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Movember Natural Cedarwood Beard Balm

It’s Man Monday (only a little late so Tuesday 😉) Let’s talk about beards!

When you try out this DIY Natural Beard Balm and you’re looking for Cedarwood EO, visit our dōTerra site where you can purchase all the Cedarwood you need! Try having a DIY Beard Balm and Beer night with the boys…. wow that’s a lot of B’s!

For all other recipe supplies check out Optimum Health Vitamins in Sherwood Park! They’d be happy to help you out!


2 ounce tins (2)
4 TBSP beeswax pastilles
4 TBSP jojoba oil
2 TBSP shea butter and a grater
2 TBSP argan oil
10 drops of vitamin E oil
50 drops of Cedarwood essential oil
Double boiler
Wooden toothpick
2″ diameter glossy clear Avery labels 22825™ (optional)


– Wipe out the tins with a damp cloth. Allow them to dry completely.
– Combine the beeswax pastilles, jojoba oil, shea butter, argan oil, and vitamin E oil in the top of your double boiler. Heat until just melted.
– Remove the top of the double boiler from the heat.
– Drop the essential oil into the wax/oil mixture, then stir with a wooden toothpick.
– Pour the hot wax/oil mixture into clean tins.
– Allow the tins to harden completely (about 2 hours).
– Design a fun label for your tins. Try customizing a free Avery® template which makes labeling quick and easy!

To use, scoop a small amount of beard balm onto fingertips and rub between hands to melt and warm. Massage the beard balm into the beard while skin is damp. If too much is applied and the beard appears to glisten, simply wipe excess away with a soft towel.

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dōTerra Essential Oils Canada, Faith, From my Kitchen to Yours

When a Smell Brings you Back…..

Have you ever been cruising through your day and WHAM! you get hit with a smell that takes you back to an exact moment in time? It may be fresh baked bread but in my case it is Dutch Breakfast Koek.

In Holland, where my husband is from, this is a familiar sight and smell for families as they gather at the table before separating for the day and going to school and work.

I have been learning about the health benefits of essential oils recently and putting into practice diffusing various blends in our home for healing as well as for scent (aromatherapy).

It amazes me that when God created the world he placed in it all of the plants that we currently derive our typical pharmaceuticals from, as well as providing us with the healing properties of the essential oils from these plants! The essential oils I use are dōTERRA based on their oil purity, Healing Hands program and therapeutic grade oils.

Fun Fact: The word dōTerra is a combination of two Latin words: meaning gift or gifts of; Terra meaning the Earth! dōTerra = Gifts of the Earth which I think is simple and beautiful!

Back to some smells in the kitchen! Today I came up with this little ditty by accident and there I was, in Oma’s Kitchen as if by magic!

Recipe for Dutch Breakfast Koek ~ With Love From the Schuur Family of Utrecht in the Netherlands 🇳🇱

Dutch Breakfast Koek

  • 2c. Flour
  • 1c. Sugar
  • 1c. Boiling Water
  • 1/2c. Golden Raisins
  • 2 tbsp Butter or Margarine
  • 1 Egg Well Beaten
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Ground Cloves
  • 1 tsp Allspice
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  1. Boil water, add raisins and butter. Let stand for 5 minutes to “plump”
  2. Stir together all dry ingredients
  3. Add water/raisin mixture to dry mixture and beat well
  4. Whip beaten egg into mixture
  5. Pour batter into 2 loaf pans either greased or covered with parchment paper
  6. Bake at 325 degrees for (40) forty minutes
  7. Slice and serve warm with butter or cool with butter

If you’re running short on baking time in the mornings, you can recreate the smell of this heavenly breakfast treat! Try the following essential oil diffuser blend. This blend was created for a 300ml diffuser, reduce by 50% for a 150ml diffuser.

This blend not only smells like home but has some incredible health benefits when diffused in your home or office!

The benefits and uses of clove date back to ancient China and India, as well as other parts of the world. Clove essential oil comes from the unopened flower buds of the evergreen tree. It is also one of the key ingredients found in the doTERRA On Guard® Protective Blend due to its powerful antioxidant and immune-enhancing properties.* Clove bud contains a significant amount of eugenol, an active chemical component that gives the essential oil its energizing fragrance and a variety of benefits.
Clove essential oil blends well with Wild Orange, Frankincense, Roman Chamomile, Cassia, Cedarwood, Ginger, Fennel, or Cinnamon Bark essential oils.
Diffuse three to four drops alone or with other essential oils. Mix with water in a spray bottle and use to wipe down surfaces. Inhale directly from the bottle or the palms of the hands.
Add one drop to your favorite recipe.
Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
Take in a veggie capsule to boost immunity
Put a few drops on a cotton ball or a Q-tip and apply directly on gums or teeth to soothe discomfort.
Combine with doTERRA® Fractionated Coconut Oil and massage the bottom of feet or desired area.
The name clove derives from the Latin word clavus which means “nail.” Cloves no doubt earned the name because the buds resemble small nails or tacks. In the third century BC, a Chinese leader in the Han Dynasty required those who addressed him to chew cloves to freshen their breath.
Put 2–4 drops in a quarter glass of water and use as a mouthwash, or add to toothpaste. *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Clove (above) is only one of the (4) four essential oils used in this blend! For more information on the other essential oils in Oma’s Kitchen, the health benefits of essential oils or to purchase essential oils, diffusers or other accessories check out my dōTERRA web page Hope~Grace~Healing!

If you have any specific questions feel free to leave a comment or question here!

Happy blending and brewing!