Raw chocolate fudge with green mandarin ganache

Gooey, rich + moorish. I CAN stop at one piece, as it is so satisfying!

This is definitely going to be served over the christmas festivites this year. A decadent, sweet treat that has some highly nutritional ingredients (cacao, coconut oil, cashews, walnuts) + is healthy-ish! 100% gluten free, dairy free + whole food based.

Can you believe that December is here on the weekend?! The actual official start of the festive season! I’ve  already started planning the christmas lunch menu, something that gives me so much pleasure! It is also my husband’s birthday on Christmas Day, so it’s always double the celebrations. I love, love this time of year!

ingredients

base:
2 cups raw cashews
2 cups organic shredded coconut *unsweetened
16 pitted dates
1 cup raw organic cacao powder
1/2 cup honey (can also use agave, or maple syrup – vegan)
1 tsp organic vanilla bean paste
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 cup roughly chopped walnuts

ganache:
1/4 cup organic extra virgin coconut oil
1/2 cup honey (can also use agave, or maple syrup – vegan)
1/2 cup raw organic cacao powder
8 drops doTERRA green mandarin essential oil *food grade (You can purchase here)

fudge:

Blitz the cashews + shredded coconut in a food processor until it resembles sand. Add the dates, cacao powder, sweetener, vanilla bean paste + salt. Process until a smooth, creamy texture is achieved.

Press the fudge into a lined loaf tin (I like nice, thick pieces) + press the walnuts pieces into the fudge all over. Place in the fridge.

ganache:

Wash out the food processor, then add the coconut oil, sweetener + cacao powder. Blitz until combined + silky. Add the green mandarin oil + pulse a couple of times.

Gently pour the ganache over the fudge, dust with a little cacao powder + place back in the fridge to set (a couple of hours). Cut into bite sized squares + store in an airtight container in the fridge for a week (if it lasts that long!)

As always, enjoy my loves.

In good health + pure happiness,

 

Kristy xx

 


 

 

Essential oils for inspiring change + transformation

Essential oils are high frequency plant elixir’s, synergistically intertwining with our physical, emotional + spiritual energy bodies … helping to transmute, transform + heal the physical body, the heart, release limiting beliefs, increase spiritual awareness, connection + fulfilment of our life’s purpose.

Emotional aromatherapy.

With unique chemical structures, each oil’s properties hold a variety of benefits for the individual. And, as we go through an array of emotions + physical states in a day, essential oils can help to manage + maintain our level of wellbeing.

When you inhale an oil’s scent, it is processed through the olfactory system (a nerve in the brain that is in charge of controlling your sense of smell). The olfactory system connects to the limbic system of the brain where your emotions + memories reside. As you breathe in the oil’s aroma, the limbic system creates a response in your brain based on your memories associated with that particular scent. So, when I go to bed at night, I apply the same roller blend of relaxing/calming oils – which my brain associates the scent with sleeping. 

 

Look closely at the present you are constructing. 
It should look likethe future you are dreaming ~ Alice Walker

 

The emotional benefits of essential oils

The oil properties wheel identifies how specific essential oils can elicit a desired benefit, based on their chemical structure.

doTERRA Oil Chemistry Wheel
doTERRA Oil Chemistry Wheel – Emotional Aromatherapy

Tailoring your experience to your specific wants + needs. Our sense of smell can produce powerful emotional responses.


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Essential oil blends allow the oils to work synergistically together, creating a powerhouse for healing + transformation.

Citrus bliss – Invigorating blend
the oil of creativity
Ingredients: Wild Orange Peel, Lemon Peel, Grapefruit Peel, Mandarin Peel, Bergamot Peel, Tangerine Peel, Clementine Peel essential oils and Vanilla Bean Absolute.

Reigniting the spark + inspiring creative expression. Re-sparking the connection to the magic of life. Encouraging you to put yourself out there. Filling the heart with joy.


Motivate – Encouraging blend
the oil of motivation
Ingredients: Peppermint Plant, Clementine Peel, Coriander Seed, Basil Herb, Yuzu Peel, Melissa Leaf, Rosemary Leaf, Vanilla Bean Absolute

Firing you into action again when you have become stagnated or blocked. Fostering confidence to follow through with creative inspirations + intentions. Rediscovering your desire to serve + launching you onto a positive path.

Warrior spirit.


Passion – Inspiring blend
the oil for finding your passion
Ingredients: Cardamom, Cinnamon, Ginger, Clove, Sandalwood, Jasmine, Vanilla Bean Absolute + Damiana Leaf.

Encouraging playfulness + spontaneity. Inviting you to take risks, face your fears + break through any limitations you have set upon yourself.

There is more to living than feeling routinely obligated by others.


In tune – Focus blend
the oil of presence
Ingredients: Amyris, Patchouli, Frankincense, Lime, Ylang Ylang, Hawaiian Sandalwood, Roman Chamomile.

Quietens + grounds mental forces into the here + now. Encouraging full awareness into the physical body + your surroundings. Empowering you to live fully in the present moment.

When you are present in the moment, you are at peace. If you live in the past, you dwell there + if you live in the future, it can create anxious feelings.


Elevation – Joyful blend
the oil of joy
Ingredients: Lavandin, Tangerine, Lavender, Amyris, Clary Sage, Hawaiian Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang, Ho Wood, Osmanthus, Lemon Myrtle, Melissa.

Evoking happiness + mood stabilisation. Helping to let go of lower energy vibrations + shift into a higher state of consciousness.

Determination, joy + abundance.


Forgive – Renewing blend
the oil of forgiving
Ingredients: Spruce, Bergamot, Juniper Berry, Myrrh, Arborvitae, Nootka, Thyme, Citronella.

Forgiving + letting go will set you free. Looking for the good in others, instead of in a negative light. Understanding, acceptance, empathetic + tolerance.

Moving forward, feeling light.


 

Emotional work is taking an honest look within. Essential oils can foster an environment for healing, but they do not do the work on our behalf. Beliefs + negative emotions can be deeply rooted within our consciousness. Essential oils can illuminate our emotional patterns, encouraging us to honour them, release what no longer serves us + to replace with positive beliefs that serve our highest good.

Always with love,

Kristy xx

 


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Please note. All material on this site is provided for information only, and may not be construed as personal medical advice to diagnose or treat. No action should be taken based solely on the contents of this information; instead, readers should consult appropriate health professionals on any matter relating to their health and well-being.

The author claims no responsibility or liability, for any loss or damage incurred by use of information provided by this site. 

Feeling overwhelm + on high rev?

While it’s totally normal to feel a little nervous from time to time, (big change ahead, uncertainty, an event, new job, stepping out of your comfort zone, and so on…) when the occasional fear or worry turns into something you feel you cannot control, essential oils just may help to ease the tension + create a feeling of calm.

Perhaps one of the most well known essential oils benefits, is their ability to help with stress + anxious feelings. Some have sedative properties, inducing a calm, peaceful, relaxed + uplifted feeling.

The best essential oils for anxious feelings + stress include lavender, bergamot, frankincense, ylang ylang, vetiver, basil + wild orange.

Lavender

Considered the most common/popular essential oil, benefits include having a calming, relaxing effect. It’s considered a nervous system restorative, helping with inner peace, sleep, restlessness, irritability, panic + general nervous tension.

Bergamot

Has a cleansing effect on limiting belief systems, low self esteem, self judgement + self acceptance. Encouraging hope, optimism + confidence, relaxed + content feelings,

Frankincense 

Offers feelings of relaxation + assists with reducing stress + anxious feelings. Frankincense helps to let go of lower vibrations + negativity. A powerful cleanser of darkness. Helping to create new perspectives, based on light + truth.

Ylang Ylang

Ylang ylang can help with anxious feelings + low mood, due to it’s calming + uplifting effects. Ylang ylang helps with cheerfulness + playfulness, courage, optimism + soothes fearfulness. Reconnecting to the pure, simple ways of the heart. It may calm agitation + nervousness and can also help to support sleep.

Vetiver

Vetiver oil has a tranquil, grounding + reassuring energy. Life can scatter one’s energy + vetiver assists with a feeling of connection with the self. Centering + emotionally aware. A nervous system tonic, it can help decreases jitteriness + hypersensitivity.

Basil

Basil is the oil of renewal. Supporting those who are under a great deal of mental strain, are overwhelmed, or have low energy. Basil has a calming effect on the nervous system. It also acts as a natural stimulant, rejuvenating vital forces after exhaustion or burnout.

Wild orange

Wild orange addresses a variety of emotional issues including; inspiring a positive mood,  fostering joy, abundance, playfulness, spontaneity + creativity. Wild orange helps one to let go of fear, nervous tension + lack mentality.

How to use essential oils for stress + anxious feelings

If you are looking to use a mixture of these oils to help with stress and anxious feelings, there are a number of ways to benefit. 

  • Make a roller bottle blend with any of the oils mentioned above, top with fractionated coconut oil + apply as necessary to the back of the neck and wrists. (15 drops of essential oils will suffice).
  • Diffuse essential oils of your choice in a diffuser — 6-10 drops for a large room, 3-5 drops in a small room.
  • Apply 2-3 drops of vetiver, diluted in a carrier oil along the spine.
  • Add 2-3 drops of wild orange + basil to the palm of your hand with a carrier oil + then apply to the small of your back.
  • Directly inhale your oil of choice from the bottle.
  • Wear oils in diffuser jewellery.
  • Make my Wild orange + choc raw slice
  • Create a body moisturiser by mixing five to eight drops of your essential oil of choice to an unscented moisturiser or carrier oil, like fractionated coconut oil or sweet almond oil. Apply liberally to the skin.
  • Take a bath by adding 15 drops of lavender or lavender peace essential oil and 1 cup of Epsom salts to the bathtub.

 


PLANT ALCHEMY

Only use the highest quality + purest essential oils, that have been tested to verify purity + composition (with no synthetics or diluted in any way).

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If you are not tech savvy + would like my help, I can help set you up over the phone. It will only take 5 mins. You can book in here.

It is my purpose to serve.

Love Kristy x

 


Please note. All material on this site is provided for information only, and may not be construed as personal medical advice to diagnose or treat. No action should be taken based solely on the contents of this information; instead, readers should consult appropriate health professionals on any matter relating to their health and well-being.

The author claims no responsibility or liability, for any loss or damage incurred by use of information provided by this site.