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Berries and Cream Dessert

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Here I lay tucked into my bed, weak and sickly a mere day before New Year’s Eve. I’m surrounded by tissues, tea, and heat packs with my head so stuffy that I’m squinting just to see and my nose is running more than a leaky faucet.

I’m jumping back and forth between working, writing, googling how to get rid of a cold fast, and reminiscing on all those days I took for granted where I was able to breathe through my nose.

I’m not so good at relaxing – can you tell?

December has been the busiest month to date with my little growing business! With new interested stores to contact, promotional videos to shoot, Christmas orders to fulfill, Christmas markets to attend, and attempting to find at least one  spare moment to write and cook is enough to leave my head spinning.

Pile on Christmas shopping, family visits, Christmas baking, and planning Christmas parties – you’ve effectively made a grown woman wish she could hibernate for the winter.

Could you imagine? Oh, what a dream.

Honestly, all this stress is likely why I am lying here in a mess of tissues with unbrushed hair and a relentless head cold in the first place.

But here I am typing away for two reasons:

1. Apparently, I can’t chill the f*ck out

2. I honestly really, really love my little business (even the stressful times that come with being the boss).  I love pushing, learning, growing, and I simply can’t wait to see how far The Humble Kitchen will go!

So thank you for cooking, growing, and being here on this little adventure with me!

Since its apparent I won’t be able to rest until this recipe comes out, let’s quit with the chit chat! Turn up “Wolves” by One Direction and let’s get into it!

…Don’t you judge me...

… I’m sick… my judgement is fogged…

…Fine. It’s catchy okay?

Let’s just move on.

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Serves: 2     Total Time: 5 minutes

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  • 1 cup of raspberries, blueberries, strawberries -or any berry that you adore!
  • 2/3 cup of heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon of maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • A pinch of shaved dark chocolate, sprinkles, or a touch of Aloha Alaea, Japanese Matcha, or Vintage Merlot Sea Salt.

Looking for a different taste? Indulge in any sea salt you adore for a splash of color and a flavorful twist.

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Split the berries between two wine glasses and set aside. If using frozen berries, let them sit out at room temperature for a few extra minutes while you tap your foot along to my guilty pleasure song.

 (Oh come on, don’t pretend you don’t like it!)

Once the berries are thawed, combine the heavy whipping cream and maple syrup into a medium sized bowl. Whip the mixture until soft peaks form. Then, add in the vanilla extract and beat it once more until the vanilla is fully combined.

Scoop generous amounts of the whipped cream over top of the berries.

Go ahead and lick the bowl… Nobody’s watching.

Sprinkle on a pinch of your preferred topping then grab your glass and get ready to indulge in a very berry treat!

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There we have it!

That’s all there is to this super simple, very berry treat. Dig in and enjoy!

Health & Happiness,

Savannah

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DIY Health

DIY Eczema Body Butter

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Besides cooking and baths (especially bubble baths!), I love making DIY beauty treatments for myself to enjoy after a long hard day. Not only do they save a pretty penny (which is always a plus) but it gives you an excuse to take time out of your day to take care of yourself. Health is about feeling good inside and out! (Hello bath recipes, I’m looking at you).

I’ve been on the search for a homemade eczema cream with essential oils for a long time now. Those store bought body and hand lotions do nothing for me but sting, burn, and irritate my eczema. After the stinging subsides, my eczema turns redder than ever and the lotion’s soft skin benefits stick around for maybe half an hour? YES, even ones geared towards eczema sufferers.

Ridiculous, I know.

After expressing my frustration, my lovely grandmother gave me this body butter recipe to try (I’m pretty sure she actually got it from Dr.Axe so click here to see the original!). This recipe is easy to make, sting free, ultra LONG LASTING (I’m talking 12 hours+), and you go throughout your day smelling like flowers.

Dreams do come true!

(For those who don’t want to smell like flowers, scroll down to the tips and tricks segment of this article. You can thank me later!)

So if you’re ready for some wholesome goodness pampering let’s get right into it!

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 INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup pure shea butter
  • 1/2 cup virgin coconut oil
  • 30 drops of lavendar essential oil*
  • 8 drops of tea tree essential oil
  • 5 drops of rose or geranium essential oil (I used geranium)*
  • Airtight container

DIRECTIONS

Grab a pot and a glass bowl. Fill the pot with roughly an inch or two of water and place the glass bowl in the mouth of the pot. Make sure the glass bowl in wide enough that it doesn’t touch the water but rather sits a few inches above the water, being supported by the rim of the pot.

Heat the water over medium heat, and place the shea butter and the coconut oil in the glass bowl. Stir frequently until completely melted.

Once everything is well blended, add the essential oils and mix well.

Remove from heat, and let cool so that the mixture begins to thicken. Speed this process up by placing the mixture in the refrigerator for roughly half an hour. NOTE: You don’t want mixture to be completely solid, or it will be difficult to mix.

Once the edges of the mixture start to thicken, remove from fridge. Using a handheld or stand up mixer, beat the body butter for several minutes until it begins to get the consistency of lotion -five to ten minutes. (My kitchen was mega hot from all the other goodies I had cooking, so if your kitchen was like mine and your body butter refused to thicken, beat the mixture thoroughly for several minutes and place back in the fridge until solid)

Transfer to an air tight container and store at room temperature.

 

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  1. As I said above, this lotion is ultra long-lasting. In order for it to be so long-lasting, it is on the oily side. Don’t despair as it dries completely in roughly half an hour, leaving you with amazingly soft skin for hours to come and creates a definite lasting barrier between your skin and the outside world
  2. If you don’t want to feel greasy before school or work, apply before bed and climb into your favorite jammies. YES, you will wake up with super soft skin (minus the grease), YES you’ll still feel the body butter’s barrier protecting your skin from the outside world (and locking moisture in), and YES you’ll wake up smelling like flowers. Jackpot!
  3. *Lavender, Rose or Geranium Essential Oil:  If you don’t want to smell like flowers, try replacing lavender essential oil with cedarwood essential oil and replacing the rose or geranium essential oil with juniper, frankincense, or birch essential oil. You’ll smell like the great outdoors -Win! 

Eager for more?

 Check out MomPrepares’s in-depth article on treating eczema with essential oils. You’ll find recipes for treating eczema in adults and children as well as valuable information on oils for allergies, dust mites, bacterial infections and so much more!

4. Last but certainly not least: Remember to use the body butter sparingly -a little goes a long way! 

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There we have it!

A homemade eczema cream with essential oils. Soak it up and enjoy!

Health & Happiness,

Savannah

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