St Patrick's Day

St Patrick’s Day- Essential Oils

Happy St Patrick’s Day!

Do you like to get in the spirit of St Patrick’s Day? Whether you’re of Irish descent or not, it’s fun to mix it up with a little colour themed fun. Here’s a selection of fun diffuser blends, beauty treatments and recipes all naturally green for St Patrick’s Day. Put the green food colouring away and use the natural colour of food to colour your life.

Perfectly Green Diffuser Blends

St Patrick's Day

St Patrick's Day Essential Oils

Paddy’s Day Recipes with Essential Oils

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St Patrick's Day Essential Oils

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St Patrick's Day Essential Oils

Please ensure that you use only food grade doTERRA essential oils in these recipes. I can guarantee the purity of these oils, and each bottle has a number on the bottom which you can actually track and read the chemical analysis to ensure you don’t have any nasties and no preservatives or fillers!

Are you of Irish decent? What’s your favourite way to celebrate St Patrick’s Day?

Top uses for Lavender Essential Oil

Top Uses for Lavender Essential Oil

Looking for the top uses for your bottle of essential oil, or wondering how to use Lavender if you don’t already have it?

1. Lavender has a very soothing component in it called Linalool which is amazing for the skin. If you spend too much time in the sun or touch a hot pan/leave your straightening iron on and forget this is the perfect time to break out the Lavender. It will soothe the redness, take out the heat, prevent peeling and support your skin to heal itself much faster! It is amazing.

2. Works the same way for bites! Get bitten by a mosquito, ant, bee or another nasty little critter? Get Lavender on there it will take out the heat and sting in seconds.

3. Soothe a sore babies bum, mix lavender in coconut oil and use at change time. You can also make your own chemical free baby wipes with cloth wipes or paper roll, coconut oil, essential oils (just a drop of each) and water.

4. Calm down after a tense day, add a pre-mixed cup of Epsom salts  and a few drops of Lavender, mixed in with carrier oil evenly then pop in the running bath.

5. Put a drop on your pillow or in the diffuser and/or massage onto soles of feet and especially big toe to help with a deep and restful sleep for you or little one (dilute with a carrier oil).

6. Do you sneeze, get puffy eyes and feel the effects of season change and things in the air? Try diffusing two drops each of Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint or take a drop of each on your thumb, put your thumb on the roof of your mouth and inhale deeply. The effect is instant!

7. Feeling anxious, stressed and tense after a big day? Massage lavender into your neck and shoulders to help ease tense muscles and relax.

8. Razor relief! Homemade Aftershave- Use after shaving to soothe and soften skin and to lessen the redness and burning caused by razor burn.

9. Add a drop to your moisturiser or dab a dot straight on a breakout. Lavender is amazing for your skin!

10. Use as a natural air freshener, forget toxic, endocrine disrupting synthetic smells, just add 5 drops to a spray bottle with water, shake and spray! You can use in your bathrooms, over your mattress, in the car, anywhere!

Please only use doTERRA Lavender essential oil in cooking as it is FOOD grade. Other brands can not be used in cooking due to lack of purity.

 

10 Unique ways to use Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender-Blueberry-Banana-Coconut Ice Cream Shake

Lavender-Blueberry-Banana-Coconut Ice cream shake

Ingredients:


1 cup vanilla coconut milk ice cream
½ banana
¼ cup blueberries
½ teaspoon raw honey
2 cups full fat coconut milk
Sprinkle of cinnamon
4–6 drops Lavender or Lemon essential oil

Tip: Freeze fruit for a thicker consistency. For low fat coconut milk, combine 1 cup water with 1 cup coconut milk

Directions:
Using a blender, blend all ingredients together until smooth.

Serve in tall glasses.

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Cooking with essential oils

Cooking with essential oils

Have you tried cooking with essential Oils??

It is a FLAVOUR EXPLOSION with something that is 100% natural, pure and contains therapeutic/energetic qualities and an incredible vibration.

Pure Essential Oils are 50-70 times more powerful than herbs.

1 drop of Peppermint Essential Oil is equal to 28 cups of peppermint tea.

Essential oils can add rich, deep, vibrant, colourful, powerful flavour, are extremely cost effective when you think of the cents per drop, save money and time, especially if you’re notorious for killing your herb garden and are looking for a NATURAL way to add extraordinary flavour to food.

You need a very tiny amount for a big impact.

Each 15ml bottle contains approximately 250 drops of oil.

Other situations when you can try cooking with essential oils:

  • Travellers (instant herbal tea without worry about the dried herbs in a bag)
  • Sailors (no need to carry herbs)
  • No throwing out expensive supermarket bought herbs that wilted in the bottom of the fridge.
  • No “out of date now going mouldy” “fresh” herb pastes in the fridge!

I use and recommend doTERRA Essential Oils as they are 100% Pure, Ethically and Sustainably Sourced from the Indigenous Habitat Globally, tested for potency and purity, as well as third party tested and are safe, natural, free of contaminants/synthetics/fillers and offer incredible therapeutic value, they are also beyond food grade (many essential oils on the market should NOT be used in food). All of our oils are Vegan.

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  • Ginger 15mL,
  • Black Pepper 5mL,
  • Cinnamon 5mL,
  • Basil 15mL,
  • Fennel 15mL and
  • Lime 15mL to meet your every culinary need!
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The complete list of essential oils you can use in cooking:

Essential Oil Wholesale Price Size
     
Citrus
Bergamot $41 15ml
Grapefruit $20.25 15ml
Lemon $13.50 15ml
Lime $17.00 15ml
Spearmint $50.00 15ml
Wild Orange $14 15ml
Tangerine  seasonal

Berries

   
Juniper Berry $30.00 5ml
Herbs and Spices
Basil $31.50 15ml
Black Pepper $26.50 5ml
Cardamom $40.50 5ml
Cassia $29.00 15ml
Cilantro $31.25 15ml
Cinnamon Bark $31.00 5ml
Clove $18.25 15ml
Coriander $38.50 15ml
Fennel $21.50 15ml
Ginger $36.50 15ml
Lemongrass $13 15ml
Marjoram $40.50 15ml
Oregano $31.75 15ml
Peppermint $22.50 15ml
Rosemary $21.50 15ml
Thyme $47.50 15ml
Floral
Geranium $37.50 15ml
Lavender $28.00 15ml
Roman Chamomile Seasonal availability
Other
Frankincense $85.50 15ml
Alchemist complete $777

About the essential oils

Please click on the blue highlighted name of each oil to be transferred for further information and videos about the sourcing and production of these oils.

Citrus Oils

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Bergamot

Bergamot is the most delicate of the citrus plants, requiring special climate and soil in order to thrive. Italians have used Bergamot for years to reduce feelings of stress and to soothe and rejuvenate skin. In Greece, the unripe fruits are used as sweetmeats, eaten by the spoonful as a dessert or with coffee. Bergamot is unique among citrus oils due to its ability to be both uplifting and calming, making it ideal to help with anxious and sad feelings. It is also purifying and cleansing for the skin while having a calming effect.

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Grapefruit

Referred to as a “forbidden fruit” and one of the “Seven Wonders of Barbados, ” Grapefruit was first documented in 1750 by Welshman Rev. Griffith Hughes. The name “grapefruit” is attributed to the fruits growing in clusters, which resemble those of grapes. Known for its energizing and invigorating aroma, Grapefruit helps uplift mood and provides a clarifying effect to the mind. Grapefruit is also renowned for its cleansing and purifying properties and is frequently used in skin care for its ability to promote the appearance of clear, healthy-looking skin. Grapefruit can also support a healthy metabolism.*

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Lemon

The top-selling doTERRA essential oil, Lemon has multiple benefits and uses. Lemon is a powerful cleansing agent that purifies the air and surfaces, and can be used as a non-toxic cleaner throughout the home. When added to water, Lemon provides a refreshing and healthy boost throughout the day. Lemon is frequently added to food to enhance the flavour of desserts and main dishes. Taken internally, Lemon provides cleansing and digestive benefits and supports healthy respiratory function.* When diffused, Lemon is very uplifting and energizing and has been shown to help improve mood.

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Lime

Try Lime and Cinnamon bark raw chocolate, amazing in drinks, entrees, a drop or two in salad or hummus is also divine. Lime essential oil contains powerful antioxidants that ward off free radicals and enhance immunity. Due to its high limonene content, Lime provides internal cleansing benefits and can be diffused to help purify the air. It’s also an effective and natural surface cleaner. Lime is known for its ability to uplift mood, and balance and energize the mind and body. Lime is frequently used in facial and body cleansers for its purifying properties and uplifting scent.

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Wild Orange

Some orange oils smell of Jaffa, this one is like cutting an orange open. It’s fresh and delicious. Cold pressed from the peel, Wild Orange is one of doTERRA’s top selling essential oils due to its energizing aroma and multiple health benefits.* High in monoterpenes, Wild Orange possesses stimulating and purifying qualities, making it ideal to support healthy immune system function when seasonal threats are high.* As with many citrus peel oils, Wild Orange contains powerful antioxidants that help maintain overall health.* It can be taken daily to cleanse the body* or used on surfaces as a natural cleaner. Diffusing Wild Orange will energize and uplift the mind and body while purifying the air. Wild Orange enhances any essential oil blend with a fresh, sweet, refreshing aroma.

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Tangerine

Tangerine has a long history of use in Chinese culture and herbal health practices. The essential oil provides important antioxidants,* including the powerful antioxidant limonene. Tangerine has a sweet, tangy aroma, similar to other citrus oils, that is uplifting. Tangerine is known for its cleansing properties, and for supporting a healthy immune and respiratory system.*

Tangerine essential oil can be used to help soothe anxious feelings and manage stress. A popular and flavorful addition to desserts and drinks—from water to fruit smoothies—Tangerine can be used in any recipe calling for citrus fruits.

Berries:

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Juniper Berry

Derived from the coniferous tree, Juniper Berry essential oil has a rich history of traditional uses and benefits. Juniper Berry acts as a natural cleansing and detoxifying agent, and supports healthy kidney and urinary tract function.* Juniper Berry acts as a natural skin toner and reduces the appearance of skin blemishes. Its woody, spicy, yet fresh aroma has a calming, grounding effect. When diffused, Juniper Berry helps cleanse and purify the air.

Herbs and Spices

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Basil

Basil has a warm, spicy, yet herbal aroma known to enhance memory function while reducing stress and tension. Basil provides restorative benefits to both the mind and body due to its high linalool content, making it an ideal application for sore muscles and joints and to reduce tension when applied to the temples and back of the neck. Basil is commonly used in cooking to add a fresh, herbal flavour to meats, pastas, and entrée dishes, but it is also cooling to the skin and can be used to soothe minor irritations. When diffused, Basil helps promote clear breathing and healthy respiratory function while sharpening focus and lessening stress.

Black Pepper

Black Pepper is best known as a common cooking spice that enhances the flavor of foods, but its internal and topical benefits are equally noteworthy. This essential oil is high in monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes, known for their antioxidant activity* and ability to help ward off environmental and seasonal threats. Black Pepper promotes healthy circulation,* but should be used with caution when applied topically due to its strong warming sensation. It can also help with the digestion of foods, making it an ideal oil to cook with and enjoy both for its flavour and internal benefits.*

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Cardamom

A close relative to Ginger, Cardamom is known as an expensive cooking spice and for being beneficial to the digestive system in a variety of ways. Cardamom is commonly used to help soothe occasional stomach discomfort.* Its distinct scent can promote a positive mood. Cardamom also has profound effects on the respiratory system due to its high 1, 8-cineole content, which promotes clear breathing and respiratory health.* Native to Southeast Asia, Cardamom is added to traditional Indian sweets and teas for its cool, minty aroma and flavor. doTERRA Cardamom essential oil is extracted from Cardamom seeds grown in Guatemala, using our strict CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® testing standards. Through a collaborative and responsible sourcing arrangement, we are able to have a significant impact on the lives of local partners, ensuring that these farming communities enjoy improved livelihoods.

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Cassia

Cassia and Lime is a dynamic duo, especially when creating a delicious chocolate recipe. A close relative to Cinnamon, Cassia has a strong, spicy aroma that can be used in small quantities to transform any essential oil blend. Cassia has been used for thousands of years to maintain physical health and promote emotional well-being. Cassia is a “warming” oil that helps promote circulation while maintaining healthy immune function. It can also aid in digestion, lessen nausea, and is a great oil to diffuse during cold months due to its warming properties and spicy scent. Cassia can be used in cooking either as a replacement for Cinnamon in pies and breads or by itself in a myriad of entrees and desserts.

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Cilantro

The therapeutic and culinary uses of Cilantro have been documented for centuries. Cilantro contains antioxidants known to protect the body’s cells from oxidative stress. Cilantro promotes healthy digestion and acts as a powerful cleanser and detoxifier for the body’s systems, known to help detox heavy metals. Applied topically, Cilantro is very soothing and cooling to the skin (dilute with carrier oil), and it adds a fresh, herbal aroma to any essential oil blend when diffused. Cilantro’s culinary uses are endless, adding a flavourful twist to meats, salads, stir-fries, dips, and guacamole.

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Cinnamon-bark

Think Chai spiced tea, Lime and Cinnamon raw chocolate and a million and one other recipes that call for Cinnamon, you literally just need a drop or two for an amazing flavour. Cinnamon is also known to help regulate blood sugar and a healthy insulin response, curb cravings, support dental health and promote circulation. It also helps maintain a healthy immune system, especially when seasonal threats are high. Perfect for adding flavour to teas, desserts, entrees and more.

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Clove

Clove has been used for years in dental preparations, candy, and gum for its flavour and ability to cleanse the mouth, yet it provides a myriad of benefits. Its main chemical component, eugenol, makes it a very stimulating and energizing essential oil that can be used as a warming massage oil. Clove contains powerful antioxidant properties and supports cardiovascular health when taken internally.* As a cooking spice, Clove adds a spicy flavour to any dish or dessert while providing internal health benefits.* One drop can clean the teeth and gums while promoting fresh breath.

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Coriander

Coriander is an annual herb that grows three feet high and is very aromatic. Coriander seeds have been used for centuries to aid digestion, and is still used today for this same benefit.* Coriander has a high linalool content which helps skin maintain complexion. Coriander can be soothing to the body. Coriander’s sweet, herbaceous aroma is both relaxing and stimulating, making it a good rotation oil to use in blends to add a fresh, herbaceous note.

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Sweet fennel

Fennel can grow up to six feet in height and has delicate, feathery leaves. The history of Fennel use dates back to ancient times when Roman warriors were said to have consumed Fennel to make them strong and ready for battle. Fennel is best known for its distinct liquorice aroma and taste, yet its ability to promote healthy digestion is equally noteworthy.* Fennel may help support the health of the lungs and respiratory tract and can be added to water or tea to help fight sweet tooth cravings.* Fennel is also known for its ability to promote healthy metabolism, liver function, and circulation.*

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Ginger

Newly sourced from Madagascar, doTERRA Ginger essential oil is derived from the fresh rhizome of the ginger plant—the subterranean stalk of a plant that shoots out the root system. A featured ingredient in many Asian dishes, Ginger has a hot, fragrant flavour when used as a kitchen spice. In Western tradition, Ginger is most often used in sweets—gingerbread and ginger snaps being two examples. Studies have been conducted on Ginger for its common effect on joint health;* however, Ginger is best known as a digestive aid and for helping to ease occasional indigestion and nausea*. Ginger essential oil can also be applied topically or inhaled to help reduce feelings of nausea.*

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Lemongrass

A tall, perennial plant, Lemongrass has a subtle citrus flavour and is used in Asian cuisine in soups, teas, and curries as well as with fish, poultry, beef, and seafood. In addition to its unique flavour, Lemongrass essential oil promotes healthy digestion and acts as an overall tonic to the body’s systems. It’s also purifying and toning to the skin, and is frequently used in skin care products for these benefits. Lemongrass can soothe sore muscles and joints, making it an ideal oil to use in massage therapy or applied directly diluted with carrier oil to problem areas. Lemongrass has a pungent, herbaceous aroma that can heighten awareness and promote a positive outlook.

Marjoram

Also known as “wintersweet” or “joy of the mountains, ” Marjoram was known to the Greeks and Romans as a symbol of happiness. Marjoram has been used in culinary dishes, imparting a unique flavour to soups, stews, dressings, and sauces: in Germany, this herb is known as the “Goose Herb” for its traditional use in roasting geese. In modern applications, Marjoram is valued for its calming properties and its positive effect on the nervous system.* It also supports both healthy cardiovascular and immune systems.*

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Oregano

Oregano is one of the most potent and powerful essential oils and has been used for centuries in traditional medicine for its cleansing and immune-boosting properties. The primary chemical components of Oregano are carvacol and thymol, both in the phenols group, which possess purifying and antioxidant properties. Due to its high phenol content, caution should be taken when inhaling or diffusing Oregano; only one to two drops is needed. Additionally, Oregano should be diluted with dōTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil when applied to the skin. Oregano essential oil contains phenols—powerful antioxidants that ward off free radicals. In addition to being a popular cooking spice, Oregano supports healthy digestion by promoting the secretion of digestive juices. When diffused, Oregano acts as an enhancer and equalizer in essential oil blends and can help maintain healthy respiratory function. Popular in many Italian dishes, dips, tomato based dishes, pizza/pasta sauce and in roasts.

Mints:

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Spearmint

Spearmint is a perennial plant that grows 11–40 inches tall and flourishes in temperate climates. It is widely used in gums, candies, and dental products for its minty taste, and it can also be used to support healthy gums and teeth. Spearmint has been used for centuries for its digestive benefits and to promote healthy respiratory function. Its sweet, refreshing aroma is cleansing and uplifting, making it ideal to help clear the mind and evoke a positive mood. Spearmint is very different from Peppermint, making it a milder option to use on children and those with sensitive skin. In cooking, Spearmint is frequently used in salads, drinks, and desserts; but it can also be used in home-made salad dressings and to marinate meats.

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Peppermint

The peppermint plant is a hybrid of watermint and spearmint and was first described by Carl Linneaus in 1753. A high menthol content—like that found in the doTERRA Peppermint essential oil—distinguishes the best quality Peppermint from other products. Frequently used in toothpaste and chewing gum for ora hygiene, Peppermint also helps to alleviate occasional stomach upset and promotes healthy respiratory function.* Peppermint continues to be one of the best-selling favorites among doTERRA essential oils.cooking with essential oils

Rosemary

Rosemary is an aromatic, evergreen shrub whose leaves are frequently used to flavor foods such as stuffing and roast lamb, pork, chicken, and turkey. Along with its culinary applications, Rosemary has many health benefits. Rosemary supports healthy digestion and helps soothe sore muscles and joints. Long revered by healers, Rosemary was considered sacred by the ancient Greek, Roman, Egyptian, and Hebrew cultures. Rosemary’s herbaceous and energizing scent is frequently used in aromatherapy to combat nervous tension and fatigue.

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Thyme

Thyme is commonly used as a seasoning, but it also produces a potent essential oil that has cleansing and clarifying effects for the skin; however, due to its high phenol content, Thyme should be diluted with dōTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil before application. Thyme has specific chemotypes that produce a broad-spectrum activity in promoting winter-time health. Thyme adds a wonderful, fresh, herbal flavour to meat and entree dishes.

Floral

 

Geranium

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A member of the Pelargonium genus of flower species, geraniums are grown for their beauty and as a staple of the perfume industry. While there are over 200 different varieties of Pelargonium flowers, only a few are used as essential oils. Uses of Geranium essential oil date back to ancient Egypt when Egyptians used Geranium oil to beautify skin and for other benefits. In the Victorian era, fresh geranium leaves were placed at formal dining tables as decorative pieces and to be consumed as a fresh sprig if desired; in fact, the edible leaves and flowers of the plant are often used in desserts, cakes, jellies, and teas. As an essential oil, Geranium has been used to promote the appearance of clear skin and healthy hair—making it ideal for skin and hair care products. It also helps calm nerves and lessen feelings of stress. Geranium is also known to naturally repel insects.

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Lavender 

Lavender has been used and cherished for centuries for its unmistakable aroma and myriad benefits. In ancient times, the Egyptians and Romans used Lavender for bathing, relaxation, cooking, and as a perfume; it is widely used for its calming and relaxing qualities, which continue to be Lavender’s most notable qualities. Lavender is frequently used to reduce the appearance of skin imperfections. Add to bath water to soak away stress or apply to the temples and the back of the neck. Add a few drops of Lavender to pillows, bedding, or bottoms of feet to promote a restful night’s sleep. Due to Lavender’s versatile properties, it is considered the must-have oil to have on hand at all times.

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Roman Chamomile

Roman Chamomile grows close to the ground, reaching only up to a foot in height. It has gray-green leaves, flowers that resemble a daisy, and smells like apple. The plant has been nicknamed the “plant’s physician” because it has positive effects on plants growing nearby. Ancient Romans used the oil for courage during war. While the most common use of chamomile is in teas, Roman Chamomile can also be found in face creams, drinks, hair dyes, shampoos, and perfumes. Roman Chamomile has a calming effect on the skin, mind, and body.* It soothes body systems.*

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Photographing the essence of a kindred spirit

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Meet Chantal

You never know when you’re going to meet a kindred spirit. For me, it was at school pick up. My son started prep last year, with a little girl named Sophie, and I have had the pleasure of getting to know her mother Chantal. Chantal is inspired to help people live their lives authentically, with passion and in a way that helps them glow inside out, from healthy thoughts and food.

Recently I was excited and honoured to take photographs for a magazine article that Chantal was writing, and Chantal chose one of my favourite places in Brisbane to be photographed- the Mount Coot-tha Botanical Gardens- Japanese garden. We started our shoot with a Japanese tea party and centred ourselves so that we could capture both the beauty of the location, and the relaxed and spiritual nature of Chantal. I hope you enjoy these photos as much as we did taking them- here are a selection of my favourites.

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Chantal has kindly provided some delicious recipes which she has created- you can purchase the doTERRA oils through her website.

Chantal Roeloefs

Rosemary, Toasted Pepita and Spelt Breadsticks :

Makes about 60 sticks
– 5 Tblsp of pumpkin seeds (or pepitas)
– 4 Tblsp of olive oil
– 750 gm of spelt flour (and a little extra for kneeding the dough, shaping up the breadsticks)
– 2Tblsp of dried yeast
– 1 young tender stalk of rosemary leaves, very very finely chopped
– 5 drops of dōTERRA Rosemary Oil
– approximately 350ml of warm tepid water (enough to get the dough to the right texture)
– small dish of olive oil with some sea salt to brush the sticks before you put them in the oven.

Lets get cooking :
Dry fry the pumpkin seeds in a frying pan over a low to medium heat for about 2 minutes, tossing regularly, until lightly browned or toasted. Grind the seeds with a Tbsp of olive oil, into a smooth paste with a mortar and pestle (or grinder).
Sift flour into a bowl, add the seed paste, yeast, rosemary, rosemary oil, and then mix in enough water to form a soft but not too sticky dough. Knead vigorously on a well floured surface, then cut the dough into 30 pieces (I cut the ball of dough into 2 – then those 2 into 4 – then those four into 4 – then 4 again, and again…till they are the size to make a decent breadstick). Roll each piece of dough into a 15-20 cm long rope.

Lay the dough sticks on 2 large, oiled baking trays (or baking paper), spacing them slightly apart. Brush lightly with the remaining olive oil, and cover loosely with a tea towel or plastic wrap. Leave in a warm place for about 20 mins, or until they have risen a bit. Remove the tea towel or plastic wrap (and honestly most times i don’t bother about this rising process…. they work out great.)

Bake breadsticks in a pre-heated oven at 220 degrees celcius, for 10 -15 minutes. The sticks should be a little golden brown at the edges.
Put a few breadsticks in an airtight container and use within 24 hours. Pack the rest into a freezer bag, or plastic container, and seal and freeze for up to 6 weeks. Take out a few at a time as required. They don’t take much time to thaw. Great for picnics and lunch boxes !

 Smashed Avocado with Lemon Oil :

1 x avocado
4 drops of dōTERRA lemon oil
celtic or himalayan salt
black pepper
(1 drop of dōTERRA black pepper oil – optional)
Halve the avocado, and spoon the flesh into a bowl, and smash it with a fork. Add 4 (or a few more if you want it very lemony) drops of dōTERRA lemon oil, a good pinch of salt, and a good grinding of pepper to the avocado and mix through.

Top some sour-dough toast (I used a spelt sour-dough) for a yummy breakfast or snack.

Other optional toppings on top of lemony avocado toast:
– Goats Cheese
– Tomato and finely sliced basil (try with dōTERRA basil oil)
– Soft Poached Egg with shaved/ grated parmesan

: Thai Noodle Dressing ::

3 x Tblsp Fish Sauce
3 x Tblsp fresh lime juice
150 ml coconut cream
2.5 Tblsp palm sugar – grated, or cut into really small pieces – ready to dissolve into dressing
2 cloves of garlic – crushed
1 Tblsp finely grated ginger
handful of mint leaves
handful of coriander leaves
1-2 drops of dōTERRA ginger oil
2 drops of dōTERRA lime oil
1 drop of dōTERRA lemongrass oil
(finely cut chilli – optional – to taste)

Put oil dressing ingredients in a bowl, and whisk until the palm sugar dissolves, and the ingredients are infused with each other.

Use this dressing over 150 grams of softened mung bean vermicelli noodles (softened in boiled water for about 5 minutes – then drained of water), and toss through about 12 cooked prawns.

If you enjoyed these recipes, subscribers to Chantal’s website receive a complimentary cook book!

If I can be of assistance with helping you update your profile picture for your professional or personal social media accounts, please don’t hesitate to contact me at hello@katische.com