Wild Orange Essential Oil

Wild Orange is one of my absolute favorite essential oils due to its energizing aroma and multiple health benefits. High in monoterpenes, Wild Orange possesses stimulating and purifying qualities, making it ideal to enhance immunity when seasonal threats are high. As with many citrus peel oils, Wild Orange contains powerful antioxidants that help maintain overall health. It can be taken daily to cleanse the body or used on surfaces as a natural cleaner. Diffusing Wild Orange will energize and uplift[Read more]

Moroccan Chicken and Lentils with Quinoa

Even here in Southern California it’s been somewhat chilly this Winter.  I was in the mood for something warm and immediately I thought about Moroccan spices and how those would do the trick.  Here’s a super simple recipe I threw together with spices and ingredients I already had in the fridge and cupboard. Moroccan Chicken and Lentils with Quinoa Ingredients 1/2 yellow onion 2 large cloves garlic, chopped 1/2 cup red lentils 2 chicken breasts, cut into 1 1/2 inch[Read more]

GREEN GINGERBREAD SMOOTHIE

I am experimenting with different foods that work well for a winter detox.  There’s nothing better than coming in from the bitter cold to a plate or cup full of warm-natured food, right?  There’s a difference between food that is warm in temperature, and food that is warm-natured.  Warm-natured foods, such as cinnamon, help to promote optimal metabolic function in the wintertime and they don’t necessarily have to be heated to do their magic. I thoroughly enjoyed my latest recipe making[Read more]

CHAI TEA RECIPE with Essential Oils

I recently gave up coffee and I’ve been doing pretty well with the exception of my morning sweet tooth. I can do without the caffeine, but I do miss the creamy sweetness of a good cup of Joe. Over the last week, I’ve been drinking tea instead of coffee and at a local coffee shop here in Eureka, CA I ordered an earl grey tea latte today. It was delicious and a lightbulb went off. It took me back to[Read more]

DIY Aromatherapy Play Dough

It’s that time of year again.  The kids are out of school and you may be looking for ways to not only entertain them, but to keep them learning throughout the Summer.   Why not turn play time in to learning time by making aromatherapy playdough?  This activity is a perfect way to teach kids about aromatherapy and essential oils.  By using a variety of colors and oils you help them identify new scents and the plants from which they[Read more]

Essential Oils in the Classroom

School can be a wonderfully rewarding experience for teachers and students alike, but the pressures of getting the work load done can create a lot of stress and anxiety.  Not to mention the fact that schools are magnets for germs and odors. Many teachers and schools throughout the country are incorporating essential oils in to their classrooms and hallways to support a calm learning and teaching environment and maintain everyone’s health. Explain to your students why you put oils on yourself[Read more]