Spring has officially sprung! With the change of seasons, I always feel nervous about *seasonal threats. dōTERRA’s Cinnamon Bark oil has many beneficial compounds that can strengthen your immune system. You can put two drops in an empty veggie capsule to maintain a healthy immune system. Or, do what I do . . . add a 2-3 drops to a large water bottle (glass is best as some plastics will break down with essential oils) for a refreshing drink that offers immune-boosting protection plus supports healthy metabolic function AND helps curbs sweet cravings.
Among the many benefits of Cinnamon Bark oil is the powerful *cleansing properties. For this reason, dōTERRA recently formulated a mouthwash with Cinnamon Bark and other cleansing essential oils and natural ingredients such as miswak to help reduce plaque buildup. Cinnamon Bark oil is also an ingredient in the doTERRA toothpaste--a natural and fluoride-free solution to help clean teeth, reduce plaque, and whiten teeth with gentle polishing agents. DIY mouthwash: While you are waiting to get your doTERRA mouthwash, you can make your own mouthwash by adding a drop to a shotglass of room temperature water.
DIY cleaning tip: Combine a few drops of dōTERRA Cinnamon Bark oil with water in a spray bottle to tackle your little one’s sticky mess.
During the winter months, I kept a bottle of Cinnamon Bark near my warm sock and glove drawer. Combine a drop of Cinnamon with fractionated coconut oil, other carrier oil, or unscented hand and body lotion and apply to feet and hands just before donning winter socks and gloves for extra warmth.
Due to its spicy and sweet flavor, you can substitute it for the powdered spice in baking. Or make your own Cinnamon tea by adding "just a drop" of Cinnamon Bark essential oil to warm water or tea and - an excellent way to soothe occassional throat irritation.
Here's a quick summary of the many benefits of Cinnamon Bark oil:
When ingesting essential oils, only use only the highest quality. Be sure that they have been tested for use as dietary supplements. Check out the doTERRA Cinnamon Bark oil that clearly includes dietary or "Supplement Facts."
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*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.
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Recipe featuring pure, therapeutic grade Vetiver and Wild Orange essential oils
Lassi is a drink popular throughout the Indian subcontinent. It's made with yogurt, spices, and sometimes fruit. A traditional lassi is a savory and often flavored with roasted, ground cumin. Pureed fruit, most often mango, may be added for a "sweet lassi."
Todays lassi recipe is a hybrid. It starts as a Khus Lassi, then we add fresh orange segments, local honey, and touch of "khus syrup." or simple syrup made with pure, culinary grade Vetiver essential oil (recipe included below).
"Khus" is the Hindi name for Vetiver. Traditional khus syrup is made by soaking dry vetiver grass for 12 or more hours then straining to collect the extract. Sugar is then added and the mixture heated on a stove top until the sugar is melted. The syrup can be used to flavor sherbets, milkshakes, yogurts, and ice-creams.
Check out our two easy methods . . .
our two methods
Our two methods are much simpler and doesn't involve shopping for vetiver grass that is free of synthetics, coloring, and preservatives. We substitute the fresh grass with pure, therapeutic (culinary) grade Vetiver essential oils to produce a Khus Syrup or Khus Honey that is good for the digestive system, endocrine system, immune system, nervous system, neurotic and excretory system. It helps to support metabolic function, rejuvenates the body, and boosts immunity.
recipe: khus syrup
Ingredients (makes 1 1/2 cups of syrup)
1 c raw sugar
1 c water
3 drops Vetiver essential oil
Heat sugar and water over medium heat. Stir continually until sugar is melted. Remove from heat and cool before adding the Vetiver essential oil.
recipe: khus honey
1/4 c local raw honey
1 - 2 drops Vetiver essential oil
recipe: khus lassi with orange
1 c plain Greek yogurt
1/2 c chilled milk or half milk-buttermilk or nut milk
1-2 T Khus syrup or 1 T Khus honey
About 2 T local raw honey or to taste
1 c crushed ice
1 large navel orange
2 drops Wild Orange essential oil
2 T chopped pistachio nuts or cardamom pods (optional; garnish)
other variations & tips
Traditional Khus Lassi
Simply omit the orange segments and Wild Orange essential oil
Omit the Khus syrup (vetiver simple syrup); keep the orange segments, 2 drops Wild Orange and 1 drop Cinnamon essential oil
Omit the Khus syrup; add chunks of rip mango or about 1/2 c mango puree, and 1 drop Cardamom essential oil
Tips: Chill the glasses before serving. Get creative, experiment with fruits and essential oils to make your own special lassi. Always remember to add a beautiful, fresh garnish.
where to buy essential oils for this recipe
Most essential oils on the market are not food grade. Often times, they contain synthetics, fillers, and other additives that are not safe nor intended for internal use. Please be sure to use our brand produced by the world's largest supplier of pure, therapeutic grade essential oils. that we recommend. Every bottle undergoes rigorous testing to ensure purity, potency, and efficacy.
Visit my retail store at www.mydoterra.com/joanlucci, email me email@example.com, call 505-920-2385, or complete the form below. You are welcome to buy at retail prices, but you can save 25% off retail when you enroll with a Wholesale account. It's quick and easy - no waiting period, no minimum orders, and no requirement to buy monthly.
If you have traveled to Spain, Mexico, Portugal, France or in the Southwestern United States, like my city of Santa Fe, New Mexico, you may have experienced the churro: a delicately fried pastry that is crisp on the outside and tender on the inside. Some recipes begin with a pâte à choux, but the recipe we used for a "Cooking with Essential Oils" class at my friend Nubia's home is eggless and just four ingredients: water, sugar, salt, and flour.
Like a choux base, you boil the water, add the sugar and salt. When the sugar is disolved, you take the saucepan off the heat and slowly mix in the flour with a wooden spoon. It will have the consistency of mashed potatoes.
Most recipes will recommend you cool the dough, load it into a pastry bag, and (one-by-one) pipe and cut each churro in a pot of 375-degree, bubbling hot vegetable oil. With my "fear of frying," this takes me out of my comfort zone. And the thought of using this method in a cooking class of 10-12 people launches me to a place that's more like the Twilight Zone.
Here's the recipe, but please do continue reading as we share a two great technique tips and a safety note about using essential oils in recipes . . .
a better way . . .
At Nubia's suggestion, we decided to try a technique from America's Test Kitchen. Instead of loading the dough into a pastry bag and piping/cutting each churro, one-by-one, directly into a pot of bubbling hot oil, it recommends pre-piping the entire batch onto a cookie sheet.
While the dough is still warm and pliable, load the dough into the pastry bag, then pipe onto a cookie sheet. With an #8 tip, we piped our churro sticks at about 4-inches in length.
essential oils used in our churros and chocolate
We used our trusty brand of pure, culinary grade Cinnamon essential oil to make our sugary coating for the churros and for one of our dipping-sipping chocolate flavors. The other dipping-sipping chocolate, served in four bowls, featured: Myrrh and espresso, Peppermint, and Wild Orange.
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The only brand we recommend using as an ingredient in food and beverage, is doTERRA. These are pure, therapeutic grade essential oils that are clearly labeled as "supplements" ~ look for the "Essential Oil Supplement/Supplement Facts" on the side of the bottle to be sure they are safe for ingesting.
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Click here to download the recipe for our churros and chocolate.