RECIPE: SO SIMPLE SANITIZER

Five years ago I posted this Hand Sanitizer recipe on an old blog and it is still a huge hit. Thought I would share here for those who haven’t seen it!

This recipe is, well, so simple! I’m about to head out of the house and want my family to do all they can to stay healthy. This So Simple Sanitizer is a great thing to keep on hand this time of the year. 

To make: Add 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel and 20 drops of OnGuard essential oil blend from doTERRA into a small spray bottle. Next fill the rest with water. Replace cap and shake, shake, shake! That’s it! Seriously. 

To use: Shake well and then apply 3-5 sprays on dry hands. Rub well.

Want to see more DIY recipes? Check out these Facial Cleansing Rounds made with Lavender & Tea Tree!

Recipe: Lemon Hibiscus Kooler (Kool-Aid alternative!)

The sun is shining! Kids and moms alike are looking for an icy drink to quench their thirst. This recipe is a mom must-have! And so easy too! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 4 Hibiscus Tea bags (we like Bigelow Cranberry Hibiscus)
  • 5 drops DoTERRA Lemon Essential Oil
  • 40 drops liquid Stevia
  • Water
  • Ice

Begin by steeping tea bags in 2 cups hot water. I just boil water in a mason jar in my microwave for 2 minutes. Let tea steep for about 2 minutes.

Meanwhile add Lemon Essential Oil & Stevia to a pitcher half full of ice water. The Lemon EO gives another depth of flavor to the kooler and adds a healthy boost too!

After 2 minutes, remove tea bags from tea concentrate. I give them a quick dunk into my ice water so I can squeeze all the goodness out of them without getting burned!

Finally, pour concentrate into pitcher and you’re done! I told you it was easy! 😉

Serve to your sweaty eight-year-old and watch him SMILE! Tastes so delicious that he doesn’t even mind that this sweet drink is sugar-free, dye-free AND healthy! Mom win!

*This recipe is adapted from here.

Recipe: Banana Blueberry Almond Flour Muffins

Makes 12 muffins

Bake time: 18-20 minutes

Ingredients:

• 2 cups almond flour

• 4 eggs

• 1 banana, mashed

• 2 packets stevia

• 1/2 tsp baking soda

• 1 tsp apple cider vinegar

• 2 drops DoTERRA Wild Orange Essential Oil (you can purchase here)

• 1 1/2 cups blueberries

• Coconut oil, for greasing pan

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. In a medium bowl mix together all ingredients except blueberries.

3. After stirring well until combined, fold in the blueberries.

4. Grease muffin pan with coconut oil.

5. Scoop muffin batter into pan, filling each slot about 1/2 full.

6. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until slightly browned.

Adapted from this recipe at simplytaralynn.com.

Recipe: simple banana bread (allergy friendly!)

Our family loves banana bread! And in the off moment that we have extra, ripe bananas lying around, I make this recipe:

– 3 bananas (brown, mashed)
– 1/3 cup melted coconut oil
– 1/2 cup sugar or your favorite sugar substitute
– 1 chia egg (1 tablespoon chia seeds mixed with 1 tablespoon water)
– 1 teaspoon vanilla
– 1 teaspoon baking soda
– pinch of salt
– 1 1/2 cups sprouted wheat flour
-optional: chocolate chips or chopped nuts
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Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Pour batter into greased bread/loaf pan. Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour. Top with a bit of coconut oil or butter!

This recipe only takes about 10 minutes to mix together and is so yummy. I often double the recipe because one loaf doesn’t last very long…

I’ve also made this recipe in my bread maker on the “quick/sweet bread” setting and it turns out great as well.

Eat something yummy today!
Jenny