Homemade Wild Orange Creamsicles

Homemade Wild Orange Creamsicles using doTERRA Essential Oils

Get ready for summer with a homemade, healthy, refreshing treat!


1 Popsicle tray & sticks

1 cup orange juice (no pulp)

1 cup coconut milk

3 tsp honey

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

5 drops doTERRA’s Wild Orange essential Oil


Mix ingredients well and evenly distribute into Popsicle tray. Add sticks.

Freeze & Enjoy!



Homemade Cranberry Sauce with doTERRA’s Wild Orange Oil

Homemade Cranberry Sauce with doTERRA’s Wild Orange Essential Oil


2 c. fresh cranberries

1 orange, chopped

1 apple, chopped

1 c. dates, chopped

1 small piece of ginger,grated

1/2 cup pineapple, chopped

1-2 drops doTerra’s Wild Orange EO

Water for consistency if needed

In a processor: Add cranberries, orange, apple, , grated ginger, pineapple and dates and process until chunky texture. Add doTERRA’s Wild Orange EO. Mix well. Add chopped pecans (optional).



Homemade Wild Orange Vinaigrette

Make your own…



1 cup extra-virgin olive oil

1 tsp Dijon mustard

1/3 cup balsamic vinegar

1-2 drops doTERRA Wild Orange essential oil

2 Tbsp mayonnaise

1/2 cup brown sugar

sea salt & black pepper to taste


Combine ingredients in a food processor or blender until smooth.

This dressing is good on all salads. One recommendation is:

Romaine lettuce, sliced apples, dried cranberries and toasted sliced almonds.

STORE IN GLASS JARS ONLY. It will keep in the fridge for several months.


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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#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!

how to make hard candy jewels

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



Go Wild With Orange!

DoTerra Essential Oil…

Wild Orange Essential Oil
Citrus sinensis

Cold-pressed from the orange peel, wild orange is excellent for energizing and revitalizing. It is also commonly used as an effective tool for uplifting mood, as well as for its wonderful citrusy aroma.

 DōTerra Wild Orange, is of the botanical family Rutaceae, grown in the Dominican Republic, with the oil expressed from the peel of the fruit.

Wild orange is an unpretentious essential oil, used in aromatherapy to create the feeling of happiness and warmth, while calming nervous digestive problems.

Properties: Antidepressant, anticancer, antispasmodic, antiseptic, sedative and tonic.

Historical Uses: Orange essential oil has been used historically for scurvy, palpitation, bleeding, jaundice, prolapse of the uterus and anus, heartburn, diarrhea, and blood in the feces.

Possible Uses: doTERRA wild orange essential oil may help with appetite, anxiety, colds, bronchitis, complexion, colic, digestive system, dermatitis, flue, fever, mouth ulcers, high cholesterol, obesity, muscle soreness, tissue repair, sedation, wrinkles and water retention.


  • Topically – Can be applied neat directly to the skin. Apply to reflex points or directly onto the area of concern. Like any citrus oil, avoid direct sunlight after application.
  • Aromatically – Diffuse orange essential oil.
  • Internally – Take internally using gel capsules or just with your food or beverage. Orange is classified as GRAS for human consumption by the FDA.

Common uses for Wild Orange oil

Wild orange is one of the most powerful and aromatic of the essential oils.  It is excellent for disinfecting and killing fungus and pathogens.  It has very effective actions against colds and flu, and is highly recommended for use during their early stages.

Wild orange also supports the elimination toxins from the body, while stimulating the lymphatic system.

It can be both energizing and uplifting and sedative.  It does this by instilling feelings of peace.  It can be used in the treatment of anorexia.

Wild orange’s main constituent, limonene, has powerful anti-cancer activity, suggesting that this oil might be effective as an anti-cancer agent.

It also supports collagen formation in the skin.

Modern research into Wild Orange oil

In clinical testing, the antioxidant Citrus sinensis exhibited absolute fungitoxicity (it kills fungi) against 10 post-harvest pathogens.  It was also absolutely toxic for spore germination.

A university study has demonstrated that wild orange oil is highly effective as an antidepressant.


Other uses for Wild Orange oil

Diffusing wild orange is very effective at killing pathogens in the air.  It provides a very pleasant way to disinfect and kill bacteria, and assists with colds and flu.

Diffusing wild orange can also be beneficial for nervous tension and stress, and is relaxing for children at bedtime.

Diffuse in the car on long trips.  It is very calming and uplifting, and relieves stress.  Its anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-pathogenic activity also enhances the enjoyment of travel.

Put 1-2 drops of wild orange in drinking water.  It’s a good diuretic, and is most useful in balancing water retention, and may be helpful with obesity.  Its lymphatic-stimulant action further helps to balance water processes, as well as detoxification, aiding the immune system and general well-being. Can be very helpful for acid reflux or heartburn.  It has a powerful alkalizing effect on the system, making it very effective for many digestive issues.

Blended in massage oil or added to a bath, wild orange assists with colds and flu, eliminates toxins from the body, boosts the lymphatic and immune system and helps ease nervous tension and stress.

Add to furniture polish, to help protect furniture against damage from insects.

Add several drops of wild orange oil to some water in a spray bottle, shake well, to disperse the oil, and spritz on bed sheets, drapes or upholstery (think Febreze®).  May also be sprayed into the air as a fragrant, pathogen-killing air freshener for kitchens and bathrooms.


Check out the video: Heidi had an great experience with doTERRA Wild Orange essential oil and the kids in the car. If you want to try and get the screaming and fighting kids to calm down, try and do what Heidi did.



Cooking with Wild Orange Essential Oil

Cooking with Wild Orange Essential Oil

dōTERRA’s Wild Orange Essential Oil (Citrus sinensis) has always been a dōTERRA favorite due to its wonderful citrusy aroma and its ability to uplift mood, but it is also great when added to foods and liquids as a natural flavoring.

Our wild orange essential oil is cold pressed from orange peel.

Orange essential oil can be added as a flavoring to smoothies, dessert recipes such as orange rolls, frosting, or ice cream, sauces like salad dressing or orange chicken. Wild orange essential oil can be substituted in any recipe that calls for orange juice or orange extract. Simply substitute one drop of wild orange essential oil for one teaspoon orange extract or orange juice.

Enjoy all the benefits of wild orange essential oil plus the great taste in the following summer recipe:

Orange Peach Smoothie
• 3 ripe peaches peeled and pitted
• 1 cup plain yogurt
• 1 T Honey
• 4 ice cubes
• 1-2 drops Wild Orange Essential Oil

Mix in blender and enjoy!


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!


Fibromyalgia : Essential Oil Support

Is Fibromyalgia an autoimmune disease?

Although some suggest fibromyalgia is an autoimmune disease many experts say that it is not.  Here is an opinion given by Anne Hillebrand (11/8/2006) on AllExperts.com.

“An autoimmune disease is one in which the immune system mistakes its own tissues for non-self tissue and makes an inappropriate attack. These diseases can affect the tissue which bind body tissues and organs together, nerves, muscles, endocrine system (system that directs your body’s hormones and other chemicals), and digestive system.

From all I can tell, Fibromyalgia is not a case of the body doing something it should not do.  It is a case of the body failing to do something it should do.   What it is failing to do is produce and control correct amounts of Hyaluronidase, an enzyme.  This enzyme should be determining the correct viscosity of a chemical called Hyaluronan (formerly called Hyaluronic Acid).

You think of this as the clear fluids throughout your body.  Saliva, vaginal lubrication, synovial fluid and yes, the clear fluids that are supposed to be keeping your eyes moist.  It is produced at the end of your arterial capillaries, should rinse, lubricate and feed all the cells and then pass into the lymphatic capillaries to be cleaned and returned. In Fibromyalgia, the clear fluid is not moving correctly. It is too thick and cannot leave the body tissue and go out through the lymphatic capillaries.”


doTERRA Essential Oils work perfectly with the body to support normal functions of the body and dōTERRA products are safe to use on all ages.

doTERRA Essential Oil Users Have Found The Following To Assist In Fibromyalgia  Support:

An Editorial Summary:

Here is a summary of the experiences that others have had.  As with many health concerns fibromyalgia is best helped on multiple levels.  Experiences include help for pain, cleansing, strengthening the immune system, building nutritional balance, and emotional support.  Couple these with the possibility that many have used prescription medication and the transition or addition of oils may require patience to find a proper balance.

PAIN: Deep Blue, AromaTouch and other specific oils applied topically to specific points of discomfort.  Also using the AromaTouch Technique on a frequent and consistent basis.

CLEANSING: Both liver and Candida Cleanse are mentioned.  Most commonly mentioned is the Candida Cleanse attributed to Dr. Hill that includes the following blend:

·   5 drops of lemon

·   5 drops of melaleuca

·   3 drops on oregano

Put the oils into a gel cap and take internally twice a day for 10-14 days, rest two weeks and repeat the procedure.

Here is more detailed description of how to easily prepare this cleanse.  Purchase a 2 oz amber glass bottle with a dropper cap (available from Abundant Health online or similar suppliers).  Add into the 2 oz bottle full 15 ml bottles of lemon and melaleuca and about 2/3 of a 15 ml bottle of oregano.  Then daily fill a 00 size capsule (holds about 25-20 drops of oil) with this blend. Do not pre-make multiple days supplies of capsules since the capsules will dissolve.

DoTERRA has a product called called GX Assist which can be taken before and after a Candida cleanse.  GX Assist is formulated with therapeutic-grade oregano, melaleuca, lemon, lemongrass, peppermint, and thyme essentials oils that have been demonstrated to have in-vitro antimicrobial properties. GX Assist also includes caprylic acid that has been traditionally used as for its specific health-supporting properties in the gut.

STREGTHENING THE IMMUNE SYSTEM: A major component of the AromaTouch Technique mentioned previously is the application of essential oils and blends to assist in building strength in the body’s immune system.  Beyond this commonly recommended is the doTerra product, PB Assist (ProBiotics), designed to support healthy digestive functions and immunities.

NUTRITIONAL BALANCE: Almost everyone insists that using nutritional supplements such as doTerra Life Long Wellness pack is very helpful.  Additionally eliminate harmful foods and habits. (Avoid white flour, refined sugar & high sodium/processed foods)

EMOTIONAL SUPPORT: These types of health concerns can take an emotional toll on folks so using essential oils and blends to relieve stress, anger and/or to calm nerves is also very helpful. (Recommended Serenity, Balance or Elevation Blends)

To help with all of the above…

Do the following “Spine Therapy” 2x a week

First have coconut oil applied (olive oil can be substituted) down the length of your spine

Then, drop the following doTerra essential oils down the spine:

Starting with Oregano Oil, then Thyme, Basil, Wintergreen, Lemon, Rosemary, Lemongrass, Balance, Aroma Touch… and end with Peppermint

Hot compress for 15 mins, massage in

Oils, blends & products recommended:

Oils & Blends: DeepBlue, lemon, melaleuca, oregano. Serenity

Essential oils based products: Life Long Vitality supplements

Also consider: AromaTouch technique, basil, helichrysum, lavender, marjoram, peppermint, wild orange

Experiences and Testimonials of others:

Pat – I have seen great success using essential oils for Fibromyalgia. The main one that should assist in this condition is the Candida Cleanse. Dr. Hill stated that auto immune disease’s can be helped by taking the following blend:

·   5 drops of lemon

·   5 drops of melaleuca

·   3 drops on oregano

Put into a gel cap and take internally once a day for thirty days, rest two weeks and repeat the procedure. Also go on the Life Long Wellness pack and be prepared for some wonderful changes. The PB Assist will also help to build your immune system.

Nicole – I have had several people start taking the Lifelong Wellness Pack that have Fibromyalgia and they have had great results. I would suggest also taking the supplements for sure!

Kathy – Because Fibromyalgia may be linked to a deficiency of trace minerals and natural supplements; I would get on the LW supplements right away.  Deep Blue will help with pain issues as well as Aroma Touch – place wherever there is pain or discomfort.  You can add additional marjoram to enhance the analgesic benefits. A weekly, intense, stimulating, aligning massage to the spine has been effective for some folks with Fibromyalgia.  Consider for oils Balance and Elevation for aligning and depression.

If you suffer from Fibromyalgia, I encourage you to try the essential oil support listed above, its well worth it.

Please comment or contact us with any specific questions



These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.”

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.

To Learn More or Purchase Oils:

Go to: http://www.mydoterra.com/gaialifeoils

Also, contact me on how you can  purchase oils wholesale.


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