Essential Highlights: The Citrus Kit

Essential Highlights-Citrus
Citrus oils are energizing, uplifting and invigorating. They can be a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day. They can help with depression and winter time blues. I strongly encourage you to diffuse these “sunny” essential oils if you are experiencing cabin fever.
WILD ORANGE is a cheerful oil and very useful for mood elevation and generally well received by children. It can help relieve stress and is often used quite successfully to help children sleep. It can also help with constipation (apply to the navel). Wild Orange is also delicious added to smoothies, chocolate and pancake batter.
LEMON is a very fresh oil. It’s a great oil to diffuse in your kitchen because it’s great for eliminating odors. Do you want to get rid of cigarette smoke odor? Try lemon oil. Its anti-bacterial properties make it perfect for cleaning surfaces. Simply add lemon oil to a water filled glass bottle. It’s great for removing gum from your child’s hair or used as a natural gunk remover. One of my favorite uses is a quick swipe down the side of my nose to stop it from running.
GRAPEFRUIT is a bright oil that can help awaken your senses. It’s a great oil to add to your washcloth and leave on the shower floor,allow the heat of the shower to create an aromatic start for your day. I really think you’ll love the energy. Because of it’s high vitamin C content it’s great for immune support which is another reason to diffuse it when everyone is stuck indoors during the winter. It is also quite helpful with mental exhaustion.
LIME has an intoxicating citrus scent, I just love it. It is very uplifting when diffused and an oil you definitely will use in the kitchen. Use it in all of your lime inspired recipes and add it to your club soda. It’s also beneficial to help with colds,coughs,asthma and can boost the immune system. If you don’t have a diffuser add a drop into the palms of your hands with a carrier oil and inhale.
The CITRUS KIT is on sale during the month of February and when using COUPON CODE: jeanne you will double your savings to get 20% off
If you have any questions about the kit or citrus oils, please ask!
(Citrus Oils may be photosensitive, avoid sunlight after use)

 

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Paleo *Ice Cream* Fat Bomb!

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Here is a great recipe for a Paleo *Ice Cream* Fat bomb!
The chocolate part of this is very dark chocolate..The three Grow Share Inspire ladies LOVE dark chocolate!
For the chocolate part of the fat bomb I combine 3/4 cup of coconut oil & 1/2 cup of cocoa powder.
I recommend adding honey to this mix 1-3tbsp depending on how sweet you like your chocolate!
For the *Ice Cream* part I combine 1 can of coconut cream, 1tbsp honey (again if you want it really sweet just add more to meet your preference!),
and 5 drops of Spark Naturals Wild Orange essential oil!
Pour a small amount of the chocolate mix into a cupcake liner, just enough to cover the bottom,
then put 1tbsp of the coconut mix on top of that, and cover with more chocolate mix!
If you want to make it look prettier you can sprinkle come shredded coconut on top!
Be sure to have the coconut near by because the chocolate sets up pretty quickly!
Place in the freezer until all is set up (about 2hrs) and ENJOY!
Wild Orange essential oil is only $5.99 and you can save 10% when you purchase at SparkNaturals.com when you use coupon code: jeanne
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Essential Oils in Cooking

I love cooking with fresh herbs! There’s only one problem, I don’t have a green thumb at all. I know because I’ve buried more plants than I’ve grown. I’ve tried inside herb gardens and have had some success, okay little success. Seems those inside gardens bring gnats faster than they produce herbs. And where I know that I can get rid of the gnats with essential oils why not just crack open a beautiful bottle of Spark Naturals essential oils. No need to kill another rosemary plant!
I love using essential oils in cooking and baking because of the savings. One package of fresh herbs are around $3 and a container of dried herbs can cost anywhere from $3-$12.  AND they expire! Fresh herbs…don’t stay fresh and dried herbs loose there flavor. Pure essential oils don’t go bad. What a wonderful investment for your spice rack!!
BASIL ($6.30)
Can be used in Italian recipes or anywhere basil is part of the recipe. We use it in our homemade meatball and spaghetti sauce recipe. It’s also delicious added to water, gives water a sweet licorice flavor.
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CILANTRO ($8.66)
Can be used anywhere cilantro is part of the recipe. Try it in salsa and guacamole.
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GINGER ($9.14)
Can be used anywhere ginger is called for in a recipe. I also like to add a few drop to a quart of water when experiencing stomach distress.
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GRAPEFRUIT ($5.99)
Add it to your water and  use it to infuse ice cubes. Add to citrus smoothies. It’s very rich in antioxidants with a very high vitamin C content.
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LEMON ($5.99)
Love lemon in everything! Add it to your water, use it to infuse ice cubes. Delicious in smoothies and baked goods. 
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LIME ($5.99)
Add it to your water, and use it to infuse ice cubes. Make homemade limeade! It would be delicious in a basic cake with strawberries. Definitely add it to salsa and guacamole.
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OREGANO ($7.56)
Substitute wherever fresh or dried oregano is called for in a recipe. Essential oils are very concentrated so use one quarter of the measurement when using EO”s
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PEPPERMINT ($6.46)
Substitute wherever peppermint extract is called for in a recipe. Essential oils are very concentrated so use one quarter of the measurement when using EO’s. Delicious in baked goods, homemade chocolate, cocoa and one drop in your java will give you an extra pick me up!
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ROSEMARY ($6.99)
Substitute wherever fresh or dried rosemary is called for in a recipe. Essential oils are very concentrated so use one quarter of the measurement when using EO’s.
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TANGERINE ($5.99)
Add it to your water, and use it to infuse ice cubes. Delicious in smoothies!!
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THYME ($8.66)
Substitute wherever fresh or dried thyme is called for in a recipe. Essential oils are very concentrated so use one quarter of the measurement when using EO’s.
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WILD ORANGE ($5.99)
Add it to your water and use it to infuse your ice cubes. It’s delicious in muffins, pancakes, breakfast cakes, etc.
Delicious in smoothies!! 
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15 Essential Oils Under $10! (Part Two)

Some essential oils can be a bit pricey but there are also quite a few that do amazing things and cost less than $10!
These oils help with everything from calming to cooking!
Rosemary, Wild Orange and Peppermint essential oils are my favorite in cooking and they are all under $10!
LAVENDER (6.99)
Lavender is great for so  many issues. It is good for use on acne; sunburns, insect bites and can also act as a insect repellent.
Lavender is very calming and is wonderful added to your childs stuffed animal.
 
LEMON (5.99)
Use aromatically to cleanse the air, and provide a great mood-enhancing environment.
Use topically to clear congested or oily skin and help treat cuts or minor wounds.
Place a few drops on a wet sponge and wipe down counters or surfaces in your home.
Gargle with warm water to clean mouth and aid with cold sores
 
LEMONGRASS (5.99)
Use in diffuser or aromatherapy as an insect repellant or to energize as well as relieve fatigue or lethargic feelings.
Use topically to help clear cellulite, as well as opening blocked pores or treat acne.
Dilute in water to help with colitis, indigestion and gastroenteritis.
 
LIME (5.99)
Diffuse to create a citrus smelling atmosphere that will help the immune system fight off colds and other respiratory ailments.
Use topically to increase circulation and to clear oily skin and acne.
Lime will also be delicious in water, used to make ice cubes and added to salsa
 
MARJORAM (5.99)
Marjoram has been used to help relax muscles and balance the mind; it has a warming action and pain killing properties that calm emotions.
MELALEUCA (6.99)
Diffuse to help the body fight colds, sinus infections, respiratory ailments and bronchitis. 
Use topically to help fight any fungal, bacterial or viral infections. 
Take orally to aid the body with throat infections and to stimulate the immune system.
OREGANO (7.56)
Rub Oregano into gums to fight infections. 
Mix with carrier oil and use for diaper rash. 
Place under nostril to relieve sinus infections. 
Use as an antiseptic for cleaning supplies.
PATCHOULI (9.29)
Diffuse to fight anxiety and depression along with fight off insects
Apply topically mixed with creams, lotions and shampoos to rejuvenate and heal the skin or fight infections such as slow healing wounds, fungal infections or athletes foot.
 
Place a few drops in capsule and take internally to help with internal infections or stomachaches.
PEPPERMINT (6.46)
Rub a few drops of peppermint to temples to relieve tension. 
Dilute 2 drops of peppermint in 4 oz of water to aid in digestion. 
Apply (dilute) drops on abdomen to help with stomach discomfort. 
Diffuse to help with decongestant and to improve taste and smell.
ROSEMARY (6.99)
Add a few drops to mouthwash to help with halitosis. 
Apply topically in areas of sore muscles, headaches or arthritis. 
Inhale or use aromatically to aid with congestion, allergies, cold sores, sore throats or flu. 
Place a few drops in your shampoo to stimulate hair cells and re-growth.
TANGERINE (5.99)
Diffuse to create an uplifting citrus aroma. Tangerine can help sooth the nervouse system, reduce stress and boost the digestive system.
Mix a few drops into your body lotions to help prevent stretch marks when pregnant while increasing circulation and reducing water retention.
Blends well With: other citrus oils, cinnamon, clary sage, clove, frankincense and lavender.
THYME (8.66)
Use aromatically to help calm nervousness, fight depression, aid in memory and fight off bacteria. 
Use topically to help improve circulation, fight arthritis, and for muscular aches, pains, sprains and injures. 
Use internally as an antioxidant or to help with gum infections or oral irritations.
WHITE FIR (6.99)
Diffuse to fight airborne bacteria, germs and to stimulate the mind while allowing the body to relax. 
Apply topically to reduce aches from cold and flu and exercised muscles
WILD ORANGE (5.99)
Diffuse to help with colds and flu, to help alleviate stress and create a warm happy environment. 
Blend with lotion, creams or carrier oil to help with aging skin and revitalize dry skin. 
Add to water or smoothie for an exotic taste and help with water retention in body.
Wild Orange is delicious added to baked goods and homemade chocolate treats.
WINTERGREEN (5.99)
The best and safest way to use wintergreen is to mix or dilute with other essential oils, bases, carriers or creams. Wintergreen should never be taken internally and should always be kept out of the reach of children
Remember that ALL citrus essential oils are photosensitive, wait 24 hours after application to go out in the sun!
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Cranberry Orange Breakfast Cake

Am I the only one that loves eating cake for breakfast? 

I doubt it!

This is a delicious and nutritious breakfast cake!

 

Cake Ingredients:

2 cups almond flour

1/4 cup coconut flour

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

4 oz. applesauce

1/4 cup raw honey

2 large eggs

1/4 cup coconut oil

1  1/4 cup cranberries

Spark Naturals Wild Orange Essential Oil: 6 drops

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Crumble Topping Ingredients:

1 cup chopped walnuts

1/8 cup coconut sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp coconut oil (melted)

1 tsp water

Combine wet ingredients in a small mixing bowl and set aside

Combine dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl

Combine wet and dry ingredients and fold in the cranberries

In a separate small bowl combine crumble topping ingredients with a fork

Add the wet and dry combined ingredients into an 8×8 pan lined with parchment paper

Top the cake with the crumble topping

Bake for 25-28 minutes (depending on how hot your oven is!)

AFTER 14 MINUTES COVER THE CAKE WITH FOIL IF THE WALNUTS ARE GETTING TOO BROWN

Are you looking for more of a summer breakfast cake? Try strawberries instead of cranberries and Spark Naturals Lemon Essential Oil in place of Spark Naturals Wild Orange Essential Oil!

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