DIY Essential Oil Face Mask

cedarwood oil and lemon oil

Want a clean slate for your face? This lemon-infused peeling mask helps even skin tone and texture by removing dead skin. Plus, Lemon essential oil may help reduce the appearance of blemishes!*

Ingredients

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 drops Lemon essential oil
  • 1 drop Cedarwood essential oil
  • Directions

In a small bowl, whisk together the egg whites, lemon juice, and essential oils until frothy.
Apply the mask evenly to your face.
Let the mask sit for 15–20 minutes or until it’s dry.
Slowly peel off the face mask.
Wash your face with warm water and apply a light moisturizer.

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8 Reasons to Love Clove

8 reasons to love clove

Here’s a great post on clove from YoungLiving

Imagine this: You’re inside, it’s dark out, the fire is on, you have a cup of hot chocolate in your hand, a fuzzy blanket on your lap, and your Diffuser is diffusing a magical and cozy aroma with Clove essential oil. Sounds like a great way to unwind from your day, doesn’t it?

With its spicy, warm scent, Clove essential oil is the perfect companion for celebratory moments at holiday gatherings, and we want to help you enjoy this comforting aroma all season long. Read on for tips on how to make your holidays even more inviting and meaningful, including insightful facts and practical uses. With its unique scent, Clove essential oil has the power to set the perfect tone for any fall or winter day. It will instantly put you in the holiday spirit, ready to enjoy some hot apple cider

  1. The clove flower bud and plant stem are steam distilled to produce Clove essential oil.

2. Clove is a potent essential oil and is used often for topical application such as in massage oils and personal care products. We recommend adding a drop or two to your hand lotion to keep your skin moisturized during the drier winter months.

3. Clove essential oil’s inviting aroma pairs amazingly with other oils such as Cinnamon Bark, Grapefruit, Orange, and Nutmeg.

4. It’s an important ingredient in Young Living’s Thieves® and ImmuPower™.

5. On days when your toes are cold and you can’t seem to shake the chill, draw up a warm bath and add a few drops of Clove for its soothing aroma.

6. Add 3–4 drops to water in a glass spray bottle and use it for a homemade air or linen freshener to ready your bedrooms for holiday guests.

7. Combine it with V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex and rub it into your neck and back for a rejuvenating massage and uplifting aroma.

8. Combine 2 drops of Clove with 6 drops of Orange and 4 drops of Cinnamon Bark in your diffuser* for a quiet night full of relaxation and gratitude.

Now you are ready to show off during the holiday season with your Clove expertise!
*Check your diffuser’s oil drop count recommendations and change as needed.

Love…the verb

Love is the Energy of Life

 

The energy of Love has to be taken into action now more than ever.  We must love, love and love some more.  The proprietary sense of what loving is, only between two people, family members, or those we already know, forms status of “worthy and unworthy.”  Everything and everyone is worthy.  The Love of which I write consists of forgiveness, generosity of spirit, non-judgment and mindful open-heartedness.

When you have this feeling, many opportunities open up to express it.  It can be a small squirrel doing its daily activities, a bird migrating, the timing of the trees dropping leaves,  that may evoke a deep sense of appreciation for the intrinsic harmony of Nature.  It may be someone walking their dog, herding their children who are scattering in several different directions, it can be through work that Love comes alive.  However it appears, it will open your heart and make you a healer.

Love is the nourishment of the Spirit…when it is activated purposefully and mindfully.  Only then are we the instruments of its expression rather than those who hold it as a material possession.  Only then is every expression and act of appreciation a connection to Universal Abundance.

With activated Love!

Rosanne

Einkorn Wheat

Einkorn wheat

You have heard of almond and rye flour, but did you know that the oldest form of wheat is called Einkorn and you can easily cook with it? Einkorn is a healthier, more natural choice that hasn’t been processed or modified. There is a lot of versatility when it comes to Einkorn Flour (the likes of which we will demonstrate below), and it has fewer quirks than other wheat options.

Einkorn’s natural genetic code and low gluten levels make it compatible for more sensitive stomachs compared to current versions of hybridized wheat. Because it is easier to digest, your body can absorb the nutrients in einkorn at higher levels.

Cookies, Crepes, and More

Popular diets would have you believe that any food item containing flour is an absolute no, all the time, unless it’s treat-yourself-Tuesday. At Young Living, however, we are all about living a balanced life with the best ingredients possible.

Gary’s True Grit™ Einkorn Flour can be substituted easily for all-purpose or whole-wheat flours at a 1:1 ratio.

Granola Bars, Smoothies, and More

Sometimes you just need something that is a little more on the go. Too often, though, food that is easy to take with you is filled with refined sugar and high-fructose corn syrup disguised as high-energy snacks.

To avoid all that sugar, try Gary’s True Grit Einkorn Granola. With only 6 grams of sugar, this delicious alternative is filled with wolfberries, cranberries, and cacao nibs to ramp up the flavor.

Rotini, Spaghetti, and More

New cooking blogs are raving about substituting spiralized vegetables for spaghetti noodles, but nothing beats Mom’s homemade pasta dishes.

However, even simple spaghetti can be full of modified wheat and simple carbs.  With just two healthful ingredients—Einkorn Flour and water—Einkorn Rotini Pasta and Gary’s True Grit Einkorn Spaghetti can be used to experiment with new sauces in the kitchen while blasting Pavarotti in the background!

Spicy Mango Soup Recipe

Here’s a great recipe from Young Living using ripe mangoes in an easy and healthy soup recipe. With a pinch of heat from chilies, richness from coconut cream, and a punch of flavor from Vitality™ essential oils, this fresh and bright vegetarian soup recipe is a delicious first course for a Thai-inspired meal to impress friends or a quick-prep, easy dinner idea for busy weeknights.

Spicy Mango Soup Recipe

Ingredients

2 tablespoons butter or unrefined coconut oil
1 medium yellow onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 large ripe mangoes, peeled and diced
1 quart vegetable broth
1 chili pepper, seeded and minced
1 bunch cilantro, stems removed
4 tablespoons coconut cream, whipped
2 drops Lemongrass Vitality™
1 drop Cinnamon Bark Vitality™
Pinch of white pepper
Pinch of salt

Watch the recipe video

Instructions

In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt butter or coconut oil. Add onions and sauté until translucent.
Add minced garlic and sauté until aromatic.
Add diced ripe mangoes, vegetable broth, and chili pepper.
Reduce heat and let simmer for 15–20 minutes.
Whip coconut cream; set aside.
Pour broth mixture into a blender and puree until soup-like.
Add cilantro then blend again and pour back into saucepan.
Add essential oils to the whipped coconut cream.
Gently stir the cream into the soup.
Add salt and pepper.
Serve and garnish with fresh cilantro.

Enjoy! Rosanne Bostonian

The Legacy Tour

Rosanne Bostonian Legacy Tour

People always talk about their Bucket Lists.  My bucket is already pretty full, so I’m figuring my next chapters will be more like a Legacy Tour.

Fulfillment feels more like sharing than seeking.  For me, this means teaching, doing energy work and volunteering.  I’m also trying to be a good friend.  We all have to join with forgiveness and compassion to bring something better into the world.

Do you wonder what your legacy will be?  What currents you’ve set in motion that will reverberate beyond your lifetime?  I think if we leave our space a bit better than we found it, we’ve done our job.  If each human soul were a vehicle to express Love, the light from that would illuminate the dark places in the world.  And there are some mighty dark places these days.

So it’s all about loving in every way possible, through our work and through our relationships. If you’ve taken the time to read this, you’re probably doing that already.

With love, Rosanne Bostonian

From Miss to Ma’am

Crown Chakra

Somewhere in the obscure timeline of life, people stopped calling me Miss and started calling me Ma’am.  I don’t remember when this happened, but it may be around the same time that I noticed that a birthmark on my cheek had migrated south.  It was now closer to my jaw line.

 Denial doesn’t change the fact that time passes and it writes its story on our faces as well as in our hearts and minds.  As someone who tends not to look in the rearview mirror of my life, and who tries as best I can to stay present, sometimes I’m surprised to see that the road behind me is longer than the road ahead.

 The word “crone” as in “Old Crone,” has been used to describe older women and came to have a connotation of a wrinkly old dowager, humped back and with a bitter expression.  The actual word “crone” is derivative of “crown,” meaning that there is supposed to be wisdom and ascendance in those of us who have lived longer.  The crown of enlightenment dons the heads of Saints and Angels as an aura.  The opening of the Crown Chakra is supposed to indicate a servant to a higher dimension doing his or her work in the world.

 All of that said, I will gladly accept “Ma’am,” and do my best to be that servant in any way possible.  This is our legacy, to run our leg of the race with grace and gratitude, and hand the baton off at the end of our day. 

With love, Rosanne Bostonian