She talked about taking a negativity toward ourselves and turning it around by finding the opposite trait and working on that until we find a place of peace & gratitude. Remember gratitude is one emotion that has a really high vibrational frequency. By working on improving our vibrational frequency we can affect the frequencies of others in our circle just like one tuning fork can affect others in a room.
So have you tried the exercises that Allison gave us? She challenged us first to go 3 days without being negative. And then we were supposed to find 5 things daily for which we could be thankful - and they were supposed to be different each day. If you haven't participated yet, I suggest you try it. The positive results can be amazing!
And I covered our product spotlight by talking about Basil. I swear as the weather gets warm here in Texas, I start salivating over the thought of a Caprese Salad! I had never had one until I went to the doTERRA West Coast Conference in 2013. After that, I was hooked! There is nothing better to me than a salad of fresh mozzerella, fresh heirloom tomatoes, basil chiffonade & a balsalmic vinaigrette. I loved it so much, I found a pasta salad that had a lot of the same flavors that I made for a class & it was a hit too! You can find that recipe here on the blog.
Basil is useful for many things. I went over a great many of them on our call. You can see most of these here in an information sheet from Dr. Susan Lawton which can be found on Oils Mentor. And here is an audio in YouTube form where you can hear Dr. Sue discuss some of the successes she's had with Basil oil.
And if you'd like to make a perfume fragrance to better utilize the properties of Basil oil, one of the suggestions I found is to mix it with Lavender & Ylang Ylang to make a fresh floral scent. You can read more about blending perfumes and that here on Gaia Life Oils.
As I was studying up on Basil, one idea that came to me was for a refreshing kitchen cleaner. I already make a Lemon Vinegar spray for cutting the grease in my kitchen, but wouldn't it be fun and make it even more anti-bacterial to add Basil? How yummy smelling would that be? But then as I was contemplating that I had an epiphany and thought why not make a Lemon- Basil Vinaigrette?!? And so I searched it online and found it here on Essential Oils Place & lo, and behold, its featured as the dressing for a Caprese Salad!
In an effort to have a few recipes for you to try that were my own creations, last night I tried a new smoothie recipe. It was an experiment and it wasn't too bad! The only change I would make is to the amount of basil I would add. I'll give you my changed amount here.
This is for a single serving size & I made this with my Ninja. A whole drop of concentrated Basil was intense! I could drink it just fine, but next time I would definitely add a sweetener (like Stevia) if I chose to use a whole drop again.
I will admit that I prefer the taste of fresh summery Sweet Basil, but in winter the oil will sometimes just have to do! And since we know that we get a more concentrated effect from the oils, I can't help but continue to try new recipes!
Here's the one that I'll try next. I've got everything but the almond butter!
The really cool things about making smoothies is you can bump up the serving size and then make popsicles! Or freeze it in a container to make a sorbet like dessert. You can even add avocado to most without a noticeable change in flavor but it adds an additional creaminess - great for when you want to have something akin to ice cream with the kids.
I hope you enjoyed our call today. Stay tuned for more recipes, information & fun ways to use your essential oils!
And remember---click the green links to listen to our call! Have a great week!