Three Summer Essential Oil Tips!

Did Someone Say Summer Holiday?

Here in the states it Independence Day week! Beyond fireworks and hot dogs it’s a great time for family and being outdoors.

So here are Three Essential Oil Holiday Hacks to make this week even better!  This will make your party prep as easy as a summer breeze!

Three Essential Oil Summer Tips

Get your outdoor space looking great for your guests!

Natural Degreaser:

Take your Lemon Essential Oil outside to brighten and shine up outdoor furniture, degrease the grill, and clean glass doors, windows and tables. Make a spray bottle of 8 ozs of water and up to 15 drops Lemon Essential Oil. Shake well and spray wherever you need to cut grease, grime, and even mold (It really works!) read more

Cold Eucalyptus Infused Towels

Ok, it’s June and I don’t know about you but it’s HOT!

There’s nothing like a cold towel on a hot summer day. This is something new I’ve been using to beat the heat now that summer is truly here!

All you need is a few drop of Eucalyptus Essential Oil and follow the method below!

• Fill a large bowl with water and 15 drops of Eucalyptus Oil
• Stir well and dip washcloths into the water-oil mixture
• Squeeze out excess liquid, fold in half, and roll up
• Place rolled cloths in a single layer on a cookie sheet and place in freezer
• Freeze until solid (a few hours should do it)
• Place the frozen towel on the back of your neck or wherever you need a little cooling (be sure to keep away from your eyes).
• Unroll as it thaws to get the most out of each cloth! read more

Essential Oils Gift Ideas For Men

I can’t believe it’s already June! It’s time to think about Dads with Father’s Day coming up on June 18.

If you are like me, you are a bit unsure of what to get for the Dad(s) in your life (my Dad and husband can be a little harder to buy for!). Even worse, you want to do something that’s useful but not going to negatively affect their health. That’s a lot of desires to balance! I’ve shared some ideas of how to use Essential Oils all around your house, but maybe that’s not the best fit for your man…

But don’t worry! I’ve got you covered!

Here are 3 Simple Essential Oil Based Gifts for the Dad in Your Life!

Is your Dad the ultimate grill-master?! Help him keep that grill clean and ready to fire with this DIY Grill Cleaner with Lemon Essential Oil, which is an amazing degreaser! read more

Interview: Essential Oils for Newbies

About 10 years ago, I did an overhaul of my whole life!

I was having some health issues going on… and the doctors really couldn’t tell me why!

So I started reading a lot about natural health and ways to get rid of some chemicals or toxins in my daily life… and one discovery I found was essential oils!

I made some simple DIY recipes and was able to replace so many thing in my house with the natural resources.

I had the privilege to interview one of my favorite chiropractors and mom friends, Dr.Shauna and I’m thrilled that I can share that here with you! read more

Wholefoods for Busy People

About 10 years ago, Adam and I went through a complete diet change.

We started reading a whole bunch of books talking about wholefoods and getting back to nature – Traditional Foods…. and it all made sense.

I was having health issues and the doctors couldn’t find anything wrong with me… it was probably just a side effect of what I was eating. So I decided to ditch the “Healthy Foods” and search for Real Food.

We started making everything from scratch and we felt amazing!! But then we became parents and life got CRAZY! read more

How To Eat Enough Protein Without Meat

I was never a huge meat eater… and it wasn’t really on purpose. I just tended to eat more carbs (even healthy ones) but I realized how important protein really was for my health and weight loss goals.

When I was pregnant, my midwife told me that I needed even more protein in my diet to help my baby grow. That’s when I started looking for ways to add protein into my diet without eating more meat.

What my video to learn how I added more protein into my diet without eating more meat:

Non Meat Protein Sources:

  • Greek Yogurt
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Quinoa
  • Beans
  • Lentils
  • Peanut Butter
  • Nuts
  • Chia Seeds
  • Hemp Seeds
  • Ezekiel Bread
  • Eggs
  • Hummus

My favorite protein powders:

It Works ProFIT

Ultimate ProFIT Advanced Superfood Nutrition is a superior blend of protein, mood-elevating superfoods, and soluble and insoluble fibers that is proven to produce ultimate results† with only 100 calories per serving! read more

Is THIS the secret to Reaching Your Goals?

How much time do you really need to form a new habit??

The secret to REACHING your New Years Goals to to make small changes in your daily life.

If you change your daily habits, you can change your life!!

Based on a recent study, on average it takes more than 2 months before a new behavior becomes automatic — 66 days to be exact.

There is no reason to get down on yourself if you try something for a few weeks and it doesn’t become a habit. It’s supposed to take longer than that! (This is why Most people give up on their New Years resolutions by Valentine’s Day) read more

Slow cooker Balsamic Raspberry Chicken

Slow Cooker Balsamic Raspberry Chicken

This Slow Cooker Balsamic Raspberry Chicken recipe is full of French flavors that are delicate yet so flavorful. The raspberries add a mild sweetness to pair with the tangy balsamic vinegar. Together with tender chicken, these flavored were perfect tossed with spaghetti squash.

I’m not sure why this recipe would not get out of my head… it kept nagging at me “make me, make me, make me.” So I thought about the different flavors I was looking for. I really wanted raspberries and chicken together. I love a raspberry vinaigrette dressing on a simple chicken salad. My mind kept going to onions as well. read more

My Current Smoothie ADDICTION!

Yummy!!! This recipe is SO delicious!

I’m a busy mom… and there are just some days that I don’t have time to eat – I know crazy, right!?!

Plus, there are just some days I need my chocolate fix and don’t want to ruin my diet. This mama needs some help!!

Enter in my current smoothie addiction!! Haha!

Thankfully, this addiction won’t ruin my diet or my blood sugar because it uses my favorite protein powder! I love it because it is only 100 calories per scoop and less than 1 gram of sugar. I love this stuff! read more

Cucumber Tomato Avocado Relish

 

Salmon Cake Spinach Salad

I’ve shared previously with you my Waffle Iron Salmon Cake recipe using coconut flour like  Bob’s Red Mill Organic Coconut Flour.

Today I’m going to share an awesome relish that goes perfectly with the Salmon Cakes (or burgers or grilled chicken… the uses are endless!)

Cucumber Tomato Avocado Relish

This relish is a great compliment because of all the textures and flavors it adds to any dish.

The cucumber adds a nice crunch with a clean fresh flavor.

The tomato adds a mild sweetness.

The avocado adds a smooth, creamy texture to hold it all together. read more