Chocolate Mint Shake

So Monday night my husband and I had one of those hankerings for a chocolate shake. I occasionally make use chocolate protein shakes in the evenings for a treat, but the problem was that we had no milk (because after breakfast Sunday morning someone forgot to put the whole gallon of milk back in the fridge and we left for 14 hours while it sat on the table-but that’s beside the point-lol).
So I took this recipe that I had saved to try for the kids (sorry I don’t know the original source):

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And I altered it slightly and made this yummy treat for us:

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Recipe:
1 can Coconut milk
1 Banana (I only had one)
1 teaspoon Vanilla
4 tablespoons Cocoa Powder
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon Sucanat (I didn’t have coconut sugar)
Pinch of Sea Salt
1/2 scoop Chocolate Whey Powder
Blend together.
Add 6-9 ice cubes
Blend. Then add
2-3 drops peppermint essential oil and pulse 10 times.
Enjoy!!!
We really enjoyed our treat and will definitely be making it again!!!

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DIY Natural Deoderant

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So I have gotten into Essential Oils lately! Namely, DoTERRA essential oils (I do have my reasons for choosing DoTERRA and will blog about it soon)! And when I came across an all natural, easy recipe for making my own deodorant, I was thrilled! I’ve been wanting to stop using the antiperspirant I’ve been using half the time, and am excited to see if my newest recipe works!
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The Recipe:
Fill 10ml roller bottle halfway with Fractionated Coconut Oil
Fill 1/2 of the remaining space with Citrus Bliss essential oil blend
And the rest with Lemon essential oil

My alterations:
Before adding the Citrus Bliss and Lemon oils, I added:
5 drops Purify (for it’s cleansing properties and ability to kill odors)
5 drops of Lavender (because I have very sensitive skin and get bumps under my arms after shaving)

First, I absolutely love the scent!!!! It’s so refreshing smelling!!! But then, I am a fan of anything citrus!

I will be posting updates as I test my new deodorant and would love to hear anyone else’s favorite deodorants, or deodorant recipes!

If you want to learn more about how you can purchase essential oils, check out my website:
www.mydoterra.com/kelleyappleton