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My third baby was lip tied and tongue tied in the posterior until 8 months old. 8 long months. I can’t tell you how many times I was in bed with flu like symptoms that popped up over night, flushed, itchy breast and of course lots of tears and toe curling when trying to feed my sweet girl. When we were in Colorado visiting friends and Evvy was 5 weeks old I had my first round. I didn’t know what it was, since I never had it with my others, until my friend said “this is mastitis girl!” A.friend of hers brought me some samples and a few hot showers and oils rubs later I was feeling so much better. And most importantly, nursing again with out discomfort. When I got back home I quickly whipped up my own blend and now always keep some made in a little mason jar for quick access amd easy sharing.

Boobie Blend:
1/4 cup Carrier oil- I like fractionated coconut oil best but apricot, almond or avacado oils are great too.
15 drops Frankincense
15 drops Melaleuca Alternifolia (tea tree)
15 drops Thieves
5 drops lavender

You can always add in another of your favorites too, like gentle baby or fennel to help support your milk supply. I like lavender because I always have such severe itching and the lavender is so soothing. This is a strong blend, so apply immediately after feeding so that at least 45 minutes have passed before you feed again. The oil will be absorbed and feeding baby will safe. Change nursing pads frequently.

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(Oils in pic are not the oils used in the blend FYI)

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This is so super easy it doesn’t really deserve to be called a recipe. But I get asked all the time where I buy it and what I put in it. So here it is! I love it because the kids can make it, we just use whatever we have on hand, it’s all stuff I usually have in the pantry or the freezer and there is something in it for everyone. Although picking out the chocolate will get your hand smacked, as my kids very well know! 

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Here it is, simple as it may be…
Salted Cashews
Walnuts
Salted Roasted Almonds
Salted Sunflower Seeds
Pecans
Craisins
Raisins
Toasted Coconut Flakes
Dark Chocolate Chips
White Chocolate Chips

Now, I cannot justify the white chocolate chips but they just balance the dark chocolate so well and I can justify it. So justification by association right? 😉 I usually do 1 cup of each, except double up on the sunflower seeds because they are my fave!  You can do all unsalted or all salted if you like,  but I think this is the perfect balance of salty to sweet.  This makes a big ole bowl but it’s just enough to send a little tub with my hubby to work and then fill the big glass snack jar.  I always end up having a bowl out for easy snacking.  It’s quick, almost healthy and it’s about the only way I can get any nuts into my kids.   I hope you enjoy!

Zesty Guacamole

May
2015
21

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This guac was whipped up out of neccessity one night before a get together with friends for tacos, when i realized I didn’t have any limes OR even lemons to make do with. And what’s guac without that punch of citrus? It’s just a mushed up avocado. Seriously disappointing. So I paused for a moment of “geez, why am I always missing one key ingredient?” when my bottle of Lemon YL essential oil caught my eye. I use it weekly for fish, seafood, pasta salads, drinks-why not try it in my smushed up avocado?  What do I have to lose? And boy am I glad I did! My hubby who usually only eats things that eats vegetables, has since demanded that my sole housewifely priority is to make sure we have this every night. (Clearly he has no idea how expensive avocados are right?) It was so simple and easy I feel like a liar calling it a recipe!

Zesty Guac

1 small freshly diced tomato

1 small freshly diced onion

4 diced avocados

1 tablespoon garlic salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

seasalt to taste

5-7 drops of YL Lemon essential oil

Directions:

Combine all your diced ingredients in a medium bowl. In a separate small bowl mixed garlic salt, pepper and you oil drops. Use either a spoon or your finger to mix the oil in with the salt. Dump in with your diced ingredients, smush it up throw some cilantro on there & dig in! My only advice is make a double batch so you don’t have to do it twice! Enjoy! (And of course if you have YL Lime oil on hand that would be a big hit too! It’s in my next Essential Rewards order so I’ll let you know how it turns out.)

Happy eatin’!

Keri