Vegan Lavender-Lemon-Lime Cupcakes

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Mmmm… I love the smell of fresh Lavender, it is such a sweet and lovely scent. Essential Oils can actually help improve your health, are typically Vegan and can be a healthier alternative than perfumes. Every time I wear my essential oils to a gathering, I always here mmmm…. lol 😉

Perfumes can have so much toxins in them, are usually not Vegan and overall are not worth the health risk for me. Isn’t it awesome that we can wear a natural scent that smells good and is actually helping our health and well being?

The best Lavender Oil I have ever had is one I made myself from an essential oils course I completed at a Lavender Farm in Ojai, California. Consider learning more about herbs and oils, it is so much fun!

Lavender is one of the most gentle and versatile essential oils, and is very relaxing and calming. It is excellent for use with children because of its gentle aroma.  

Lavender helps relieve headaches and is beneficial for respiratory problems such as asthma, bronchitis, colds, flu, coughs and sore throat. You can easily add Lavender to your family Vaporizer.

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See here if interested in using the Tea Tree Oil Cleaner, you can add 10 drops of Lavender Oil to it and shake it up really well…

Research shows the scent of lavender can lower your heart rate and blood pressure, creating a relaxed state. To set yourself up for some sweet dreams, you can rub some lavender in your hand then rub your pillow, or spritz some on a handkerchief next to your pillow, or put a handful of dried lavender in a vase on your nightstand—or use a diffuser with lavender oil.

Better yet, you can do what I do… eat Culinary Lavender!

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Lavender-Lemon-Lime cupcakes:  

🌱 8 Sprigs pesticide-free fresh Lavender flowers (culinary lavender), plus flowers for decorating (optional)

🌱 ¼ Cup Fresh Lime Juice & Finely Grated Zest of 2 Limes

🌱 ¼ Cup Vegan butter substitute, softened (I use coconut oil)
🌱 ¾ Cup Super Fine Sugar (coconut sugar will change the color & flavor of the cupcakes but works great)
🌱 2 Egg Replacers
🌱 1½ cups Gluten-free all-purpose flour blend of your choice, without gums
🌱 2 Teaspoons Baking powder
🌱 ¼ Teaspoon Sea salt
🌱 ½ Cup Dairy-free milk (I use coconut)

Instructions for Baking Cupcakes

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2) Line 12-section muffin pan with paper liners (or omit liners and grease the pan)

3) Separate the flowers from the Lavender sprigs. Place in a food processor, add the Superfine Sugar, Dairy-Free butter, Lime Zest.

4) Process until Pale and Fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a Large bowl.
5) Add Egg replacement;  Stir until mixture is Uniform.
6) In a separate bowl, Whisk Flour, Baking Powder and Sea salt.
7) Add Half of Flour mixture to Sugar Mixture; Stir.
8) Pour in Milk; Stir, add remaining Flour & Stir until batter is Smooth.
9) Spoon Batter into prepared pan, dividing evenly between sections.
10) Bake 12-15 minutes, let cupcakes rise & turn light golden brown on top.
11) Remove from oven to cool, then frost as desired.

b8d3331a799c8bedcdfb6b31a80d3f29Frosting Ingredients:  

1 Drop Organic Culinary Grade Lavender Oil

1 and half Cups of Confectioner’s Sugar

Juice of a medium Lemon, or as much as needed.

Instructions for Frosting:

1) Sift the confectioners’ sugar into a bowl.

2) Stir in the Lavender Oil, Lemon juice, a few drops at a time. The Lemon-Lavender icing should be thick but easy to spread. If it is too thick, add a little more lemon juice.

3) Spread the icing over the cooled cupcakes. (use a knife dipped in hot water if too sticky)

4) Let stand until the icing is set, about 1 hour.

5) Decorate the cupcakes with fresh lavender flowers. The cupcakes will keep, stored in an airtight container without the flower garnish, for up to 3 days.

Serves 8 to 10… Yummy Yummy Baby!

***Less can be more with Lavender, go slowly with it until you learn what works for your taste buds

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The frosting in this above pic was made using the same recipe as above, however, I added fresh Blackberries to the mix! So yummy!!!

Adiós amigo… come see us again!
Dr. Dee xoxoxo


Tea Tree Oil: Eliminating Airborne Bacteria in Home and Office

Good Day All! 🙂

Essential Oils have become a huge part of our family’s life! Although my insides were in pain, outside of me, I did my best to keep everything sanitized. I loved having a clean environment, but the smell of store cleaners and deodorizers can be so darn harsh.

In order to have our house sanitized, do we have to use harsh cleaning solutions?

During my investigations into creating a non-toxic environment for my son, I learned that in order to be healthy, I had to read every single label of every single thing in our house- food labels, cleaning supplies, beauty products, personal hygiene… EVERYTHING!

In studying and investigating each ingredient in these products, HOLY COW BATMAN! I could not believe what I learned! We are using toxic poisons to clean our kitchens, rooms, floors, our toys… What?!?

We were putting poison all over my house, in order to clean our house!!! How does this even make sense?!?
It was fun getting educated about plants, fruits, flowers, herbs, trees and how these beautiful parts of nature help keep us safe and heal us. So much healing is here in nature! 🙂

Now we use natural solutions that help CLEAN AND DISINFECT, but leave our house smelling like nature instead of a hospital or perfumes.

There are many great combinations I will share, however, today, the focus is on the power of of  Tea Tree Oil: 

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Eliminating Airborne Bacteria, especially during illness:  
Tea Tree Oil:

Many people refer to Tea Tree Oil as the Miracle Oil and I have to agree! Tea Tree is considered the single most effective and non-toxic antibacterial and anti-fungal essential oil in the world. Tea Tree Oil is a wonderful healing aide for all types of infections, burns, wounds, teeth and gum infections, insect bites and stings.

The anti-fungal properties of Tea Tree Oil help alleviate Candida Albicans, athlete’s foot, ringworm, warts, and other skins conditions such as rashes, dandruff, acne. Tea Tree oil is also really great for the respiratory system.

WE ALWAYS HAVE A BOTTLE OF TEA TREE OIL AT HOME, IN THE CAR AND IN OUR FIRST AIDE KIT! 🙂 

If I had to choose only one thing to keep in my emergency bag it would be Tea Tree Oil!

During cleaning and especially during Flu Season, I make a general Tea Tree cleaner by combining 2 teaspoons of Tea Tree Oil with 2 cups of water in a spray bottle. Shake it to blend and use it for household cleaning tasks. This is especially sanitizing in the bathroom and in toilets.  CVS, Rite Aide, Whole Foods, Sprouts, Trader Joes, Mothers all carry it! 🙂

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Stay tuned for my next essential oil and how I add it to Tea Tree Oil to make it smell Yummy Yummy Baby in our house!

Thanks, Dr. Dee

*CAUTION:

Essential oils are highly concentrated and should always be used with respect and extreme care. Never take essential oils internally without the guidance of a professional Aromatherapist, Homeopathic Doctor, Naturopath or someone who is qualified to give you advice.
Always be cautious when using essential oils on children’s skin and during pregnancy. Store all essential oils out of the reach of children. These are all oils that I use with my family, but should not be used for prescribing or diagnosing. None of this blog is a substitute for medical attention. Please consult your local holistic doctor for treatment of health problems.