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.
Thank you to everyone for your prayers for our father. We received so many positive comments from our last post on Essential Oils, we decided to continue to share the benefits of the essential oils that we are using. My sister and I are continuing to experiment with essential oils.
Frankincense is now one of our favorites. The three wise men gave baby Jesus gifts of gold to honor his royalty, frankincense for perfume, and myrrh for annointing oil.
Imhoptep was an ancient Egyptian physician of healing and medicine. Imhoptep, based upon our research recommended Frankincense oil for baths and massages nearly 6000 years ago.
Frankincense is used to support a healthy immune system, treat dry skin, reverse skin signs of aging and reduce the appearance of stretch marks and scars.
-boosts the immune system
-helps fade stretch marks and scars
-lowers blood pressure
-relieves pain from from rheumatoid arthritis
-provides relief from bronchitis and congestion of the nasal tract and lungs
-protects from premature loss of teeth and hair
We could not find any side effects in our research, except that it should not be used during pregnancy because it induces delayed menstruation and delays the advent of menopause.
We have been making homemade body butter with Frankincense oil. It feels luxurious as you rub it all over your body after a shower or bath. You may also use the oil with a diffuser or vaporizer or by absorbing it through the skin mixed with a carrier oil, such as olive or coconut oil. We will keep you updated on the results we see by using Frankincense.
We ususally have a protein smoothie or omelette for breakfast but sometimes we have a craving for pancakes. Since we are grain and gluten free making pancakes that are fluffy and taste good can be challenging. We found a great recipe for pancakes on the Joyful Abode website created by Emily.
Fluffy Gluten-Free Coconut Flour Paleo Pancakes
- 6 eggs
- 6 Tbsp milk (almond or coconut milk works fine too, and we’ve even used water in a pinch)
- Splash vanilla extract
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup or honey (optional)
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 6 Tbsp coconut flour
- ¼ cup melted virgin coconut oil
- Mix all of the ingredients together. I’ve found that adding the oil after everything else is combined works best to get the right texture. We used to use our stand mixer for this, but now we use our Vitamix 750 and the results are better than ever. I HIGHLY recommend using a high speed blender if you have one.
- Let the batter stand about 5 minutes so the coconut flour can absorb everything the way it likes to.
- Mix one more time.
- Cook pancakes over medium-low heat on a cast iron griddle brushed with just a little more coconut oil, or in a skillet. They take a little longer than regular flour pancakes do, but don’t be tempted to turn up the temperature – you’ll just end up burning them! Slow and low heat is better for coconut flour.
- Flip when you notice little bubbles starting to pop up in the batter.
- Finish cooking on the other side until the pancakes are fluffy and set.
Note: The only changes we made to this recipe is that we added a tablespoon of vanilla extract and 4 tablespoons of raw honey. Our side dishes in the picture are turkey sausage and bacon. These pancakes are fluffy and delicious!
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 : firstname.lastname@example.org We hope to hear from you soon!