Biwa Time of the Year – Delicious Vegan Recipes

Oh yes, it’s that time of the year again. Our Biwa tree has delicious fruit and I’m loving it.

To be honest, I never even heard of Biwa until we moved to Japan. And I never really tried until we moved to new house and there was a Biwa tree right there in our new garden.

I didn’t really know what to do with the fruits so I started to experiment with it and found out that if I pick it before it’s too ripe, it had nice sourish taste, which I love in my salads.

And so my Biwa recipes came to life

Mixed Green Salad with Biwa

Ingredients

1/4 of iceberg lettuce

6 cherry tomatoes, quartered

1/8 of red onion, sliced

1/2 cucumber, sliced

1/4 of bell pepper, cut

2 biwa, squeezed over a bowl so juice and flash separates

Bunch of cilantro

Dressing

The juice from the Biwa fruit

1 tsp of olive oil

1 tsp of white balsamic vinegar

1 drop of Jade Lemon Essential oil

Punch of Himalaya pink salt

Method

Mix all the ingredient for the dressing and let sit together so the flavors combine.

Meantime, prepare all you vegetables and fruit together in a bowl. Pour the dressing over it, taste it and then use some salt.

Sprinkle with chopped cilantro and enjoy your healthy and delicious meal!

Quinoa Biwa Herb Salad

Ingredients

1 cup cooked quinoa

Bunch of Baby leaf salad mix

Bunch of coriander

3 leafs of fresh sage

1 cucumber

2 radishes

Little bit of fresh curry leaf

Salt

Olive oil

Lemon Essential oil

Three slices of bell pepper

Method

Wash your quinoa really well to avoid it turning bitter. Boil with cup of water, salt and the curry leaf. It will give it nice smell and flavor. Let it cool down

In the meantime, chop the baby leaf and herbs and cut your cucumber and radishes into slices. Squeeze the Biwa in your fingers so it opens and remove the pits, squeezing the juice and flesh into the salad bowl. Toss it together with the rest of the ingredients. Mix spoon of olive oil with two drops of Lemon EO and pinch of salt and toss it together with the salad. Serve with some bell peppers

If you do not have Young Livings Essential Oils to use, you can indeed use lemon and lime juice but even better, send me a message and I’ll help you get the best oils on the planet with your wholesale membership and get you started on using them!

As you might know, I am Young Living Distributor and Healthy Lifestyle Educator. I am available for One on One consultations in person or over the phone, as well as group classes. Please get in touch with me Here so we can discuss your needs.

By becoming a wholesale member of Young Living, you are entitled to 24% discount and that is very much worth it. You can join in by clicking on my Link and choosing wholesale membership and the Starter Kit that best suits you. If you are not sure, send me message or email me at bkoba78@gmail.com

I’m always here for you and happy to help and if interested, to help you share your love for oils and make an income out of it.

Household Wipes Made Easy

We all need to have good wipes on hand but majority of what’s sold in the stores is full of bleach and that’s just not good. Bleach is something I do not want around my house. I don’t want to use it to clean my kitchen counters. My food is on it, food goes in my body My body is my temple.

So I decided it’s time to make my own wipes. Scrolling down this page you will find my Youtube Video how I made it.

Naturally, I was looking for recycled paper and I just couldn’t find kitchen paper towels that were the right size and from recycled paper. But those who look hard enough…

I found nice paper towels in Daiso for 108¥! I bought plastic container that will fit those towels as well and rushed home so I can make my own wipes. I was really curious how this is gonna turn out.

For the pack of towels I used 2 cap fills of Thieves Cleaner to make sure even the toughest food stains will go away quickly and easily. Then I added 1/3 cup of White Vinegar and filled up with water to make total of 2 cups. I poured the mixture over the towels and let soak up.

It works wonders and it’s also very economical! If I’m not counting the container, which I’ll be using over and over, it comes to about 170¥ (1.6$) per pack of wipes that contain no harmful toxins and smell great!

Young Living’s Thieves Household Cleaner is absolutely amazing. Why?

Formulated with the power of Young Living’s Thieves essential oil blend, Thieves Household Cleaner is a concentrated, versatile solution that gives you a deep clean when scrubbing, degreasing, spot cleaning, dusting, and more—all without harsh chemicals. With its spicy-sweet aroma and plant-based formula, it’s great to use around everyone in your family, including pets.

SOLUTION DILUTION RATIOS

Most cleaning applications: 30 parts water to 1 part Thieves Household Cleaner

Heavy degreasing: 15 parts water to 1 part Thieves Household Cleaner

Light degreasing: 50 parts water to 1 part Thieves Household Cleaner

Glass: 50 or 100 parts water to 1 part Thieves Household Cleaner

Watch my YouTube Video about the whole process and don’t forget to subscribe to my channel.

As you know, I am Young Living Distributor and Healthy Lifestyle Educator. I am available for One on One consultations in person or over the phone, as well as group classes. Please get in touch with me Here so we can discuss your needs.

By becoming a wholesale member of Young Living, you are entitled to 24% discount and that is very much worth it. You can join in by clicking on my Link, choosing wholesale membership and the Starter Kit that best suits you. If you are not sure, send me message or email me at bkoba78@gmail.com

I’m always here for you and happy to help

Lustrous Hair of Mine…

I always had very long hair, ever since I remember. Only in Grade 2 my parents chopped it off, so I have my class picture with super short hair.

Naturally, when I came to my teenage years, I didn’t appreciate having waist long, thick hair and I cut it several times, then I permed it and colored it over and over. My hair got weaker and weaker and is now probably on half the strength and number as it was 20 years ago. Go figure.

Then came pregnancy, the dreaded time for woman’s hair (not only hair). Really wish I knew about essential oils back then. But I didn’t so I chopped my hair short, trying to ease the damage and hair loss. It was heart breaking.

Also, the shorter my hair goes, the curlier it goes. So with my long bob now, I am like a Bon Jovi double from the 80ties. I kid you not. If I want smooth texture, I have to blow dry or iron my hair. That causes more damage so I try to avoid it and rock my messy curls

I have learned one thing. Oil up! Yes, we have amazing oils that help us with anything and everything and hair is not an exception. In the Japanese Starter Kit, there is Lavender and Rosemary and I always recommend to add Cedarwood to the first order, so my new member can start making her hair treatments right away.

Why? Lavender, Rosemary and Cedarwood is my Holy Trinity for all things hair.

Lavender Essential oil can speed up hair growth.  Knowing that lavender oil has properties that can generate the growth of cells and reduce stress, researchers on one study found that this oil was able to generate faster hair growth. It also has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties, which can improve scalp health.

Rosemary essential oil helps to improve both hair thickness and hair growth. It has the ability to improve cellular generation.

Cedarwood essential oil is thought to promote hair growth and reduce hair loss by balancing the oil-producing glands in the scalp. It also has antifungal and antibacterial properties, which can treat different conditions that may contribute to dandruff or hair loss. Included in a mixture with lavender and rosemary, cedarwood extract was also found to help to reduce hair loss in those with alopecia.

During summer, I like to add Peppermint and for my friends who just had baby, I include Clary Sage in this mix.

Here is my recipe for great and highly effective hair mask

Ingredients

10 drops of Lavender Essential oil

10 drops of Rosemary Essential Oil

10 drops of Cedarwood

30 ml of Castor oil

60 ml of Hemp oil (can be Coconut oil too)

One 100 ml pump container

Method

First mix the essential oils in the container and let sit for few hours together, so the oils can synergy together. Then add Castor oil and hemp oil and swirl well, so it all mixes properly. Do not shake it, it would oxidize the oils and you don’t want that.

About 30 min before you will be washing your hair, spray the mixture on your roots and massage well into the scalp. The mixture is thick, thanks to the Castor oil, so be generous with it and spray it all over your head. Leave on for at least min. You can leave it on longer

Then wash it off with Shampoo as you’re used to. You can also use my Shampoo bar Recipe that is fantastic and has same essential oils to support beautiful hair.

What’s the best about this Hair treatment is that it contains zero toxic chemicals, just pure goodness. And if you need longer lashes, you can put some of this mixture into an empty mascara container and use it as you Eyelash Serum!

If you do not want a Mask, but a spray that you can use every day, make our Mermaid Hair Spray

How?

Mermaid Hair Spray

30 drops of Lavender

30 drops of Cedarwood

30 drops of Rosemary

1/4 of the container to be filled with Witch Hazel

Fill rest with distilled water

I use 200 ml Sprayer bottle

You can use this spray daily to boost your hair growth. It’s great. Switch is up by adding Peppermint, Clary Sage or Idaho Blue Spruce (or any of the woodsy pine tree oils)

If you know me, you know I only use Young Living Essential oils. Why? Because I simply believe our company is the best. As the only company, Young Living offers Seed to Seal Guarantee and I trust their oils 100% to be therapeutic and unadulterated

If you would like to learn more about oils, you can contact me through this Page and get free One on One Consultation.

If you already know that you want to get your oils, please click on this Link and register as a Wholesale member to secure your 24% discount. Choose the right Starter Kit that suits your need. If you are not sure, send me message or email bkoba78@gmail.com I’m here to help you in any way I can.

Eye on Supplements – Agilease

I first heard about Agilease when I was looking for good supplements for my husband. He exercises often and also walks up and down the stairs over and over at work. His joints were starting to hurt and we felt he needs a little extra help

Why should we take Agilease?

Bones are connected by joints, which allow us to move with ease. Joint damage can cause pain preventing you from doing the things you once loved. Many conditions lead to joint pain from aging to an untreated sports injury. A quality joint product may help repair existing tissue damage and also promote stronger joints, less susceptible to future degeneration.

Agilease is a dietary joint supplement that is made using natural ingredients with the aim of reducing joint discomfort. The product is based on some well researched joint care ingredients combined with essential oils and packed in capsules. Speaking of capsules, the product is sold in a sixty capsule bottle that could last you up to a month.

AgilEase supports the body’s natural response to inflammation. Inflammation is regarded as the number one cause of joint degradation and this is the reason this product makes it its top priority. 

AgilEase is a product that combined the powerful anti-inflammation and anti-oxidation properties of essential oil with the regeneration and joint repair function of some common herbs.

Features & Benefits

  • Supports and protects joint and cartilage health*
  • Beneficial for athletes and active individuals of all ages who want to support and protect their joints and cartilage*
  • Perfect companion to an active lifestyle, promoting healthy joint function and supporting cartilage health*
  • Supports the body’s response to acute inflammation in healthy individuals*
  • Helps support healthy joint flexibility and mobility*
  • Formulated with ingredients and essential oils for healthy joint support*
  • Helps ease acute joint discomfort to improve quality of life*

This product is designed for:

  • Aging people who are looking to some help with optimally working joints.
  • People who are recovering from arthritis 
  • People who are looking forward to healthy joints and muscles.
  • Physically active people, athletes

What are the Pros of Agilease?

  • Contains both essential oils and herbal extracts known for joint care
  • It is made from all natural ingredients
  • It may reduce joint discomfort
  • It may support flexibility & mobility

Dosage

Recommended dosage is two capsules a day. You can take them together or at two separate times. Always drink plenty of water when taking supplements.

Some people say they could feel results as early as two weeks but this supplement works best if you use it for longer period of time, because it is designed to nourish your joints.

Ingredients

  • Frankincense resin powder
    UC-II collagen
  • Calcium fructoborate
  • Proprietary essential oil blend of Wintergreen
  • Copaiba
  • Clove
  • Northern Lights Black Spruce

As you might know, I am Young Living Distributor and Healthy Lifestyle Educator. I am available for One on One consultations in person or over the phone, as well as group classes. Please get in touch with me Here so we can discuss your needs.

By becoming a wholesale member of Young Living, you are entitled to 24% discount and that is very much worth it. You can join in by clicking on my Link, choosing wholesale membership and the Starter Kit that best suits you. If you are not sure, send me message or email me at bkoba78@gmail.com

I’m always here for you and happy to help

Eye on Supplements – Life9 Probiotics

Life9 is superb Probiotic Supplement. I first started to take it few years ago when I had digestive issues. It soon improved and I could see my skin getting better as well as my bloating going down. My favorite company, when it comes to wellness and health, Young Living, has several amazing supplements and I want to shed light on them one by one.

Why should we take probiotics?

1/ Helps maintain healthy microbiome – in today’s diet, there is too much sugar and other unhealthy ingredients and our gut health suffers

2/ Supports immunity – can you believe that 80% of your immunity lies in your gut?

3/ Supports nutrients absorption. No matter how healthy you might eat, if your body cannot absorb the nutrients, it goes away too quickly.

4/ Maintains your mood – happy gut, happy brain! Yes it’s true!

5/ Supports Healthy Weight Management

6/ Freshens Breath – healthy Microbiome also means better breath

7/ Reduces fatigue – fatigue is often sign of bad digestion.

8/ improves your skin – our skin really shows the state of our guts. Bad digestion shows up quickly with breakouts. Maintaining healthy gut means maintaining healthy skin

So what solution does Young Living Offer? LIFE 9!

Life 9 is a proprietary combination of 9 friendly bacteria strains that are essential to support a healthy system.

Life 5 has been a great product that is very beneficial, so we wanted to create an even more robust formula that will better withstand shipping to international markets. Life 9 features 17 billion live cultures representing 9 different bacteria strains.

Includes 9 bacteria strains to support a healthy system:

1 Lactobacillus acidophilus

2 Bifidobacterium lactis

3 Lactobacillus plantarum

4 Lactobacillus rhamnosus

5 Lactobacillus salivarius

6 Streptococcus thermophilus

7 Bifidobacterium breve

8 Bifidobacterium bifidum

9 Bifidobacterium longum

How to Use

Take 1 capsule every night following a meal or as needed. 

C AU T ION S:

If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a health professional prior to use. 

Storage: Keep in a cool, dark place. Do not expose to excessive heat or direct sunlight. Tightly secure special cap after use. REFRIGERATE AFTER OPENING.