Cooking with Oils- Chicken Soup

My favorite comfort food is chicken soup. I do not consider myself to be a good cook BUT I love making chicken soup from scratch and it is super delicious.

I think it’s easy, especially because I don’t need to measure most of the ingredients. I add based on feel.

How many carrots do I feel like adding today?

My no measure chicken soup

I N G R E D I E N T S
Olive oil
2-4 Carrots, thick cut
1-3 Celery, thick cut
1 Onion, sliced
5 cloves Garlic, peeled & roughly chopped
1/2 inch piece Ginger, grated
1 Chicken breast
Chicken broth (prefer low sodium)
Water (enough to cover everything)
Salt
Pepper
Bay leaf
Essential oils Rosemary, Thyme, Lemon

Heat olive oil in pot and Sauté Carrots, celery, onion, and garlic until onions are translucent.
Add in the ginger and sauté for about 30 more seconds.


Add chicken, chicken broth, bay leaf, and water. You can also add a little bit of salt and pepper.


Bring to a boil. Then cover and reduce to simmer for about 25-30 minutes.
In a spoon, put a little bit of salt and one drop of rosemary, thyme, and lemon. Stir into soup.


Simmer about 5 more minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings as desired.
Serve on it’s own or with rice or noodles.

Bon appétit! 

Why choose Young Living

Story Time!

About 20 years ago, I was in a store called Burlington Coat Factory and found a small bottle of patchouli essential oil.

I read great things about patchouli and was excited to find it! I checked the packaging and the label because I wanted to be sure I was getting pure essential oil. Back then, I did not know that companies had a lot of leeway when they use terminology such as “pure“, “natural”, and “therapeutic“.


I opened the bottle and YUCK … I thought I didn’t like patchouli!

Fast forward to today. I realize that I didn’t like the chemically laced synthetic scent they were trying to pass off as PURE.


I’m so grateful for Young Living’s commitment to purity and quality. They prove to me time and time again that I can trust their claims and labeling 🌿…..

If you want a high quality essential oil, Young Living is the best option available.

Assorted essential oils from Young Living

Here’s the link to purchase

Greenwashing is NOT a good thing

Do you know what greenwashing is?

It is when companies make false claims of being a “natural alternative” for your home, but they actually contain ingredients that are the opposite. Look at the ingredients and do a quick Google search!

I won’t name names (because I’m not that type of person) and I think they had good intentions in the beginning but now they miss the mark.

When you choose “CLEAN” products, it is so important to know that the ingredients are really safe.

You do not want to expose yourself and your family to harmful things when you don’t have to!
This is especially the case if you have respiratory or skin issues like I do!

If you didn’t know, the Thieves kit (products with a plant-based formula that give an effective, deep clean) has all the basics for you to get started.

Here’s a list of ingredients that may have harmful side effects and you might want to think about replacing

  • Fragrance
  • Lauramide DEA
  • Diazolidinyl Urea
  • Methylparaben
  • Propylparaben
  • Benzisothiazolinone
  • Methylisothiazolinone
  • PEG-2 Cocomonium Chloride
  • PEG-5 Coconate
  • Trideceth-9
  • Phenoxyethanol
  • Sodium Caprylyl Sulfonate
  • Sodium methyl-2 lauryl sulfate
  • Sodium Borate
  • Disodium cocoamphodiacetate
  • Alcohol Ethoxylate
  • Laureth-7


Plus, there are so many different ways to use Thieves products. You can make the products last twice or even three times as long! So it’s toxin free and you are going to $$$$ at the same time! Win-Win!

When we know better, we do better!!

Thieves Household Cleaner

OTC – Thieves Chest Rub

While I have an awesome DIY chest rub recipe, I like that there is Thieves Chest Rub available. It helps tackle seasonal colds and coughs that you can feel in your chest.

With natural camphor and menthol along with Eucalyptus oil and the power of Thieves, rub this on your chest to help relieve coughs, soothe nasal passages, and keep you breathing easily and comfortable while you recover.


It provides temporary relief of coughs caused by allergies, cold, minor throat and bronchial irritation. The aromatic vapors soothe nasal passages.

Plus, it’s plant based and formulated free of petroleum, parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, synthetic perfumes or dyes, artificial colors, preservatives, or GMO ingredients!

AND it has a hands-free application !

Here’s the link to purchase

Ubiquitous Fragrance Ruins Everything

F R A G R A N C E.

Candles, sprays, plug ins, hand soaps, perfumes, cleaning supplies, etc. all have sweet scents, but none of it natural . Ughhhhh!!!!

– The word “fragrance” can hide any combination of 3000+ chemicals that companies engineer in the lab. Cosmetic manufacturers do not have to disclose smells since that is considered a trade secret. Even many of the so called “essential oils” were lab created. Yupp…they are all fake.

– The majority of candles contain paraffin, a petroleum waste product. They are a suspected cause of cancer, can cause respiratory distress.

– The toxins released from candles are as detrimental as second-hand smoke.

Now, I use Young Living essential oils in a diffuser. Since I started avoiding fragrance, I have noticed less sinus problems. I thought I was doomed to a life of congestion. Not anymore!