Homemade Flavored Hot Chocolate

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When the weather starts cooling off one of our favorite treats to enjoy is homemade flavored hot chocolate. Store bought flavored hot chocolate can contain nasty additives and ingredients so we try to avoid them as much as possible. Making your own homemade version is so easy and a much healthier alternative. Here is my recipe for homemade flavored hot chocolate that my family loves!

Homemade Flavored Hot Chocolate

When using essential oils internally it is important to make sure that your essential oil brand is safe for consumption.  If your oil brand is safe for consumption then it should have a supplement facts box with specific use instructions and warnings.  Here is the brand of Essential Oils that i use and recommend for consumption.

  1. Heat 4 cups of milk in a saucepan on medium-high heat.
  2. Add 6 tablespoons unsweetened raw cocoa, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 4 teaspoons honey; whisk until smooth.
  3. When warm, remove from heat and mix in essential oil.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

With essential oils in the kitchen it is important to know that a little goes a long way! One drop really is enough. Add one drop to a toothpick to mix in the essential oil of your choice. Essential oil flavors I recommend are :

  • Orange
  • Cinnamon
  • Lavender
  • Peppermint

You can click here to learn more about where to find these pure essential oils which I personally use and recommend.

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How do the Moon Phases Affect Us? First Quarter Moon

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The first quarter moon is when the moon appears half lit and occurs about a week after the new moon. It is considered the halfway point between the new moon and the full moon. In previous posts I have shared how the different moon phases affect us. This post will focus on how the first quarter moon affects us physically, mentally and emotionally.

How the Moon Phases Affect Us

The first quarter is considered the growth period of the moon cycle. The intentions that were set during the dark moon are beginning to take shape and during this time it is common to take on more than can be done. This is a great time to take classes or learn new skills that will help you to grow and accomplish your intentions and goals. It is also a great time to connect with God/Divine/Universe/Spirit to develop a deeper connection to ourselves and the world around us.

During the first quarter moon energy is more balanced than the other moon phases and energy increases during 10am and 2pm. It is common to feel emotionally balanced and more outgoing. Dreams tend to be more realistic and less symbolic during this phase and it is common to have prophetic dreams during this time. You may notice that you lose weight during this time and have an increased thirst and/or hunger.

Take it easy on yourself during this time, plans tend to develop easily, but we can often bite off more than we can chew so it is important to create a balance between taking action and overdoing it. This is a period for growth where we begin to see the fruits of the intentions we set during the new moon.

This phase is the most rational time for women. During this time logic is appealing and they are more interested in discussing issues. For men they tend to be more exocentric during this time. This is a great time for men to focus on their job or other mundanity because this period brings along the least emotion manifested.

If you are in tune with the lunar energy like I am you might want to check out this awesome book The 29 Day Moon Challenge (where to buy). 

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DIY Immune Boosting Foaming Handsoap

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Did you know that many antibacterial soaps and sanitizers contain harmful chemicals such as triclosan that the FDA is now banning! Dangers of these chemicals can include hormone disruption and bacterial resistance – both which can cause serious health problems. In addition, research is showing that these chemicals are no more effective at killing germs than using just regular soap and water. It’s so simple to make your own DIY Immune Boosting foaming handsoap in less than a minute! Here is how!

DIY Immune Boosting Foaming Handsoap

Ingredients:

  1. Castile Soap (where to buy)
  2. Essential Oils for Immune Boosting (My favorite is Thieves!)  8 drops (where to buy)
  3. Water
  4. Foaming Handsoap Dispenser (where to buy)

This recipe is so easy and can be made different scents depending on what essential oils you choose to use. I like to stick with Thieves because of the potent immune boosting benefits. To show you just how fast and easy it is to make your own DIY Immune boosting foaming handsoap here is a quick video tutorial of how to make your own.

Tutorial for DIY Immune Boosting Foaming Handsoap

 

Making your own DIY immune boosting foaming handsoap is so easy, cost effective and so much better you and your families overall health and well-being. This is one simple change you can implement that can have a long-lasting positive impact on your wellness.

 

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