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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.

 

This post was written by the Doterra Blog.
You can find their blog here

DIY: Razor Relief Serum

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with Frankincense, Lavender, Melaleuca, Helichrysum, and Myrrh Essential Oils

Shaving may be essential, but razor bumps are not. Provide relief to your skin with this Razor Relief Serum enhanced with calming doTERRA essential oils that will help your skin look and feel beautiful.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup Fractionated Coconut Oil
1/4 cup rosewater (can be purchased at health food stores)
5 drops Frankincense essential oil
5 drops Lavender essential oil
5 drops Melaleuca essential oil
5 drops Helichrysum essential oil
5 drops Myrrh essential oil

Directions:
1.Place Fractionated Coconut Oil and rosewater in glass spray or pump bottle.
2.Add essential oils and shake.
3.To use, spray directly on skin or place 2-3 pumps in palms and rub on affected skin.

This post was written by the Doterra Blog.
You can find their blog here

DIY: After Sun Soothing Spray

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with Lavender, Melaleuca, and Peppermint Essential Oil

Sun exposure is good, but too much of it can cause irritation. Next time you deal with discomfort from too much sun, try this after-sun soothing spray with essential oils.

Ingredients:
16-ounce glass spray bottle
1 cup aloe vera juice
1/4 cup Fractionated Coconut Oil
1 teaspoon vitamin E
8 drops Lavender essential oil
8 drops Melaleuca essential oil
8 drops Peppermint essential oil

Note: You can  find Aloe Vera Juice at your local health food store.

Directions:
    1.    Combine all ingredients in glass spray bottle.
    2.    Shake to combine.
Tip: Shake before each use to incorporate all ingredients. Spray onto skin as needed and enjoy its soothing benefits.

This post was written by the Doterra Blog.
You can find their blog here