Essential Oil-Infused Salad Dressings

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Grocery store salad dressings are full of all sorts of questionable ingredients these days—not to mention excess fat, sugar, and sodium. Use these essential oil-infused recipes to whip up your own and feel good knowing exactly what’s in them, plus enjoy incredible essential oil flavor. The best part? These homemade salad dressings will be ready in less time than it takes to heat up that frozen burrito.

Sweet and Tangy Balsamic Vinaigrette

Ingredients

Directions

Whisk all ingredients together until well combined. ...Read More

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Homemade Thai Soup Recipe with Essential Oils

In a soup rut? Not sure how to make Thai soup like you’d find at your favorite restaurant? Cooking with essential oils makes duplicating those warm, fresh Thai flavors easy! With just a drop or two of some of your favorite Young Living Vitality™ essential oils, you’ll have a pot of light-but-satisfying soup that will become one of your favorite essential oil recipes!

Homemade Thai Soup Recipe*

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked basmati rice
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled (or try chicken or tofu)
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 drops Black Pepper Vitality™
  • 2 drops Lemongrass Vitality™
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 drop Ginger Vitality™
  • 2 tablespoons red curry paste
  • 2 (12-ounce) cans unsweetened coconut milk
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped

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James Lawrence attempts 50 TRIATHLONS, 50 STATES, 50 DAYS

James Lawrence - Iron Cowboy

Young Living brand ambassador James Lawrence, a.k.a. the Iron Cowboy, is setting out to do what most call impossible: 50 full-distance triathlons in 50 states in 50 consecutive days. Each triathlon consists of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride, and a 26.2-mile run—that’s more than 140 miles per day!

Why would anyone take on such a goal? James is interested in more than just athletic competition—he also wants to fight what he calls the “massive epidemic” of obesity. By undertaking such a difficult physical challenge, James wants to inspire people to make positive and healthy changes in their lifestyles, promote nutritious food choices, and demonstrate that human beings are capable of doing hard things. ...Read More

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Enhance your yoga with peppermint and lavender oils.

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Here’s a great guest post on how to enhance your yoga with peppermint and lavender essential oils. These oils are two very opposite, yet balancing oils.

The yoga sun salutations can be done just about anywhere and doing them regularly helps with flexibility of the spine and warms up and loosens the muscles of the shoulders, back, neck, and arms. The following is a modified step-by-step sun salutation to help you open physically, mentally, and energetically to each new day.

First, get your Young Living peppermint and lavender essential oils.  Place one drop of peppermint and two to three drops of lavender onto your left palm. Gently rub your right palm over your left to mix the oils together.  ...Read More

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Where should your smartphone be when you sleep?

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Where should your smartphone be when you sleep? I’ll give you a hint, not in your bedroom! The blue light that the phone emits tricks your brain into thinking it’s dawn even though you haven’t been to sleep yet. This effects everyone but young people are especially susceptible to it. In a Time/Qualcomm poll conducted in 2012, 4700 respondents in seven countries including the Unites States, found that young people responded that they didn’t “sleep as well because I am connected to technology all the time.” ...Read More

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Tomato sauce with Basil and Thyme essential oils

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Essential oils can be an easy substitute for fresh herbs, especially in the winter. Because they’re so concentrate I recommend pouring a drop into a separate container first, or simply dipping a toothpick into the oil bottle. You can always add more if needed but you can’t remove it if you’ve added too much.

I also prefer fresh organic tomatoes from our local, Farmer’s Market. They’re easy enough to dice by hand or with your Cuisinart and are much healthier and better tasting than canned. ...Read More

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Vegan, Paleo Winter Squash Soup

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One of the things I love most about living in Colorado is the ability to eat seasonally from the local farms or your own vegetable garden.  For some reason I never ate winter squash when I lived in Florida but now I can’t wait for the local harvest.  It’s a healthy and sustainable way to live.  Here’s a great recipe using my favorite butternut squash that can be made vegan or not.  It uses the healthy paleo fat of coconut oil and essential oils as seasonings.

Ingredients
Soup
• 1/4 cup coconut oil
• 1 large onion, chopped
• 4 garlic cloves, minced
• 5 cups low sodium chicken stock or vegetable stock for vegan option
• 4 cups 1-inch pieces butternut squash
• 4 cups 1-inch pieces acorn squash
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 2 drops Thyme essential oil
• 2 drops Sage essential oil
• 1 drop Black Pepper essential oil 
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Jade Lemon water.

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One of the best ways to start your morning is by drinking lemon water.  It alkalizes the system, flushes the liver and hydrates your body.  Squeezing fresh lemons is great but when they’re not available consider using a few drops of Jade Lemon essential oil instead.

Jade Lemon essential oil is cold pressed from the rinds of the Citrus limon eureka var. formosensis plant, a unique variety from China. Jade Lemon contains high levels of d-limonene, which helps invigorate, uplift, and energize, as well as support clarity of thought and purpose. This oil supports skin health; helps open and release emotional blocks; and is useful to clean, detox, and purify.
A 1995 Mie University study also found that citrus fragrances include relaxation and invoke feelings of happiness. It has a fresh, invigorating aroma, reminiscent of a lemon-lime combination. Add a few drops to a glass of water to take advantage of its benefits. ...Read More

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