Lemon essential oil is a great starting oil if you are new to essential oils and want to buy one oil that has multiple uses in your life. It can be used to help clear toxins in a variety of ways, which is why it is referred to as the “cleansing” oil. Keep this guide available to make sure you make the most of this powerful oil.
Lemon essential oil is created by cold-pressing the outer part of the fresh lemon peel. This preserves its delicate nature and potent properties.
- Supports healthy functioning of the digestive, immune and respiratory systems
- Cleanses the air and uplifts mood
- Non-toxic cleaner
- Anti-anemic & antiseptic
- Add a drop to room temperate or hot water and drink first thing in the morning after you wake up. This will naturally cleanse your body and aid in digestion
- Add a drop to warm water to support acidic conditions, like arthritis and rheumatism, and liver congestion
- Bring with you to parties to create a healthy tonic of mineral water (club soda), lemon essential oil & your alcohol of choice.
- Skin – Lemon oil can help exfoliate your skin. When incorporated into your skincare routine, Lemon oil can help give your complexion a refreshed, healthy looking glow. I use this in my face wash recipe.
- Air purify – Pour 5 drops in your diffuser and diffuse for a few hours to purify the air and create an uplifting environment
- All-purpose cleaner – Add 3 drops of lemon oil and tea tree oil to a spray bottle with warm water and spray counter-tops to disinfect, naturally
- Removing Grease – Mix lemon essential oil into your skin and scrub with water to remove any grease residue.
- Flavor – use as a flavoring agent in baking, soaps, detergents, cosmetics, toilet waters and perfumes.
- Wash Produce – To clean fruit and vegetables, add 2 drops of lemon oil to a large bowl of water, then wash.
- Mirror and Window Cleaner – Mix 16 drops of lemon oil, 3 cups of white vinegar, and 1 cup water in a spray bottle. Shake well and user to clean mirrors and windows with a clean cloth.
Want more? Start by getting your hands on these oils here!
Cauliflower is a pretty amazing vegetable. It is so versatile and can show up in many recipes in completely different ways. For awhile I was all about the cauliflower rice. I love that stuff under curry, stir fry, roasts, anything. But when babe suggested pizza night, I couldn’t help but think about the cauliflower in the fridge.
It was really easy to morph this vegetable into my pizza base with a little help from other plant derived ingredients. Cauliflower crust serves as a great gluten-free alternative to pizza night.
- 1 whole cauliflower, washed and grated
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1/2 cup of chickpea flour (or any gluten free flour you prefer)
- 1 tbsp ground flax seed
- 3 tbsp of water
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- Preheat oven to 200 °C and line a pizza tray with baking paper
- In a pan, cook the grated cauliflower in coconut oil for 5 minutes, or until it is soft but not yet browned.
- Put the cauliflower in a bowl and place in the freezer for 10 minutes.
- Right before you take it out, whisk the flax seed and water in a separate bowl to make 1 flax egg.
- Pour the flax egg, chickpea flour, oregano, garlic powder and salt into the cauliflower bowl. Stir as best as you can, and then use your hands to make it into a dough.
- Place the dough onto the pizza tray and form it to be flat.
- Bake the dough for 20 minutes. Take it out and use the baking paper to lift up the pizza and flip it back onto the tray (I hope your pizza tray is nonstick! )
- Bake for another 10 minutes.
- Take it out and start adding your pizza toppings! Bake the pizza for another 10 minutes to cook the toppings
- Enjoy your pizza night!
One thing I will never understand is why I see shops selling ONE (1, uno, singular) chocolate covered strawberry for $4. I made about 20 of them for that price. You can, too.
With cacao’s healing powers of boosting brain levels of serotonin, magnesium dosages, and anti-inflammatory agents paired with coconut oil’s essential fatty acids, not to mention peppermint essential oil’s ability to promote energy and relieve stomach pains, you can become your own doctor and create magic in the kitchen .
- 1/2 cup of coconut oil
- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup of raw cacao powder
- 2/3 cup of brown rice malt syrup
- fresh, washed strawberries
- 1 drop of peppermint essential oil (optional) *
- 1/2 cup of unsweetened coconut shreds for decoration (optional)
- In a saucepan, heat up the coconut oil.
- Once the oil is in its precious liquid form, mix in the vanilla, cacao, and brown rice syrup.
- Taste the mixture. Too sweet? Add more cacao. Too bitter, add more brown rice syrup. Do this and that until your desired taste.
- Add your single drop of peppermint essential oil for a minty flavor.
- Let the mixture cool a bit before you start covering the strawberries. Do one layer on all of then first, then add more until you’re happy with the thickness.
- Drizzle coconut flakes on your final layer and store in the fridge until you’re ready to WOW your guests. So easy!
*Note: not all essential oils can be consumed internally. Make sure you use a brand with high quality oils that are safe for you to digest. I use doTerra. You can also leave out the peppermint oil if you aren’t sure!
I woke up this morning feeling a bit under the weather. These cold days in Philly are really taking the best of me! I made this quick smoothie to boost my health and get me ready for this long day.
2 cups of Kale, 2 oranges, 1 lemon (juiced), 1 wheatgrass shot, and banana & chia on top.