Category Archives: Essential Oils

doTERRA Recipes: Blackberry Lavender Cream Pies

Lavender’s aromatic flavor blends well blackberries, which are naturally floral in taste to begin with. This recipe focuses on that flavor combination, but if you want to add some citrus flavor to this floral dessert (another great combination) try adding a few drops of Lemon oil to the cream filling.

Ingredients
Doubled pie dough recipe of your choosing
1 egg, beaten for wash

Berry Filling
1 pound blackberries
⅓ cup raw sugar (or honey, if preferred)
4 teaspoons lemon juice
¼ cup cold water
2 tablespoons cornstarch

Cream Filling
4 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
⅓ cup raw sugar (or honey, if preferred)
1 large egg yolk
2–3 drops Lavender oil

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, add blackberries, ⅓ cup raw sugar, and lemon juice. Bring to a simmer, stirring often to avoid scorching.
  2. In a jar or cup, mix together ¼ cup cold water and the cornstarch. As the berry mixture begins to simmer, slowly whisk the cornstarch mixture in.
  3. Reduce heat to low. Continue cooking the mixture, stirring occasionally for about 15 minutes. The berries should begin to break down, the mixed-in cornstarch turn clear, and the mixture as a whole begin to gel.
  4. Using a hand mixer, blend together cream cheese, ⅓ cup raw sugar, and egg yolk in a medium bowl. If using raw sugar, you may need to allow 5–10 minutes for sugar to dissolve, and then stir again.
  5. Add two drops of Lavender oil to the cream cheese mixture and stir. Add more to taste.
  6. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  7. Roll out pie dough and cut with biscuit or cookie cutters in desired shapes.
  8. Cut slits in half of the dough slices for a vent. These will be the lids of the hand pies.
  9. Spoon equal parts cream cheese and blackberry mixture onto the center of half of the cutout dough. Top with lids and crimp edges with a fork.
  10. Brush beaten egg lightly over the tops of the pies. If desired, sprinkle lightly with raw sugar for a rustic look.
  11. Bake for 15–20 minutes, or until crust starts to golden.

Tip: For a dairy-free recipe, omit the cream filling all together, doubling the blackberry half of the recipe and stirring the Lavender oil directly into the berry mixture once it has been removed from the stovetop.

 

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doTERRA Recipes: Honey Lime Chicken Wings

Ingredients:
Zest of 2 limes
1 lime, juiced
2–3 drops doTERRA Lime essential oil
¼ cup honey
4 cloves of garlic; smashed, skins removed
2 tablespoons soy sauce
¼ teaspoon Tabasco sauce
4 pounds (about 24) chicken wings; washed and patted dry
Coarse salt
 
Directions:
  1. Combine lime zest, lime juice, doTERRA Lime essential oil, honey, garlic, soy sauce, and Tabasco sauce in a large bowl.
  2. Add chicken wings and toss to combine. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate, stirring occasionally, for at least 3 and up to 8 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Line 2 baking sheets with aluminum foil, then place racks on baking sheets.
  4. Remove wings from marinade and place on racks, reserving marinade. Brush wings with marinade and sprinkle with salt.
  5. Bake 15 minutes. Remove from oven. Baste both sides with reserved marinade. Return to oven and roast until cooked through (20 to 25 minutes).

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doTERRA DIY: 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!
Ingredients:
3/4 cup white sugar
Tip: You can use brown sugar or sea salt in place of white sugar and almond oil, grapeseed oil, or olive oil in place of Fractionated Coconut Oil.
Directions:
  1. Combine sugar and Fractionated Coconut Oil in bowl.
  2. Add essential oils.
  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.
  4. For separate colors, divide scrub into bowls separate bowls and add color then carefully pour each layer.

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DIY: Whipped Peppermint Foot Lotion

Are your feet resembling sand paper at all? No worries, we have it covered! This amazing Whipped Peppermint Foot Lotion is just what your dry feet need. It is a light and very moisturizing lotion that you can really use anywhere on your body. For the best results, add a generous amount to feet with socks before you go to sleep. You will love the results!
Ingredients:
1 teaspoon beeswax
2 tablespoons cocoa butter
4 tablespoons shea butter
1 tablespoon  virgin coconut oil
2 tablespoons Fractionated Coconut Oil
Directions:
  1. In small glass container, combine all ingredients except essential oils.
  2. Place in saucepan with 1-1.5 inches of boiling water.
  3. Stir ingredients until combined (around 5-10 minutes).
  4. Once melted, remove from heat and let rest 3 minutes.
  5. Add essential oils and stir.
  6. Let mixture come to a solid. To quicken process, place in refrigerator.
  7. Once solid, use an electric mixer to whip lotion.
  8. Gradually come to high speed and whip for 3-4 minutes or until light and fluffy.
  9. Place in container. To use, rub on heels to help soften and soothe them.

Tip: For best results, add a generous amount to feet with socks before bed.

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doTERRA Essential Oils DIY: Yoga Mat Spray

Yoga is a great way to increase your physical and emotional well-being.  Whether you’re an extreme yogi or are just beginning, a good yoga mat spray is a must.


Ingredients:
3/4 cup distilled water
1/4 cup alcohol-free witch hazel or white vinegar
Glass spray bottle
 
Note: Not all yoga mats are treated the same. Using essential oils may ruin some yoga mats. Spray a test patch on a small part of  your mat first to make sure it doesn’t affect it.
 
Directions:
  1. Combine all ingredients in glass spray bottle.
  2. Shake until combined.
  3. To use, spray on mat and wipe dry with towel.

 

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DIY: Solid Perfume

Enjoy the many benefits of essential oil in a long-lasting solid perfume. Just simply add your favorite essential oil to the mixture and pour into any container of your choice for a personalized perfume you will love.

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons beeswax
2 tablespoons Fractionated Coconut Oil
20 drops of your favorite essential oil or blend

Directions:
Add beeswax and Fractionated Coconut Oil to glass jar and place in saucepan with 1-1.5 inches of boiling water.
Stir ingredients until combined (around 5-10 minutes).
Once melted, remove from heat and let rest for 3 minutes.
Add essential oil and stir.
Pour into containers.
To use, apply small amount to skin.
Note: Pour perfume into an empty locket or metal container for easy on-the-go access.

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DIY: Amber Bottle Wall Art

Featured in the Spring 2016 edition of Living magazine

Have too many empty essential oil bottles? Turn them into art instead.

WHAT YOU NEED: 

  • 6X6 wood plank stained or unstained
  • Green acrylic paint
  • Foam brush
  • 3 empty 15 mL essential oil bottles, labels removed
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Dry lavender twigs, or any other plants
  • Sandpaper
  • Glue gun

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Apply a thin layer of green paint on the front of the wood plank. Let it dry.
  2. Sand the surface to create an antique look.
  3. Cut 3 ribbon pieces long enough to go around the bottle, then glue two ends of the ribbon together.
  4. Evenly glue the bottles to the wood plank.
  5. Place dried or real plants in the bottles.

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DIY: Spring Fling Room Spray

Looking for the perfect spring/summer room spray? This Spring Fling spray is light, fresh, and has a touch of sweetness and tart.

Ingredients:

20 drops Lemon
20 drops Grapefruit
20 drops Lime
Distilled water
Glass spray bottle

Directions:

  1.  In a glass spray bottle, add essential oils and top with water. Depending on the size of your spray bottle, you may wish to add more essential oils. That’s all! Just give that bottle a shake and spray to your heart’s content.

 

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DIY: Bridal Survival Keychain with doTERRA Essential Oils

A wedding day is one of the most important days in an individual’s life. Make sure you’re prepared on this special day with an easily stowable doTERRA key chain that holds up to 8 of your favorite oils.
We Recommend:
Balance: place on back of neck to help with nerves
Lemon: add to your water as a pick-me-up
Wild Orange: rub on bottom of feet for an energizing and revitalizing aroma
Helichrysum: apply topically to reduce the appearance of blemishes
DigestZen®: take internally to soothe occasional stomach discomfort*
Deep Blue®: rub on temples and neck for a soothing massage
Bergamot: diffuse in room while getting ready to promote a cheerful and calm atmosphere
Ylang Ylang: apply on wrists, neck, or over heart during the  honeymoon
Other things to have on hand:
  • bandages
  • tissues
  • sewing kit
  • lip stick
  • water proof mascara
  • hand wipes
  • perfume
  • oil blotters
  • hairspray
  • deodorant

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