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Peppermint Infused Chocolates!

Isn’t it exciting when you discover something super HEALTHY that actually tastes AWESOME??  That’s what these are and they can be altered to your liking!

No processed sugar and super easy to make!  This is my go to healthy dessert after dinner when I need to satisfy the mean sweet tooth I inherited from my mom ❤️

Ingredients:

1/2 cup Organic Unrefined Cold-pressed Virgin Coconut Oil

1/8 cup Honey 🍯

1/4 cup Organic Cacao Powder

5 drops YL Peppermint Essential Oil (for flavor and digestive support!) – only use high quality essential oil here (especially important since you are ingesting them and Young Living is the only brand with essential oils FDA approved for consumption). If you don’t have any yet, visit http://www.myyl.com/reposa and scroll down to click Enroll Today!  Grab a starter kit (which includes Peppermint EO) and lots of other fun oils to try!

Optional Ingredients for additional health benefits!:

1 Tbsp Collagen powder (great for supporting the connective tissue in our body, as well as our skin and bones!)

1 Tbsp Organic Protein powder (plain, vanilla or chocolate flavor) YL makes some awesome power packed protein but I just used Grass Fed Whey Protein this time!

1 Tbsp Organic Raw Agave (or just more honey but I’m a big raw agave fan)
Mix everything in a bowl and taste for sweetness before adding extra honey or agave to the mixture. If you love peppermint, feel free to add a few more drops of Peppermint EO but taste as you go!

Scoop mixture into a zip lock bag and cut off one corner so you squeeze out little drops or swirls of candy to around the size of a Hershey’s kiss onto a tray or pan.

Refrigerate or freeze until hardened (only takes a few minutes) and enjoy!  (Coconut oil will melt at room temperature so keep these candies in a container in the fridge once hardened.)

Let me know if you try these out!

Toxin-Free Living

Organic Plants = Happy Bodies

I know you’re probably thinking organic is just too expensive but with some fruit and vegetables, not buying organic could cost you some major health bills down the line after years of exposure to pesticides and herbicides. Some fruit like bananas have less toxicity but others with thin skin that are more difficult to grow, like strawberries, are highly contaminated and should always be purchased organic.

Organic farms rock! They spend extra money to hand weed, protect their crops from neighboring herbicide spraying farms and do all the paperwork to get that organic USDA certification. We should totally be supporting them by buying their food! And we are doing a great job because there is more and more organic produce in the grocery stores every other time I go in there so stores are realizing the demand for healthy, non chemically enhanced food! 👍🏻👍🏻

This all goes to same for our essential oils. Grocery store essential oils are likely pressed from nonorganic plants laced with chemicals…but in this case its even MORE important to buy organic because its not just one lemon in a bottle of Lemon EO, is 75! That’s 75 loads of herbicide or other chemical solvents!! YUCK! Why replace your household chemicals with chemical laced oils??. That defeats the purpose.

That’s where Young Living comes in. Totally organic, all hand weeded, never sprayed plants. All distilled or cold pressed at the exact moment that medicinal benefits are at a maximum. You can even visit their farms to see for yourself!  I buy all my essential oils from Young Living and you can too by visiting http://www.myyl.com/reposa and scrolling down to the bottom to click Enroll Today!  Wholesale memberships are FREE and come with 11 of the most popular essential oils and allow you to choose your diffuser, all at half the price it would cost to buy them individually!  All Young Living oils are from organic plants and are of the absolute highest quality possible. I use them in place of all my household cleaners and toiletries.  I even use them in cooking!  Win, win!
Anyways, that’s why I eat organic food 🌱 and use Young Living essential oils ❤️❤️❤️ but the choice is yours 😊

Toxin-Free Living

Toxin-Free Life

Well, there’s really no such thing as a completely toxin-free life…there will always be things we can’t avoid like car exhaust or public restrooms sprayed with Lysol.  But we can live as close to toxin-free as possible, at least in our own homes!

The National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health studied 2,983 ingredients in our products at home and found 884 toxic ingredients. 314 of them caused biological mutations. 218 caused reproductive problems. 778 were toxic to the human body. 146 they knew caused cancer tumors — but were allowed in the United States, even though they were banned in other countries around the world. Many of these chemicals are allowed in common cleaning supplies in the United States — things under your cabinets right now.
You may think its inevitable; that you have to clean your house and wash your hands and moisturize, so you have to absorb and breath in chemicals, but you don’t. I’m going to show you your other options.

Visit the cabinets in your home and look up one of your store bought cleaning products on the EWG and check it’s score (A=safe to F= Really really really bad for you)  http://www.ewg.org/guides/cleaners

Anything below a B should not be in your home because it could be hurting you and your family.  There are better alternatives to every evil C-F rated product!  Vinegar, baking soda, Castile soap, coconut oil and essentials oils (high quality only) are all amazing chemical replacements!  I use vinegar, water and Lemon essential oil to clean my floors.  Baking soda, arrowroot powder, coconut oil, Lavender essential oil and Tea Tree essential oil as deodorant.  Coconut oil as makeup remover.  Castile soap with Lavender and Frankincense essential oils as body wash.  Peppermint essential oil, Raw sugar and almond oil as exfoliating shower scrub before shaving.  Castile soap, water and Thieves essential oil in my foaming hand soap dispenser…  And the list goes on!  DIYing with essential oils is super easy and inexpensive!  AND I KNOW there are no toxic manufactured chemicals in my home!!  You can do it too!  I know you can!  I’ve showed lots of people how and I can show you too!

One of the  most popular alternatives is Young Living’s Thieves cleaner because it is 100% plant based.  How cool is that!?  That’s an A+ rating!  No SLS or fragrance that has been linked to asthma and other respiratory illness, JUST PLANTS!  I use Thieves cleaner to clean my bathrooms, kitchen counters, oven, furniture, laundry stains, floors, etc and I can rest easy when my kids decide to spray everything in their little attempts to “help” me clean house because Thieves cleaner actually BOOSTS your immune system instead of hurting it!

It just doesn’t get any better than that.

Add Thieves cleaner to your order when you sign up for your Wholesale premium starter kit at http://www.myyl.com/reposa (scroll to the bottom and hit Enroll Today).  My family and I thank you for supporting small business 🙂

Recipes, Toxin-Free Living

DIY Toothpaste For Healthy Teeth!

Let’s talk about Toothpaste!

All you really need is some baking soda and coconut oil to clean your teeth so why do companies add all these extra chemicals?

SLS, Fluoride, Aspartame, etc have all been linked to health issues when consumed in high doses so why would I even want a low dose of that in my body??  Fluoride accumulates in the body over time and you might be thinking “well I never swallow it” BUT no matter how little you think you swallow, everything in your toothpaste is still being absorbed through your gums…
I have been making my own toothpaste with coconut oil, baking soda, bentonite clay, xylitol and either Peppermint, Orange or Spearmint Essential Oils and my teeth have never been cleaner. There’s no need to brush your teeth with garbage, make some super inexpensive toothpaste and mouthwash right in your own home!  You can even customize it by adding trace minerals or magnesium spray for added benefits that you aren’t likely to find in something store bought!

I hate measuring so I tend to make my toothpaste different everytime…but here is roughly what I use:

1/4 Coconut Oil

2 Tbsp baking soda

1 Tbsp betonite clay

2 Tbsp xylitol (more if you like it sweeter)

30 Drops trace mineral drops (I bought mine on Amazon)

20 Drops peppermint, spearmint or orange essential oils (only use high quality ones, especially since you are partially ingesting these) Get your essential oils HERE. (Scroll down and click Enroll Now and become a member by getting a starter kit with 11 of the most used essential oils, including Peppermint!).

Mix it all together and scoop it into a silicone squeeze tube or a glass jar!  Use twice a day to brush as normal.

NOTE: You can add more or less essential oils to taste.  I like to let my kids taste it to check that they like it before spooning it all into the squeeze tubes.  If you’re kids are under the age of 5, I recommend using only a few drops of peppermint EO, or just skipping it altogether and using Orange EO instead.  Some young children are sensitive to peppermint essential oils.

FOR FUN:  Try different flavors!  Young Living has a whole line of vitality essential oils that are FDA approved for internal use!  That means, you can eat them!  Try out Thieves Vitality EO for an extra immunity boost while brushing your teeth!!

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DIY Toothpaste!