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Welcome to Winter!

Is it getting cold where you are? ❄️


Winter is the perfect time to give our skin some extra TLC as the weather is not so kind to us in the cooler months.


Cozy yourself up to read through this, as I will be sharing some great DIY skincare + diffuser recipes and highlighting some products that can help you keep your skin nourished and hydrated and looking great!


Winter is also the time where we can pick up coughs, colds and sniffles so I want to highlight some of my favourite oils and doTERRA products to keep you and your family feeling well in Winter









Firstly, I wanted to share this beautiful wintery amped-up cider drink with you to not only support your immune, but it's also so comforting and spicy!!








Bring your dry, lifeless skin back to life with my absolute favourite g l o w ✨ serum. In a bottle, mix together jojoba oil, frankincense and geranium – use ratios that suit the size bottle you are using. Try also adding yarrow | Pom if you have it for some extra nourishment!

Apply to your skin at night to combat dryness caused by the cooler weather





As the temperatures drop, baking tends to ramp up in our household! What is a better winter crowd-pleaser than Gingerbread cookies?!


Below is a recipe for gluten-free, sugar-free, vegan cookies that make a perfect option for anyone with dietary restrictions. You can feel confident offering them to friends, family, or coworkers or you can treat yourself without the guilt!


Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free, and Vegan Ginger Bread Cookies

Ingredients:
1 1/3 cups buckwheat flour
⅔ cup tapioca flour
⅔ cup sorghum flour
1 tablespoon chia seed meal
1 tablespoon flax seed meal
½ cup coconut palm sugar
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
¾ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon nutmeg
2 drops Cinnamon Bark oil
2 drops Ginger oil
2 drops Clove oil
½ cup coconut oil
¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
3 tablespoons water
3 tablespoons molasses
3 tablespoons molasses
45 drops liquid stevia

Instructions:
1. Preheat the oven to 190 deg C
2. Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl and whisk.
3. Combine the wet ingredients in a different bowl and mix until well combined.
4. Add in the essential oils.
5. Combine the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients on a slow speed.
6. Put a small handful of buckwheat flour onto a clean surface and place dough on top.
7. Roll until 1cm thick.
8. Take a cookie cutter and cut out shapes.
9. Place the cutouts onto a cookie sheet.
10. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until done to your preference. Remove from the oven and let cool.
11. Top with icing, if desired.


Dry Lips be Gone with a tingly Lip Scrub! 💋


Make a lip scrub that naturally plumps your lips!




Take 2 tbsp sugar, 2 tbsp whipped coconut oil.
Add 10 drops of grapefruit and 5 drops of peppermint to this mixture.
Apply to lips in a circular motion to scrub away any dry skin.
Hot tip: double the recipe and use in the shower on dry legs and arms.


Boost Your Immune System - TipS


Tip #1 – take out processed foods and sugar.


Did you know that processed foods and sugar suppress the immune system for 12 hours and leach nutrients from your body.
When preparing food, ask yourself these questions:
– Did it come from an animal?
– Did it come from the ground?
– Does it have ingredients in it that I cannot pronounce?
– Does it come from a package?
Eat foods that are as close to nature as possible. The longer the shelf like the more preservatives there are in it.

Tip #2 – Manage stress



Stress raises cortisol levels which can cascade in the body which in turn weakens your immune system.
Use oils such as Adaptiv, Balance, Lavender Peace to help reduce feelings of stress and anxiousness.






Tip #3 – Ensure you are getting enough sleep


7-9 hours of quality sleep helps to restore the immune system. It is amazing what a restful nights sleep can do for your body.

If you need extra support, reach for calming oils for the diffuser at night – Lavender Peace, Roman Chamomile, Petitgrain, Magnolia, or take a Serenity softgel 30 minutes before bed for a deeper more restful sleep.

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Tip #4 – Add in daily vitamins / supplements


As one of our most popular products, Lifelong Vitality Pack is full of essential nutrients, metabolism benefits and powerful antioxidants designed to help promote energy, health and lifelong vitality.

These supplements will help fill in the gaps where we have nutrition deficits – supporting our body and strengthening our immune system

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Scented Pinecones 🌲

This one is so simple! All you need are dry pinecones (bonus points if you collect them yourself - our driveway has a ton of them! The trick is finding perfect ones that haven't been eaten out by cockatoos!) and your favourite essential oil.

If you do happen to grab your own pinecones from outside, be sure to cook them in the oven at 160C for at least 30 minutes or until the pinecones have opened. Put one drop of essential oil on each pine cone.

 Some suggestions include Cassia, Clove, Holiday Joy, Holiday Peace, Wild Orange, Siberian Fir, or Wintergreen. Place pinecones in a decorative bowl and voila you have a natural room freshener!

Winter Wonderland room spray!


In a 120ml glass spray bottle add:
40ml witch hazel or vodka
10 drops Cedarwood
10 drops Cinnamon Bark
10 drops Siberian Fir

Top up with distilled water + then shake and spray all over the house!








As cold as it is, exercising in the wintertime has its benefits. The cold weather means no heat or humidity, which might contribute to you being able to work out longer, and to feel more invigorated. Perhaps the best benefit of all, your body has to work slightly harder to regulate your temperature in the cold, so you burn more calories.

Listen to the ways to stay physically active in the winter by building a home workout routine here

I always love filling my diffuser but there is something extra exciting about cozy blends...



Winter Spice Diffuser Blend


2 drops Wild Orange

2 drops Cassia

2 drops Siberian Fir


Winter Night Diffuser Blend

 5 drops Frankincense

 2 drops Cedarwood

 2 drops Wild Orange





Chocolate Anyone?


Snacking chocolates infused with dōTERRA essential oils make a quick and easy item to bring to any event, give as a gift or even keep for yourself!

What you need:
1 cup dark chocolate chips,
1 tsp coconut oil,
½ cup almonds,
Peppermint and/or Wild Orange essential oil.

Place chocolate chips and coconut oil in a double boiler or you can put a glass bowl on top of a gentle boiling pot of water and melt until smooth. Add in essential oil of choice (note: 1-2 drops is perfect for a subtle taste, add more as needed!)

Pour melted chocolate onto wax paper on a cookie sheet and spread the chocolate around with a spoon. Crush almonds (or candy canes!) and sprinkle over the chocolate layer. Place in the refrigerator and allow to chill. Once solidified, break into pieces and enjoy!

DIY Peppermint Hot Chocolate Mix Gift

Nothing says winter fun like being snuggled up by the fire with a cozy blanket and a mug of hot cocoa. Did you know you can add a drop of Peppermint essential oil for some additional awesomeness?


We can also make gifts, or To Go Cocoas for friends using the following recipe:


To make 5 gifts you will need:

1 cup dark chocolate chips,
1 cup rapidura sugar,
⅛ tsp salt,
⅔ cup dark cocoa powder,
½ cup milk powder, Peppermint essential oil,
5 gift bags,
5 spoons,
5 mugs (check options at the dollar store!), and
5 two ml sample vials.

Place the dark chocolate, sugar, salt, cocoa powder, and milk powder in a food processor. Chop/mix for about 10 seconds until all mixed together. Place about ½ cup of the mix into each of the 5 gift bags and attach a spoon with a twist tie to close. Place the bag and the spoon in the mug. Add about 10 drops of Peppermint to each of the sample vials and place in the mug as well. Include the following instructions if desired!
To use: Mix 4 tablespoons of gourmet cocoa powder with 1 cup of very hot water and 1 drop of Peppermint essential oil.

Winter Potpourri:

Make your own amazing scented potpourri – so beautiful and smells incredible! Makes a beautiful gift too.
Ingredients:
– Orange peels
– Star Anise
– Bay Leaves
– Cinnamon Sticks
– Vanilla Beans
– Cardamom seeds
– Dried apple slices
– Whole cloves
– Whole nutmeg
– All spice
Essential oils to choose from:
– Cinnamon Bark
– On Guard
– Cassia
– Vetiver
– Wild Orange
– Cardamom
– Ginger
Mix ingredients together in a bowl, then add drops of oils of your choice and mix again. Display in a decorative bowl or vase somewhere in your home.

Cranberry Lime Mocktail 🍸

As I mentioned before, I absolutely LOVE adding my essential oils to my beverages to keep it exciting! This Cranberry Lime mocktail recipe is so easy and delicious I don’t want you to miss out!


WHAT YOU'LL NEED:

Cranberry juice, sparkling water or lemon-lime soda, ice cubes, & Lime essential oil.

Fill a glass with ice and pour sparkling water or lemon-lime soda halfway. Fill the remainder with cranberry juice. Add one drop of lime oil and stir.
Garnish with sliced limes and cranberries for a bright look!







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Peppermint Fudge 🍫

You have probably had Peppermint Brownies by now, but what about Peppermint fudge?

 
140ml can of evaporated milk


 12 tablespoons of butter
 3 cups granulated sugar
 340g of semi-sweet chocolate
 200ml jar of marshmallow creme
 10 drops of Peppermint Oil

Line a 23 x 33 cm pan with parchment paper.
Place the evaporated milk, butter, and sugar into a heavy-bottom saucepan over medium heat. Stir continually and bring to a rolling boil.
Continue to stir until a candy thermometer reads 112 degC (around 4 minutes).
Remove the pan from heat and stir in chocolate and marshmallow creme.
Add Peppermint oil and stir.
Pour fudge into the prepared pan and let cool.
Use a knife to cut into 3cm squares (or use small cookie cutters!)


Baked Apple Streusel 🍏

Just as much as I like adding essential oils to my drinks, I love to cook and bake with them!


This Baked Apple Streusel recipe is so amazing!


Ingredients:

½ cup oats,
½ cup all-purpose flour,
½ cup brown sugar,
6 tablespoons butter (cold, not room temp),
1 drop Cinnamon Bark,
1 drop Ginger,
1 drop OnGuard,
½ cup dried fruit (dates, raisins, cranberries, cherries), and
4 large baking apples.

Heat oven to 180C and spray a pie pan or other oven-safe dish with nonstick spray. Combine oats, flour, and brown sugar in a bowl. Use a fork to cut in the butter until it is a crumbly mixture. Add essential oils and dried fruit and blend well, then refrigerate as you prepare the apples. Slice off a small portion of each apple so they can sit in the bottom of the baking dish. Core the apple without cutting all the way to the bottom. Spoon streusel mixture into each apple packing it down and allowing it to overflow. Bake at 180C for 40 minutes.


There are a large range of oils that you can use to support yourself and your loved ones in winter and everyone will have different go-to’s each season.


These 9 oils are our must have’s for Winter. (TIP: Add Neroli too!)





Tummy Tamer Roller Blend

This time of year is specifically known for indulging in comfort food (notice all the chocolate advertisements?!). With all the sweets, treats, and yummy food it is hard to not find yourself in need of some digestive relief. Well, we have an answer for you!


Tummy Tamer Roller Blend

In a 10 mL roller bottle blend together:
10 drops ZenGest
10 drops Ginger
10 drops Peppermint
Top with a carrier oil and apply to the stomach region as needed.




One of my favourite things to do is to have a bath on a cold day.

There are so many oils you can add to epsom salts and add to your bath, but when it is cold, I love to add a few drops of Cinnamon (with some Fractionated Coconut Oil otherwise it can be spicy on the skin!) and then spend 20-30 minutes soaking.


Other oils you can try to warm you up and support your body in the cooler months are OnGuard, Frankincense, Copaiba and Aroma Touch


Jodi xo

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