After much trial and error (I got it right the 4th time), I finally figured out a recipe that works and tastes amazing.
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Ingredients & Supplies
¼ cup of Filtered Water
¼ cup of Unsweetened Almond Milk
1½ teaspoon of Raw Honey or your sweetener of choice to taste.
& of course the vitality oils of your choice! We used Lemon and Cinnamon Bark Vitality Oils.
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- Bring water to a boil (I just use our Bonavita Kettle)
- Pour the cold almond milk into a mixing bowl, and sprinkle the contents of one envelope of gelatin over the milk. Let sit for 1 minute.
- Pour your hot water into a small glass and stir in honey until dissolved. (If using another sweetener this step is not necessary.)
- Add hot water to mixing bowl and stir
- Add in 1-2 drops of desired oil, to taste. If you know anything about EOs, then you know that a little goes a long way. I did 2 drops of Lemon Vitality + 2 drop of Cinnamon Bark Vitality.
This recipe makes enough to fill about two gummy molds. Use this recipe as a template, substitute NingXia for the almond milk, or double the amounts if you wish. 🙂
Story behind the gummies
During this last holiday season a friend of mine who got her Young Living Premium Starter Kit for Christmas made oil infused gummies as gifts for people. They were incredible. I ate them all up in one sitting because they were so delicious. I didn’t ever get the recipe from her so I tried (and failed many times) until I finally found the right ratios. I am so glad that I stuck it out and made it work. These are great treats for grown-ups and kiddos alike. I see it as another way to get the benefits of my amazing oils down the hatch (Learn more about how to use oils here.), to incorporate gelatin into my family’s diet, and of course just a tasty treat.
A N T I O X I D A N T S
Definition: a substance that inhibits oxidation, especially one used to counteract the deterioration of stored food products.
Antioxidants are crucial to your health as they are believed to help control how fast you age by combating free radicals, which are at the heart of age related deterioration.
Your body produces free radicals as a result of normal metabolism and energy production. Free radicals are a biological response to environmental toxins, such as cigarette smoke, chemicals, sunlight, cosmic and manmade radiation, and even a key feature of pharmaceutical drugs. Free radicals are also produced when you have inflammation in your body and when you exercise.
Free radicals seek to steal electrons from many of the proteins in your body and can also result in damage to your DNA and other cell structures.
An antioxidant is a molecule capable of inhibiting the oxidation of another molecule. Antioxidants break the free radical chain of reactions by sacrificing their own electrons to feed free radicals, without becoming free radicals themselves.
They are all electron donors.
Antioxidants are nature’s way of defending your cells against attack by reactive oxygen species (ROS). Your body naturally circulates a variety of nutrients for their antioxidant properties and manufactures antioxidant enzymes in order to control these destructive chain reactions. For example, vitamin C, vitamin E, carotenes, and lipoic acid are well-known and well-researched antioxidant nutrients.
Your body can manufacture some of these antioxidants, but not others. And your body’s natural antioxidant production tends to decline with age.
Essential oils have so many incredible health benefits one of which is the unbelievable antioxidant content.
Tufts University developed the Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity assay (ORAC) as a method of assaying the antioxidant capacity of common foods. The ORAC assay is the most sensitive and reliable method of calculating food’s antioxidant value against the second most common free radical in the human body, peroxyl.
Blueberries which are widely known to be high in antioxidants have an ORAC value of 2,400
One drop of Young Living’s Thyme Essential has the ORAC value of 159,590 !!!!!
G E L A T I N
Gelatin is known to improve skin health, provide protein, aid in digestion, support the joints, and support a good night’s sleep, among many other things.
The benefits are all just additional benefits of a these little treats.
Let me know what you think!