My Top Go-To Essential Oils

My Top Go-To Essential Oils

Essential Oils have been my JAM lately. They are so helpful for immune and emotional support, skincare, cleaning and so much more.
I get all my oils through artnaturals.com ( not sponsored and not an MLM, ya girl just loves the company) . Art Naturals offers 100% pure essential oils for great prices and their customer service team is absolutely phenomenal!

My top go-to’s are frankincense, lavender, sweet orange, tea tree, and lemon.

 

Frankincense is one of my favorite oils. It is like a super oil, it has a TON of benefits for a wide variety of problems you may have.  Frankincense is a powerful antiseptic which allows it to eliminate germs and boost your immune system. Its astringent properties help reduce wrinkles , reduces scars and can stop bleeding from wounds and cuts while also speeding up the healing process . One of my favorite uses of frankincense is for emotional support, as it is a powerful stress and anxiety reliever. It also regulates estrogen production, which really helps with the PMS craziness us ladies are known to feel.

Lavender is another oil that I use for multiple things. Lavender is great for relaxation and sleep support. Its calming properties assist with lessening anxiety and depression naturally. Lavender’s antiseptic properties make it a great tool for both acne and hair loss treatments. Lavender also is a anti-inflammatory, which helps relieve joint pain and sore muscles and also helps with treating eczema.

Sweet Orange is one of my favorites to diffuse and apply topically. It gives me Disneyland California Adventure vibes, Soaring over California and “flying” through the orange groves.
Besides nostalgia, Orange essential oil has some great benefits . It calms your mood and can help fight depression, reduces inflammation, boosts your immune system, does wonders for acne, and can also be used as a mild aphrodisiac.

Tea Tree oil is a magical skincare potion for me. Mixed in with some pure aloe, Tea Tree oil zaps away acne with ease and can even help with acne scarring . Tea tree oil’s antiseptic properties make it a perfect fit to speed up the healing process on cuts, bug bites and even ingrown hairs. Mix some Tea Tree oil in with your shampoo to clarify your hair and get out all the gunk. Tea tree on your scalp will also help with dandruff!

 

Tea Tree Oil must always be diluted before applying. I like to mix it in with my current products, ie. shampoo or aloe, or dilute with coconut oil. 

Lemon essential oil is this girls best friend when it comes to cleaning as it is a disinfectant . Apply it directly to any gooey or greasy spot to instantly get up the gunk, or mix with white vinegar for a multi purpose cleaning solution you can use all over your house! Diffusing lemon essential oils will help improve concentration and can also repel ants and other bugs. Diffusing lemon mixed with some lavender can help with allergy season, as it clears the nasal passages and sinuses. Lastly, mixing lemon in with some rose hip oil and applying to the face will help brighten skin and kill off any acne causing bacteria.

The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe (thin and chewy)

The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe (thin and chewy)

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The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe (thin and chewy)
This recipe was passed down to me by my boyfriend's amazing grandmother. No other chocolate chip cookies come close to grandmas cookies!
Course Snack
Cuisine dessert, snacks, sweets
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15-18 minutes
Servings
small cookies
Ingredients
Course Snack
Cuisine dessert, snacks, sweets
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15-18 minutes
Servings
small cookies
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Melt 2 sticks of butter to liquid and mix butter and 1/2 cup white sugar together til sugar is melted.
  2. Mix in 2 eggs and 2 tbsp vanilla extract
  3. Mix in 2 1/2 cups of white flour , 1 tsp baking soda, 1 cup brown sugar, and 1 tsp salt.
  4. Lastly add in your bag of chocolate chips.
  5. Place cookies on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone oven liner a tbsp at a time.
  6. Bake at 300 degrees for 15-18 minutes
Recipe Notes

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Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Chicken Enchilada Casserole


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Chicken Enchilada Casserole
Super filling and easy Enchilada Casserole.
Instructions
  1. Marinade Chicken for 4 hours. Combine : 3 skinless boneless chicken breast 7 Oz chicken stock (half can) 1 tbsp minced garlic 1 tbsp Worcestershire 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp onion powder Dash of salt and pepper Dash of cayenne powder Half a packet of taco seasoning
  2. Add marinated chicken with marinade liquid to a large skillet and add in the other half of the chicken stock and taco seasoning to the pan.
  3. Cover and cook on low to medium , stirring and flipping chicken occasionally until tender enough to shred. (Mine cooked for about an hour)
  4. Place chicken in a large bowl with all remaining marinade sauce.
  5. Shred the chicken with two forks.
  6. Mix in: 4oz can of green chile One drained can of corn One drained can of black beans 1/4 cup of sour cream
  7. Place a small layer of red enchilada sauce in your casserole pan. Put the rest of the sauce in a shallow pan that your tortilla will be able to lay flat in. (I like to use a glass pie pan but anything large and shallow will work)
  8. Dip each tortilla fully in the sauce and place in the casserole dish.
  9. Add a layer of chicken and cheese and repeat until you have three layers
  10. For fourth and final layer stop at the tortilla and top with the rest of your sauce, the rest of your cheese, sliced black olives , and green onions.
  11. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 mins.
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Keep It Simple – Taco Pie Recipe

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Taco Pie
This recipe is a part of my Keep It Simple series. They are easy for beginners, with a quick cook time and very little prep! Hope you enjoy!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Pre-Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spread crescent roll dough across a greased pie tin as your crust.
  3. In a skillet, brown ground beef with onions, garlic, and taco seasoning
  4. Add beef mixture to pie tin
  5. Top with a layer of sour cream
  6. Cover with shredded cheese
  7. Top with sliced black olives and crushed fritos
  8. Bake for 20 minutes
  9. Serve with a side of sour cream and your favorite taco sauce. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

For leftovers, do not microwave. Re-heat in oven at 350 degrees for 7-10 minutes.

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Cincinnati Chili Dip Recipe

Cincinnati Chili Dip Recipe


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Cincinnati Chili Dip Recipe
This dip is perfect for cold winter nights when you just want a bit of comfort food mixed in your snacking. (If you have never had Cincinnati chili , it is a bean-less chili with a sweeter taste than your traditional chili. Think of it as more of a meat sauce! Its a great topping for fries as well! )
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
people
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
people
Instructions
  1. Pre-Heat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Spread softened cream cheese in a thick layer at the bottom of your baking dish
  3. Layer 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar on top of the cream cheese
  4. Drain any excess liquid from your can of chili
  5. Layer chili on top of cream cheese and cheddar
  6. Top chili with the other 2 1/2 cups of shredded cheddar
  7. Bake for 7-10 minutes
  8. Serve with fritos and enjoy !
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