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I teach women how to get flawless skin so they can feel confident and beautiful without spending thousands of dollars on treatments and products that don’t work.

October 2017

Warming Wild Orange Smoothie Want a smoothie that’s as delicious as an orange creamsicle, but still warming enough to enjoy on a cool morning? With heated coconut milk and comforting spices, my Warming Wild Orange Smoothie is your best bet. Wild About Orange No orange juice in this smoothie! Nothing but pure Wild Orange essential oil. This is my favourite oil to add to my smoothies and water throughout the day. Not only does Wild Orange provide the most incredible flavour ever, but it also has awesome health benefits. High in monoterpenes, Wild Orange possesses stimulating and purifying qualities, making it ideal to support healthy immune system function. Want to learn more about the only essential oils I trust and use on my family? Click here. Warming Spices I love including lots of warming spices in my fall and winter recipes. More than just providing a

Easy Butternut Squash Soup Butternut squash has to be one of the tastiest ingredients for a soup. It adds a rich and creamy flavour, while boosting the immune system and reducing inflammation. I absolutely LOVE adding some real deal coconut milk to the recipe, too. It ups the creaminess factor without having to use any dairy. Immune Boosting The winter squash is an awesome source of beta-carotene aka vitamin A. It can help fight both big diseases like cancer and small illnesses like the common cold. Keeping up with the immune boosting nutrients, butternut squash also contains high amounts of vitamin C. Not only does vitamin C help combat nasty germs, it’s also helpful for physical performance. Using bone broth as a base to this soup also ups the anti when it comes to boosting that immune system. Homemade bone broth is rich in

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Spice Muffins Nothing says fall quite like the bright orange hue of pumpkins and the warm aroma of spices. These Gluten-Free Pumpkin Spice Muffins definitely fit the bill. They filled the entire house with the best fall smell. My 13-month-old, Jackson, kept wandering over towards to kitchen wondering when his muffins would be done. He barely let them cool before his chubby little hands shovelled it into his mouth. You can easily make these Gluten-Free Pumpkin Spice Muffins vegan by substituting the eggs for flax "eggs".  Just combine 2 tablespoons of ground flax seed with 6 tablespoons of warm water. Let the mixture sit for about 10 minutes or until it becomes gelatinous. 4 Reasons to Eat More Pumpkin Pumpkins have got to be one of the most loved fall vegetables. They are so versatile and can be used in both savoury and sweet

Dairy Free Tomato Soup There’s nothing like a hot bowl of creamy tomato soup on a cold day. My Creamy Dairy-Free Tomato Soup is a staple in our house. We usually enjoy it weekly! Plus, the combination of ingredients are super immune boosting. All of my soups have a bone broth base. It’s incredibly nourishing to the body and supportive of the immune system. For more on bone broth (and the recipe!), read my recent blog post Homemade Bone Broth. Immune Boost Here’s a quick run down of the other immune boosting ingredients: Tomatoes - Great source of antioxidants like Vitamin A and Vitamin C. Onions - Contains trace mineral selenium, which reduces inflammation and stimulates immune function. Rosemary Essential Oil - Antibacterial, antifungal, and antioxidant. Thyme Essential Oil - Highly antibacterial, antifungal, and antimicrobial. Dairy-Free Now how do I make my dairy-free tomato soup super

Essential Oils for Emotional Wellbeing Most people are familiar with using essential oils aromatically. They have beautiful and potent aromas that can fill the room. But, they can be used for more than just making your atmosphere smell pretty. Essential oils can have a profound positive impact on your emotions and mental health. Keep in mind, not all essential oils are created equally. If you'd like to learn more about the only essential oils I trust and use on my family, click here. How Scents Affect Us When we smell essential oils, this happens through our olfactory system. As you inhale the aromatic compounds of an essential oil, the molecules travel through the olfactory system and affect the brain through receptor sites. One of these receptor sites is the limbic system, which is often called the "emotional brain."   The limbic system in your brain