How To Make Essential Oil Hard Candy

Making Hard Candy Jewels Using doTERRA Essential Oils

how to make hard candy jewels

Great / easy recipe for making hard candy and infusing your favorite doTERRA essential oils.

You’ll need to pick up a couple of custom supplies for making hard candy. First, you’ll need some hard candy jewel molds (small chocolate candy molds will work as well). Then you’ll need some liquid food coloring that’s suitable for use with hard candy and then your favorite doTERRA essential oils (Wild Orange, Peppermint, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime and even On Guard work great!)

The rest of the items you’ll need are quite simple: light corn syrup, sugar, water, a pannon-stick cooking spray, a candy thermometer, and a Pyrex 4-cup measuring cup.

Before we even think about turning that stove on, we have some prep work to do. The prep will make this so much easier, so get everything ready to go before you start. The first step is to spray the molds with the non-stick cooking spray. I put my molds in the sink to keep from spraying my counters. Don’t be too stingy, but don’t let it puddle, either.

Next, you want to cover your work area with aluminum foil. The candy won’t stick to the foil, so it’s a great surface to work on. Put a piece of aluminum foil on the counter next to your stove, making sure it’s close enough to catch any candy drips later. Put the Pyrex measuring cup right on the foil. Then put another big piece of foil on the counter and put your molds on top.

Now go ahead and mix up your ingredients in the pan. You’ll need:

  • 2 cups granulated white sugar
  • 2/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 3/4 cup water
  • food coloring as desired

Stir it all together so that it is mixed well and the color is uniform. Then clip your candy thermometer to the pan, making sure it does not touch the bottom of the pan.

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Okay, all set? Everything greased and covered and set up and ready to go? Then go ahead and turn the burner on high and get it going. By the way, do not leave this unattended. Stay put!

When the mixture first starts to boil, the temperature will rise to 212 really fast, and there will be lots of steam as the water boils away. If your thermometer is anything like mine, it will be covered with condensation and hard to read. That’s okay, though… you’ll see why in a sec…

 how to make hard candy jewels

As it continues to boil, you’ll see the the temperature rises much more slowly now. (Don’t use that as an excuse to leave, though… please stay and watch it for your safety!) You’ll also notice that the steam dies down as the water goes away, and soon there is no steam at all. You’ll also notice that your thermometer is suddenly dry and easy to read. Awesome.

how to make hard candy jewels

Now this part is critical, so pay attention. Let the sugar boil to 275 degrees F but not a bit more! (I’ll explain why at the end of this post). The minute you hit 275, take the thermometer out and set it on the foil (aren’t you glad you had that ready?). Then immediately dump the boiling sugar into the Pyrex cup. We do this for two reasons. First, it’s easier to pour from the spout. Second, we want to stop the cooking process, so we need to get that liquid out of that hot pan or else it will keep cooking.

how to make hard candy jewels

NOTE – This sugar syrup is VERY hot, so make sure your measuring cup is made of something heat-proof like Pyrex. Also make sure it’s at least the 4-cup size so that you have enough room for the bubbling liquid.

At this point, you can add your doTERRA essential  oils, and stir them in quickly. (I recommend approximately 70-90 drops)

Now you’ve got to work pretty fast to pour the sugar into the molds before it hardens. You’ll have a few minutes of working time, so don’t trip over yourself to rush, but don’t waste time either.

Just pour the sugar slowly and carefully into the molds, taking care not to overfill them. Do your absolute best to not leave huge puddles or trails of sugar between the pieces, because they will be nearly impossible to remove later.

how to make hard candy jewels

When you fill the “breakaway” molds (those with the pieces right up against each other), you need to be really careful not to overfill. If you cover up those little white lines between each jewel, I can pretty much guarantee that they will shatter when you try to break them apart later.

how to make hard candy jewels

While you wait for the candy to set, let’s talk about cleanup. That pan looks awful with the caked-on sugar, right? Fortunately, all you need to do is fill it up with hot water and let it sit a few hours. Go ahead and toss the thermometer and spoon inside, too. The sugar will all dissolve after a good soak.

After five or ten minutes, your candies will be set. Just flip the mold over onto the foil and give it a gentle bend, and the candies should pop right out.

how to make hard candy jewels

And that’s it, your candy jewels are done! They will have a slight film of oil on them, which will help keep them from sticking together, but you can wipe that away with a paper towel if you like. As long sure to store them in an air-tight container, they shouldn’t stick at all.

BONUS – lessons I learned:

Now that I’ve shown you how to make these candies the right way, let me share with you some lessons I learned while figuring it out.

#1 – Don’t overfill the molds

Those molds are labeled as “breakaway” and you might think that you can just snap the candies apart when they are cool and everything will go great. That is not the case at all. If you put too much candy in the molds, you’ll end up with a huge slab of hard candy that breaks into every shape imaginable EXCEPT the one you were trying for! Here’s what happened to me on my first attempt. What a mess it made.

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#2 – Don’t undergrease the molds

When I made my first batch of candy, I didn’t have any non-stick cooking spray, so I tried to just wipe some oil onto the molds with a paper towel. The result was a film of oil that was no where near enough, and the candies stuck like crazy. Take another look at the picture above and see the bits of candies stuck to the mold. Ugh!

#3 – Don’t overheat the syrup

You can get decent candies with varying temperatures, but for decent and true COLOR, you need to stop at exactly 275 degrees. On my first batch, I let it go to 300 and the sugar started to caramelize. The syrup was yellowish by the time I added my blue food coloring, and the result was quite green! Then I tried again with 280 degrees, and it was still too much. I ended up with a greenish tint that I didn’t like. Finally I hit the jackpot with 275 degrees, and I kept my true blue.

Here’s a picture of the three batches I made with the exact same amount of blue food coloring, but I let them cook to different temperatures. Can you believe the difference? If you want your colors true and bright, be sure to stop at 275 degrees.

how to make hard candy jewels

#4 – Don’t leave the syrup in the pan

As I mentioned earlier, you need to dump the syrup into another container when it has reached the proper temperature. Otherwise, the hot pan will continue to cook the syrup and you’ll go over 275 degrees and it will start to turn yellow. If you don’t believe a few degrees will make that much of a difference, take a look at this picture of my pan. After I had dumped it out and made my candies, I went back and looked and the small amount of sugar left in the pan started to turn yellow just from sitting there. Discoloration like that will ruin a batch of candies fast!

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I hope you guys find these tips helpful and if you try your hand at hard candy, let me know how it goes!



On Guard Natural Whitening Toothpaste

New doTERRA Essential Oil Product!

On Guard Natural Whitening Toothpaste

TASTES GREAT (mild cinnamon taste), kills bacteria and germs, reduces plaque, and strengthens, whitens, and polishes teeth.  (Fluoride-and harsh abrasive-free) This yummy toothpaste contains OnGuard essential oil and is safe and beneficial for everyone!


doTERRA’s fluoride-free Natural Whitening Toothpaste combines the protective benefits of dōTERRA’s  proprietary On Guard® blend of Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils with other natural ingredients that help strengthen teeth, reduce plaque and whiten teeth with gentle polishing agents.
The On Guard® blend of wild orange, clove, cinnamon, eucalyptus, and rosemary essential oils provides a first line of defense against germs and other pathogens that can infect the mouth and throat. Additional essential oils of peppermint and wintergreen and the natural sweetener xylitol give On Guard Natural  Whitening Toothpaste a refreshingly unique cinnamon-mint flavor leaving breath (and toothbrush) fresh and clean throughout the day.
The human mouth is filled with bacteria and germs. Some are friendly microbes that help digest food and ward off harmful pathogens entering the body through the mouth, while others are pathogenic microbes that can cause oral infection and disease. Tooth decay is also caused by microbial activity in the mouth when bacteria break down sugars into acidic by-products that destroy tooth enamel creating cavities. Brushing, flossing and rinsing after eating helps to remove acids and other components of plaque on the teeth caused by bacteria. Managing microbial growth in the mouth also supports healthy gums.
Toothpastes and oral washes are usually formulated to help with plaque removal and killing harmful bacteria that can cause tooth decay and gum disease. Fluoride is also used to help with the strengthening of tooth enamel. However, a growing concern with the side effects of fluoride has caused consumers to look for other tooth remineralization products. Furthermore, mouth washes that use high levels of harsh alcohols to kill germs have also come under scientific scrutiny for their potential to disrupt the sensitive balance and function of healthy microbial activity in the mouth.
dōTERRA’s On Guard Natural Whitening Toothpaste promotes a healthy oral environment without the use of fluoride or alcohol. Instead, it employs a blend of pure essential oils to help strengthen oral defenses against harmful microbes and uses gentle, safe ingredients  that help with plaque removal and that polish and whiten teeth naturally.
On Guard Natural Whitening Toothpase includes calcium hydroxyapatite, a safe alternative to fluoride that helps strengthen dental enamel by restoring equilibrium of tooth remineralization. It also includes hydrated silica, a gentle abrasive that helps remove plaque and brighten teeth during brushing. One part a defense against harmful germs and bacteria entering through the mouth, one part tooth enamel strengthener, and one part gentle cleanser and whitener, On Guard Natural Whitening Toothpaste is an excellent foundational product for complete oral health.
Primary Benefits
– On Guard® protective blend of essential oils provides natural germ protection
– Supports strong teeth and healthy gums
– Naturally whitens teeth by removing stains with gentle polishing agents
What Makes This Product Unique?
– Formulated with CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils
– Proprietary formula that is free of harsh abrasives, alcohol and fluoride
– Formulated according to dōTERRA’s “NONE OF THE BAD” philosophy, meaning it does not contain artificial colors, diethanolamine (DEA), formaldehyde donors, parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol, sodium laureth sulfate (SLES), sodium laurel sulfate (SLS), toluene, or triethanolamine (TEA). Product not tested on animals
Key Ingredients
– Proprietary On Guard® essential oil blend of wild orange, clove, cinnamon, eucalyptus,  and rosemary that clean and freshen breath while providing natural protection against  germs and other harmful microbes in the mouth
-Myrrh essential oil that provides soothing protection for the mouth, gums, and throat
-Peppermint essential oil that functions as a natural germ-fighting agent and, combined  with the On Guard essential oil blend, leaves your breath cinnamon-mint fresh
-Calcium hydroxyapatite clinically shown to support strong teeth through remineralization of  surface tooth enamel
– Natural xylitol sweetener that tastes great while promoting oral health
– Hydrated silica, a natural abrasive that helps remove plaque and tooth stains, but gentle  enough to not damage tooth enamel
Who Should Use this Product?
Safe and effective for the whole family
Directions for Use
After flossing, apply a dime size amount of paste to moistened toothbrush, brush gently but  thoroughly, preferably after each meal and in morning, and night, or use as directed by a dentist or physician.
For improved results, follow with a mouthwash of 1 drop of On Guard® essential oil blend mixed in 8 oz. of water. Swish wash vigorously in mouth for 1 minute and rinse.

Be “On Guard”!!

DoTerra Essential Oil Blend

On Guard™
Protective Blend

On Guard™ is dōTERRA®’s unique, proprietary blend formulated to support healthy immune function. Wild orange essential oil, combined with clove, cinnamon, eucalyptus and rosemary offer a fragrant, natural and effective alternative to synthetic options for immune support. On Guard, with its unique aroma, is one of our most versatile blends. It is also safe to use on counter tops, as a non-toxic way to cleanse surfaces, or to purify the atmosphere by diffusing. On Guard is superb for eliminating and controlling pathogens due to the potency of its constituents

In university-based testing, the On Guard blend was found to have a 99.96% effective kill-rate against airborne bacteria.  It has proven itself to be highly effective in supporting the immune system and general good health.

Diffusing OnGuard® into the air aids eliminating germs and bacteria brought home

Stephanie had an incredible experience with On Guard getting rid of the flu for one of her children and it helped prevent the rest of her family from getting sick


A Surefire Way to Knock Out a Cold

One of the greatest benefits of essential oils is the many ways to quickly kick the common cold.  Here’s a surefire way to stop that cold when you start to feel it coming on.

Add the following to an empty gel capsule & take twice a day

  • 3 drops of Oregano
  • 4 drops of On Guard
  • 4 drops of Peppermint

(Can get empty capsules at any health food store, generally $3-$5 for 100)

Lemony Immune-Boosting Tonic w/ On-Guard

  • The juice of one organic lemon – I usually try to get big ones
  • 1-2 tsp. organic maple syrup (you could use honey or agave nectar as well)
  • 2 drops of On-Guard essential oil
  • 12-16 oz. hot water
  • mix ingredients together in a hot beverage mug and enjoy! I think it would also taste good and be effective with room temperature or cool water in the summertime.

I drink this first thing in the morning. Even when I spend the night away from home, I bring the ingredients with me. It is very soothing and satisfying to me. I feel energized after I drink it. Could it replace your morning cup of coffee? Drinking fresh lemon juice upon awakening is also a known health tonic in Ayurvedic (a traditional health system founded in India long ago) texts to alkalize and cleanse the system. Yes, lemon juice is very alkaline in the body even though it is known as an acidic fruit.  Adding the drops of  On-Guard to the drink gives an added boost to my immune system.


 Top Uses for dōTERRA’s On Guard™ Essential Oil Blend

Mix with a tbsp of water, gargle for 1 minute then swallow at the on-set of a sore throat.

Put on the soles of children’s feet at night during cold & flu season to support immune system (be sure to put cotton socks on after applying the oil).

Put several drops in a bowl of hot – hot water and breathe in the vapors as it begins to volatilize when you have lung congestion

Put 50 drops in a spray bottle with 30 oz of distilled water. Shake often and use to sanitize kitchen and bathroom surfaces (cleans great too)

Add to your dishwasher for micro clean dishes

Gargle and brush daily for healthy teeth and gums and to prevent and treat gum disease

Diffuse in homes or business to kill air borne pathogens, inhibit mold and build immune systems.

Spray in public restrooms on airplanes to reduce airborne bacteria.

Spray on shower stalls and bathroom walls to disinfect and remove mold.



Click here to learn about On Guard Foaming Hand Wash!

Click here to learn about On Guard Throat Drops!

Antibiotics VS Essential Oils

Antibiotics VS Essential Oils

Basic FactsAntibiotics kill not only the bad bacteria, but also the good bacteria (stomach flora) in your gut.  That “good bacteria” is crucial for your immune system to function properly.Cells in our bodies are surrounded by an oily membrane.

Bacteria are found on the outside of these cell walls and Viruses are on the inside of the cells.

Regular antibiotics cannot penetrate the cell wall and so they only work on bacterial infections NOT on viruses.

Essential Oils CAN penetrate the cell wall and are therefore effective against bacteria AND viruses.

I have what I refer to as my “Natural Antibiotic” that I use for almost every illness coming on. It is 4 drops each of Oregano, OnGuard, & Lemon in an empty gel capsule, 1-3x daily for 5 days.  It has never failed me!

“Isn’t it nice that for thousands of years, nature has already provided us with a way to fight off viruses?”

Did you know that you cannot develop a resistance to essential oils?  The bacteria CANNOT outsmart nature’s medicine cabinet.  Think about that for a minute!

Are you prepared for… The Last Days of Antibiotics?

The Last Days of Antibiotics
By Steve Mitchell for MSN Health & Fitness
Medically Reviewed By: Pat F. Bass III, M.D., M.S., M.P.H.
“The growing problem of bacteria strains that are resistant to all but a handful of antibiotics, combined with a decline in development of new drugs to thwart the bugs, is creating the conditions for a perfect storm that could leave us vulnerable and unprotected from deadly germs.”
New antibiotics could help counter the development of resistance and keep us one step ahead of the bugs, but pharmaceutical companies have cut research in this area, leaving doctors without new weapons to fight off the germs.

“Larger pharmaceutical companies have been using less and less resources to develop new antibiotics because economically it doesn’t make as much sense to develop these as it does to develop other more profitable drugs, such as cholesterol-lowering medications,” Peters says.

Antibiotics are generally used for a week or two, but drugs for high cholesterol and other chronic conditions may be used for a lifetime, which ultimately means a larger revenue stream for drug companies.

According to IDSA, the number of new antibiotics hitting the market has dropped dramatically since the 1980s to less than four in the last five years, while the rates of people infected with antibiotic-resistant bugs has increased significantly.

The day WILL come when you wish you would have paid more attention to this.

Natural Wart Removal…

Wart Removal

Essential oils differ in their effectiveness person to person and depending on the type of HPV (wart).  Some experimentation may be necessary.  Essential oils can show effectiveness against warts in just a few days or it may take weeks of consistent application.

Place single drops of essential oils directly on a wart at least twice daily.  For some oils or area’s of application (genital, underarm, or other sensitive’s) consider using a carrier to dilute it such as coconut or olive oil if necessary.

Effective oils
On Guard

Continue application till the tumor is not visible, plus 7-14 days.

Note:  Besides the visible warts that is seen above the skin, warts can sometimes have a large mass of tumor unseen beneath the skin. Essential oils will work from the inside first, so you may not see improvement for a while, or it can appear as though the wart is growing for a short while.

You can consider other essenitial oils that are anti-viral.
Basil, Melaleuca, Thyme


My sister had warts all through high school when we lived in Massachusetts. When she left and moved to Arizona, the warts went away. After being away for 40 years, she met and married her high school sweetheart and moved back to Massachusetts this year.  Within three weeks, the warts were back!  By June, she’d already had them burned off a couple of times, but they came back within weeks.  At my suggestion, she put a drop of frankincense on each wart and within two days, they began to dry up and disappear.  It was really amazing to see it work!


I read that lemon was good for warts, and my son had a couple of little ones on his hands, so we put it on only a couple of times, and they are gone!
-Ashlie –

My oldest had a very large plantar wart on his foot. (My Friend Gina) gave me a little sample bottle of OnGuard and told me to put a drop on the wart, morning and night.

I put a drop on his wart as soon as I got home and then again in the morning. He started to complain that it was itching.   So I put a little olive oil on the skin surrounding the wart and we headed to the doctor’s appointment. We were told that it was so big that burning it off would be painful, very very painful.  My son said, I think I can handle the itching that the oil is giving me more than burning.  The doctor gave us a pad that was intended to dry out the wart and said it should take the wart away in 6 weeks and if it hadn’t come back and we’d go the burning route.

I continued to use the OnGuard, twice a day, every day.  Two weeks after the first application the wart fell off, leaving healthy skin and one very happy boy. He told me on several occasions that the slightly itchy feeling was way better than burning it off. And I can’t begin to tell you how excited I was to call the doctor so soon after the appointment and let him know that the wart was gone. Thrilling!




The Decision to Quit Smoking

The Decision to Quit Smoking

I made the decision to quit smoking on November 17, 2010. As a 31 year-old and an Independent Product Consultant for dōTERRA, I felt it was time and the right choice. The oils, I believed, would help me quit smoking. Each time I had the urge to smoke, and it happened a lot, I put a drop of Clove and a drop of On Guard essential oil directly on my tongue. I continued doing this for a week. Then I chose to use only OnGuard. Today, approximately one month after I chose to quit smoking, I use OnGuard throat drops whenever I have the urge to smoke. These urges have drastically decreased from when I first began, and I have not had a cigarette since November 17, 2010.

Smokers may be aware that the other difficulty faced is your temper. When a smoker misses their cigarette, they can become easily irritated and moody. In my home we have a dōTERRA diffuser, and in that diffuser I place Lavender and Serenity. It has been a great lift to my spirits and allows me to relax. I believe that my diffuser saved me from sleepless nights as I began my journey to become smoke free. I highly recommend it to others who are trying to quit smoking.



doTerra Essential Oils List

doTerra Essential Oils List

Single Oils 

dōTERRA’s collection of single essential oils represents the finest aromatic extracts available in the world today. Each oil provides the living essence of its source botanical, gently distilled from plants that are nurtured and carefully harvested throughout the world. Each oil is 100% natural and passes strict standards of purity and potency. A beautiful palette of botanical energies, they can be used individually or blended for personalized essential oil therapies.

Clary Sage
White Fir
Wild Orange
Fractionated Coconut
Ylang Ylang
Rose (New)

Oil Blends

dōTERRA’s essential oil blends are proprietary formulas for targeted wellness applications. They represent the converging wisdom of many years of therapeutic essential oil experience and validation of a growing body of research and scientific study. Harnessing the inherent living energies of plants, each formula is synergistically balanced to enhance product potency and benefits and contains only certified pure therapeutic grade essential oils.

Deep Blue
Citrus Bliss
On Guard

New Oil Blend:  Slim & Sassy!


DoTerra Essential Oil Treatment For Colds & Flu

DoTerra Essential Oil Treatment For

Colds & Flu

Rub a 2-4 drops of Breathe Oil Blend*Peppermint Oil or Eucalyptus Oil on chest.

Put a few drops of On Guard Oil Blend* on the bottom of feet a few times a day, or take internally (I prefer 3-4 drops in a capsule)

Put a drop or 2 of Lemon Oil on the tongue or drink in water throughout the day

A few drops of Peppermint Oil on stomach, bottom of feet or drink in water

You’ll feel better within hours, instead of days!

(And no side effects or unnatural fillers being added to the body)

Additional Help

Drink Clove Oil in water to help prevent germs from spreading.

At the on-set; Gargle and swallow 3 drops each of On Guard & Lemon in 2 Tablespoons of water every half hour.

MAKE A TEA:  Blending 8oz hot water, 1-2 tbls honey & 1-2 drops each ofPeppermint and Lemon.

Draw a warm bath adding several drops of Eucalyptus, Cypress or Rosemary.

Sore Throat:

Use On Guard Throat Drops for pain relief and healing.

*Breathe (Respiratory Blend)

Breathe is a remarkable blend of Certified Pure Theraputic Grade essential oils which combine to help you breathe easier. A proprietary blend including laurel leaf, peppermint, eucalyptus, tea tree, lemon, and ravensara cleanses & soothes the airways, and can easily be applied topically to the check, back or bottom of the feet. Its pleaseant aroma is calming to the senses and perfect for night time diffusion alling for restful sleep.

*On Guard (Protective Blend)

On Guard is a doTerra unique, proprietary blend formulated to support healthy immune function. Wild Orange essential oil, combined with Clove, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus and Rosemary offer a fragrant, natural and effective alternative to syntheic options for immune supoprt. It is also safe to use on counter tops, as a non-toxic way to cleanse surfaces, or to purify the atmostphere by diffusing. On Guard is superb for eliminating and controlling pathogens due to the potency of its constituents.

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