Seasonal Annoyances – BE GONE!

It happens every year…you get so excited for the end of winter. Snow is melting. Temps are rising. We lose the white and get back to green. With that comes……sniffles, sneezes and itchy eyes. Ugh! There are a lot of over the counter and even prescribed options but you know me, I am not comfortable with putting that in my body. Or my kid’s body. Unfortunately he suffers from seasonal annoyances like his mama. 🙁

Enter these three GEMS of essential oils. They come in the premium starter kit so if you purchased one you have everything you need to support your body to relieve your symptoms. The body is an amazing thing. Give it the tools it needs, take away the stuff that gums it up, and it will perform for you!

There are a few ways you can use these oils to find relief. Let me tell you about them:

lemon

lavender

peppermint

  1. You can add 4 drops of each to a capsule and swallow them.
  2. You can make a roller bottle with about 10-12 drops each and top off with a carrier oil such as grapeseed oil.
  3. You can get a spoonful of raw local honey and add 2 drops of each oil to the spoonful and swallow that. **
  4. Diffuse all three in a Young Living diffuser.

** Why raw local honey? Raw because then you’ll know it wasn’t heavily processed and heated so that the beneficial nutrients weren’t cooked out. Local because then you are ingesting the local pollen which is exactly which is bugging you in the first place.  The idea is that your body builds a tolerance to the pollen so it bugs you less.

Number one is self-explanatory. If you choose number two then swipe the back of your neck, behind your ears, down the bridge of your nose and across your cheek bones. You can apply as often as you want! Number three is my sons favorite way (he loves honey!). This is a great way to get kids some extra help if they are bothered by environmental issues. I have my son take a spoonful first thing in the morning, before eating anything, so his body readily absorbs it.

I take a capsule while my son takes it with honey then we carry around our roller bottle everywhere we go and use as needed. I personally notice that I have fewer symptoms the next day if I diffuse this trio at night while sleeping.

Click here to get more information about essential oils and to purchase your own.

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Pancakes

If you eat gluten free, or even if you don’t, you MUST make these pancakes! I really do have so many different tweaks to my pancake recipes I make. But this one is always everybody’s favorite.

My first attempt at gluten free pancakes using brown rice flour was a complete strike out. They were gross. Even the chocolate chips couldn’t salvage them. 🙁

Sometimes it’s a swing and a miss. But this one is a home run! With the chocolate chips it’s a grand slam!

You could very well omit the chocolate chips and have plain pancakes, too. They are plenty sweet enough without chocolate.

2 chia eggs

1/2 cup non-dairy milk (I have used almond milk, cashew milk, and oat milk and all 3 are great options)

1 tbsp honey

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp Himalayan sea salt

1/2 tsp aluminum free baking powder

1 1/4 cups brown rice flour

handful of chocolate chips (I use enjoy life brand, which are dairy, soy and nut free)

  1. Whisk the chia eggs, and milk.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and whisk until smooth and no lumps remain.
  3. Pour desired amount onto a griddle and cook on one side for a few minutes, until bubbly on top and browned underneath. Flip to cook other side, about 1-2 minutes.