Small Batch Strawberry Jam (No Pectin)


Strawberry picking season is upon us and if you’re like me, you’ve already been ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ“

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! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป 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!ย 

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!! ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’—