doTerra has some amazing extra on their site. You can get great ideas for skin care and diffuser mixes. But something aside from the obvious it that these oils are also safe to eat. It says a lot about what you are using as part of your skin care and healthy living choices when you it is something that is so versitile that you can use it on your skin and also eat or drink it. I pulled just a few examples from a list of many more you can check out. Visit doTerra to check out more. And of course you can always leave a comment below if you have any questions…

Pepermint Black Bean Brownie

Who doesn’t like chocolate cake!? You may be a little concerned about baking with black beans but I think you will be pleasantly surprised, the beans have a mild flavour, but are extremely creaming and full of protein.

Ingredients
1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
2 large eggs
¼ cup cocoa powder
⅔ cup honey
⅓ cup coconut oil
½ teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
2–4 drops Peppermint oil
¾ cup chocolate chips, divided

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Place all ingredients, except for chocolate chips, in blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
  3. Pour batter into large bowl and stir in ½ cup chocolate chips.
  4. Pour into greased 8×8-inch pan and top with ¼ cup chocolate chips.
  5. Bake 30–35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Delicious Honey Suckers

I was pretty excited when I saw this recipe, especially cause I have a sweet tooth. How cute would this be as part of a center piece at a children’s party or a summer party with the neighbours.

Ingredients:

1 cup sugar
1/3 cup honey
2 tablespoons water
5 drops Lemon essential oil
Sucker molds or silicone sheet
Sucker sticks
Candy thermometer

Directions:

  1. Place the sugar, honey, and water into medium sauce pan.
  2. On medium heat, stir ingredients together with wooden spoon until sugar dissolves.
  3. Once sugar dissolves, place candy thermometer in pan and allow ingredients to boil.
  4. Let boil until temperature reaches 295 degrees Fahrenheit, or the hard crack stage.
  5. While candy is boiling, prepare candy molds with non-stick spray and sucker sticks.
  6.  Immediately after, pour into heat-resistant measuring cup. Add essential oil and stir.
  7. Carefully pour mixture into candy molds.
  8. Twist sucker sticks to make sure they are fully coated.
  9. Let suckers rest for at 30 minutes before removing from mold.
  10. Store in plastic wrap or in decorative bags.

Tip: Add sprinkles to your mold for added flare.

Side note… there have been some challenges for some people trying this recipe, be patient, and if it doesn’t work as a sucker you can always offer it as little tastie treats without a stick …

Non-alcoholic Cranberry and Lime Spritzer

Ingredients:

Cranberry juice
Sparkling water or lemon-lime soda
Ice cubes
Lime essential oil

Directions:

  1. Fill glass with ice and pour sparking water or lemon-lime soda half way.
  2. Fill additional half of glass with cranberry juice.
  3. Add 1 drop Lime essential oil and stir.

Tip: For garnish, add sliced limes and cranberries.

Entertaining can be overwhelming, you want to make a good impression and you want to make sure your guests are having a good time. Creative cocktails and fun deserts using your essential oils can be a conversation starter and a great treat for your guests they wouldn’t have expected 🙂

Mini Pumpkin Pie

I’m very excited about this little treat. Pumpkin in the fall season is a major major in demand product. Everything is pumpkin spice… lattes, deserts, candles, room spray, and so on. So why not add mini pumpkin pie to your thanks giving desert table or have it as a just cause I can item at your next function. Aside from all the cosmetic and must have fall flavours pumpkin has, don’t forget about all the amazing benefits you can get from pumpkin..

Health Highlights:    
This traditional Thanksgiving favorite is loaded with yummy, aromatic ingredients that will spice up any holiday—and it’s a dessert that’s actually healthy!

Pumpkin: This is a great choice for your waistline since pumpkin is extremely nutrient dense, chock-full of vitamins and minerals, and low in calories. It’s also known to be good for the heart, blood pressure, eye health, and can give your immune system a boost.[1]

Egg Whites: 
You’ll love that egg whites contain no cholesterol! They are loaded with protein (which makes you feel full), have zero fat, and they’re low in calories—a winning combination! [2]

Coconut Oil: 
This popular oil is becoming more of a staple in cooking.  Its properties have been shown to improve glucose tolerance and lower body fat accumulation. Coconut oil may also improve insulin sensitivity for people with type 2 diabetes. [3]

Nutmeg: 
This baking spice is also a healthy one—it’s been used since ancient times!  If you’re suffering from aching joints or muscles, digestion-related problems, or even bad breath—you’ll love the effects of nutmeg. Plus, it’s known to stimulate your brain and eliminate fatigue and stress. [4]

Ingredients:
2 cups pureed pumpkin
1 large egg
1/4 cup egg whites
1/2 cup milk of choice
3 tsp melted butter or coconut oil
1/3 cup brown sugar or honey
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 drops  doTERRA Clove essential oil
2 drops  doTERRA Ginger essential oil
3 drops  doTERRA Cassia or Cinnamon essential oil
1 uncooked pie crust

*makes enough for 12 mini pies or 1 medium sized pie

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Take pie crust and cut out circles to fit inside greased muffin tin. Don’t roll the dough out too thin or else the pie will fall apart after its cooked.
  3. In a blender or food processor, blend all ingredients until smooth.
  4. Evenly divide the pie filling into pie crust.
  5. Bake for 30-45 minutes or until crust lightly browns and when a toothpick inserted into the pies come out clean.
  6. Let sit for 10 minutes, or until cool. Gently remove from pan and refrigerate.

[1] “Pumpkin: Health Benefits, Uses and Risks”
[2] “What Are the Health Benefits of Egg Whites?”
[3] “Coconut Oil: Health Benefits, Nutritional Breakdown, Risks”
[4] “7 Health Benefits Nutmeg Provides”

Gingerbread Cookies

This great treat idea is gluten free, sugar free and vegan. Makes it very versitile and a great treat for any occasion.

Ingredients
1 ⅓ cup buckwheat flour
⅔ cup tapioca flour
⅔ cup sorghum flour
1 tablespoon chia seed meal
1 tablespoon flax seed meal
⅓ cup of coconut palm sugar
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon nutmeg
2 drops Cinnamon Bark oil
2 drops Ginger oil
2 drops Clove oil
½ cup coconut oil
¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
3 tablespoons water
3 tablespoons molasses
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
45 drops liquid-Stevia

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F
  2. Combine dry ingredients in bowl and whisk.
  3. Combine wet ingredients in bowl and mix until well combined.
  4. Add essential oils.
  5. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients on slow speed until combined.
  6. Put a small handful of buckwheat flour onto clean surface and place dough on top.
  7. Roll until ¼–½ inch thick.
  8. Take cookie cutter and cut out shapes.
  9. Place cutouts onto cookie sheet.
  10. Bake for 12–15 minutes or until done. Remove from oven and let cool.
  11. Top with icing if desired.

**All the recipes here came from the doTerra site. As mentioned earlier this just scratches the surface of the many things you can do with your essential oils, and the many ideas and Recipes the doTerra site has to offer. Follow this like if you would like to check out the doTerra site to see more great Recipes and to check out the variety of oils and lifestyles products available to you… happy baking 🙂 **

TRY SOME OF YOUR OWN CREATIONS; everything you need is here.