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Frankincense

We love Frankincense in our home! I keep a bottle of it in my bathroom and every morning I put a couple of drops in my mouth. At first I didn’t like the taste and then after a few days it was like my body was saying “I love this!”  I usually will also take the roller ball I have of Frankincense and swipe some on the back of my neck. It’s like my mind is clearer during the day when I do this!

Frankincense is also great to diffuse as it can help to balance our moods. Try this favorite recipe:

Spicy and Sweet Holiday Season Diffuser Blend

-5 drops Frankincense essential oil
-5 drops Myrrh essential oil
-5 drops Cedarwood essential oil
-5-10 drops Wild Orange essential oil

Frankincense supports healthy cellular function* and when applied to the bottom of the feet it can promote feelings of relaxation. During the month of December you can get a FREE 15 ml. bottle of dōTERRA Frankincense with a qualified (200 PV) purchase! Contact us for more info.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Great Read!

Need a good personal development book? Try “Beach Money” by Jordan Adler. I got it on Audible (you can get it on Amazon) and got through it quickly listening while on my morning walks. Here’s a little sample of what I took from it. “Your job when sponsoring someone is to simply get them started. It’s not your job to manage them. Each person who joins you is an independent business owner and is responsible for his or her own business.” I think many of us (myself included) get too caught up in managing.

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Gardening Tips

Do you love to get out in the garden yet hate dealing with those nasty bugs? There’s nothing like fresh tomatoes or a salad made with fixings from your garden. However, something just seems off when you know that pesticides have been used. We all know they’re bad for us, but what can we do? Try using essential oils instead! Put a few drops in a spray bottle of water and spritz away! No pesticides, toxins or anything else but mother nature’s essential oils and your wonderful handiwork. Feast away!gorgeous bridalbouquet ideasfor your-2

July special!

We love these roll ons. They are so great for little ones in your home that may have more sensitive skin. They are also wonderful for taking along with you when you travel, in your purse, or in your gym bag. And who doesn’t love to get things on sale? During July these are 10% off.  Be sure and get yours now! Head over to our Contact Us page to connect!@bloggingbarefoot-11

Frozen Yogurt Bars

Frozen Yogurt Bars

Do you ever just need a pick me up? Want that sweet treat that’s not too bad for you? Our daughter made these for us Sunday night. They were quick and easy and so yummy! It’s going to be summer before we know it and they would be a wonderful treat.

10 1/2 graham crackers broken into quarters

1/2 cup chopped banana

3 –  5.3 oz containers of greek yogurt with fruit – we used 2 Chobani strawberry and 1 Chobani blueberry

1 cup frozen whipped topping – we used one that was more “natural” than some others out there

Line 9 inch square or an 11 X 7 pan with foil that extends over sides. Arrange half the graham crackers on the bottom in rows.

Combine chopped banana, yogurt and whipped topping. Spread over grahams and top with remaining graham crackers.

Freeze 4 hours. Use foil “handles” to lift from pan. Cut between graham crackers into bars. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Lip Balm

Lip Balm

  • 1 1/2 TBS beeswax
  • 1 TBS hokum butter
  • 1 TBS coconut butter
  • 3 TBS almond oil
  • 6-8 drops essential oil

Mel beeswax, kokum butter and coconut butter in a double boiler.  When almost melted, add almond oil. After completely melted, remove from heat and add essential oil.  Pour into containers and let set.

Sugar Scrub

Sugar Scrub

  • 1/2 cup sugar in a small bowl
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 10 drops of your favorite essential oil

Mix essential oil and olive oil. Add sugar and stir.  Pour into 4 oz. container.
To use place a small amount in the palm of your hand and scrub over moistened skin.  Rinse off in shower or tub.

Fresh Corn Bean Salsa

Fresh Corn Bean Salsa

I hear this recipe was published some years ago in a Utah newspaper. Betty Jo McKinlay is the one who I believe submitted the recipe.  I’ve had it several times and the people making it have added 1-2 drops of  Lime Essential Oil. If using the essential oil, make sure it’s a grade that is safe to ingest.  Contact us for information on getting Lime Essential Oil! This is so yummy!

Yield: 15-20 servings

  • 2 cans black beans, drained, rinsed
  • 2 large cans corn, drained
  • 12 Roma tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 2 small cans diced green chiles, medium or mild
  • 1 large bunch cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 large purple onion, finely chopped
  • 5 limes
  • 1-2 drops Lime essential oil

Combine first 6 ingredients in large bowl. Squeeze lime juice over bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste. Mix thoroughly and chill in refrigerator. Serve with tortilla chips.