Essential Oils After Dinner Citrus Mints

After Dinner Citrus MintsI’ve had several people ask me this week for my recipe using Young Living Essential Oils to make after dinner citrus mints.  They are really easy to make and a fun way to incorporate your essential oils into cooking.

I actually made an entire batch of these back at Christmas, kept a few out, and then stuck the rest in the freezer.  Before company comes over I just set a few out to thaw and then we enjoy as an after dinner mint.  They also make nice desserts for the girls. Sometimes after dinner they get a frozen one.  It’s sweet enough to make them feel special and small enough that calming them down at bedtime isn’t impossible.

Essential Oils After Dinner Citrus Mints

  • 4 oz. cream cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 lb. powdered sugar
  • 5 drops Peppermint essential oil (I use Young Living)
  • 10 drops Orange essential oil (I use Young Living)
  • 10 drops Lemon essential oil (I use Young Living)

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Place the first two ingredients in a saucepan.  Set the heat on low and stir together until smooth. Getting these two ingredients to a more liquid state makes it easier to blend the powered sugar in.  Once it reaches your desired consistency remove the saucepan from the heat.  Next, pouring a little at a time add the powdered sugar and stir with a spoon until it’s well blended.  The powdered sugar gives the mints their firmness and helps each mint hold their shape. Add enough sugar so that your mixture feels firm… not too greasy.

Next, add your essential oils. You can adjust the drops depending on your taste.  You can also play with what oils you use.  For instance you could use Lime, Grapefruit, or even Citrus Fresh.

You can shape your mints by pressing into miniature molds, forming into small balls and then pressing flat with your palm, or rolling the dough out and then slicing.

I chose the latter method for sake of time.

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I rolled sections of the dough out and cut into 1/2″ pieces.

After, that let stand for a few hours… and then they are ready to enjoy!

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These are so easy y’all and because you aren’t heating the essential oils you are not degrading them.  Which means you get the added benefits that each oil offers… like these for Lemon.

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You Are Invited

This Sunday night I’m doing something I’ve never done before and I want you to be a part of it.    I’m teaching an introduction to Young Living Essential Oils class that will be broadcast live via YouTube at 8:00 central on Sunday night.

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I’m excited because this is the first time I’ve been able to offer a live class to many of you. Over the past year I have hosted and taught several Facebook classes, but none of them have been as interactive as this one will be.  You don’t want to miss it. Well, maybe you do because it will involve an hour of looking at me but on the plus side I promise you will walk away from that hour knowing more about Young Living Essential Oils and how you can integrate them into your family.

My family has been using Young Living Essential Oils for over a year now.  I talked more about why we love them here and here.  This past winter we were able to keep our bodies strong and relatively healthy without having to visit the doctor or fork out any copays for a compromised immune system.  When the occasional bug or cold did start to creep it’s way in we fought back using our essential oils and NingXia Red.

Not only do I love essential oils because they are an alternative way to care for my family but also because it’s an alternative to many of the chemicals I used to find myself using in our house. For instance, in the past year I have replaced my face cream, face wash, deodorant, toothpaste, disinfectant cleaner, toilet cleaner, tile & surface cleaner, glass & surface cleaner, carpet cleaner, and hair care products.  That’s a lot of chemicals that we have eliminated!

Sometimes we don’t realize how many we use on a daily basis.  We also don’t realize how it could be affecting our families health.  Just the other day I decided to clean our toilets with my old chemical cleaner.  I knew better but I had a little left and hated to just throw the can away after spending money on it.  I sprayed the foam in both toilets, cleaned them almost immediately, and couldn’t believe how the fumes from the cleaner felt as I breathed in. I had to step outside the room.  That’s not normal people!  I don’t experience that when I use my Thieves Household Cleaner. Please, reconsider what you are bringing into your house.

Ok, so back to the class.  It starts at 8:00 Sunday night.  During the class I will walk through the basics of essential oils, the three ways they can be used, and then walk through each of the eleven oils included in the Premium Starter Kit and share how our family uses them.

To participate just come back to this page Sunday night and click the image above. It will take you directly to the broadcast.  There will be a comment section on the left hand side of the screen where you can type your questions and I will try to answer them during the class.

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When you purchase the Premium Starter Kit (read more about it here) this month through me you will receive everything shown below.

 

March Promo 2Purchase the Premium Starter Kit from Young Living through me (use member #1605099) for the sponsor and enroller) and I will send you an Essential Oils Pocket Reference, Live Your Dream introduction to essential oils booklet, and The Chemical Free Home books for free!  On top of all that you will also be added to my private Colorful Droppers Community group on Facebook where you can share and learn from others.  It’s my number one recommended tool for getting started using your Young Living Essential Oils To place your order click the button below.  After you have have placed your email colorfuldroppers@gmail.com with the code ColorTransformedFamily.  This is how I will keep track of who to send the resource materials to and then send an invite for you to join us in Colorful Droppers Community on Facebook.

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Reaching 4

Last Monday my oldest, Esther, turned four years old!  I don’t think it has actually hit me that she’s really four now.  Four.  Somebody make it stop.

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Time doesn’t stop though so we chose to celebrate it.  Michael Luke, the girls, and I went out for her birthday dinner the night before her birthday.  Like Noah, Esther got to choose any type of food she wanted for her special meal.  Noah chose Chinese food for her big day and Esther chose cheeseburgers and french fries.  Some of you may catch the irony in that.

Esther picked the food and Michael Luke and I picked the restaurant… Huey’s.  Huey’s is a local Memphis restaurant with several locations around town.  Sunday nights at our local Huey’s includes (loud) live music.  Which may not seem like the best place to take your four year old but then again it does ensure that you aren’t the loudest ones there.

The band dedicated a song to Esther and she danced her heart away in our booth.

Burgers were eaten… unless you were Noah and had chicken tenders, and fries were enjoyed.  Oh, and one of the perks of taking your kids there is that they get free ice cream as part of the kid’s meal.  Score!

Esther opened a few presents including one from Kai-Ma.  We went ahead and let Esther open one of ours… a Fancy Nancy book, the theme of her birthday party later that week.

Where did you spend your last birthday? Mine was family at an impromptu cook out.  Esther insisted there be cake and ice cream.

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