Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole with Cinnamon EO

What You Need:

4 large sweet potatoes or yams, cooked and peeled

3/4 cup canned coconut milk

1 tablespoon coconut oil

1/4 cup pure maple syrup

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Juice of half of an orange

Salt and pepper to taste

4 drops Cinnamon essential oil

Health Highlights:

Most holiday meals leave us feeling sluggish and maybe a little guilty, but there is a silver lining to this tasty Thanksgiving treat. Check out some of the health benefits that this casserole contains:

  • Sweet Potatoes– Though they are “sweet,” these vegetables still offer plenty of nutrients. Due to a low glycemic index, sweet potatoes can be helpful in maintaining energy and controlling blood sugar, which is helpful for everyone, especially those with diabetes.
  • Orange– The fiber, potassium, and vitamin C in oranges help support heart health. Increasing potassium intake can help reduce the risk of heart disease.
  • Nutmeg– Nutmeg can act as a sedative, and helps with inflammation, muscle pain, arthritis, and more.

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Pecan topping

1 1/2 cups chopped pecans

1 tablespoon melted coconut oil

1 tablespoon maple syrup

2 drops Cinnamon essential oil
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Directions:

1. Place cooked sweet potatoes, coconut milk, coconut oil, maple syrup, nutmeg, orange juice, and Cinnamon essential oil into a large bowl. With a hand mixer, blend until everything is combined. If desired, you can add more maple syrup or essential oil.
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Looking for lighter, healthier but still delicious Thanksgiving dishes? Check out this Sweet Potato Casserole, sweetened with maple syrup and spiced with Cinnamon essential oil.
2. Spread into an oven-safe dish and set aside.

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Looking for lighter, healthier but still delicious Thanksgiving dishes? Check out this Sweet Potato Casserole, sweetened with maple syrup and spiced with Cinnamon essential oil.
3. Combine all topping ingredients until pecans are well coated. Sprinkle on top of sweet potatoes.

Looking for lighter, healthier but still delicious Thanksgiving dishes? Check out this Sweet Potato Casserole, sweetened with maple syrup and spiced with Cinnamon essential oil.

4. Bake in oven at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes, or until pecans have slightly browned. Serve warm.
Looking for lighter, healthier but still delicious Thanksgiving dishes? Check out this Sweet Potato Casserole, sweetened with maple syrup and spiced with Cinnamon essential oil.

Looking for lighter, healthier but still delicious Thanksgiving dishes? Check out this Sweet Potato Casserole, sweetened with maple syrup and spiced with Cinnamon essential oil.


Looking for lighter, healthier but still delicious Thanksgiving dishes? Check out this Sweet Potato Casserole, sweetened with maple syrup and spiced with Cinnamon essential oil.

Tip: For additional deliciousness, drizzle maple syrup on top.

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Essential oils can be purchased online – just click on Shop, or directly thru me.  Perfect time to take advantage of todays BOGO and get a bottle of Clove essential oil free with the purchase of your Cinnamon!

– See more at: http://doterrablog.com/essential-recipe-sweet-potato-casserole-with-doterra-essential-oils/#sthash.6omyzJ7S.dpuf

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All-Natural Pest Control

Pest Control

Here are 7 ways to use essential oils for all-natural pest control:

  1. Use black pepper or oil around the edges of the bathroom or kitchen to repel ants.
  2. Combine 1/2 cup of water, 5 drops of cypress and 10 drops of peppermint oil to keep cockroaches at bay.
  3. Rub a drop or two of TerraShield (a blend of Skimmia Laureola, Catnip Plant, Amyris Bark, African Sandalwood, Cabrueva Balsam, Wild Orange Peel, White Fir Needle, cedarwood, Citronella Herb, Eucalyptus Leaf/Stem, Hawaiian Sandalwood, Genet Absolute, and Rose Flower essential oils in a base of Fractionated Coconut Oil) with some fractionated coconut oil on your skin to keep mosquitos away.
  4. Combine 1/2 cup of water with 10 drops of eucalyptus oil and spray in the room to create fly-free area.
  5. Keep spiders at bay with cinnamon oil. Combine 10 drops of cinnamon oil with 1/2 cup of water and spray on the baseboards and around doors and windows.
  6. Combine 1/2 cup of water with 10 drops of clove oil to counter dust mites and garden pests.
  7. Combine 1/2 cup of water with 10 drops of orange oil and spray on plants to control aphids.

EO Pest Control

 

Scents and Tastes of Autumn

Relaxing Diffuser Blend

Spicy and Fresh Diffuser Blend

This festive diffuser blend helps with feelings of clear breathing.

Spicy and Fresh Diffusing Blend

Alternatively, swap cassia for cinnamon.. Same smell (if not a bit stronger), less expensive!  Save your cinnamon for its topical or ingested benefits.

DIY Festive Fall Sugar Scrub

Festive Fall Sugar Scrub

Sugar scrubs are a great way to exfoliate and soften your skin and can easily be customized using different types of sugar, salt, oil, and essential oil. This festive fall sugar scrub is gentle on your skin and has a delicious spicy fall aroma. This scrub is naturally white in color but can be glammed-up with some natural, skin-safe, food coloring. The options are endless!

What You Need:

3/4 cup white sugar (you can also use brown sugar or sea salt)

1/2 cup Fractionated Coconut Oil (you could also use almond oil, grapeseed oil, or olive oil).

4 drops Cassia essential oil (close relative of Cinnamon)

4 drops Clove essential oil

2-4 drops Ginger essential oil

Sugar Scrub Ingredients

Directions:

1. Combine sugar and Fractionated Coconut Oil into a bowl.

Celebrate Fall by making this festive fall sugar scrub to help exfoliate and soften your skin.
.Celebrate Fall by making this festive fall sugar scrub to help exfoliate and soften your skin.

2. Add essential oils.

Sugar Scrub Clove

3.  Stir until the mixture is the consistency of a slushy. You may need to add more sugar or Fractionated Coconut Oil for desired consistency. If you want to add color, now is the time. For separate colors, divide scrub into bowls depending on how many colors you want. If you want three colors, divide into three bowls. Color as desired and carefully pour on top of each layer.

Celebrate Fall by making this festive fall sugar scrub to help exfoliate and soften your skin.
4.  Add to an air-tight container. You’re done! Use 1-2 times a week on hands, feet, legs, or arms. Follow with dōTERRA hand lotion for best results.

Festive Fall Sugar Scrub Final

As posted at http://doterrablog.com/diy-festive-fall-sugar-scrub/

DIY Hair Perfume

DIY Hair Perfume

Hair perfume is a great way to leave those you pass by with the sweet and enticing aroma of essential oils. Lightly spray it on your hair to keep it smelling sweet and fresh. Feel free to switch up the essential oils used in this recipe to create your perfect aroma.

Ingredients:

1/3 cup rose water
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
5 drops Ylang Ylang
4 drops Rosemary (November’s Free Product of the Month)
5 drops Sandalwood
3 drops Lavender
4 drops Grapefruit

Note: You can purchase rose water at most health food stores in the soap and hygiene aisle. 

Instructions:

In a fine-mist glass spray bottle, add rose water, vanilla extract, and essential oils. Add more or less essential oils depending on your preference. Shake and spray on hair as desired.

*Please note that citrus essential oils are photosensitive and can lighten your hair if exposed to UV rays.

Hair Perfume Steps
– See more at: http://doterrablog.com/make-your-own-hair-perfume-with-doterra-essential-oils/#sthash.xvFVQaI7.dpuf

Cute Halloween/Fall gift idea!  

1 Dish Cloth (white)
1 Kitchen Cloth (salmon)
1 Travel Enviro (yellow) (we have a few of these still in stock since they were discontinued as of                        September, replaced by the new Grey!) OR
1 Kitchen Cloth (buttercream)

OR opt for the Chocolate Candy Corn and use a Latte Kitchen Cloth.

Halloween Gift Idea

Make Your Own Natural Air Freshener with Essential Oils

Commercial air fresheners can bring many unwanted toxins and chemicals into your home. There are, however, completely safe and natural alternatives for keeping your air fresh. We came up with a quick and simple tutorial to make your own air freshener that has only two ingredients—baking soda and essential oils! Read on to get started, and your home will be smelling fresh in no time.

Air Freshener Materials

Materials:

1 small Mason jar with a lid and band
1/4 cup baking soda
5-6 drops of your favorite essential oil
Hammer
Small screwdriver or nail

Instructions:

Put 1/4 cup baking soda into your small Mason jar. Add 5-6 drops of your favorite dōTERRA essential oil or blend.
Recommended Essential Oils: Balance, Cassia, Geranium, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Lemon, On Guard, Purify, or Wild Orange.

backing soda Add EO

Put the lid on top of the Mason jar and seal it tight with the band. Take your hammer and nail and punch small holes in the top.
Editor’s Tip: Add some style by drawing a design onto a piece of paper and then securing the design on top of the lid with a strong tape around the edges and poking holes along the pattern.

hole punch Finished Air Freshener

You’re done! Just place the jar in an area you would like to keep smelling fresh. This could include: the bathroom, near a garbage can, in your closet, near your dirty clothes, etc. Shake the jar often to activate the fresh scent. If the scent starts to fade, simply add 2-3 more drops of essential oil into the jar.

Essential Oil Recipes for Fall

Now that the kids are back in school, and the days are losing their scorching heat from this brutal summer, thoughts turn to Autumn.  Here’s a few recipes for using essential oils to accentuate the season.

Autumn Diffusing blend

And while you’re diffusing this spicy blend, you can enjoy some Wild Orange Honey Butter on a hearty slice of homemade bread with your favorite cuppa and watch the leaves begin to turn.

Wild Orange Honey Butter

When the kids come home from school, try diffusing this comforting blend

Oatmeal Cookie

Click HERE to purchase your oils or diffusers, or to learn more.