
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You can also apply to stains or as presoak to get rid of bad smells or urine.
Follow our Clean Your Home pinterest board here.

How to be a Teachers Pet

Check Yo Self…

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Ha!  I kid, I kid.  This post is about attitudes.  We all have them!  Sometimes our children’s attitudes are a reflection of our own.  Ouch!

I want to tackle those morning attitudes before they even start so they can be ready for a great school year.  We will use Young Living Oils to help in any way they can.

Back to School Bash

Being organized and prepared is a key player in my happiness so I’m planning it out. Read this to get some ideas of what you need to have on your essential oil supply list.

My Plan of Action:

Night before –

*Take our vitamins (Super C, OmegaGize – Fish oil, MultiGreens, InnerDefense, Longevity, Life 5)

*Fill the kitchen diffuser the night before with a happy blend of Orange, Ylang Ylang & Lavender and have it ready to turn on as soon as I wake up to let the dog out.  This is usually before the kids are awake.

Ylang Ylang, Orange, Lavender

*Fill the USB orb diffuser with water for the car ride to school.  I’ll let them take turns picking which oil to use on the way to school.

*Have lunches and water bottles filled.

Morning –

*Apply peppermint to wake up.  Drink my MindWise, Ningxia Red with Lemon oil and have my quiet time! (check out Jesus Calling if you want to start a quiet time and don’t know where to start)

*Fill the upstairs diffuser with Citrus Fresh, Peppermint or my favorite diffusing blend of Lime, Lemon Myrtle and Peppermint.

*Wake up the kids.

*Everyone get ready.

*Eat breakfast or drink smoothie!

*Apply Thieves to the bottom of all of our feet.  Put shoes on and go.

Einkorn Cookie Butter Cookies

Let me just say these cookies are going to ROCK YOUR WORLD!!!

I saw a recipe for peanut butter cookies and thought I would make some substitutions and see how they turned out and they far exceeded my expectations.  These cookies are no dairy and I have used Young Living Einkorn flour mix in place of regular flour.  Young Living Einkorn Pancake and Waffle mix combines ancient einkorn wheat with a variety of nutritious, low-gluten grains and ground legumes. It offers a deliciously unique, earthy flavor and serves as an excellent base for many different baking recipes. It was also one of the best-selling new products released at YL Convention!  You can find my crepes here.

Einkorn Cookie Butter Cookies

Einkorn Cookie Butter Cookies

Ingredients:

3/4 cup cookie butter (mine is Biscoff from Costco)
1/2 cup coconut oil, softened (like butter; not hard and not runny or melted)
1 cup light brown sugar, (coconut crystals, your choice of sweetener)
1 large egg
1 tablespoon vanilla extract (yes tablespoon, not teaspoon)
1  1/4 cups Einkorn flour mix
2 teaspoons corn starch
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt, optional

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine cookie butter, coconut oil, egg, sugar and mix to cream until light and fluffy, 4 to 5 minutes. Note – Coconut oil should be the consistency of soft butter like you’d use to cream with sugar and eggs in traditional cookies. If coconut oil is rock hard, microwave it in a small bowl for 5 to 10 seconds or just until it begins to soften. If coconut oil is runny or melted, place it in the freezer momentarily until it firms up. A tiny amount of runniness is fine; it’s an oil and that happens. But do not use melted or purely liquid coconut oil because you can’t effectively cream a liquid; it would be like trying to cream liquid butter.
  2. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, add the vanilla and mix to incorporate, about 1 minute.
  3. Add 1 cup flour, corn starch, baking soda, optional salt, and mix until just combined, about 1 minute. If your dough seems quite wet, sloppy, or isn’t combining, add up to another one-quarter cup flour, one tablespoon at a time, for a total of 1 1/4 cups. The dough shouldn’t be sticky or tacky, and a little loose and oily is preferred to dry and crumbly. It should have a Play-Doh like consistency, and if pinched and squished, it’ll stick together and to itself, but not to your hands. Over-flouring the dough will cause the cookies to be dry.
  4. Using a medium cookie scoop, form mounds that are 2 heaping tablespoons in size; or divide dough into approximately 18 equal-sized pieces. Place dough mounds on a large plate, and slightly flatten each mound. Get the dough mounds in the exact shape you want to bake them in because after chilling, flattening or re-shaping the dough is difficult. Cover with plasticwrap, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours; up to 5 days. Do not bake these cookies with dough that has not been properly chilled because they will spread.
  5. Preheat oven to 350°F. Place dough on baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 7 to 9 minutes.
  7. Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 to 10 minutes before moving. Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 3 months. Alternatively, unbaked dough can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, or in the freezer for up to 3 months, so consider baking only as many cookies as desired and save the remaining dough to be baked in the future when desired.

Einkorn Cookie Butter Cookies

EINKORN Crepes

Have you purchased the Einkorn Pancake and Waffle Mix yet?  I got it at Young Living Convention and have been excited to experiment with it.  On the side of the box is a crepe recipe.  I have never made crepes, but I love them, so I decided to give it a try.  If it is your first time as well, my tip to you is double your recipe.  It takes a couple tries to get it right. (Oh, and the syrup comes out fast!)

Einkorn Crepes with Lemon Filling and NingXia Berry Syrup

EINKORN Crepes with Lemon Filling and NingXia Berry Syrup

Einkorn crepes

Ingredients:

3/4 Cup of Einkorn Pancake Mix

1 Cup of water (or milk of your choice)

2 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla

1 Tbsp. sweetener of your choice (Yacon Syrup, Blue Agave, cane juice crystals, etc..)

1/4 tsp. salt

2 Tbsp. melted butter

Instructions:

1. In a blender combine Einkorn mix, water or milk, eggs, vanilla, sweetener, salt and melted butter.  Blend until smooth.  Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.

2. Heat a skillet over medium-low to medium heat and brush with oil.

3. Pour about 1/4 cup of batter into the skillet and tip to spread the batter to the edges.

4. When bubbles form on the top and the edges are dry, flip over and cook until lightly browned on the other side and edges are golden.

5. Repeat with remaining batter.

 

Lemon Crepe Filling

Ingredients:

1/4 block of 8oz. Cream Cheese

1 Tbsp. Sweetener of choice

1 tsp. Vanilla

4 drops Lemon Young Living Essential Oil

 

Instructions:

Cream above ingredients together.  Smear a Tbsp. of the filling on your finished crepe while it is still hot and then fold it in half, and then fold over the sides.

Einkorn Crepes with Lemon Filling and NingXia Berry Syrup

 

DESCRIPTION (back of box):  Gary’s True Grit Einkorn Pancake and waffle mix combines ancient einkorn wheat and other healthful grains with a special blend of ground legumes, added for a concentrated source of protein and fiber, making this a nutritious and tasty meal that will be enjoyed by the entire family.

Einkorn is the original “staff-of-life” grain, known as the oldest variety of wheat, which dates back to the beginning of time.  Einkorn’s natural genetic code and low gluten levels make it a superior choice because of its compatibility with the human body when compared to the modern , hybrid wheat of today.

Einkorn wheat is easier to digest, so nutrients are better absorbed, thus promoting the proper functions of the digestive system.

Today, Young Living is helping to bring einkorn wheat back to its rightful prominence in the world.

Gary’s True Grit Mix has 0.53% gluten content

 

Roasted Veggie Pasta Salad

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Are you enjoying this “Essentially Summer” Recipe series as much as I am?  I am so excited to try all these great “oily” recipes, especially Tara’s Cilantro Lime Rice!
With Summer comes swim lessons, trips to the park, vacations, baseball tournaments, and much more.  We are trying to soak up every minute of day light we can. Cooking and heating up my kitchen is not something I want to do in the heat of the day.  This is a recipe you can make in the morning or the night before.
Roasted Veggie Pasta Salad is a healthy, colorful and very flavorful pasta salad.
Warning: If you are taking it with you somewhere make sure you take several copies of this recipe with you.  It is a BIG hit!
Essentially Summer Recipe
Roasted Veggie Pasta Salad
Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups chopped zucchini
1 1/2 cups chopped yellow summer squash
1 cup  chopped red onion
3/4 cup chopped green sweet pepper
3/4 cup chopped red sweet pepper
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 drop of Young Living Fennel oil (optional)
12 ounces whole wheat bowtie pasta
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 drop of Young Living Basil oil
1/3 cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese
1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
1/2 cup olive oil
2 drops of Young Living Lemon oil
2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
Salt
Ground black pepper
Snipped fresh Basil (optional)
Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a roasting pan combine all of your chopped veggies. Mix olive oil & fennel oil, drizzle over veggies; toss to coat. Roast for 45 to 50 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring twice. Transfer to a very large bowl; cool.
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Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, rinse, and cool slightly. In a large bowl combine pasta and the roasted vegetables.

For pesto, in a blender combine garlic, cheese, walnuts, 1/2 cup olive oil, basil oil, lemon oil salt and pepper; cover and pulse with several on/off turns until well blended

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Add the pesto to pasta-veggie mixture, stirring gently to coat. Stir in cherry tomatoes. Season to taste with additional salt and black pepper. Serve at room temperature or store in the fridge until next day. If desired, sprinkle with fresh basil and cheese.

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Are you ready to jump in to this wonderful world of caring for your family with therapeutic grade essential oils?  The time is now!  Click here to learn more or contact the person who introduced you to the “Essentially Summer” blog recipe series!

Next up is Susan Heid.  She is making Meatloaf with oregano and basil!  My pasta salad will be a great side dish with her Meatloaf.  Yummy!

Be sure to check out all posts in the “Essentially Summer” blogger recipe series.  Thank you Myra for organizing this series.  I had so much fun creating an oily recipe.

Also check out all my other “oily” posts!

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Did you notice the Citronella Jar Candle in the picture above?

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Slice up a lemon and lime, alternate slices in a jar, pour citronella tiki torch fuel in the jar and then add a floating tea light…

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First-Aid Spray

Summer is almost here and that means, bug bites, blisters and boo-boos are too, so lets prepare ourselves.  Mix this up in a small plastic spray bottle and keep it in your purse, swim bag, diaper bag….

First-Aid Spray

5 drops lavender

3 drops tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)

2 drops cypress

Mix above oils thoroughly in 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Add this to 8 ounces of distilled water and shake vigorously. Put in a small spray bottle. Spray minor cuts and wounds before applying bandage. Repeat 2-3 times daily for 3 days. Complete the healing process by applying a drop or two of tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) oil to the wound daily for the next few days.