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Quick and Easy Avocado Spread

Quick and Easy Avocado Spread

Cooking is art too, and I love to play around in the kitchen, creating new recipes.  Sometimes they work, and other times not so much. I’ve been experimenting with avocados lately.  I love them, especially in the summer.  And it’s one of the few fatty foods I can feel good about eating.  This recipe is very similar to guacamole, except I leave out a few ingredients, and have adjusted what’s in it to my taste preference.  It only takes a...

Grapefruit Essential Oil

10 Amazing Benefits of Grapefruit Essential Oil

Grapefruit Essential Oil is a powerful oil with many benefits. It’s truly one of my favorite go-to oils. It honestly just makes me feel good. If I want a little boost – I grab my Grapefruit oil. Grapefruit oil has many amazing uses. See below for 10 ways Grapefruit Oil can benefit you. Stress Reducer To relieve stress, just diffuse or put a few drops mixed with a carrier oil on your skin and feel the calm. Stops Sugar Cravings...

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Rosemary Essential Oil Benefits

The Benefits of Rosemary Essential Oil

If I had to pick my favorite essential oil, Rosemary Oil would be in my top three with Peppermint and Lavender. Honestly, it just makes me feel better when I put it on.  I don’t know why, it just does.  It’s different than Peppermint in that I haven’t had it cure any ailment within minutes of applying, but it is one I go to more than all the others. From the Labiatae or mint Botanical family, Rosemary is steam distilled...

Basket of Strawberries

Basket of Joy

A joy to paint, I have named this one, “Basket of Joy,” 12 X 12 Oil Painting.  In a workshop I took earlier this year, taught by the amazing artist, Dreama Tolle Perry, she drilled into our heads that art is more about the journey, and feeling joy in the moment.  This might not apply to brain surgery, but with art, if we do it with joy, and let go of the outcome, it will show through.  This is what I did...

Get rid of your headache NOW with Peppermint Oil!

Amazing Benefits of Peppermint Essential Oil

Everyone seems to be in to the essential oil craze these days, and for good reason. They work! I went to a doTERRA essential oils class back in November, hosted by a friend of mine, and was truly impressed. 1) – It was a class, not a party with tons of great information given about many oils, and their uses. 2) – They didn’t try to sell me a thing. Instead of the normal, “ask for your order time” at...