Natural Support for Your Best Autumn and Winter

The rush of the holiday season is setting in. With all of the meal planning, shopping and holiday preparations, it’s easy to let ourselves get run down. And what about stopping just for a moment to take in the wonder of the season? Your mind, body and wellness will thank you if you just take a few moments each day to take care of yourself. Below, you’ll find tons of awesome tips for natural support this season. You’ll surely see some ideas to help you have a healthier, happier and more grounded holiday season.

DIY’s to Make & Share

There’s nothing better than a thoughtful, homemade gift that you can actually use! Right?!! These three DIYs make perfect gifts for teachers, friends, family and really anyone who could use a little pampering. While you’re at it, be sure to whip some up for yourself!

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Make Your House Smell Amazing…Naturally

I love when I walk into a room filled with the cozy and warm aromas of fall and winter. One of the absolute best things about Young Living’s pure, therapeutic grade essential oils is that we can use them to create wonderful aromas all year ’round. By using Young Living’s essential oils, you’ll be skipping out on the toxic, synthetic chemicals found in most candles, tarts, waxes and sprinkles. Instead, you’ll be breathing in healthy aromas that will lift your spirits and get you in the holiday mood for sure!

Autumn Diffuser Recipes

Natural Support Must-Haves for Ultimate Wellness

As I said before, your bound to push yourself to your limits as you make your way through the season so be sure to support your immune system and body whenever you can. Your body will thank you for using all-natural, chemical-free products so it can spend time doing what it’s supposed to do rather than working to eliminate tons of sugar, chemicals and junk you will find in many products out there.

Here are my top picks for natural support this season:

Thieves Vitality combines Lemon, Clove, Eucalyptus Radiata, Cinnamon Bark, and Rosemary essential oils and can support overall wellness and a healthy immune system* with just a few drops. Add it to your tea, cider or NingXia Red.

SniffleEase™ is a rejuvenating and refreshing blend formulated just for kids.

R.C.™ Essential Oil is a powerful blend of Spruce, Cyprus, and three types of Eucalyptus oils (E. globulus, E. radiata, and E. citriodora). Diffuse or apply it directly before, during, or after your workout.

Raven™ is a cleansing blend of Ravintsara, Peppermint, Eucalyptus Radiata, and other essential oils. Raven creates a cooling sensation when applied topically to the chest and throat

Breathe Again™ Roll-On features four types of Eucalyptus essential oils, including Eucalyptus Blue, which is grown and distilled at the Young Living farm in Ecuador.

DiGize™ Vitality™ blends Tarragon, Ginger, Peppermint, Juniper, Fennel, Lemongrass, Anise, and Patchouli essential oils for a fresh-tasting blend—a perfect follow-up to any meal. Take with water or in a capsule.

Inner Defense™ reinforces systemic defenses, creates unfriendly terrain for yeast/fungus, promotes healthy respiratory function, and contains potent essential oils like oregano, thyme, and Thieves® which are rich in thymol, carvacrol, and eugenol for immune support.

Super C™ not only contains 2,166% of the recommended dietary intake of vitamin C per serving, but it is also fortified with rutin, citrus bioflavonoids, and minerals to balance electrolytes and enhance the effectiveness and absorption of vitamin C.*

NingXia Red benefits include support for energy levels, normal cellular function, and whole-body and normal eye health. A daily shot of 2–4 ounces helps support overall wellness with powerful antioxidants.*

Life 9™ is a proprietary, high-potency probiotic that combines 17 billion live cultures from 9 beneficial bacteria strains that promotes healthy digestion, supports gut health, and helps maintain normal intestinal function for overall support of a healthy immune system.*

Thieves® Cough Drops offer a triple action formula designed to comfort by relieving coughs, soothing sore throats, and cooling nasal passages. Minty, spicy, and sweet without processed sugar, dyes, artificial flavors, or preservatives, these cough drops are made with naturally derived ingredients, including Young Living’s pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils and menthol from peppermint.

Cool Azul™ Pain Relief Cream provides cooling relief from minor muscle and joint aches, arthritis, strains, bruises, and sprains. Our plant-based formula combines the power of Wintergreen essential oil with our exclusive Cool Azul essential oil blend.

 

Natural Skin Care You Need this Fall and Winter

Let’s face it, fall and winter can highlight some of our least favorite aspects of our skin. A lot of times it’s just that we’re not taking the time to truly care for our skin or we’re using products with chemicals that may be making matters worse. Check out my favorite skin care products which offer natural support all year long.

Orange Blossom Facial Wash is a soap-free facial wash cleanses the skin without stripping natural oils. It contains MSM for softening and Lavender essential oil to soothe skin. I love, love this products and I even stretch it by adding a couple of capfuls to a foaming hand soap pump bottle and filling with water. Works like a charm!

Mint Satin Facial Scrub™ is a water-based exfoliant. It contains jojoba oil, mango butter, MSM, aloe, and Peppermint essential oil to minimize the appearance of pores and invigorate dull skin. I love to use this about every three or four days. 

ART® Skin Care System safely and effectively cleanses, tones, and moisturizes your face to bring out your natural and inherent beauty. Infused with skin-loving essential oils, your face will look and feel amazing with a renewed, radiant look.

Frankincense Essential Oil benefits include maintaining radiant skin. You just have to try it to see for yourself.

Geranium Essential Oil helps to maintain the appearance healthy skin and is an awesome addition to any skin care regimen.

 

Creative and Healthy Recipes for Fall and Winter

Did you know that Young Living’s Vitality essential oils are the perfect addition to your fall and winter cooking and baking? And on top of that, they’re also dietary supplements designed to offer you the natural support you’ve been looking for. They’re a win-win in my book!

Here are three delicious recipes; the perfect cozy compliment to your holiday season!

Disclaimer: *The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. The statements, products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Please read the full disclaimer here.


 

How to Cook a Frozen Roast

Forgot To Thaw the Roast…

Have you ever had a beef roast in the freezer that you forgot to thaw, but you really want roast for dinner? Well, I say, cook it frozen! Years ago, that frozen brick of a roast would keep me from getting a lovely dinner on the table, but I learned that a frozen roast makes a delicious dinner…eventually. In fact, this dinner is my ‘easier than a crockpot’ dinner for days when I just want a nice dinner without all the fuss.

Can you cook a frozen roast?

Cooking Your Frozen Roast to Perfection

I love to use this trick on the weekend or even on a work day when I can throw the roast in at 7:45 a.m. and take it out around 4:00 p.m. This slow & low method of cooking your roast results in a tender, juicy treat for dinner. Definitely try this and see what you think.

Directions:

  1. Get out a frozen beef roast such as a rump, arm or chuck.
  2. Remove packaging and soak in cold water to remove strings if necessary. If there are no strings, go to step 3.
  3. Place roast in a roasting pan (a cake pan or glass dish with sides will work).
  4. Dice several cloves of garlic (depending upon your love of garlic).
  5. Rub frozen roast generously with organic virgin olive oil.
  6. Rub garlic all around the roast.
  7. Generously coat in salt and pepper to your preference. We prefer freshly ground pepper and Himalayan Salt.
  8. Add 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup water to the bottom of the pan.
  9. Place roasting lid on the roaster or cover in aluminum foil.
  10. Place on a low rack in the oven at 175˚.
  11. Roast for 6 to 8 hours, depending on the roast size. For a 4 lb. roast, 6.5 to 7 hours is perfect.
  12. Check the temperature of or your roast and remove it according to your preference. My family likes our roast to be medium-well, so we take it out of the oven when it’s about 150˚ to 155˚ and let it rest for 10 minutes or so before slicing.

Serving Suggestion

Whip up homemade mashed potatoes and keep them healthy by adding just olive or avocado oil and salt as you whip them. Add a steamed veggie or salad and you have a healthy dinner with leftovers for tomorrow! If you prefer a pot roast, just add your potatoes, onions and carrots to the roasting pan in the last hour or so of cooking.

Enjoy!

Disclaimer: *The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. The statements, products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Please read the full disclaimer here.