Homemade Almond Butter

Homemade Almond Butter

 

I love anything that promote self sustainability, which is why I get so much joy out of making homemade anything. I find it empowering. Chances are, that you are reading this because you feel the same way. We must be kindred spirits. :)

Homemade almond butter is such a simple thing to make, it almost seems silly not to.

 

Almonds

 

What You Need:

  • Food processor with an “S” blade (like this)
  • 2-3 cups of almonds

 

Almonds in processor

 

 

Directions:

  • Pour the almonds into the food processor and begin processing
  • Pause and scrape down sides as needed
  • Wait patiently, it has taken me anywhere from 15-30 minutes to get a creamy consistency
  • Enjoy on just about everything

Thanks for stopping by! Have a secret ingredient that you add to your homemade almond butter? Please share! I would love to give it a try. 

doTERRA August Promotions

 

August is already here and it’s time for the back to school hustle and bustle to begin. We all know what goes hand in hand with the back to school days, germs! But have no fear, doTERRA is here! doTERRA’s essential oils are a great way to keep you and your family happy and healthy all year round. They are kicking off the school year with some amazing promotions for you to take advantage of.

doTERRA August Promtions

 Aug Promotion

 

My favorite offer has been extended through August 15th! For anyone who is interested in becoming a wholesale member (aka Wellness Advocate) with doTERRA NOW is the time to do it. I can honestly say that in my time with doTERRA I have never seen a promotion as outstanding as this one. When you become a wholesale member with 100 PV or more you will receive 50 PV FREE. Essentially you are earning 50% of your initial order back! This opportunity is absolutely irresistible.

Become a doTERRA Wholesale Member

 

August Promotion

 

August’s Featured Product is doTERRA’s Focus Blend, In Tune, which is 10% off until August 31st. In Tune is a proprietary blend of essential oils carefully selected for their ability to enhance focus and support healthy thought processes. This blend helps those who have difficulty paying attention stay on task and sustain focus.

This month’s Product of the Month is my personal favorite essential oil blend for illnesses, On Guard.

On Guard is doTERRA’s protective blend, which consists of Wild Orange, Clove Bud, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary, and smells absolutely amazing!

Common Uses:

  • Oral abscess
  • Cleans air pollution
  • Antibacterial
  • Antifungal
  • Antiviral
  • Bladder infection
  • Candida
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Cleansing
  • Cold sores
  • Colds
  • Coughs
  • Flu
  • Gum disease
  • Halitosis
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Infection
  • Lupus
  • Mold
  • Mono
  • MRSA
  • Pneumonia
  • Scabies
  • Sore throat
  • Staph infection
  • Warts

The product of the month is available to anyone participating in doTERRA’s Loyalty Rewards Program with an order of 125 PV or more placed before the 15th of the month. 

 

Buy In Tune Retail

OR

Become a doTERRA Wholesale Member


As if their Loyalty Rewards Program wasn’t already rewarding enough, doTERRA has started a new Shipping Rewards Program, which earns you points on your shipping cost when you place an online order! Who doesn’t love free shipping?

If you aren’t already a doTERRA Wholesale Member and are interested in becoming one to take advantage of the generous discounts and special members only promotions you can do so here:

doTERRA Wholesale Membership
OR
Purchase retail here: doTERRA Retail Store

Essential Oils for PMS

 

Irritability, anxiety, fatigue, bloating, breast tenderness, headaches, moodiness and cramping are all not-so-lovely symptoms of premenstrual syndrome. If you are reading this, I assume that you are one of the many women who can relate to one or more of these unfortunate monthly occurrences.

Before we touch on how to address these symptoms naturally, let’s talk about why they happen. Hormones play a major role in PMS as well as stress which can enhance the symptoms even more. Some studies have shown that vitamin and mineral deficiencies such as Calcium and Magnesium have been linked to PMS as well. With that said, diet also contributes largely to our deficiencies and PMS in general. Caffeine from chocolate and beverages is also thought to enhance PMS symptoms, so ladies fight that food craving and avoid those tasty treats for a few days before you menstruate.
Alright now for the good stuff…

Essential Oils for PMS

Fatigue- Clary Calm (doTERRA monthly blend for women), Grapefruit, Geranium, Bergamot, FennelEssential Oils for PMS Pin

Breast tenderness- Clary Sage, Geranium, Lemongrass

Irritability- Clary Calm (doTERRA monthly blend for women), Clary Sage, Bergamot, Roman Chamomile

Depression- Clary Calm (doTERRA monthly blend for women), Clary Sage, Bergamot, Geranium

Cramps- Deep Blue (doTERRA soothing blend), Peppermint, Lemongrass, Marjoram

Bloating- DigestZen (doTERRA digestive blend)

What does it all come down to?

Clary Calm! Clary Calm positively affects the hormonal system, emotional balance, and associated skin related issues. As you can see most of the symptoms of PMS can be alleviated with the Clary Calm blend, which already contains the recommend single oils listed. I like to refer to it as a miraculous concoction and I keep it with me AT ALL TIMES. Thank you doTERRA! Not only is this unique blend excellent for PMS, but it is also carefully designed to alleviate symptoms of menopause and aging.

Clary Calm consists of:
• Clary Sage
• Lavender
• Bergamot
• Roman Chamomile
• Cedarwood
• Geranium
• Fennel
• Ylang Ylang
• Carrot Seed
• Palmarosa
• Vitex.

The common primary uses for this blend are:
• Hot flashes
• Hormone balancing
• Menopause
• Menstruation
• PMS

For those of you wanting to use Clary Calm or any of the other essential oils as a natural solution to help with the dreadful, recurrence of PMS you can purchase them cheapest at wholesale cost or purchase them retail.