How To Lose Weight The Healthy Way – Part 2 – Detox and Cleanse

DAY 2 DETOX and CLEANSE

Toxic rebound is another reason for putting o weight again over and over. Fat is protective of our bodies. It literally encases toxins in our bodies so they can’t harm us. When the amount of toxins exceeds what our body can process at one time, fat will encapsulate the toxins to keep them contained. The fat stores it away. That’s cellulite. We all hate it. That’s why you often see skinny people with cellulite. It’s basically our body’s way of protecting us from toxins. And when our body is toxic, we put on weight to restore the fat – toxins ratio.

So we need to cleanse our system to be able to loose weight.

HOW?

1. Decrease the number of toxins you’re taking in. Anything processed and synthetic is toxic. I’m not only talking about food, but products we use as well. Your shampoo, body care products, candles, make up. As there is no legal definition for the word NATURAL in cosmetics, the companies get away with a lot. I recommend downloading Think Dirty App yo see what is in the products you are using. You will be shocked. At least I was.

2. Increase the water and detoxifiers/binders intake. Essential oils, raw foods, fresh juice, chia seeds, parsley, cilantro, aloe, charcoal and good supplements, such as Young Living’s ICP. ICP helps keep your colon clean with an advanced mix of fibers that scour out resides. Healthy digestive system is important for the proper functioning of all other systems because it absorbs nutrients that are used throughout the body. ICP provides ingredients such as psyllium, oat bran, flax and fennel seeds to form a combination of soluble and insoluble fibers. Enhanced with a special blend of essential oils, the fibers work to decrease the buildup of wastes, improve nutrient absorption and help maintain a healthy heart. ICP provides 2 g of dietary fiber, 1 h of soluble fiber and 1Grade of insoluble fiber per serving. These will help you loosen and flush the old toxins from your system.

3. Change your diet. At least for some time, try and cut out or decrease the amount of gluten, dairy, sugar and processed food. Focus on eating lots of vegetables and fruits, eat “real” food. Read labels. It it contains ingredients you can’t even pronounce, don’t buy it. Buy lean meats. Some people prefer to stick to vegetarian diet when detoxing. I say find what works for you so you are not craving too many things at the same time. Sugar cravings will be probably the worst, so you do not want to overwhelm yourself. That might lead to failure.

4. Stock your pantry on healthy foods only. Don’t buy what you don’t want to eat. Have enough fresh vegetables so if you’re hungry, you can just grab a carrot.

5. You might have detox reactions such as headache, fatigue, vomiting or rashes. If you do, it means you’ve exceeded your ideal detox rate. Increase water intake and decrease detoxifiers for little while, then start increasing little by little.

I’m gonna introduce to you few products that I like and I have tried before

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NINGXIA RED

I always say, if you could only choose one Young Living Product, choose NingXia Red. Why? Because it is simply amazing. It has so many effects on our bodies and our health that it takes an entire booklets to explain. I will try to sum it up here with help of few pictures as well.

NingXia Red wolfberry juice incorporates the benefits of Goji berry, yuzu juice, aronia berry and therapeutic essential oils into a powerful antioxidant and nutritionally balanced drink. The NingXia and Chinese wolfberry have been used for thousands of years to support the immune system, promote longevity and naturally detox the body.

In China, the wolfberry fruit is more often referred to as “goji” or lycii fruit. They are the bright red fruit of the Lycium barbarum plants. There are over eighty species of wolfberries worldwide that vary in antioxidant and nutritional value.

Lycium barbarum L is considered to have very high antioxidant properties in China as it grows in a flood plain which is sourced from the Himalayan Mountains. The Himalayan Mountains are known to be one of the riches sources of minerals and organic nutrients found on earth.

What are the Benefits of NingXia Red Wolfberry Juice?

Fantastic taste with no “junk-juice” (e.g., apple, white grape, pear, etc.) or added sugar.

Contains a great whole food source of protein, fiber, minerals and vitamins.

Contains therapeutic grade essential oils of yuzu, lemon, tangerine and orange.

Contains natural antioxidants which protect the body against free radicals. It is free radicals that create cell oxidation; therefore Ningxia Red may help prevent against oxidative stress.

Highest levels of naturally occurring, age defying S-ORAC activity. Studies have shown that S-ORAC supports cardiovascular health, supports healthy immune function and supports healthy eye function.

May support natural detoxing process on a daily basis.

Natural form of energy without sugar, caffeine or other artificial stimulants.

Can be used to support animal wellness. Assists cats metabolize essential oils more efficiently.

Only 20 calories per 1 ounce serving! 0 grams of Fat; 5 grams of Total Carbohydrates; 2 grams of Sugar; and <5 mg of Sodium.

Halal and Kosher certified in 750ml bottles!

Contains a great whole food source of protein, fiber, minerals and vitamins. 1 oz of NXR contains the same antioxidant power as 8 oranges, 1 pint of orange juice, 4 pounds of carrots, 18 amino acids, 21 trace minerals, 2 pounds of beets, 2 cups of beet juice, 6 essential fatty acids, Vitamin B1, B2, and B6, 3 cups of raspberries, 2 cups of blueberries and Vitamin E.

Drinking NingXia Red daily improves our health, improves circulation, vision, strengthens immunity, aids weight loss, premature aging, increases energy,helps to maintain healthy blood pressure and blood sugar, improves quality of sleep, healthy cholesterol levels, reduces menopausal symptoms, supports fertility and healthy sexual functions, healthy livers and kidneys, cardiovascular health and healthy digestion. All these are big reason for us to drink NingXia Red daily. It is also good for children. So remember that those 30 ml in the morning can improve your life on many many levels. It comes to approx. 280 JPY/ day. That is less than one Starbucks coffee. If you buy the 2 pack or 4 pack, the prices reduces significantly. For new members, Young Living Japan even offers free 750 ml bottle of NingXia Red when you purchase the Premium Starter Kit and sign up for Essential Rewards.

So for our purposes here, what is amazing is that NingXia Red helps balance blood sugar and supports natural detoxing process.

Drink 30 ml of NXR every morning, if you are tired in the afternoon, have another 30 ml. During special times of need, you can double your dosage.

DIGEST & CLEANSE

Digest and Cleanse essential oil supplement was specifically designed to soothe gastrointestinal upset and support healthy digestion.

The oils promote cleansing of the digestive systems that come from stress, lifestyle and toxins. This can irritate the gastrointestinal system and cause occasional upset that interfere with the body’s natural digestive and detox functions.

We know that cleansing of the body’s systems particularly the digestive system is so important to provide the proper uptake of nutrients, support healthy immune system and more. It is natural for toxins to build up in the body, but it is unhealthy for toxins to accumulate!

Take one capsule a day with food or as needed. Soothes the bowel and stimulates stomach secretions, which will aid in digestion. Cleansing and detoxification of the large intestine or colon. Supports normal and healthy bowel movement function.

This product can be combined with Parafree or ComfortTone supplements for more effect.

Digest&Cleanse was one of the first products I ordered from Young Living as my digestion was not ideal. Next week I am starting proper cleansing and detox and Digest&Cleanse will be one of the supplements Im gonna take daily.

As with any supplements, I recommend drinking plenty of water and eating lightly.

DETOXZYME

Detoxzyme Digestive Enzymes Supplement is a home remedy for detox support as it promotes cleansing and supports healthy digestive system.

It is important to use enzymes when losing weight, or commencing any body detoxification methods. Enzymes support normal function of the digestive system, which is essential for maintaining a healthy regime.

Learn about other benefits of digestive enzymes and the types of enzymes so you can select the best enzyme for you.

Take one capsules per day or up to three capsules per day three times per day. Take in between meals to support in detoxification.

THE MASTER CLEANSE

This is simple and fairly easy liquid cleanse that you can do for up to 7-10 days:

1/2 fresh squeezed lemon

8 oz of distilled water

1-2 tablespoons of grade B maple syrup or Young Living Blue Agave

Pinch of Cayenne pepper

Mix and drink 6-12 glasses daily

THE CLEANSING TRIO KIT

Cleansing Trio™ Kit contains the products you need to begin improving your health through cleansing your system and eliminating waste by specifically supporting normal liver function.* Augmented with herbs that are rich in vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids, fiber, and essential oils, the Cleansing Trio will give you new energy and an improved sense of well-being.

Kit includes: Essentialzyme, ComforTone, and ICP.

Essentialzyme™: Take 1 dual time-release caplet 1 hour before your largest meal of the day for best results. Essentialzyme is a bilayer, Peppermint-coated caplet that combines pure essential oils, herbs, and pancreatic and plant-derived enzymes to support overall digestion.

I.C.P™: Mix 2 rounded teaspoons with at least 8 oz. of juice or water. If cleansing or eating a high-protein diet, use 3 times daily. If eating a low-protein diet, use once daily. Drink immediately as this product tends to thicken quickly when added to liquid. Tastes best in carrot juice, apple juice or smoothies

ComforTone®: Take 1 capsule 3 times daily. Drink at least 64 ounces of distilled water throughout the day for best results

It is super important that you drink plenty of water throughout your cleanse! This product is not for children. If you are pregnant or have medical condition, consult with your doctor before you start.

There is many other methods or procedures recommended or discussed when it comes to Detox and cleanse.

1. Colon cleanse or enema. I am ok with water enema, but I dont think i will jump on the coffee enema bandwagon. It just somehow does not sit right with me. However, if that is your thing and you tried it, feel free to share with us. I do water enema during my cleanse and I like it. Sometimes, I add little bit of salt to replenish electrolytes.

2. Detoxifying Baths – Epsom salt, herbs and Baking Powder help detoxify your body and are also pleasant and relaxing. That is one thing I really enjoy during my cleanse.

3. Go to Sauna – it opens up your pores and you sweat it out. Make a body scrub and rub your skin.

4. Drink herbal teas. I enjoy Puerrh or SenCha. They also help me go to toilet more, which is really important during detox and cleanse

5. Deworm – some people believe there are many parasites from the food we eat and the lifestyle we live that get in our bodies. I am patiently (more or less) waiting for my bottle of Young Living Parafree to be delivered. It should be here within a day or two and I will make separate post about my experience after some days of using it.

6. Go for massage. It will have great effect on your body and mind.

7. Apple Cider Vinegar – many believe in its detoxifying qualities. 1 shot of ACV in the morning is recommended, def diluted with water.

I am very sure there is much more true and tried Detox steps so please share with us!

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How to lose weight the healthy way Part 1 – EMOTIONS

Weight loss and weight management is one of the most discussed and researched topics. Everybody wants to look great, have beautiful body and be fit. The road to that is often near to impossible. And the magic pills just don’t work.

Our diet, lack of exercise and sleep and our emotions are very important when it comes to weight loss.

It all starts with SELF LOVE. It starts with realizing we are beautiful. We have to think lovingly about ourselves and be compassionate towards ourselves.

Getting your emotions in check is a big part of losing weight and keeping it off. Because emotional rebounding and toxic rebounding are two most common reasons for rebounding.

Emotions rebounding is about your mindset. You might have emotional root for why you cannot lose weight or why the weight bounces back right away.

So, let’s deal with our emotions. First of all, you have to be honest with yourself and admit what is your problem. Analyze yourself.

Are you using food as a substitute for affection? Have issues to admit to yourself and others about your true feelings? Feeling tension, lacking closeness, feeling insecure, self rejecting, seeking love and fulfillment? Or have hidden anger and are unable to forgive?

In today’s posts I will introduce several amazing oil blends to help you deal with your emotions

RELEASE

Release Essential Oil is a very effective blend for releasing negative memories that are stored on a cellular level. This oil is also very useful in releasing anger and other negative emotions.

When we are able to release emotions that are tied in with memories that no longer serve us we can move forward in our lives. Also, we become healthier and stronger physically and emotionally.

What ever is holding you back, Release essential oil can help you release it!

How do I Use it?

Use diluted – 50:50 dilution (one part essential oil: one part of vegetable oil).

Apply several drops (2-4) to wrists, edge of ears, neck and feet

Add several drops (2-4) to bath water

Apply to vitaflex points

Directly inhale

Diffuse

What is in Release Essential Oil Blend?

This powerful blend contains Ylang ylang, Olive oil, Lavandin, Geranium, Royal Hawaiian™ sandalwood, Grapefruit, Tangerine, Spearmint, Lemon, Blue cypress, Davana, Kaffir lime, Ocotea, Jasmine*, Matricaria, Blue tansy, and Rose

I personally really like using Release to get rid of my emotional blocks. I put a drop into my palms and inhale deeply while letting go of what bothers me. Sometimes I put a drop over my heart as well.

WHITE ANGELICA

White Angelica Essential Oil is a very spiritual oil blend that has ten therapeutic grade oils. When I think of White Angelica, I think of the power and protection of Angels. It increases the aura around the body and creates a feeling of “wholeness”.

For those who need protection from abuse or do not feel emotionally safe, White Angelica can offer a feeling of comfort and security.

White Angelica protects from negative energies so can be used during massages as well. Young Living is using White Angelica during Raindrop Therapy. It’s beautiful Aroma brings strength and protection. It releases the negative emotions of loneliness, rejection, shame

Contains:

Sweet almond oil, Bergamot, Myrrh oil, Geranium, Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood, Ylang ylang, Coriander, Black spruce, Melissa, Hyssop and Rose

Use NEAT (undiluted) then,

Apply several drops (2-4) on shoulders, ears, throat, spine, wrists, neck or feet

Add several drops (2-4) to bath water

Apply to chakras/vitaflex points

Directly inhale or

Diffuse

White Angelica is one of my favorite oils. I also put it on before giving Raindrop to somebody, to protect myself from what they Release. I use it on myself when I feel like negativity is taking over my mind.

SURRENDER

Surrender Essential Oil is a blend designed to balance and calm the emotions; and release controlling and/or unfocused behaviors.

Many times when we tend to be overbearing and committed to our ways we become one sided and can’t see what is in front of us; even if it is an opportunity or a solution to our problem. Surrender oil will help us relax and clear the mind so we can be more open minded and see our way through. It helps us to Release stress and become emotionally balanced. It can help us Release the resistance to change and move forward.

All of us often have challenging times in our life where it is hard to keep focused on what we need to do to move forward and take action. Whether it is an emotional issue or a life challenge, surrender essential oil can help us surrender to what we can’t control and develop a fresh outlook.

Ingredients:

Lavender, Lemon, Black Spruce, Roman Chamomile, Angelica, Mountain Savory,

How to use:

Use NEAT (undiluted) and apply several drops (2-4) on ears, throat, wrists, temples or feet. Apply to chakras/vitaflex points, inhale directly or diffuse.

I love using my hands as my personal diffuser. I put a drop into my hands, rub them together, cover my nose and deeply inhale. Then I rub my neck or my hair line with the remaining oil on my hands.

ACCEPTANCE

Acceptance is such a beautiful and powerful oil that I personally use it every day

Acceptance stimulates the mind with oils specially blended to promote feelings of accepting ourselves and others, regardless of perceived barriers. It also helps dealing with change and the stress that often comes with it. This blend also helps overcome procrastination and denial.

Are you going through a transition, trying to adapt to new changes or taking on a lot of new ideas? Use this essential oil to help you with those changes. It can help you get rid of bad habits and retrain your mind and adjust to changes.

Ingredients:

Almond oil base, Coriander, Geranium, Bergamot, Frankincense, Sandalwood, Neroli, Ylang ylang.

This oil really helps me to accept the reality of life, who I am and the present situation. It helps me living myself for who I am. Accepting and loving ME

FORGIVENESS

Definitely my top 3 emotional oil. Absolutely beautiful smell that calms me down and gives me comfort.

Forgiveness Essential Oil is a very powerful spiritual oil blend that has fifteen therapeutic grade oils!

Buy Forgiveness Essential Oil Here!

The frequency of Forgiveness oil is 192 MHz which is considered extremely high for an essential oil blend. To give you a comparison the human brain is 72-90 MHz and the body is 62-68 MHz.

Essential oils range from 52-320 MHz with the spiritual oils being over 90 MHz. Rose has the highest at 320 MHz. Anything over the frequency of the human brain is considered extremely high!

Frequency is an indicator of the vibration and energy of food or even thoughts! For instance organic food has a higher vibration than conventional food. Processed food is 0 MHz; and studies have shown that just eating lower frequency foods can bring your overall frequency down! Essential Oils raise the vibrational level as soon as you smell them.

When the level of the essential oil is very high it helps us release things quicker by raising our spiritual awareness. Forgiveness essential oil has this effect.

Using it daily can raise your vibration and allow the soul to forgive, forget and release on so many levels. And as we know with most emotional and physical blocks (and disease), our first step starts when we can release denial and begin to forgive ourselves. Or forgive others. Forgiveness helps us let go of so many emotional issues from abuse to transforming a broken heart so I hope you will give it a try.

Forgiveness essential oil will help you release the negative emotions of betrayal, distrust and revenge. It will help you move from self denial so you can forgive, forget and let go of the patterning of the past.

Ingredients

Melissa, geranium, frankincense, sandalwood, angelica, lavender, lemon, jasmine, Roman chamomile, bergamot, ylang ylang, palmarosa, helichrysum, and rose in a base of sesame seed oil.

Use neat, undiluted. Apply several drops (2-4) on shoulders, ears, throat, spine, wrists, neck or feet

Add Several drops (2-4) to bath water

Apply to chakras/vitaflex points

Directly inhale or

Diffuse.

I use forgiveness often during my morning meditation and also carry it around with me during the day. The. I just use it as a perfume or inhale straight from the bottle when I feel like I need it.

BELIEVE

This oil is DA BOMB! Probably my No1 spiritual blend. Never leaves my side. My perfume 80% of the time. Gorgeous smell that helped me BELIEVE that I can, that I will and that I deserve.

Believe Essential Oil is a calming blend that opens our inner awareness to our potential so we can live a more fulfilling life. It will support us in knowing that we can change our situations, but first we must believe that we can!

It will release emotions of despair and inadequacy that are typically stored in the lungs of the body according to Traditional Chinese Medicine; and it will bring stability to the emotions by restoring hope and desire. Once we are empowered, we will move towards achieving our goals and ambitions.

Ingredients

Idaho Balsam Fir, Coriander, Bergamot, Frankincense, Idaho Blue Spruce, Geranium, Ylang Ylang

Use diluted – 50:50 dilution (one part essential oil: one part of vegetable oil). Then Apply several drops (2-4) on heart, ears, wrists, neck or feet

Add several drops (2-4) to bath water

Apply to chakras/vitaflex points

Directly inhale or use topically.

MOTIVATION

You should have this oil no matter what. The name says it all. We all need little Motivation in our lives.

This oil will help you overcome procrastination and fear. If you feel stuck, it will help you move forward.

Ingredients:

Spruce, Lavender, Roman Chamomile, Ylang Ylang

Use neat, undiluted on your temples, wrists, feet, ears or throat. Apply to chakras or vitaflex points. Inhale directly or diffuse.

VALOR

The Last emotional oil I want to mention today is Valor. One of the most popular oils Young Living has. We all stock up on this oil just in case it would get Out of Stock. We just cannot imagine our life without it. Why?

Valor Essential Oil balances the spiritual, physical, mental and emotional energies of the body when applied to shoulders and/and feet; or used in conjunction with the Raindrop Technique and massage therapy.

When we have more courage to take on new things and/or change, we are better able to release old patterns that are not working for us.

When the body, mind and spirit are aligned, we are able to open and release emotional barriers that are keeping us stuck.

This oil allows us have the courage and self-esteem to allow us to overcome those things that are holding us back. Remember, when we are stressed or worried we are creating imbalance in our bodies on all levels.

Ingredients

Black spruce, Camphor, Geranium, Nlue Tansy, Frankincense

How to use

Apply Neat. Apply several drops (2-4) to wrists, chest, base of neck, bottom of feet

Add several drops (2-4) to bath water

Apply to vitaflex points

Directly inhale, diffuse

Dilute 1:15 with vegetable oil for body massage, or

Use in Raindrop Technique.

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Cooking with Oils, Quick and Easy

Sharing my Oily Love makes me happy. It’s one of those things that come naturally to me I think. Well, talking about food and making food… go figure

Today, I held a class for my Tokyo friends. It is fun opportunity to catch up with my oily sisters, talk about life, love, food and oils. Naturally. Since the cooking is also about oils. Why to cook with oils and how, to be precise.

So why we should use Essential oils and not the conventional herbs and spices? For one, the oils do not get bad. When you buy a package of spices, once you open it, air gets to it, they start loosing flavor. In Japan’s humidity, it tends to get moldy. But not only that. By drying up the herb, it looses 95% of its therapeutic value. And that is what bothers me. For me, food is not just a way to stuff our tummy full, food is a way of life, medicine and comfort. So I want my food to be delicious, healthy and health beneficial.

This is where my Young Living Essential Oils come in. And I am stating very clearly, I only use Young Living Essential oils. No other company in the world gives you the guarantee that their oils are pure, therapeutic and organic. Only Young Living has the Seed to Seal Guarantee and that is something you HAVE to require from your oils. Because if you do not know where your oils are coming from, how can you use them in your food? You should not.

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Using Essential oils in your food has many many benefits. Essential oils, if stored properly, do not have shelf life, they do not get bad. So you do not run out of spices (unless you have not finished your bottle of course). Little goes a long way, so each bottle can help you prepare many, many dishes. And their most important benefit is their therapeutic power. They aid digestion, help to keep your gut healthy and running, preserve your food and much much more. They taste great and give my food a boost of flavor.

Today I prepared 3 coursed Lunch Meal consisting of Goulash Soup, Honey Mustard Salmon or Chicken over vegetable salad and Fruit Sorbet. In all our dishes we used Essential oils.

We started off with a shot of NingXia Red to boost our energy. NingXia Red is fantastic source of antioxidants and really boosts immunity. On a rainy day like today NingXia comes really handy for extra energy too. Then we went on preparing the Sorbet.

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Fruit Sorbet (4 servings)

What you need

400 g of frozen fruits (can be fresh fruits too) we used mango, blueberries, mixed berries, banana and watermelon

2 tbsp of honey

2 tbsp of almond milk (you can use full cream or coconut milk instead or just water)

4 drops of each Citrus Fresh EO and Jade Lemon EO

 

Blend together, pour into container and freeze.

Here is where I always point out that for adults fun parties you can substitute the milk with tequilla or white rum to create frozen cocktails. They are so good! In that case, add some ice when blending it. Tastes divine. Serve with some Mint Leaves.

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Once the sorbet was in the freezer, we moved on to marinate our protein. We had it chicken to salmon half and half ratio.

Marinade (4 servings)

2 tbsp of olive oils

2 tbsp of honey

2 tbsp of wholegrain mustard

2 tbsp of yellow mustard

1 tbsp of spicy mustard like dijon or japanese karashi

salt

1 garlic, minced

2 drops of Orange, Lemon and Black Pepper EO

Salmon Fillets or Chicken Breast

 

First mix all the ingredience except the garlic and the protein. Keep half of the mixture for Salad Vinaigrette. Add garlic to the remaining mixture and coat your protein in it. Cover with foil and let marinate.

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Now we moved on to prepare our Goulash Soup. This soup recipe is a combination of my tradition Czech Goulash Soup, Time management and Essential oils. Why I say that is that usually the soup is made from beef chunks, but for my cooking classes I use the minced meat version. It does not take long and it is very delicious too. Another reason why I prefer to make it from minced meat is  that my son prefers it that way. It is easier for him to eat.

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Goulash Soup

1  onion

1 tbsp of sweet paprika

1-2 cloves of garlic

2 potatoes

1 carrot

1 tbs of flour

350 g of minced meat (best if mix of pork and beef)

Salt

Vegetable oil of choice

1.5 l of water or stock

Stock cubes optional

Marjoram, Black Pepper and Oregano EO

 

Sweat the onion with little bit of oil, add garlic, paprika and fry for a minute. Cut your potatoes into small cubes and slice the carrot. Add minced meat to the pot until it browns a bit, add little flour and mix it well. Then add your vegetables and pour water over it. If using stock cubes, add some. Use salt to taste and let it simmer for about 30 min. Check if all your vegetables are soft.

(If you want to do vegetarian version, replace your meat with mushrooms such as Oyster mushrooms and add those once your potatoes and carrots are soft and just boil for extra 5 min)

Mix your EO with little bit of water in a sprayer bottle and spray your bowl of soup with it. Why? You do not want to cook your essential oil. The heat destroys the therapeutic properties. Take your soup off the heat and serve before you spray your oil mixture on it. DSC_0116

Now that the soup was ready, we prepared Mixed Salad from variety of greens, some yellow bell peppers and tomatoes and made the Honey Mustard NingXia Vinaigrette. We took the remaining Honey Mustard mixture we had and added a shot of NingXia and 2 more drops of Jade Lemon EO and 1 drop of Black Pepper EO. Mixed it well, then sprinkled over the salad.

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In a pan, we grilled our protein and placed it over the salad. Served together with the soup and the sorbet. It was delicious, filling and healthy.

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Cooking with Essential oils is fun. Dont be afraid and try it yourself!

 

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Hot Cross Buns with Essential oils

I love cooking and baking. Food in general is my big passion and ever since I started to use Essential oils, I also looked for ways to incorporate them in my food.

I have done lots of research to learn the Why and When and How, because cooking with Essential oils is a bit of science. You can’t just dump few drops here and there and hope for the best. You would ruin your dish.


First of all, I only cook with Young Living Essential oils. They have the best standards and as the only Essential oil company offer Seed to Seal Guarantee, which is very important. You cannot use oils that you have no idea where they came from or if they are diluted or tinted with God knows what. That’s dangerous. So please follow my suit and start using Young Living (pm me if you need to learn where to get your oils). Also remember, these oils are 100%, so highly concentrated, so little goes a long way.

The other day I woke up and felt like some hot buns. Hmmmm. I started to look for recipe for something delicious and came across one using dried spices. Not me! I reached for my Essential oils and voila, delicious buns came to life.

Would you like to bake some too? Here is your recipe


Hot Cross Buns with Essential oils
1 cup of milk

1 package yeast

3/4 c of brown sugar

1 tsp sugar

2 1/4 c of all purpose flour

2 c bread flour

1/2 cup of raisins or other dried fruits/candied fruits ( I used candied lemons with peel)

1 tsp salt

2 drops of Orange, Lemon, Cinnamon, Nutmeg and Clove EO

4 tbsp unsalted butter

2 large eggs

1 egg yolk

1/4 tsp of vanilla
For the topping

1 tbsp of milk

1 tsp of powder sugar

1 drop of Lemon EO
Method:

Combine Luke warm milk, 1 tsp of sugar and yeast in a cup and wait till it gets foamy.

Combine both the flours, sugar, candies peels and dried fruits, salt in a bowl. Add butter. Whisk your eggs separately and add the EO into the egg mixture and combine, then add to the flour mixture. Keep mixing with bread hook on low until it combines and sticky dough form. Transfer to floured surface and knead until smooth. Form a ball and place it into a bowl that has been coated with oil. Let us rest for about an hour in a warm place.

After the dough has doubled, line a baking pan with parchment paper. Transfer the dough to a floured surface and knead some more, about 3 min. Divide into 12 pieces and form each piece into a ball. Set with spaces in between as they will double. Cover and let rise about 60-80 min.

Preheat your oven to 200 C. (400 F)

Before baking, combine the yolk with spin of water and and brush this mixture on top of each bun. Bake until golden, approx 20 min.

Transfer to wire rack to cool down. Combine confectionary sugar with spoon of milk and drop of Lemon EO and sprinkle over the buns and make a cross.
I hope you enjoy it. We are small family so I baked from half portions and had 6 big buns. I had one bun left the next day so I made French toast from it for Little D for breakfast. It was great!

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Why Young Living?

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Essential oils are sold literally everywhere. You can buy bottle of Lavender for few bucks on the internet. So why pay top price for it? I was asked many times why I chose Young Living and not any other company. Well, integrity and trust. There is no law as per what can be in your bottle of Essential oil. The FDA requires that there has to be 5% of Essential oil in a bottle for it to be called Pure, Therapeutic or Organic Essential oil. Yes, only 5 %. So the rest can be carrier oil or basically anything else, because makers do not have to put ingredients on the bottle! So you have to trust your company and you have to choose well so you know that there is not something else in that bottle. You have to know that the bottle of Lavender you bought contains only Lavender.  That is why I use Young Living. When you are buying Young Living Essential oil, there is 100% of that oil.

Young Living has absolute control over their oils from the planting up to sealing in the bottle. They grow only on virgin lands. Before they start planting on their farms, they make sure the land was never fertilized. They are so transparent and open that you can fly to any of their farms, open any door and see for yourself. No other company will do it. Because Young Living is the only company that owns their own farms. They also harvest the crops themselves at the peek of its value and distill it at the right temperature. If you do visit their farm, beware that you will most probably be asked to pick weeds, as they handpick the weeds on all their farms!

 

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Why should we pay so much attention that our Essential oils are organic? Well, if you do not buy organic, imagine they sprayed all that field with pesticides. These sprays are dangerous to human body, we know that, that’s why we try to buy organic food. Now if you are eating non organic food, you are getting little bit of the pesticide. BUT if you are using Essential oil that has been sprayed with pesticides, you are getting huge amount. Did you know it takes 27 square feed of Lavender plants to make one bottle of Lavender? So when you are using Essential oils, it is same like eating the whole field sprayed with pesticides at once. And we do not want that. This is why you want to make sure you oils are organic and no pesticides. Young Living has only Organic oils.

So does it really matter? Can you tell the difference between any essential oil? Well imagine you had a 100 ml bottle of 100% orange juice. You take 95 ml out of it, leaving only 5 ml in it and fill it up with water.  Would you taste the difference between the 100% and the 5%? It also matters, if you only use your oils in your diffuser, because if you do not know the source of your oil, you might as well be inhaling all the bad things that are in the bottle together with the oil. All oils are not made equally. Same as all food is not made equally or all wine is not made equally. The product is just not same.

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As per size, essential oils are smaller than cells and viruses. They can penetrate your skin faster than any modern medicine. They can affect every cell in the body within 20 minutes. Essential oils can have profound physical, physiological and psychological effects on your body. There is special rules about how to use essential oils with children as well and I can help you understand how to use Essential oils safely at your home, for your beauty and your family. Make sure you keep in touch with me through this blog, my Facebook http://www.facebook.com/mamadslife or in my Oily Family Group on Facebook as well.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1260361580700354

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. Consult a physician before starting any weight-management or exercise program.