Have you ever been without ideas about what to cook for dinner?
That was my predicament the other night. I was looking at recipes and decided that I wanted to make lemongrass rice with a deconstructed stuffed pepper mix.
For the main dish,
I browned a pound of ground turkey with an onion.
Added salt, pepper, & garlic.
Then mixed in a can of diced tomatoes, chili seasoning, 2 drops each of vitality oils cumin, parsley, and black pepper.
Let simmer for 15-20 minutes
For the lemongrass rice:
I did not have any lemongrass, so I decided to use my vitality essential oil. I put two drops in a little bit of olive oil and drizzled that over the rice in the rice cooker.
Then I added my water, dash of sea salt, and cooked it.
Plated it and garnished with some Homemade pickled Peppers and carrots,
It turned out so good! It was very fragrant.
I love experimenting and finding more and more uses for my vitality oils!
Want easy ideas how to use essential oils?
I’ve created a free ebook for you – 101 EASY WAYS TO USE ESSENTIAL OILS– as a gift for signing up for my newsletter. You’ll also get updates when I post about the best ways to use essential oils, exclusive gifts and promotions, plus other goodies.
I’m participating in a challenge to elevate my mind and body for my overall wellness.
I have gotten out of the habit of doing some of the things that keep me healthy.
So I’m rebooting my morning routine by drinking my Ningxia Red drink. I added ginger kombucha, 3 drops lime vitality, and 2 drops Red Shot.
NingXia Red Benefits- Just 1-2 ounces of this power juice a day power packed with nutrients keep your body running strong and help you flush out those toxins!
Red Shot Benefits- Cassia is great for the immune system and cardiovascular system, the citrus oils are all vitality oils that are immune system support powerhouses , and Spearmint Vitality is great for the digestive system and weight management.
Lime Essential oil Benefits- It is 100 % Bioflavonoid, supports the immune system, stimulates the detox pathways , and helps with the absorption of Vitamin C.
When you look at the size of a bottle of essential oils, you might think,
“That is such a little amount of oil!”
I am constantly telling people to measure the bottle in the number of drops instead of ounces. A 5-ml bottle has about 90 drops and a 15-ml bottle has about 200-250 drops (depends on the viscosity).
However, there are other ways to make your oils last even longer.
1. Make a roller bottle. 10ml-sized glass bottles can be purchased inexpensively via Amazon. They have stainless steel roller ball top, making application quick and easy. Just add 10-20 drops of the essential oil of your choice, and fill the rest with a carrier oil like jojoba or sweet almond oil. This dilutes the essential oil but doesn’t reduce the effectiveness because one drop is so powerful. You extend the life of your oils and have a super simple way to apply them on the go.
2. Use the lowest setting on your diffuser. My Desert Mist diffuser (from Young Living) that can run for up to 10 hours! On the lowest setting, it cycles on and off at intervals, allowing the few drops that I put in to last almost all day.
3. Use diffuser jewelry to carry the aromatherapy benefits with you everywhere you go. Google search diffuser necklaces or bracelets and you’d find a lot of options to consider, including easy DIY options. I have made bracelets with accent lava beads. These hold the oil and it’s scent last a day or two.