Essential Christmas Treats

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I’ve been learning about and using essential oils more and more this year, but my new favorite way is to incorporate them into FOOD.  (Note that not all oils are created equal, and only Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade can be ingested.)  So we get the wonderful health benefits of essential oils while also satisfying our sweet tooth.  Not a bad holiday plan…

Food + Essential Oils = These are a Few of my Favorite Things….

My momma friends and I recently had a “T’is the Season for Essential Oils Party” (to smell and learn and try) and we brought the following essentially yummy treats:

Peppermint Chocolate Bark with Peppermint essential oil (substituted maple syrup/stevia combo instead of honey)

Spicy Sweet Popcorn with Cinnamon essential oil

Apple slices soaked in OnGuard Protective Blend

Olive oil and vinegar bread dip with Oregano essential oil

Creamy fruit dip with Lime essential oil (I healthified it with Honey Greek Yogurt and Organic sour cream)

And a couple of others that I will keep in my back pocket for the next holiday shindig are:

Cinnamon Roasted nuts with Cinnamon essential oil

Gluten free Gingerbread cookies with Cinnamon, Clove, and Ginger essential oils

Lemonade with Lavender essential oil

Strawberries and cream with Orange essential oil

And Lemon essential oil flavored bars, muffins, and cookies

Finally, I created my own simple, healthy holiday treat:

Cranberry Snowballs with Orange essential oil

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1 8 oz package of organic dried cranberries (There are high pesticide residues on conventional cranberries.)

1 10 oz package roasted & salted macadamia nuts

3-4 drops of CPTG Wild Orange essential oil

and

IMG_17781 cup shredded coconut

Place the first 3 ingredients in the food processor until it is blended into a sticky mass of small crumbles.  (That was not articulate.)

IMG_1779Form into bite-size balls and roll in a bowl of shredded coconut to cover.  Chill and serve.

I’m incapable of following exact recipes, so I recommend tasting and tasting and tasting until you get the flavor that you prefer.  Also beware that essential oils take some time to blend throughout the whole batch, so taste and taste and taste again!

I hope you are able to enjoy some of these yummy treats!  Happy Advent!

And here are 5 creative Christmas gift ideas featuring essential oils.

Please share any of your favorite holiday recipe or gift ideas!

(And if you ever want to know more about or purchase any CPTG essential oils, please let me know.  I am a humble Wellness Advocate for doTerra and love to share what I’m learning with others.  If I can make some income by selling oils or enrolling new Wellness Advocates to help pay for our EO healthy lifestyle, then what a great bonus!)

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