Traveling to a new destination is exciting, even if sometimes it can also be stressful and tiring! Especially if you are traveling long distances, but the good news? Essential oils are natures tool kit to help you get back to having fun!
Besides smelling good, essential oils can help you feel all the feels, from calm & relaxed to excited, frisky & passionate. With V-day fast approaching here are some sensual diffuser blends to get you in the mood for romance! Let me know in the comments if you try any of these doTERRA diffuser blends and which ones you like!
The word for today is simplification. I am so inspired to use and work with essential oils is because of the way they detox, de-plastic and de-clutter my home, starting with my cleaning cupboard!
Caustic and toxic ingredients used in most conventional cleaning products can be harmful to our skin, lungs and hormones. I've used eco products for many years now but essential oils are a whole new level of budget friendly, plastic free goodness (not to mention how beautiful they smell!).
I've put together some of my favourite green recipes and a shopping check list of key ingredients for making your homemade cleaning products.
Lychee is basically the creaming soda of the fruit world. It's more than a touch luxurious, with it's exotic spiky red shell and creamy vanilla centre. Last week I asked you guys what summer tastes like to you, and there were sooo many good ideas! We had everything from basil & peach to salted tequila! Thank-you so much for your input, I hope to create many more in the summery future! There were a couple of people who mentioned lychee, including the winner of the two VIP Tickets to Taste of Auckland (*happening this week!*) thanks to Fisher & Paykel, and lychee just stuck in my mind.
With Christmas is just around the corner I'm practicing a few decadent recipes, like this rich and velvety flourless dark chocolate cake. Flourless chocolate cake traditionally calls for castor sugar, but I've replaced it with Chelsea Sugar Organic Coconut Sugar, resulting in rich and deep caramel notes. The delicate crust caves in as it cools, leaving a perfect cavern to fill with whipped cream or yoghurt and berries. It's safe to say this cake falls into the 20% category of the 80/20 rule (coconut sugar is still sugar)! But hey, treat yourself today and eat ya greens tomorrow!
Read on, I've also got a $50 Chelsea Prize Pack to giveaway.
Mmmm cheesy carby Carbonara makes almost everyone's top ten favourite comfort foods list, but there's no denying it's a little bit naughty! I'm pretty excited about this vegan and gluten free version. With a rich and silky sauce made from roasted leeks, garlic, zucchinis, cashew creme and smokey paprika; and your choice of quinoa spaghetti, zucchini noodles or kelp noodles, suddenly carbonara the 'sometimes treat' becomes a legitimate everyday option ;)
Homemade Bounty Bars
Chocolate Coconut Kale Thickshake
Dinspiration - my favourite throw together meals
Raw Vegan Lime Cheesecake
The Original Green Smoothie
Plant-powered Mint Choc Chip Ice Cream
DIY Three Ingredient Facewash
Creamy Cashew Berry Smoothie