Sunday, May 31, 2015

Easy Cheesy Wild Rice Soup




The weather turned cold today and soup sounded good for dinner tonight. I made a Cheesy Wild Rice Soup in a crock pot.

Ingredients:
1 onion diced
1/2 lb of crispy bacon broken into pieces
1 cup of diced ham
1 cup of uncooked wild rice
2 cloves of garlic
1 teaspoon of parsley
4 cups of chicken broth
1 can of evaporated 2% milk
2 cups of frozen peas and carrots
8 oz of sour cream
16 sliced of american cheese

In a crock pot, add the onion, cooked bacon, diced ham, uncooked rice, garlic, parsley and chicken broth. Cook on low for 4-5 hours. Once the rice is cooked, add the frozen peas and carrots, sour cream and the 16 slices of American cheese. Soup is ready to serve once the soup, peas and carrots are warm. Enjoy!


Here is a list of the Linky parties that I link up to.  Thank you to all of the hosts for letting me post my favorite recipes, crafts, money saving ideas and activities for children.

Sunday - The Foley Family  TitiCrafty

Monday - Craft-o-matic Clairejustine Scattered thoughts Kitchen Table Art A pinch of Joy Flour me with love Mad in Crafts All Things Fee

Tuesday - Coastal Charm Kathe with an E Memories by the Mile Tip Junkie  My uncommon slice of suburbia Mandy's Recipe Box Hope Studios Sugar Bee Crafts  Elizabeth and Co.  The Winthrop Chronicles VMG206 Cupcakes and Crinoline Tasty Tuesdays

Wednesday- Ginger Snap Crafts DIY by Design My Girlish Whims

Thursday - A creative Princess Marigold's Loft Lamberts Lately Think Tank Thursdays All things with purpose Aftsy Fartsy Mama

Friday-
My Romantic Home Home Maid Simple Kitchen Fun with my 3 sons  my turn for us craftdictator  The best blog recipes What-about.co crafts a la mode Chic on a Shoestring Decorating Simply Sweet Home  justusfourblog Diana Rambles Lady Behind the Curtain I heart nap time


Friday, May 29, 2015

Essential Oils for Summer






MEDICAL DISCLAIMER:
The information contained in this class is not meant to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The information represents what we, Independent Distributors of Young Living Essential Oils, have chosen to do to take charge of our own personal health and that of our family. Any statement(s) said/implified/posted have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration. Products on this site are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication or have a medical condition consult your physician before using these products.

Information obtained here is meant for educational and informational purposes only, and to motivate you to make your own health care and dietary decisions based upon your own research and partnership with your health care provider. It should not be relied upon to determine dietary changes, a medical diagnosis, or courses of treatment.

Before we start, I wanted to share this with you, if you are just starting to learn about essential oils:

 Usage: You can use Young Living essential oils directly on the skin, inhalation or internally. Always read the label on the bottle or there are lots of books on how to properly use the oil. You can also use essential oils for household use, cleaning, and beauty products. We have made wool dryer balls and eliminated the need for fabric softener and reduced our drying time. You can also make great gifts and pamper yourself and friends with body butters, sugar scrubs and lip balms made with essential oils. 

If you have a baby, toddlers, if you are nursing or pregnant I would recommend that you research which oils are ok to use. There are books available from Life Science Publishers to help you research. I would also recommend that you dilute essential oils with a carrier oil for children. A carrier oil is Coconut, almond, olive or V-6 vegetable oil. Young Living Essential Oils are 100% pure and need to be diluted.

Precautions: Never place essential oils in your eyes, ears or sensitive areas.

The reason I chose Young Living as our provider of essential oils is because of their “Seed to Seal” process. Young Living owns their own farms, they test all their products internally and by an external 3rd party. They use essential oils for pesticides and their weed control is done by hand.
Here is a video on the seed to seal process:
http://seedtoseal.com/en/seedtoseal

First many of these sprays start with the following base spray recipe and then I add essential oils to complete the spray.

Ingredients:
1 oz. glass or metal spray bottle
Witch Hazel
Distilled or filtered water
Essential Oils (See recipes on the following posts.)
Small Funnel (optional)
Add essential oils to spray bottle.  Fill the bottle halfway up with Witch Hazel.  Fill the remainder of the bottle with water.  Shake sprays before use.
I recommend that your store your oils in metal or amber glass bottles. You can use HDPE plastic bottle for some oil recipes. You definitely want to use glass bottle for citrus oils.


Many essential oils can be used in the garden to deter pests. Here are a few of the oils and the insects that you can use them for.

Ant Spray:
1 oz. glass or metal spray bottle
Witch Hazel
Distilled or filtered water
Essential Oils
Small Funnel (optional)
Add 3 drops Peppermint, 3 drops Purification to spray bottle.
Fill the bottle halfway up with Witch Hazel.  Fill the remainder of the bottle with water.  Shake spray before use.
Also, spiders do not like peppermint. You can dilute peppermint in a spray bottle and spray the doorways and windows of your home to prevent spiders from entering your house.


Camping Spray: Enjoy the outdoors annoyance free. Citronella is a member of the lemongrass family and is used topically to help enjoy the outdoors annoyance free. Citronella and lemongrass are both in purification.
Source: https://static.youngliving.com/en-US/PDFS/Purification_PIP.pdf





Spray 1:
Fill a 2oz spray bottle with distilled water and 5 drops each of citronella, lemongrass, peppermint and lavender.

Spray 2:
1 oz. glass or metal spray bottle
Witch Hazel
Distilled or filtered water
Essential Oils
Small Funnel (optional)
2 drops Purification, 2 drops Thieves, 2 drops Peppermint
Add essential oils to spray bottle.  Fill the bottle halfway up with Witch Hazel.  Fill the remainder of the bottle with water.  Shake spray before use on clothing.

Smelly Shoes Spray:
1 oz. glass or metal spray bottle
Witch Hazel
Distilled or filtered water
Essential Oils
Small Funnel (optional)
8 drops Purification
Add essential oils to spray bottle.  Fill the bottle halfway up with Witch Hazel.  Fill the remainder of the bottle with water.  Shake spray before use.
Spray inside shoes to refresh them.



Produce Spray:
1 oz. glass or metal spray bottle
Witch Hazel
Distilled or filtered water
Essential Oils
Small Funnel (optional)
1 drop Purification, 5 drops Lemon
Add essential oils to spray bottle. Fill the bottle halfway up with Witch Hazel.  Fill the remainder of the bottle with water. Shake spray before use.





During the hot summer months you can use a cooling roll on the back of your neck. You can make this easy roll on by putting Peppermint essential oil and a carrier oil in a roller bottle. Roll this on the back of your neck for a refreshing and cooling experience. A refreshing spray made of Lavender and distilled water will help you feel refreshed.

There are so many summer uses for essential oils, but we were only had time to tell you about a few of our favorites. Here are an additional 50 summer uses for essential oils: http://theoilessentials.com/2015/03/22/50-essential-oil-tips-for-summer-featuring-the-premium-starter-kit/

6 of the 11 Premium Starter Kit essential oils are in these recipes. 5ml bottles of lavender, lemon, peppermint, purification, frankincense and Thieves oil are included in the Premium Starter Kit. If you are interested in a diffuser and a couple of the oils, the Premium Starter kit is a great deal with 11 oils, diffuser and two NingXia Red 2oz Samples. 

You can order oils or your Premium Starter Kit with Beth at: http://yl.pe/5w3 I would recommend the Wholesale membership, because you can get 24% off the retail price and you have no obligation to sell the product.
promise it is a decision you will wish you had made a long time ago!

Interested in essential oils, but don't have time to research and find what's best for you and your family? Let us know and we would be glad to help provide you with information, education, tips/trick and references. When you sign up with me you have access to our educational resources. I have been hearing about people signing up or purchasing oils and then not knowing what to do next. That will never happen with me!  




Did you know that you can get FREE products with Young Living? Essential Rewards is a great way to earn points on your purchases which you can spend on free products. You can also save on shipping, with a discounted rate. Plus, everyone on our team who enrolls in Essential Rewards this month will receive a beautiful diffuser necklace as our gift to you. (A $15 value.)


If you enjoyed learning more about Young Living Essential Oils, I invite you to like our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/oildroplife to hear more about how we use essential oils in our lives.





Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Body wash made with essential oils



I love to use body wash, but I hate to pay $6 for it. I found this great recipe to use from Life with lovebugs and it has all natural ingredients. We have sensitive skin and I like to use gentle soaps on our skin. It was super easy to make. The only suggestion I have is to use a soap dispenser pump, because it is really liquidy.



Ingredients:
1 cup of filtered or distilled water
1/4 cup of Castile soap (I use Brommer's, which I can get at the grocery store or health food store for about $12.)
1 teaspoon of vegetable glycerin (I got this at the health food store for $7.)
10 drops of essential oils - I used lavender from Young Living, you can order here: http://yl.pe/5w3

Pour these ingredients into a soap pump. I used it with my shower poof sponge and the glycerin and natural soap did not dry out my skin.
You can read more about how Young Living essential oils have changed my family's life by clicking on this link.

If you are interested in learning more about Young Living Essential Oils, I invite you to like our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/oildroplife to hear more about how we use essential oils in our life.

Here is a list of the Linky parties tha
t I link up to.  Thank you to all of the hosts for letting me post my favorite recipes, crafts, money saving ideas and activities for children.

Sunday - The Foley Family

Monday -  Clairejustine Scattered thoughts Kitchen Table Art A pinch of Joy Flour me with love Mad in Crafts All Things Fee

Tuesday - Coastal Charm Memories by the Mile Tip Junkie  My uncommon slice of suburbia Mandy's Recipe Box Cupcakes and Crinoline VMG206  Hope Studios Sugar Bee Crafts  Elizabeth and Co.   The Winthrop Chronicles  Funky Polkadot Giraffe

Wednesday- Ginger Snap Crafts DIY by Design

Thursday Think Tank Thursdays A creative Princess Marigold's Loft All things with purpose  Lamberts Lately Aftsy Fartsy Mama Living well, spending less

Friday- My Romantic Home Home Maid Simple Kitchen Fun with my 3 sons What-about.co my turn for us craftdictator nancherrow Simply Sweet Home  Lady Behind the Curtain crafts a la mode Chic on a Shoestring Decorating  Diana Rambles justusfourblog Craft-o-matic

Saturday - Crafty Mom Share Funky Junk Interiors Pierced Pastimes  A Sorta Fairytale






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