Oils to help you enjoy Spring to the fullest!
If you live somewhere in the world that experiences a spring, you mostly likely look forward to this time of warmer weather, renewing rains, and longer days. With it comes a sense of renewed energy and an excitement to be outside. Be ready to enjoy this balmy season with essential oils in hand.
With the milder weather and the newly green earth, comes the greater chance of environmental or seasonal threats. Five specific oils and products can help you:
- Arborvitae. This little-known oil is quite the powerhouse during the changing seasons. Add to your diffuser, or put a few drops in your palms and cup your hands around your nose. Inhale deeply as needed.
- Lavender. Support how your immune system functions and how your body responds to seasonal threats by taking up to two drops internally in a veggie capsule.*
- Tea Tree (Melaleuca). Thanks to the natural purifying and cleansing properties of Tea Tree, it is a helpful ally in combating environmental threats in the home. Add to homemade cleaners to purify surface or to your diffuser for the refreshing scent to fill the room.
- doTERRA Breathe®. Apply to your chest before going outside to do yardwork, or exercise.
- TriEase® Softgels. The perfect combination of Lemon, Lavender, and Peppermint oils, TriEase helps protect your body from the environmental or seasonal elements you might face in the great outdoors.* Take one to two pills per day as needed.
This would be my recommendation for getting started with an amazing package to help you with those seasonal threats!
Seasonal Threats Starter Package
Spring Food Recipes
Why cook with essential oils?
Cooking with essential oils is a fun, simple way to enhance the flavor of food while providing you with all the internal health benefits each oil has to offer. How you use essential oils for cooking will depend on your own personal taste, what kind of food you are making, and which oil you are using.
For most Italian dishes, Basil, Rosemary, and Thyme are the perfect additions. They can either be added during the heating process on the stove or oven, or you can add them after. Because essential oils are so concentrated, you only need a drop or two!
Another way to internalize the benefits and taste of essential oils is through your beverages. For example, Lavender essential oil gives a refreshing flavor to lemonade, tea, or even warm milk.
Turn a dull drink of water into a revitalizing treat with Grapefruit essential oil. Just add a few drops to a full cup of filtered water, stir a few times, and enjoy! You’ll find it much easier and more enjoyable to get your water consumption in each day.
Are you looking for a new recipe for the change of season? Try this Spring Gnocchi with Basil and Lemon oils.
2 (10-ounce) bags potato gnocchi
2 tablespoons coconut or olive oil
1 bell pepper, sliced in strips
1 medium onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 small zucchini, sliced
3 cups of raw spinach
8 ounces grape tomatoes, halved
1 drop Basil oil
1 drop Lemon oil
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
½ cup parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon fresh rosemary leaves, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
- Heat one tablespoon oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add gnocchi and cook, stirring often, until golden brown. Transfer to bowl and set aside.
- Add remaining one teaspoon oil, onion, zucchini, and bell pepper to pan and sauté, stirring, over medium heat.
- Stir in garlic and water. Cover and cook until vegetables are soft.
- Add spinach and cook, stirring, until spinach starts to wilt.
- Stir in tomatoes, salt, pepper, lemon juice, essential oils, and fresh herbs.
- Stir in gnocchi and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
- Cover and cook until cheese is melted.
Spring Detox Juice
Detox with this juice blend made with Cilantro oil, a powerful cleanser and detoxifier.* You can also try this recipe with Celery Seed oil, an internally cleansing oil that improves digestion.*
3 kale leaves
2 stalks celery
1 drop Cilantro oil or Celery Seed oil
- Combine ingredients, except essential oil, in a juicer.
- Juice, then add essential oil.
- Add more Cilantro oil or Celery Seed oil to taste.
PItaya Smoothie Bowl
Our Pitaya bowl with Grapefruit oil takes just minutes to make and is a perfect option for breakfast or brunch.
½ fresh mango, sliced into chunks
1 ½ fresh kiwis, sliced into chunks
1 packet frozen pitaya
2 cups frozen fruit
1 cup cashew milk
1–2 frozen banana(s), sliced
4–6 drops Grapefruit oil
For the toppings
Chia seeds, to taste
Coconut flakes, to taste
½ fresh mango, diced
½ fresh kiwi, diced
- Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.
- Add ice to thicken as desired.
- Pour into bowl and garnish with toppings.
Tip: For frozen fruit, we used strawberries, mango, and pineapple.