Essential Oils as Spices

Easily Use Essential Oils as Spices

Here are a few recipes

Tip: 1 drop (or less)  of essential oil = 2 tsp dried herbs

Italian Seasoning Blend


Basil Essential Oil

Marjoram Essential Oil

Oregano Essential Oil

Rosemary Essential Oil

Thyme Essential Oil

2 TB Garlic Powder or 1 Garlic Clove (use amount to taste)





Mix all ingredients into 2 large cans of tomato sauce, diced tomatoes or whatever you use as your marinara base.



Herbs De Provence Blend


Thyme Essential Oil

Marjoram Essential Oil

Rosemary Essential Oil

Fennel Essential Oil

2 Tsp Dried Orange Zest


Add to soups, on chicken or on roasted veggies.

Herb Oil Dip


1 Tsp Crushed Red Pepper

1 Tsp Ground Black Pepper

Oregano Essential Oi

Rosemary Essential Oil

1 Tsp Granulated Garlic

1 Tsp Minced Garlic

1 Tsp Kosher Salt

1/4 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil


  1. Combine all
  2. ingredients except olive, on a deep plate or bowl.
  3. Pour olive oil over mixture.

Restless Leg Blend

What is Restless Leg Syndrome?

Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a condition in which you have an uncontrollable urge to move your legs, usually due to leg discomfort. It typically happens in the evenings or nights while you’re sitting or lying down. Moving eases the unpleasant feeling temporarily. (source:

What can I do about my RLS?

Essential Oils can be used to ease the frustration experienced with RLS.  Try the Restless Leg Blend displayed below:

Restless Leg Essential Oil Blend

Blend 2 – 5 drops each of the the following oils:
German Chamomile (blue)

Massage blended oils on lower legs and feet prior to going to bed.

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Statements concerning essential oils contained in this article have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This article and the products discussed  are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.

This article is a conversation concerning essential oils, diet options= and the author’s personal experiences.

Follow the general safety guidelines and discuss essential oil treatments with your healthcare provider prior to treating a specific disease or ailment.

Essential Oils – New Year New You

It’s a new year. Are you working on a new you? What are your goals for 2018?

Friday, February 2, 2018 at 12:00 pm CST
New Year New You

Attend the Class in Your Yoga Pants or Your Jammies – It’s Online

In this online class, we will share ways in which you can use natural solutions, to replace some of the chemicals in your life.   We will even touch on the topic of ADHD support using essential oils.

Already Using Essential Oils?

Have you been using doTerra essential oils & would like to know how to take that next step?

Buy at Wholesale Prices

Do you want to purchase doTerra essential oils at wholesale prices?

By attending this class, you will find out about becoming a doTerra Member.  Attendance also makes you eligible to receive 100 points to put toward free product, on becoming a member.

We Will Share Information & Answer Questions

The various membership enrollment kits will be discussed, enabling you to make an educated choice when choosing your enrollment kit.

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My Rodeo – TerraFit 12 Week Challenge Team

My team is made up of those of use who have “special needs” or “special circumstances,” such as dietary restrictions, chronic disease, or anything else that keeps us out of the mainstream norms.
Those of us that have to deal with the frustration of living with restrictions, diseases, conditions, etc… need a place to go where we ARE the norm. A place where steroids & other meds tend to ambush us in our attempts to be the best we can be.
My team is called My Rodeo. If you know what it’s like to live in the rodeo arena, and you want to participate in a fitness challenge – well – this is the right place for you! ?

Learn more about the TerraFit 12 week challenge here:

Then consider joining my team for the Oct. 2 TerraFit 12 Week Challenge!

Change things up this year. Get fit & lose weight BEFORE the end of the year. It will mean one less New Years Resolution on getting in shape!
Register here:

I am a “special needs” eater.  I have an autoimmune disease that requires dietary restrictions.   I am personally going through the meal plans and adding substitution information for those of us who need dietary accommodations.

I believe that eating food as medicine enables me to keep my prescription meds to a minimum, but this takes a lot of research, persistence, willingness and patience.  There is no magic bullet for chronic illnesses, but I think that, with thoughtful food choices, we can put our bodies in the best place possible.

Spikenard Essential Oil – Pantry Staple

All about Spikenard


  • Diffuse or apply one to two drops to back of neck or to temples to promote feeling of calmness and relaxation.
  • Create a personalized fragrance by combining Spikenard with Clove, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Myrrh, Wild Orange, Rose, and Vetiver.
  • Combine with a hydrating cream to soften and smooth skin.
  • Add one to two drops to your favorite cleanser or anti-aging product to promote healthy, glowing skin.

Diffuse 2 drops Spikenard, 2 drops Lavender, and 2 drops Ylang Ylang to help reduce stress and relax the body.

I LOVE Spikenard!

Spikenard is one of the staples I keep in my Essential Oil Pantry

Spikenard, a flowering plant of the Valerian family, is native to high altitudes in the sub-alpine and alpine regions of the Himalayan mountains. Spikenard essential oil is steam distilled from the roots of the plant and has been valued for centuries, traditionally used to anoint people of high honor and in the Ayurvedic health practices of India. Historically, Spikenard was used to uplift mood and promote relaxation. Spikenard promotes clean, healthy skin. Today, the oil is commonly used in perfumes and relaxing massage oils for its woody, musty scent. By sourcing Spikenard oil from Nepal, doTERRA is able to support much needed income streams for harvesters and partner distillers, particularly in the remote areas where it is harvested, as well as support needed rural community development projects through our Co-Impact Sourcing® initiatives.


  • Diffuse or apply one to two drops to back of neck or to temples to promote feeling of calmness and relaxation.
  • Create a personalized fragrance by combining Spikenard with Clove, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Myrrh, Wild Orange, Rose, and Vetiver.
  • Combine with a hydrating cream to soften and smooth skin.
  • Add one to two drops to your favorite cleanser or anti-aging product to promote healthy, glowing skin.

Directions for Use

Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of choice.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut oil to minimize any skin sensitivity. See additional precautions below.


Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

Gluten Free Blueberry Lemon Muffins

Use your doTerra Lemon essential oil in this recipe!

Sugar Free Gluten Free Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Makes 12 muffins
2 cups gluten-free all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon xanthan gum
½ cup brown rice syrup
1 tablespoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 egg
1 cup milk
½ cup butter, melted
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  1. Mix flour, xanthan gum, baking
  2. Beat egg in medium bowl; add milk, butter, brown rice syrup, and Lemon essential oil and blend together.
  3. Add egg mixture to dry ingredients.
  4. Mix in blueberries.
  5. Fill lined muffin tins 2/3 full.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Hummus Recipe – Optional Ingredients for Added Variety

Basic Hummus Recipe

During our online Rosemary conversation, Mark asked for a basic hummus recipe and ideas for optional ingredients, which of course include essential oils 🙂

I wrote up the recipe and sent it, but then decided to share it with with everyone.  So, here it is

Basic Hummus Recipe Including a Variety of Optional Ingredients

(Gluten Free of course)


1 can chickpeas (do not drain)

Minced garlic to taste

Sea salt to taste

Lemon juice (about 2-3 Tablespoons — to taste)

About 1/4 cup Tahini

About 3 tbs Olive oil

In a sauce pan, heat chickpeas, garlic, salt, (if using cayenne, add it now). Let the chickpeas come to a boil, then turn down and simmer for about 10 min.

After the chickpeas are done simmering, pour the chickpea mix into a food processor.

Add olive oil, tahini, & lemon juice. You can add any optional ingredients at this time.

Process until smooth. Taste and if needed add ingredients, process again & repeat.

When done pour into serving dish & drizzle olive oil on top. Add your choice of garnish (I like kalamata olives 🙂

For variety try adding one or more of these during the food processing stage:

1-2 drops Rosemary Oil

1-2 drops Basil oil

1-2 drops Ginger oil

1-2 drops cilantro oil

1-2 oregano oil

Black olives

Green olives

Kalamata olives

Diced red, green, orange or yellow peppers


Roasted red peppers

Crushed nuts


Pine nuts

Sunflower seeds

Crushed nuts

Cayenne pepper to taste

Black truffle olive oil

Green chile olive oil

Substitute white beans or black beans for chickpeas to change it up

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Relax – Detoxify – Destress – Reenergize

Relax & Rejuvinate

Soak: Run a warm (I like mine very hot) bath, filling the tub full but not overflowing J

Add 3 lbs Epsom Salts (Walmart has least expensive)

10 – 15 drops Lavender

10 – 15 drops Rosemary

10 – 15 drops Peppermint

If you have Jacuzzi jets, let them run before you get into the bath, this mixes the oils in the water.

The oils lease stress (lavender), soothe & rejuvenate sore muscles, as well as energize your mind (rosemary & peppermint).

Epsom salts pull toxins & muscle soreness from your body.

Diffuse Lemongrass in a diffuser that has a light (I like to set the diffuser to blue or purple lights for relaxing).  To set a calm mood, use the diffuser as the only light.

Listen: Play music from a nice relaxing playlist that is unobtrusive and calming.

Block Out the World for at least 30 minutes while you soak and enjoy a nice chilled glass of Prosecco.  Remember to also drink lots of water while soaking in the bath.

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Fourth of July Natural Sugar Scrub

Fourth of July Natural Sugar Scrub

It’s time to cheer up your skin with this festive and naturally-colored Fourth of July Cheery Berry Scrub. After using this scrub, your skin is left smooth, glowy, and sweetly scented.


¼ cup freeze-dried strawberries or raspberries
¼ cup freeze-dried blueberries
1 cup white sugar
¾ cup doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil
6 drops doTERRA Cheer®


  1. Place freeze-dried strawberries and blueberries in separate large plastic bags, and crush with a rolling pin.
  2. In three separate bowls, add ¼ cup sugar, ¼ cup sugar, and ½ cup sugar.
  3. In bowls with ¼ cup sugar, add crushed freeze-dried strawberries to one and crushed freeze-dried blueberries to the other.
  4. In each bowl, add ¼ cup Fractionated Coconut Oil, and 2 drops doTERRA Cheer Uplifting Blend and stir until combined. If mixture looks too dry or wet, add more sugar or Fractionated Coconut Oil.
  5. In an airtight container, layer the sugar scrub in a red, white, and blue pattern.
  6. To use, take a handful of scrub into hands and rub together until sugar dissolves. Rinse under warm water and pat dry. For added softness, rub hands with doTERRA SPA Hand & Body Lotion.

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