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This week's Friday Favorites is courtesy of Amy Elias:
Before I got into Young Living I had to thoroughly research various companies before making a decision. It was important to me that we found the best quality essential oils and suppliments because we wanted to start using them to help our 12 year old son who was diagnosed with epilepsy about a year prior to that. They have worked miraculously on him and we are so grateful that we chose YL! The more I use essential oils the more amazed I am at how powerful and versatile they are, and how God shows Himself to be so incredible, creating plants with such purpose! I'm a 'helper' by nature and helping you along your oily journey is my passion.
It was so hard to decide but I use these almost everyday in my house.
GERANIUM - My daughter and I both use this as a roll on diluted with coconut oil. Great for women's health.
PROGESSENCE PLUS - Great for my hormones and skin. And smells so nice...like perfume. Some of the ingredients for this awesome blend are Sacred frankincense, Cedarwood, Bergamot, Peppermint leaf oil, USP-grade progesterone (from wild yam extract), and Clove.
PEACE & CALMING - We use it in our diffusers at bedtime almost every night.
TEA TREE - For cleaning I mix with baking soda and vinegar to make a paste bathroom cleaner ...smells divine. Also use it for scalp support... a few drops after washing our hair.
LIME - Goes into my diffuser for an uplifting smell and I love a drop in my LaCroix!
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This week's Friday Favorites are chosen by Lindsey Marquart:
Hi, I'm Lindsey! Scott and I just celebrated 14 years of marriage and have three wonderful and crazy kids! We live on a 60 acre avocado and guava ranch in Fallbrook. I love Jesus, my family, friends, the beach, watching my kid's games, oils and hgtv!
My top five are...
1. and 2. Endoflex and Progessence Plus because hormones. 😏😂 They support the endocrine system! I have Lady Sclareol on this month's ER order because I was told these three together do wonders!
3. Bergamot ...LOVE the smell and makes me happy. Especially when diffused with...
4. Northern Lights Black Spruce... together when diffused they smell most like my favorite candle I USED to have. 😃
5. Tangerine... My kids and I love it in our ice water! Also, it's heavenly when diffused with lavender!! To me, it smells like candy 😋
This list continues to change and grow because with each month's ER order, I fall in love all over again with new-to-me oils!
1 quart Whole Milk
1 cup Vegetable Oil
1 cup Sugar
2 packages Active Dry Yeast, 0.25 Ounce Packets
8 cups (Plus 1 Cup Extra, Reserved) All-purpose Flour
1 teaspoon (heaping) Baking Powder
1 teaspoon (scant) Baking Soda
1 Tablespoon (heaping) Salt
Plenty Of Melted Butter
2 cups Sugar
Generous Sprinkling Of Cinnamon
1 bag Powdered Sugar
6 drops Orange essential oil
1/2 cup Milk
1/4 cup Melted Butter
1/4 cup Brewed Coffee
1/8 teaspoon Salt
For the dough, heat the milk, vegetable oil, and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat to just below a boil. Set aside and cool to warm. Sprinkle the yeast on top and let it sit on the milk for 1 minute.
Add 8 cups of the flour. Stir until just combined, then cover with a clean kitchen towel, and set aside in a relatively warm place for 1 hour. After 1 hour, remove the towel and add the baking powder, baking soda, salt, and the remaining 1 cup flour. Stir thoroughly to combine. Use the dough right away, or place in a mixing bowl and refrigerate for up to 3 days, punching down the dough if it rises to the top of the bowl. (Note: dough is easier to work with if it’s been chilled for at least an hour or so beforehand.)
Preheat the oven to 375°F.
To assemble the rolls, remove half the dough from the pan/bowl. On a floured baking surface, roll the dough into a large rectangle, about 30 x 10 inches. The dough should be rolled very thin.
To make the filling, pour 3/4 cup to 1 cup of the melted butter over the surface of the dough. Use your fingers to spread the butter evenly. Generously sprinkle half of the ground cinnamon and 1 cup of the sugar over the butter. Don’t be afraid to drizzle on more butter or more sugar! Gooey is the goal.
Now, beginning at the end farthest from you, roll the rectangle tightly towards you. Use both hands and work slowly, being careful to keep the roll tight. Don’t worry if the filling oozes as you work; that just means the rolls are going to be divine. When you reach the end, pinch the seam together and flip the roll so that the seam is face down. When you’re finished, you’ll wind up with one long buttery, cinnamony, sugary, gooey log.
Slip a cutting board underneath the roll and with a sharp knife, make 1/2-inch slices. One “log “will produce 20 to 25 rolls. Pour a couple of teaspoons of melted butter into disposable foil cake pans and swirl to coat. Place the sliced rolls in the pans, being careful not to overcrowd. (Each pan will hold 7 to 9 rolls.)
Repeat the rolling/sugar/butter process with the other half of the dough and more pans. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Cover all the pans with a kitchen towel and set aside to rise on the countertop for at least 20 minutes before baking. Remove the towel and bake for 15 to 18 minutes, until golden brown. Don’t allow the rolls to become overly brown.
While the rolls are baking, make the maple icing: In a large bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, milk, butter, coffee, and salt. Splash in the maple flavoring. Whisk until very smooth. Taste and add in more maple, sugar, butter, or other ingredients as needed until the icing reaches the desired consistency. The icing should be somewhat thick but still very pourable.
Remove pans from the oven. Immediately drizzle icing over the top. Be sure to get it all around the edges and over the top. As they sit, the rolls will absorb some of the icing’s moisture and flavor. They only get better with time…
Some of our favorite oils to use in the winter are Peppermint, Frankincense, & Thieves. When our respiratory systems need some extra support, we open up a bottle of peppermint and just breathe it in. Sometimes I'll dab a small drop around my nostrils and it acts like my own personal diffuser! Frankincense is a powerhouse oil. Our spines are the weakest part of our immune systems, so when we're feeling like we need to extra support, we put a few drops of frank there. Or make a 10ml roller of 20 drops of frankincense, 20 drops of lemon, fill the rest with fractionated coconut oil, and roll onto the spine. Thieves is an oil you never want to be without. It smells so good in the diffuser, 3 or 4 drops with an oil like orange, pine, or bergamot not only makes your home smell nice, it also supports your immune system! Thieves is a blend of clove, lemon, cinnamon bark, eucalyptus radiata, & rosemary essential oils.