Protein Pancakes With Cinnamon EO

 

Happy New Year!!! With that being said, how many of us are ‘back into’ the gym. Hah! I am one of those. Well with unconditioned muscles, comes unconditional pain. I mean I literally sneezed and almost died. My abs felt like they were about to fall out on the floor. And don’t even ask me how I squat to go potty. haha. I don’t. I just kind of fall in hopes not to miss the seat! I know you’ll feel me.

Recovery starts with a lot of Pan’Away and a lot of protein to help build those muscles that I wish were already there. I am not a nutritionist Scientist, but I do know for muscles to grow and repair, they need PROTEIN! So I made a quick and easy protein pancake for the hubby and I this morning, and extra to keep in the fridge for a quick fix. They are delishhhhhhh…. I posted them on my Social Media account and had a few inquiries on the recipe. So here ya go! Super simple, super easy, and a quick fix.

 

ING:

  • 2% Organic Cottage Cheese
  • Egg Whites (I separate them from the yolk using Organic Eggs)
  • Organic Oats
  • Stevia (2 teaspoons)
  • Organic Ground Cinnamon (2 tablespoons)
  • Young Living EO Cinnamon Bark (3-4 drops)

In a blender, combine equal parts egg whites, cottage cheese and oats. (I use 2 cups of each). Add in Stevia, Cinnamon and YL Cinnamon Bark 24527320985_21333ef56f_oEO. ‘Liquify’ the ingredients. Place on heated griddle. Cook to liking, and enjoy!!!

BAM! SIMPLE AS THAT!  Let me know when you make them and how you like them!! Time for the gym!!!! Wish me luck =)

Elishia

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Zero DEET. Non-Toxic Insect Repellant!

It is here.

Spring has sprung. And we all know what that means!! Nasty bug bites as we try to enjoy out sweet summer nights.

Here I sit on my back patio. The cool breeze blowing, the smell of the freshly bloomed Rose bush tickling my nose, my little boy ‘fixing’ the lawn furniture with his tools and zero worries about mosquitos biting the crapolie out of me and him. Ahhhh. Refreshing. Rewarding. Exciting. =)

How am I worry free you may ask. Because I have made a non-toxic, zero DEET, Zero cancer carcinogen causing Bug Spray!

I am so excited to share this recipe with you friends, and excited that you too, will not have to worry about the nasty bugs biting you and your littles. Wahoo!

The best part is, ALL of these oils come in your Premium Starter Kit. Every day I am more and more amazed how much you can really do with these 11 oils. If you haven’t purchased your kit, you may do so HERE! I promise you will not regret it.

This graphic shows making the spray in an 8-10 oz spray bottle, but I wanted to keep it small to keep in my purse so I used a 2 oz amber spray bottle. You can purchase yours HERE.

Recipe:

In a 2 oz spray bottle use

  1. 2 drops YL Peppermint EO
  2. 2 drops YL Purification EO
  3. 2 drops YL Thieves EO (sn: ticks do NOT like cinnamon, so double bonus here!)
  4. 1 oz Witch Hazel
  5. 1 oz Water

Check out this short Video I made to show you through the steps!

Mix it all up! and you are ready to go! Super easy, super fast and the best is knowing it is all natural and not going to harm you in any way.

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Spray directly on skin and/or clothes as needed!

* I did a quick mock test today. I only sprayed my legs and kept my arms clear. I swatted off 3 mosquitos from my arms and zero from my legs, from being outside for only 10 minutes. It works and I couldn’t be happier!

Feel free to share this info! And do not forget to ‘LIKE’ me on FB Oilymum and follow my Instagram @OilyMum. I am always posting new and fun ideas to better your health and that of your family with alternative choices!

Be Blessed,

Elishia

DIY Foaming Hand Soap

OH.MY.Gosh. Someone please tell me why I have waited so long to make this!? I mean, paying $3.69 for each bottle of soap makes zero sense when you have the accessibility to make it yourself for little to no cost. Especially having 2 boys where I am telling them constantly to *insert mom voice here* “Wash your hands!”. LOL. This is a healthy frugal option and I am not sure why I have been pushing it to the side.

This literally took me ONE minute to make. It was so easy and quick that it almost startled me! haha! I was like “whoa! That is it! No way”

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Here are the simple ingredients:

  • Water (distilled or boiled. I used boiled)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Oil (I used Avocado Oil)
  • Liquid Castle Soap. I purchased mine HERE.
  • Essential Oil (your choice) 6-10 drops depending on what you like. purchase yours here.

Instructions:

  1. Fill the soap dispenser 2/3 full of water leaving room for the top and the soap to be added.
  2. Add at LEAST 2 tablespoons of liquid castle soap. * Do not add the soap first or it will bubble up when you add the water. (I used 3 tablespoons for the extra foam)
  3. Add both oils, the Olive and whichever essential oil you choose. ( I used Thieves for the naturally occurring immune boosting properties).
  4. Close and twirl around to mix.
  5. Use knowing you are replacing harsh chemicals with a non-toxic soap for your family.

JUST LIKE THAT…..BOOM!

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And just as I use the Thieves Cleaner, I will now have a 100% non-toxic Thieves hand soap.

It just blows my mind the 47239578932758923709 uses these Essential Oils can play in every day non-toxic healthy living. Not only can you use them topically, internally, or even in the air, you can use them in every day cleaning products and SO much more.

Toothpaste, face wash, mouthwash, deodorant, facial cream, skin cream, sunscreen, bug spray, laundry detergent, dishwasher detergent, shampoo, and the list can literally go on and on. Basically anything you can think of that is made with a chemical overload, can be made 100% non-toxic and safe for your family!

If you are interested in getting your hands on these Essential Oils that can be used for so many products, you can score your Starter Kit HERE. There are 11 oils and the possibilities are literally endless in the different uses!

You can even make different hand soaps for different bathrooms in the house. A Peppermint Lavender soap would be great in the guest bathroom, or an Orange blossom soap for the master bathroom  (make sure to use a glass dispenser for citrus oils) and a Thieves for the kitchen!

Thanks for reading and following along with me in the crazy non-toxic world I am closer to creating for my family. Leave me feedback! Email me! Tell me your thoughts and ideas!

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Blessings,

Elishia

Orange Eat’n Friday!

TGIF!! Wahoo! Let the weekend commence! I’ve been busy stirring some fun up in the kitchen. And to no avail, this time it was the creation of Play dough. Not just any play dough though, the non-toxic, therapeutic kind. The kind that if the little one eats, will not hurt him, although it may be a bit salty, yuck! And, the kind of play dough that you do not mind your child handling=)

Heres the list of ingredients used to make some for your littles! It was super easy and quick to make.

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1 tb of Cream of Tarter
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 tb of olive oil
  • food coloring
  • EO’s of your choice

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So, for the EO’s, I used Thieves, Lavender, Orange, and Peppermint!

You then combine the water, salt, COT, and olive oil into a pan and make warm (do not boil). Remove from heat, dump in the flour and mix. When well blended, place on parchment paper where you will knead the dough until no longer sticky. playdough1playdough2

Then pull apart however big you want the different pieces to be. I did four separate balls at this point. Add the coloring of your choice and the EO and knead again until mixed. playdough6 playdough5 playdough4

I then let my two year old play! I kid you not, he sat at the table and played with this play dough for an entire hour. WHY did I ever wait so long to make this for him!

The Cream of Tarter will keep this play dough fresh for a few months is stored in an air-tight container! And the BONUS….. the essential oils are also going to keep the bacteria at bay during play!

sn; just take out the lavender play dough before bed and let them play. The kids will be inhaling the lavender that may help calm them and they have no idea! Score for both parents and kiddos!

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Hope all of my followers and friends have a blessed weekend! Made with love,

Elishia

Cellulite Coffee Scrub!

Ohhh yesssss. Coffee! Who doesn’t love coffee? And if you are not a coffee drinker, then how about the smell? The yummy aroma of fresh, hot, coffee. I wonder if this is what Heaven smells like?

Ok I must go make myself a cup now.

Phew! Much better! It is hard for me to talk about it and not actually be living in the moment. Ok, back on track…

I have heard of coffee scrubs before, scrolling through my Instagram newsfeed, I would see pictures of someones hands covered in coffee grounds and I would think “What in the world!” Well, I have done some research (if you know me, this is nothing new as I am in what I like to call, the Queen of Research!). In my happy hunting I have discovered that coffee grounds actually can burn the fat on your skin, replenishing the  cells and stimulating fresh cells to form causing fresh, tighter, younger looking skin! And if you are anything like me, I would LOVE to have fresh tighter skin. My mind was brewing. I had to do something with coffee grounds. It was then I realized I wanted to make a Cellulite Coffee Scrub. I scoured the internet and come to find out, others were already doing it so I decided it was my turn!

A light went on in my head. I had to provide gift favors for a baby shower for a bunch of women, and which woman would complain about receiving a Cellulite Coffee Scrub? wahoo! So here is what I did…..

coffeescrub    I started with 2 cups, pure-refined-organic-cold pressed coconut oil. I melted that in the microwave into a liquid form. I then measured out 2 cups brown sugar, 1 cup white sugar and aprox 1 cup fresh, coffee grounds. I mixed it all together and added 3 tablespoons of Vit E oil. Depending on how you like your consistency, is when you know to either add more sugar or more oil! I like my scrubs a little courser, which is the reasoning behind using more Brown Sugar, than White.

coffeescrub2     It was beginning to smell ahhhhhhmazing! But then wait for itttttttt…. Heres what topped off the icing to the cake! I added 4 drops of  Young Living Essential Oil Cinnamon Bark. Oh. My. Gosh. It was like I could just sit there and inhale it all day long. Yummy.

coffeescrub1     I then used wide mouth mason jars to fill with the scrub. Then labeled them with my cute chalkboard labels, tied a burlap string around it and wrote on the tags! I felt it was the perfect gift favors!

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I then packaged them in pretty bags and included my business card, some info on YL oils and took them to the baby shower!

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Well, I was right! They were a complete hit! The ladies loved them, and I loved making them and giving them! Over all it was a win-win situation.

If you have any questions, please ask away as I am always an open book and willing to help!

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Blessings,

Elishia Lockwood