Essential Oils

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Definition of PURE: adj. Free of dirt, pollutants, infectious agents, or other unwanted elements. Definition of EMANCIPATION: noun. The act by which one who was not free or under the power and control of another, is set free.

Welcome to our third post!

We are so glad to be back. Our father has been in the hospital since December 5, 2014.  Thank you to everyone who prayed for him. He was released from the hospital Friday, March 27, 2015.  Prayer changes things. My sister and I have been experimenting with essential oils and their impact on our health.  Essential oils, also referred to as “essences”, are botanical extracts of various plant materials, and do not only originate from flowers, but from herbs, trees and various other plant material.  

The  use of essential oils have a history and many prominent healers in history have made use, and believed in, the healing power of these extracts. Essential oils differ from other oils (fixed oils such as olive oil) as they are  volatile and evaporate when left open, and have certain properties which can be used to promote health and well-being. One of the oils we have been using is Thieves Oil.

 Many, many years ago, the bubonic plague ran rampant through Asia and Europe, a story about 4 thieves emerged.  These 4 thieves robbed the victims of bubonic plague, but never caught the plague.  The story goes that the 4 thieves went to trial and were promised leniency if they would share how they kept from getting the plague.  They shared that they rubbed  a combination of cloves, lemon, cinnamon, eucalyptus and rosemary all over themselves.  Today, Four Thieves oil is used to support the immune system.

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Since going grain free and gluten free, we thought we would miss bread in general, but we haven’t. However, we have really missed pizza.  Imagine, our excitement, when we discovered the recipe below from Becca’s site notdeprived.com   I made the pizza and OMG, it was spectacular!!  Try it and thank you, Becca gluten free pizza

Ingredients:

4 Large Eggs, beaten
2 Tbs Olive Oil
1/4 c Plain Yogurt
1/4 c Coconut Flour
(Coconut flour is a mild, inexpensive gluten-free flour and it’s very dense so you don’t need much…I highly recommend this flour option!)
1/4 c Parmesan Cheese
2 Tbs Golden Flaxseed Meal
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp Cream of Tartar
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1 tsp Onion Powder
3/4 c Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
Directions:
Pre-heat oven & pizza stone (or cookie sheet lined w/parchment paper) to 375 degrees.

Spray your stone or cookie sheet with oil (or spread some on with a paper towel) I use this spray bottle that I purchased at Superstore and fill it with Olive Oil:

Mix all wet ingredients together.
Mix all dry ingredients except mozzarella.
Mix wet and dry together and then mix in the mozzarella.
Spread onto pre-heated stone using a spatula until it is desired shape and thickness.
Bake for about 15 minutes (or longer for breadsticks)
For Pizza:

Top with sauce and desired toppings.
Place back in oven for about 12 minutes. You may also find it helpful to place it under the broiler for a few minutes at the end to get the nice bubbly cheese on top.
Note:  The toppings we used were ground turkey, ground turkey Italian sausage, turkey bacon, green peppers, red onions and fresh garlic cloves and cheese.

eat and drink

 

Pure Emancipation grew out of our lifestyle changes and our goal to improve our overall health and well-being.  We are now grain free, gluten free, and processed sugar free. We are happy to promote any products or brands that are aligned with our beliefs and can inspire others to join us on our journey. If you would like us try your products or brands, and/or advertise on our site, please contact us at :  pureemancipation@gmail.com                          We hope to hear from you soon!

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37 thoughts on “Essential Oils

  1. I have never tried essential oils, although I have been hearing about them. I do like organic alternatives. Thanks for the information! The recipe looks good, too.

  2. So glad that your father has been released from hospital. I hope he will continue to improve. I appreciate the information on essential oils, and also the pizza recipe – it looks delicious! Thank you for sharing.

  3. Thank you for sharing. Glad your father is recovering!

    I use essential oils on my wool dryer balls (use those instead of dryer sheets).

    I’ll have to share this pizza recipe with my daughter who has Celiac disease.

  4. It sounds like you are making some great strides toward more vibrant health! Way to go, and blessings for your dad’s continued improvement!

  5. Thanks for the great pizza recipe. I have dropped most gluten from my diet but Pizza was the one thing I haven’t been willing to give up. Now, maybe I don’t have to.

  6. I have heard of 4 Thieves Oil but never the history behind that name–very interesting-Thank you! If course i have used essential oils over the years but have to be very careful as many times I have found I am allergic to them—-don’t put flowers anywhere near me ACHOO–and I am allergic to Iodine so seaweed or derivatives are out too ITCH ITCH ITCH.

  7. I have used coconut all my life but I was never aware that there is a coconut flour! My, where have I been lol. I would love to try this recipe but I have to find the coconut flour first.

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  9. I’m glad to hear that your father’s doing better!

    I’ve been wanting to making pizza from scratch again! The recipe sounds really good! :] I’ve never tried using coconut flour for the pizza crust! :O

  10. I love essential oils. I have not heard about theives. Thanks for the info. 🙂 Glad your father is doing better. Ps your glasses are super cute!

  11. Another one you can try is grated cauliflower and a bit of egg – works like a pizza base. I think I like bread and pasta too much to give up gluten unless I needed to. I definitely eat less bread now then I used to but I do eat a lot of pasta. I’m not Italian but I am convinced that I’d a wannabe Italian lol.

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  13. Yay! I found you! I followed you from my website posting about the clean eating sweet potato waffle and am I glad I did! I love your site and will try this recipe this weekend! Thanks so much for checking out my site and for sharing your recipes here!
    Have a wonderful weekend. With a smile, Carlyn 🙂

    • Carlyn, thank you for your comments and visiting our blog! I also loved visiting your site. Please keep in touch!

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