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.


Ingredients:

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®


Instructions:

  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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Frankincense Sourcing

Why Co-Impacting is so Important in Harvesting Frankincense

Frankincense is very important to my health maintenance regimen.   My autoimmune disease is all about inflammation – too much of it!  One of Frankincense’s therapeutic properties is an anti-inflammatory property.  I use Frankincense  nearly everyday, alone or in a blend.

Frankincense also works well for another of my conditions: ADHD.  I use a blend of Frankincense and Vetiver to help manage my ADHD symptoms.

I believe every condition begins with the digestive system.  Frankincense contains properties that aids in digestion.  There’s a reason this is one of the most treasured of essential oils!

A majority of frankincense is harvested in Somalia.  Prior to Co-Impact sourcing In Cal Madow,  Boswellia trees were not sustainably managed, payment for the resin was low and buyers were hard to find.  Today things have changed.  Check out:  Conserve Cal Madow-Kaydso ah Cal Madow: Frankincense Systems Analysis

Ensuring a reliable source of quality frankincense takes planning and coordination.  The doTERRA Co-Impact Sourcing Initiative in Somalia provides frankincense harvesters with greater opportunities for income, while providing doTERRA with access to skilled harvesters who help accomplish the intricate steps of frankincense resin harvesting.

Essential oil quality and the care taken to improve the quality of the growers and harvesters in Somalia.  This is just one of the reasons that I chose doTERRA as my essential oil provider.

All of this information instills confidence in the purity, quality and care that goes into bringing me the best essential oil to use in my regimen.

Eugenol in Clove Essential Oil

Clove Oil

Another use for Clove essential oil

What can you do with Clove essential oil, other than cooking with it?  Here’s a blog post that provides information on clove oil and digestive wellness.

Recent findings in a peer-reviewed scientific journal show that eugenol, (found doTerra Clove Essential Oilin Clove essential oil), assists the body in maintaining normal gastrointestinal function even during times of stress.

Read the  Clove’s Eugenol Helps Maintain Normal Gastrointestinal Motility Blog Post Here

View the Clove essential oil product information page here.

See the Clove (Eugenia caryophyllata) wellness advocate here.

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Orange Chicken Marinade – Cooking with Essential Oil

DoTerra Wild Orange Essential Oil

 Add 1 drop Wild Orange Essential Oil to the following marinade doTerra Wild Orange Essential Oilfor Orange Chicken:

  • • 1 c chicken broth
  • • 1/2 c sugar
  • • 1/3 c white vinegar
  • • 1/4 c soy sauce
  • • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • • 1 tsp Sriracha
  • • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • • 1/4 tsp pepper

Before using essential oils for cooking verify that the oil you are using is safe for internal  use.

See the Wild Orange (citrus sinensis) wellness advocate snap shot information here.

View the Wild Orange essential oil product information page.

I use doTerra essential oils.

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