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July 2, 2015
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Choose a Diffuser That’s Right for You! – Diffusion Methods and Comparisons

We have often been asked which diffuser is the best; but with so many different types of diffusers available (each with its benefits and downsides), the best answer we can give is this: It depends on what you like in a diffuser. There are many different diffusers on the market today, so it is important to know the differences so you can choose one that will work best for you.

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There are 4 different kinds of diffusers on the market today: nebulizing diffusers, ultrasonic or humidifying diffusers, evaporative diffusers, and heat diffusers. Let’s discuss what each of these diffusers is, along with the benefits and downsides of each.

Nebulizing Diffusers

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A nebulizer works basically the same way a perfume atomizer works. A jet of air blowing across a small tube creates a vacuum that pulls a liquid at the bottom of the tube to the top of the tube. The airflow blowing across the surface of the oil at the top of the tube blows the oil away in a fine spray or mist.

Benefits:

  • Quickly saturate the air with oil. With a constant air supply source, this type of diffusion can quickly put a large amount of oil into the air.
  • Best for therapeutic use. Because this type of diffusion works to put the whole oil into the air in the form of tiny droplets, it is often considered the best type of diffusion for the therapeutic use of essential oils.

Downsides:

  • Typically louder. Since nebulizing diffusers work so powerfully, they generally run at a higher sound level than other diffusers.
  • Use a lot of oil. Because nebulizing diffusers quickly saturate the air with essential oils, they tend to use oil at a higher rate than any other type of diffuser.

Tip: We generally recommend using a timer with any nebulizing diffuser and setting the timer so that the diffuser is only running for about 15 minutes each hour. This not only helps to conserve oils but also allows the olfactory system time to process the oils and recover before receiving more.

For those who want to be able to quickly saturate the air in a room with the whole oil, this system just can’t be beat!

Nebulizing Diffusers Abundant Health Carries:
The Advanced Essential Oil Diffuser is the most powerful diffuser we carry. It features built-in settings that allow you to control both the airflow and the amount of time the diffuser is left on and off. This enables you to have control of how much oil is being diffused at a time.

The Aroma-Infinity diffuser can be run on a rechargeable battery for up to 12 hours. It also features settings that allow you to control the amount of time the diffuser is left on and off. It has a quiet diffusion and is easy to clean.

Ultrasonic or Humidifying Diffusers

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Like nebulizing diffusers, ultrasonic diffusers create a fine mist, but the method by which this is accomplished is very different. An ultrasonic diffuser utilizes electronic frequencies to cause a small disc under the surface of a liquid (usually water) to vibrate at a very fast rate. These ultrasonic vibrations break the essential oil into tiny microparticles, dispersing the oil in a fine mist. These tiny particles are more easily absorbed by the lungs for a greater therapeutic effect on the body, mind, and spirit.

While the transformation of water or other liquids into vapor normally requires great heat, the transformation of these liquids into vapor is accomplished through an adiabatic process, which means the change in state of the liquids was accomplished without any kind of heat energy being used at all.

Benefits:

  • Humidifies the air. This type of diffusion creates a lovely mist that helps to humidify the air and features the gentle sound of trickling water.
  • Conserves oil. Because only a small amount of essential oil is needed in this type of diffuser, less oil is used compared to other diffusers.

Downsides:

  • Very little oil is diffused. Because this type of diffuser needs a large amount of water compared to oil to create the mist, only a small fraction of the mist is actually essential oil, and it depends solely on the air current already in the room to disperse the mist throughout the room.
  • Typically needs cleaning often. If the oil is placed in the base of the diffuser with the water, there is the potential for the oil to build up on the ultrasonic disc (the silver disc that vibrates to create the mist). If oil builds up on this disc, causing the disc to be unable to vibrate quickly, this may result in a burned-out motor in the diffuser. However, this can be avoided by frequently cleaning the ultrasonic disc by dipping a cotton swab in rubbing alcohol and gently scrubbing the disc.

For those who desire only a small amount of oil to be diffused in a room, this type of diffuser not only works well but can also be very beautiful.

Ultrasonic/Humidfying Diffusers Abundant Health Carries:
Our most popular humidifying diffuser is the Whisper Premium Silent Misting Diffuser because the oil never touches the moving parts, it is easy to clean, and it has timer settings that allow the diffuser to run intermittently for up to 9 hours. This is one of the best nighttime diffusers because it is silent and will run off and on all night long.

The gorgeous Handcrafted Porcelain Ultrasonic Diffusers come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and designs. If you are looking for an elegant diffuser to display, these are the ones to look at. These diffusers also come with 16 light options (including no light) and 3 mist options: high, low, or intermittent.

The USB Diffuser is the smallest ultrasonic diffuser on the market! Just insert a small bottle of oil in the compartment underneath the diffuser, and the ultrasonic disc will mist the oil into the air. This diffuser works anywhere there is a USB connection or adapter.

The Ultra Mini USB Diffuser uses a wick to bring the water and oil up to the ultrasonic disc to be diffused out. The Ultra Mini USB Diffuser makes a great starter diffuser because it is inexpensive and works well. It is also a good choice for use with children because the water won’t leak if the diffuser is tipped over.

The eMotion™ diffuser follows a 5-minute operation cycle (including on and off time) that is triggered when it is powered on, the switch is flipped, or it detects motion. This diffuser is perfect for a bathroom or less-frequented areas that could use a little extra scent when someone passes through.

We just added several ultrasonic diffusers to our product line in a variety of sizes, styles, and price ranges. Make sure to check out the wide selection on AbundantHealth4u.com.

Evaporative Diffusers

There are usually 2 kinds of evaporative diffusers, ones that use a fan and ones that use the existing air current. Both kinds of evaporative diffusers are pretty basic in how they operate.
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With an evaporative fan diffuser, a fan blows air from the room through some sort of pad or filter that has essential oils dropped onto it. The air blowing through the pad causes the oils to evaporate more quickly than normal, and the air with the evaporated oil is blown into the room.

The other type of evaporative diffuser doesn’t require a fan to blow the oil around but instead uses the air current existing in the room to subtly diffuse around a small area. These diffusers are usually personal diffusers such as necklace pendants, bracelets, personal oil inhalers, or pens. Some can even be absorbent beads placed in a mesh bag to diffuse in a small space.

Benefits:

  • Provides aroma for a small area. This method of diffusion works well at getting the scent of the oil into the room or around your personal space.
  • Pretty quiet. Aside from fan noises in the fan diffusers, evaporative diffusers are typically very quiet and may not make any noise at all.

Downsides:

  • Oil components evaporate at different times. Anytime an essential oil evaporates, some of the lighter, or more volatile, components of the oil tend to evaporate much faster than the heavier and less volatile components. This means that instead of getting the whole oil all at once, you are getting a higher percentage of the lighter components at the beginning of the process and a higher percentage of the heavier components toward the end of the process. Because the whole oil is not diffused at once, the therapeutic benefits of the oil may be reduced.

While this fractioning of the oil may diminish any therapeutic properties that the whole oil had possessed, evaporative fan diffusion is still a good and relatively quiet means of getting the aroma of the essential oil throughout the room, and evaporative personal diffusers are great at containing the aroma within your personal space.

Evaporative Diffusers Abundant Health Carries:
The evaporative fan diffusers include the FanFuser™, and the Battery Operated Diffuser.

The Whispi™ Personal Pump Diffusers are a little unique because the pumping action with your finger pushes the air through the scent cell, picks up the aroma of the essential oil, and blows it out for you to smell.

Nasal Inhalers allow you to take the scent of the oil with you easily. Just remove the cap, hold it to your nose, and breathe in.

Abundant Health offers a wide array of aromatherapy jewelry, including necklaces, bracelets, and earrings, as well as other accessories.

Heat Diffusers

Like evaporative diffusers, heat diffusers also cause the essential oils to evaporate quicker than normal but use heat instead of blowing air to accomplish this.

While some heat diffusers use high levels of heat to produce stronger smells, the best heat diffusers will use only very low levels of heat that produce more subtle aromas. This difference is important because high levels of heat can actually alter the chemical constituents of the oils.

Benefits:

  • Provides aroma for a small area. This method of diffusion works well at getting the scent of the oil into the room or car.
  • Silent diffusers. These diffusers are silent since no air is being blown, no water is bubbling, and no fans are blowing.

Downsides:

  • Oil components evaporate at different times. Heat diffusers share the same drawback of any diffuser that relies on evaporation—the potential of fractioning the oil into its components instead of putting the whole oil into the air. See “downsides” under Evaporative Diffusers (above) for more information.
  • High levels of heat alter oils. As mentioned above, high levels of heat can actually alter the chemical constituents of essential oils, so it is best to use essential oils with only low levels of heat.

Heat diffusers are a very economical and totally silent method of putting an oil’s aroma into the air.

Heat Diffusers Abundant Health™ Carries:
Abundant Health™ only offers low-level heat diffusers so they can be used with essential oils. These heat diffusers include the Car Diffuser and the Plug-In Diffuser.

How do I know which diffuser I need?

With the large variety of diffusers on the market, it can sometimes be hard to decide on which one to get for yourself and your family. To help you better understand your diffuser needs, try answering the following questions:

    • How do I anticipate the diffuser to primarily be used? Do I need it for its strong therapeutic benefits, or do I primarily want to diffuse for the aroma?
    • When do I need the diffuser to run? At night while everyone is sleeping or during the day? Some diffusers are quieter than others, so keep this in mind when choosing a diffuser.
    • How large is the area I wish to use my diffuser in? Some diffusers are meant for small spaces, while others may cover the whole house.
    • Does the warranty matter to me? Warranties can be an indicator of the quality of the diffuser, so this may be a feature to look for.
    • Do I mind cleaning the diffuser, or do I need a low-maintenance diffuser? Diffusers vary in how much maintenance is required. On average, humidifying diffusers require the most maintenance, with the Whisper diffuser being an exception.
    • How much am I willing to spend on a diffuser? This can be a huge factor, but you should consider the long-term costs as well. Some diffusers are pretty inexpensive, but if not maintained properly, could break down quickly, requiring multiple purchases over time. Other diffusers may be an investment with a higher upfront cost, but with warranties and low maintenance needs, could prove to be a better deal in the long run.
    • Do I care what the diffuser looks like? Some diffusers are more aesthetically pleasing than others, so if the diffuser will be prominently displayed, this could be a deciding factor.

What are the diffusers Abundant Health sells, and how do they compare?

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June 19, 2018
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“Moonlight Walk” Diffuser Blend

There’s nothing like a good diffuser blend on a warm summer night to send you to your favorite place. This blend is a fantastic combination of floral, fruity, and woody aromas, and you’ll love it! Just add the blend to your favorite diffuser, and take a deep breath of relief.

We’ve just released a bunch of new diffusers for the new season! Check out our new AmberMist™ diffuser. The fun, new style is perfect for any essential oil lover. We love the oil bottle design, and it even comes with removable decal labels to showcase the essential oil you choose to diffuse!

If this diffuser isn’t the one for you, don’t worry—we carry a wide variety of diffusers for you to choose from! You can learn more about the features of our individual diffusers and how they compare in our Diffusion Methods and Comparisons post.

June 14, 2018
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Rainbow Bath Bombs for Kids

Sometimes it can be hard to introduce our kids to essential oils. This simple bath bomb recipe fizzes and pops, exposing a toy inside. Your kids are sure to love this fun new twist on bathtime, and they’ll get to reap the benefits of essential oils at the same time. Give them a nighttime bath with a lavender-scented bath bomb to help them relax and sleep tight, or try a morning bath with lemon and orange to give them energy and lift their spirits.

Rainbow Bath Bombs for Kids

  • Servings: Yield=2–5 bath bombs
  • Difficulty: Moderate
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Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine all the dry ingredients.
  2. Combine all the wet ingredients (except food coloring) in a separate bowl.
  3. Whisk the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients very slowly. The mixture will bubble and fizz and begin to clump together. Set the whisk aside, and begin to work the mixture with your hands. Mix until it has the consistency of slightly wet sand. It should clump together when you squeeze it in your hands. If it’s too dry, use a spray bottle of water to spritz it until it reaches the right consistency.
  4. Divide the mixture into separate bowls, and dye them different colors with the food coloring.
  5. Pack the mixture tightly into the bath bomb molds, alternating colors to give each a unique design.
  6. Squish a small toy into one side of the mold, and firmly press the mold together.
  7. Allow the bath bombs to dry for a couple hours before removing them from the molds. Place the bombs on a towel to finish drying overnight before using them.
  8. Drop one in the bath with your kids, and let it fizz until they find the toy inside!

Make sure to use kid-friendly essential oils, such as lavender, orange, and lemon.

You can easily skip using multiple colors and use a single color for each bath bomb.

June 12, 2018
by Abundant Health™
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In Memory of Our Inspirational Leader: D. Gary Young

On May 12, 2018, D. Gary Young passed away due to complications caused by a series of strokes. Gary Young was truly an inspirational man as he sought to provide healing and happiness to others throughout his life. His wealth of knowledge and dedication to homeopathic healing led to the founding of Young Living in 1993. Gary was known for his love of knowledge, but also for his constant desire to share that knowledge with those around him.

“Led on a journey of discovery by a lifetime of turning trials into triumphs, Gary became the World Leader in Essential Oils, touching the lives of millions of people around the globe. His was an epic, true-life adventure of perseverance, against all odds, achieving the impossible, and seeing his vision of taking essential oils into every home in the world. Today, millions of people carry his message of achieving emotional, spiritual, and physical well-being to those who are looking for a better way.”

Gary Young stopped at no length to improve and expand the essential oil industry. Much of his life was spent traveling around the world to find new plants and herbs to improve the lives of millions. On one such trip, Gary was shocked at the conditions of a small school that 40 young children studied in. This moment sparked Gary’s desire to not only help people with their health, but to also improve the lives of all he could. After that experience, Gary pushed to open the Young Living Academy, which has now provided a good education to many underprivileged children. The Young Living Foundation was established in 2009 and continues to improve the lives of children throughout the world, helping them to provide for their families and progress to a brighter future. You can contribute to this cause by making a donation at https://younglivingfoundation.org/.

Throughout his life of hard work, Gary took the industry of essential oils and natural medicine to a new high. We will forever be grateful to the strides he made to improve our lives, as well as the natural health industry. Today, Mary Young—Gary’s wife—will continue his legacy and vision to change the world. We will greatly miss this inspirational leader!

Source: https://www.dgaryyoung.com/

June 8, 2018
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Essential Oil Spotlight: Fennel

Fennel essential oil is steam-distilled from the crushed leaves of the Foeniculum vulgare plant in the parsley family. Some natural properties of fennel are antiparasitic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antitoxic, diuretic, and expectorant. Its scent is a sweet, spicy aroma similar to licorice.

Historically, the ancient Egyptians and Romans bestowed great warriors with fennel garlands to praise them for victory. Fennel was believed to enhance strength, courage, and longevity. For thousands of years it has been used to treat snakebites; stave hunger; help female reproduction, earaches, eye problems, kidney issues, and lung infection; and expel parasites.

Fennel essential oil affects the digestive and hormonal systems. Fennel is commonly used for alcoholism, blood clots, bruises, colic, gas, gout, obesity, parasites, PMS, vomiting, and wrinkles. The French also use it for lactation and menopause problems as well as urinary stones. Diffusing it may increase courage, encourage purification, and stimulate sympathetic nervous system activity.

Safety Data: Repeated use can possibly result in contact sensitization. Use with caution if susceptible to epilepsy. Use with caution during pregnancy.

Ways to Use Fennel Essential Oil:

  1. Fennel essential oil is perfect for adding that sweet, spicy flavor to your next meal. Here are a few we’ve come up with to get you started!
  2. Fennel essential oil can help with digestion and alleviate bloating. Combine 5 drops fennel with 1 tsp. (5 ml) fractionated coconut oil in a small roll-on bottle, and apply on stomach once or twice a day as needed.
  3. Diarrhea is never a good thing, but fennel essential oil can help get rid of it! Just blend 3 drops peppermint and 2 drops fennel with 1 tsp. (5 ml) fractionated coconut oil in a small roll-on bottle, and apply over your stomach as needed.
  4. Fennel helps to regulate hormones and balance the reproductive system and can be very valuable in a diffuser blend to help any hormonal problems you may have! Just add 3 drops fennel, 2 drops cypress, and 2 drops clary sage to your diffuser, and breathe in deep!

See the Reference Guide for Essential Oils to learn more about fennel oil and many other pure essential oils.

Sources:

Reference Guide for Essential Oils, 2018 Edition, p. 78.

Aromatherapy Blends & Remedies by Franzesca Watson

June 5, 2018
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Orange Basil Sorbet

Summer wouldn’t be summer without some tasty fruity sorbet. But we just can’t handle the amount of sugar found in most frozen treats! Well, good news for you—this sorbet contains agave as an alternative to refined sugar and incorporates essential oils to make it even better for you. And let’s just talk about how amazing it tastes! This sweet treat didn’t last very long for us; people of all ages ate it up. This is truly a treat you can feel good about eating without sacrificing flavor. Give it a go, and you’ll be coming back for more in no time!

Orange Basil Sorbet

  • Servings: 6–8
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients:

  • 6 oranges
  • 1 cup (250 ml) agave nectar
  • 1 cup (250 ml) water
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) lemon juice
  • 1 drop lemon essential oil
  • 1 drop orange essential oil
  • 1 toothpick basil essential oil

Instructions:

  1. Cut the oranges in half, scoop all of the fruit into a bowl, and set aside. Try to keep the shells in tact so that you can use them as serving bowls later.
  2. In a medium saucepan, bring the agave nectar and water to a boil over low heat.
  3. While you are waiting for the mixture to boil, place the fruit into a blender, and puree completely.
  4. Once the agave and water are boiling, stir in the lemon juice and orange puree.
  5. Pour the mixture into a bowl, and freeze for 4 hours.
  6. Remove from the freezer, and scoop the mixture into the blender. Blend until the mixture is smooth.
  7. Add the essential oils, and blend once more.
  8. Place the mixture in a bowl again, and return it to the freezer for at least an hour or until you are ready to serve.
  9. Scoop the sorbet into the empty orange shells, and serve!

You can freeze the sorbet for longer than the initial 4 hours. We froze ours overnight, blended it in the morning, froze it again most of the day, then served it later that afternoon. The time listed in the instructions is the recommended time allotment, but it can be modified to fit your schedule.

You can leave this sorbet in the freezer for up to 1 week.

May 31, 2018
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“Citrus Sunshine” Diffuser Blend

We can all use an extra citrus boost in our lives! This diffuser blend will wake you up, energize your body, and invigorate your senses. There’s nothing so great as the sweet smell of citrus to help clear your mind and fill your soul with a little bit of sunshine! Try this diffuser blend out; you won’t regret it.

We carry a wide variety of diffusers, so you’re bound to find one that suits you perfectly. We’ve also written this great post about diffusion methods and how to choose the right diffuser. Let us know if you have any questions!

May 29, 2018
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Cinnamon Granola Breakfast Cups

These granola cups are so cute—and an absolutely delicious and healthy breakfast option! They can be filled with a variety of ingredients if you want to get creative. They make a tasty dessert if you fill them with pudding, whipped cream and fruit, or chocolate mousse. Or they make a simple, healthy breakfast when filled with yogurt and fruit. They can easily be frozen and thawed if you want to make them ahead of time. The options are endless with this creative and healthy recipe!

Cinnamon Granola Breakfast Cups

  • Servings: 12
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups (250 g) rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup (115 g) mashed banana
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) honey
  • 1 tsp. (5 ml) vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. (3 g) salt
  • Cinnamon essential oil
  • Yogurt, fruit, or other desired fillings

Instructions:

  1. In a small bowl, combine banana, honey, vanilla, and salt.
  2. Dip a toothpick in your cinnamon essential oil, and run the toothpick through the liquid batter. Stir to combine. You may want to taste the mixture and add more cinnamon oil until it reaches the desired taste.
  3. Add rolled oats to the batter, and stir to combine thoroughly.
  4. Spoon the mixture into the muffin tins, and press firmly against the edges to form a cup shape.
  5. Refrigerate for an hour. Remove from the fridge, and press firmly into the muffin tin again.
  6. Bake the granola cups at 350°F (175°C) for 12 minutes.
  7. Allow the cups to cool for 20 minutes before removing from the tins.
  8. Carefully remove the cups, and allow them to cool before filling with yogurt, fruit, or other desired fillings.

Notes:

Both old-fashioned oats and quick oats work well for this recipe, but do not use instant oats.

You can substitute applesauce for the mashed banana and agave for the honey if desired.

Turn these into bite-sized snacks for a party by making them in a mini muffin tin!

May 24, 2018
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Foaming Face Wash

We all know the struggle of finding a good face wash that will clean our pores without infiltrating our body with harsh chemicals. This face wash is all natural as well as effective. Witch hazel serves as a natural astringent that tightens the skin and closes the pores, and the essential oils strengthen and cleanse the skin. You’ll love the smell and feel of your face after using this face wash!

Foaming Face Wash

  • Servings: Yield=2 oz. (50 ml)
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Add the castile soap, witch hazel, and essential oils to the foamer bottle, secure the lid, and shake gently to combine.
  2. Remove the lid, and fill the remainder of the bottle with water. Secure the lid again, and shake gently to combine again.
  3. Dispense 1–2 pumps of foam into your hand or a washcloth, and wash your face as normal.

 

May 17, 2018
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Essential Oil Spotlight: Peppermint

Peppermint essential oil is steam-distilled from the leaves, stems, and flower buds of the Mentha piperita plant. Peppermint is distinctly known for its minty, sharp, and intense aroma.

For centuries, peppermint has been used for a variety of purposes. It is known to soothe digestion and freshen breath, as well as treat headaches and heartburn. The French have been known to use peppermint to alleviate asthma, diarrhea, indigestion, migraines, itchy skin, and throat infection. It may also be used to help anger, arthritis, colic, depression, morning sickness, and toothaches.

Today, common uses of peppermint essential oil include allergies, asthma, bad breath, brain injury, carpal tunnel syndrome, cold sores, diarrhea, fainting, gas/flatulence, headache, heatstroke, hives, indigestion, itching, memory, morning sickness, muscle fatigue, nausea, radiation, sciatica, shock, and vomiting.

The antibacterial, analgesic, and anti-inflammatory properties of peppermint make it a versatile in uses that aid the digestive and respiratory systems as well as muscles, bones, and skin.

The aroma is both purifying and stimulating to the mind. It can reduce fevers and increase mental acuity.

Ways to Use Peppermint Essential Oil:

  1. Peppermint essential oil is great for adding a nice mint flavor to anything you’re making in the kitchen. It’s a healthy, simple way to get that fresh, minty taste we all love. Here are a few recipes that we have loved with peppermint essential oil!
  2. Seasonal allergies affect the best of us. No worries, though—peppermint oil is great for providing relief. Just mix 2 drops of each lemon, lavender, and peppermint essential oils with 1 tsp. (5 ml) fractionated coconut oil. Apply the mixture to the temples, under the nose, and to the bottoms of your feet morning and evening.
  3. Peppermint oil is always a staple when it comes to diffuser blends. The minty fresh aroma is irresistible. Here are a few diffuser blends with peppermint that you can try out.
    Breathe Easy
    3 drops eucalyptus
    3 drops peppermint
    Summertime
    2 drops grapefruit
    2 drops lavender
    1 drop lemon
    1 drop peppermint
    Be Energized
    2 drops rosemary
    2 drops peppermint
    2 drops lemon
    Refreshing
    1 drop lavender
    1 drop rosemary
    1 drop tea tree
    1 drop peppermint
  4. Peppermint essential oil is great for heartburn and indigestion. Try combining 1 drop peppermint essential oil with 1 tsp. (5 ml) honey in 1 cup (250 ml) warm water. Allow the honey-oil mixture to dissolve completely, and then drink slowly.
  5. For sciatica, combine 5 drops peppermint oil with 1 tsp. (5 ml) fractionated coconut oil in a 5 ml roll-on bottle. Apply to your lower back every 3 hours as needed.

See the Reference Guide for Essential Oils to learn more about peppermint essential oil and many other pure essential oils.

Source:
Reference Guide for Essential Oils, 2018 Edition, pp. 113–14.

May 17, 2018
by Abundant Health™
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Blueberry Muffin Energy Bites

With summer coming up quickly, we could all use an energy boost to keep us going through our activities. These blueberry energy bites are full of nutrients that will give your body the extra boost it needs. Plus they taste like cookie dough, so your kids will love them too! You can’t go wrong having this healthy snack on hand.

Blueberry Muffin Energy Bites

  • Servings: 12
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (100 g) rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup (75 g) dried blueberries
  • 1/4 cup (60 g) almond butter
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) honey
  • 1/2 tsp. (2.5 ml) vanilla
  • 1–2 drops lemon essential oil
  • 1 toothpick cinnamon essential oil

Instructions:

  1. Combine honey, vanilla, and almond butter in a small bowl.
  2. Add essential oils, and stir to combine.
  3. Add rolled oats and dried blueberries, and stir.
  4. Cover and refrigerate dough for 30 minutes.
  5. Using a tablespoon or cookie scoop, divide the mixture into 12 balls, rolling them in your hands to make them smooth.
  6. Enjoy immediately, or refrigerate if desired. These can be refrigerated for up to 1 week or frozen to last longer.

Note: You can also substitute the blueberries with any other dried fruit or nuts.

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