Young Living Vitality Oil Infused Caramelized Apple Banana Bread

Every time I have some bananas that have browned I say I’ll make some banana bread… and I always forget, because life. lol.

But tonight I had a craving for some. Then remembered I also had some NY McIntosh Apples that needed to be used, so I made up my own recipe based off of bits and pieces of recipes I’ve made in the past and voila!

I’ve also really enjoyed incorporating Young Living Vitality oils into my cooking and baking more and more and thought this would be a perfect opportunity!

Please keep in mind that it’s important you use only the best, therapeutic and FDA approved essential oils safe for consumption. I only trust Young Living’s Vitality line. If you’d like to try infusing your meals and goodies with essential oils give me a shout and I’ll help you get your hands on some!

For the Apples:

2 Tbsp Unsalted Butter

3 Tbsp packed Dark Brown Sugar

2 Medium Apples, peeled and diced

1 Drop of Cinnamon Bark EO

1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla

For the Banana Bread:

1-3/4 Cups Flour

3/4 Tsp Baking Soda

1/4 Tsp Salt

1 Tsp Ground Cinnamon

1/2 Cup White Sugar

1/2 Cup Dark Brown Sugar

2 Eggs

1/3 Cup Vegetable Oil

1/3 Cup Unsweetened Applesauce

3 Tbsp Milk

1 Tsp Vanilla

2 Large Bananas (mashed)

1 Drop of Cinnamon Bark Vitality EO

2 Drops of Nutmeg Vitality EO

2 Drops of Clove Vitality EO

To Make the Apples:

Preheat a medium skillet over medium-high heat.

Add the butter and brown sugar and heat until bubbling.

Add the apples and sauté until golden and tender, about 5 minutes.

Stir in the vanilla and Cinnamon Bark Vitality EO. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

To Make the Banana Bread:

Preheat oven to 350. Grease a loaf pan and set aside.

Mix together flour, baking soda, salt, ground cinnamon and sugars.

In another bowl, combine eggs, oil, applesauce, milk, vanilla and essential oils.

Stir in banana and apple mixture until just combined. Do not over mix.

Pour batter into greased loaf pan and bake for about 1 hour or until a toothpick test comes out clean.

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New Year, New Goals…

New Year, New Goals… Daily meditation and yoga 🧘🏼‍♀️ with Mastrante diffusing in the room.

Mastrante is a grounding and calming oil that promotes relaxation 💖 Bonus – It’s also great for your skin!

Meditation is HUGE for your physical and mental health wellness. Did you know that meditation can help lower stress, reverse the aging process, focus, process emotions, help memory, promote creativity, lower anxiety and so much more!

See my link to Essential Oils to get hooked up with some amazing oils to start your wellness journey with me and my team! #oilymamamo

Holiday Gift Ideas For Her Under $75

If you know me, you know I LOVE Christmas. Like borderline obsessed… ok, ok, full on obsessed!! The lights, the music, the way everyone becomes a little more gentle, a little more caring… My favorite time of the year!!

Not everyone can afford big, extravagant holidays. We are lucky that all our near 3 year old wants for Christmas is a $16 PJ Masks Cat Car, talk about easy kid!! Because I understand the value of a good budget, especially around the holidays, I decided to put together a little For Her Under $75 Gift Guide! Here are some great ideas for your Mum, your sister, your best friend…

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Tranquil Essential Oil Roll-On

This little roller is heavenly!  Tranquil provides stress relief and relaxation in a convenient roll-on application. With a blend of Lavender, Cedarwood and Roman Chamomile this baby would be a great gift for someone who struggles with stress or trouble sleeping! Pair this roller with a warm throw blanket or cute sleep mask ❤

Wholesale: $28.75 US from Young Living

 

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Christmas Car Appetizer Plates

How cute are these?! Do you know someone who switches up their dishes for the holidays? I do it! lol. And these little plates are a perfect addition to a holiday place setting and at a price you honestly can’t beat! Pair them with some cute napkins, holiday mugs (see below for those!) and these are a fun little gift everyone will love.

$16 for a Set of 4, ON SALE NOW at Pottery Barn

 

Holiday Mugs for a good cause!

These mugs shout with old fashioned Christmas charm. I want them all! Pottery Barn donates 50% of the purchase price of each of these mugs to the Give a Little Hope Campaign which benefits organizations that provide temporary and long-term housing for youth and families. These pair perfectly with the Christmas Car Plates above!

$9.50 US each for the Cheeky Deer or Snowman Mugs

$38.00 US for a Set of 4 Santa Shot Figural Mugs 

 

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Lavender Essential Oil, 15ml

The Swiss Army Knife of essential oils. This amazing oil is a great beginner oil and can be used for relaxation, calming, sleep support, bath salts and sooooooo much more. Gift this with a fuzzy pair of socks or some cute pajamas and let your loved one experience just how amazing essential oils can be!

Wholesale: $23.50 US from Young Living 

 

macM.A.C. Snow Ball Mini Lipsticks

A limited edition kit from the MAC Holiday Collection filled with tiny lipsticks with a silver sequined statement bag. The perfect gift for the makeup lover in your life! These colors happen to be my favorite (hint hint lol)  but they also come in a more vibrant warm reds and pinks!

$29.50 US at Nordstrom

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Vitality Tea Gift Set

Have any tea lovers in your life? This is such a great out of the box gift idea for them! This set includes a double-wall travel tumbler with the Young Living Logo, Cinnamon Bark Vitality Oil 5ml, Clove Vitality Oil 5ml, Lemon Vitality 5ml and a recipe card.

Wholesale: $45.50 US from Young Living

 

NARS PowerMatte Lip Pigment Duo Love Trianglenars

Exclusive limited edition  PowerMatte Lip Pigment with two shades in a ready-to-gift package! It comes in London Calling/Get It On Lilac Pink & Tan Rose and also Rock With You/Under My Thumb Deep Mulberry & Burgundy… don’t you love those names? A little call out to music classics – maybe that’s why I love these so much!

$22.00 at Sephora

 

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Possibly my favorite item on the list. I ADORE my Desert Mist Diffuser. I use it every. single. day. With its super stylish design, its 8-10 hour run time on intermittent setting to it’s 10 color changing ability (including a candle flicker!) this thing is just amazing. I want more. In fact, I may ask Santa for another one!!

$63.75 US from Young Living

Small Batch Strawberry Jam (No Pectin)


Strawberry picking season is upon us and if you’re like me, you’ve already been 😆🍓

There are SO many amazing strawberry based recipes out there and I want to try them all!! But one thing I definitely wanted to do was make my own strawberry jam. But I didn’t have any pectin on hand and I’m super impatient. 

This is a perfect little small batch recipe that made me one perfect 1/2 pint size jar of jam. You could use smaller mason jars and get more out of it too. It makes about 1-3/4 cups of jam. Seeing as though there is only 3 of us in the house and this jam is meant to be either frozen or used up in a few weeks time, it works out perfectly. 

INGREDIENTS

  • 16 oz strawberries, hulled and chopped*
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 2 tbs lemon juice

* If you don’t like chunky jam (I don’t) you can put the strawberries in a food processor or blender before adding to pot

DIRECTIONS

In a heavy bottom sauce pan, mix strawberries, sugar, and lemon juice.

Stir over med-low heat until the sugar is dissolved.

Increase heat to med-high and bring mixture to a rolling boil.

Stir frequently mashing the strawberries as you stir, continuing to boil, until jam is thickened and bubbles completely cover the surface of the jam, about 10 minutes.

Transfer jam to a jar and let cool to room temperature.

Seal jars and store in refrigerator for about 2-3 weeks (or freeze)

RC Chest Rub


My son and I got hit with a cold this weekend, the first time he’s been “sick” in over a year… so I immediately began diffusing thieves and Purification in the house, rubbed some thieves on his feet and made this awesomely easy RC chest rub…

RC Chest Rub

  • 2 Tbsp Solid Coconut Oil
  • 6 Drops of RC Essential Oil
  • 6 Drops of Peppermint Essential Oil
  • 4 Drops of Lemon Essential Oil 
  • 1 Glass Jar (2 oz)

Mix the above together and store in glass jar. Rub on chest as needed, especially before bed. 

Favorite Things! April 2017


I have so many favorite things this month and I’m stoked to share them with you!

First, these 100% New Zealand Wool Dryer Balls! Recently I decided to start replacing toxic products in our home with healthier options. This was one of the first. Ditching our dryer sheets for these wool dryer balls with a Few Drops of my favorite essential oils. You can pick up 6 of these bad boys on Amazon for only $9.99. Find them here: Handy Laundry Wool Dryer Balls

Next on my list is the Mint Satin Facial Scrub by Young Living. I only started using this product about two weeks ago and I’m HOOKED. This stuff makes your face feel so soft. The Exfoliating is gentle and the product leaves this lovely minty fresh feeling. LOVE this stuff!! You can hit me up if you’re interested in any Young Living products! Young Living Membership – Sign up and get 24% discount!
On to this amazing Rose Water Toner. I found this gem in a little shop in Smithfield while I was at the Smithfield Farmers Market. The company that makes it is Perfectly Natural Soap. It’s gentle, hydrating and tones perfectly! You can find them at 202 Main Street in Smithfield, Virginia or buy online here: Perfectly Natural Skin Rose Water Toner

The next one is one of my top fave, use everyday essentials – Young Living Lavender Lip Balm. This little lip balm is one of the only lip balms I can wear without wanting to wipe off immediately. It’s moisturizing, conditioning, healing and soothing, all in one tiny tube. And when you’re a wholesale member with YL it’s only $4! Young Living Sign Up – Get 24% off retail prices! 

Now, the next item is something I have a friend and amazing blogger to thank for. These Que Bella Intensive Foot Mask booties are AH-MAZ-ING!! They will soften even hard cracked feet. I was lucky enough to grab some on clearance at Target online but in store they’re still only $5 a pack and TOTALLY worth every penny. They’re like a pedicure in a packet. Seriously. Also, check out my girl Taylor’s blog post about these here: Ball Caps + Cutoffs
Last but definitely not least – two YL Essential Oils that have changed my life. The first one is DiGize which has been a HUGE digestive support for me. It calms my raging tummy pains I suffer from on the regular and is super easy to use. A Few Drops in a roller bottle topped with a carrier oil, roll it around my belly button in circular motion and my tummy troubles quickly fade. The second oil is SclarEssence. This one has been amazing for hormonal balance. A drop or two on my ankles and good to go! 🙌🏻 These two oils are gems in my oily collection. If you’re interested hit me up. Or you can go here for sign up! Young Living Sign Up – Mo Dietz

April Promo! FREE Cedarwood Oil! 

Well we’re already 6 days into April and all this tornado talk has got me in a whirl! Time for an April Promo!! 

I’m going to give anyone who purchases a Premium Starter Kit in the month of April a FREE 15ml Cedarwood oil! 

This oil has been so awesome for me. I use it in my mascara eyelash serum, in my sleepytime roller at bedtime, diffuse it and so many other things! I LOVE this oil! 

HAPPY APRIL!! 🌸💐💗

Oily Allergy Relief Recipe 

Anybody else’s allergies wreaking havoc on them?! Mine have been going haywire with all the weather ups and downs down here in Virginia. One day it’s 80 degrees and sunny and everything is blooming and the next day it’s rainy and 40 degrees… (go home Mother Nature, you’re drunk!)

Here’s a little oily relief from those pesky pollen irritants!

Spring Clean Your Mattress!


Spring cleaning is in full effect and you shouldn’t exclude your mattress. Did you know you sleep with about 1.5 million dust mites every night? Gross! 

So here’s a little cleaning trick that super easy and will give your mattress a nice spring refresh!

Super easy – Half a cup of Baking Soda, some Purification Essential Oil or Thieves and your favorite complimenting Essential Oil. Mix together, sprinkle on the mattress, let it sit for a couple hours, then vacuum it up.

You can use the same mix for carpet cleaning as well. 

BONUS MARCH PROMO!! 

YOU GUYS!!! I’m so stoked to have a DOUBLE promo from now until the end of March!!!

Between now and March 31st if you purchase a premium starter kit you will get a FREE Essential Oils Pocket Reference Book AND a FREE Bonus Lime Vitality Oil 5ml!! This is awesome!!

Lime is such a great little oil; you can add it to your beer, in your salsa and guacamole, add to your diffuser for a zesty tropical scent!

I love promos! Happy Friday! 💗💧🌱💗