Simply Delicious Citrus Glazed Salmon

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Jayne

It’s the first of the year where we set our new resolutions and start those dreaded diets. I actually look forward to starting a diet because I know the results always make me feel so much better and I have so much more energy. Continue reading “Simply Delicious Citrus Glazed Salmon”

Weekly Ad Recipe – Dill Seared Tuna

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This tuna recipe is so awesome! The orange adds a great citrus flavor to the tuna making it unbelievable. Add the dill weed and you have flavors screaming at you. Enjoy… I did! Continue reading “Weekly Ad Recipe – Dill Seared Tuna”

Weekly Ad Recipe – Citrus Cocktail Smokies

Weekly Ad Recipe Citrus Cocktail Smokies www.cobornsblog.com

Get ready for the big game by preparing this cocktail smokies recipe. Instead of using BBQ sauce, change it up with a sweet and savory sauce. The pineapple juice and soy sauce give this recipe a whole new yummy twist! Enjoy….I did!

Jayne,
Coborn’s Inc. Meat and Seafood Merchandiser

Citrus Cocktail Smokies
 
Ingredients
  • 1 Cup Packed Brown Sugar
  • 3 Tbsp Flour
  • 2 tsp. Ground Mustard
  • 1 Cup Pineapple Juice
  • ½ Cup White Vinegar
  • 1½ tsp. Soy Sauce
  • 2 Lbs. Cocktail Smokies
Instructions
  1. In a large saucepan, combine sugar, flour and mustard.
  2. Gradually stir in pineapple juice, vinegar and soy sauce.
  3. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  4. Add sausages, stir to coat.
  5. Cook, uncovered, for 5 minutes longer or until heated through.
  6. Serve warm.

 

DIY All Natural Lip Balm

Homemade Lip Balm

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Lori

This is one of my all-time favorite recipes! Over the years I have spent a lot of money on Chapstick and lip balms that I end up losing, washing/drying and are all filled with nasty ingredients. I absolutely LOVE this lip balm because, as with all the other recipes I have shared with you, it is inexpensive, so quick and easy to make and works great! Also, I have absolutely no worry with my young kids using it or “accidentally” eating half a tube. Please be aware that using citrus oils such as grapefruit, lemon or orange on your skin prior to exposure to the sun or other ultraviolet light may cause a skin reaction or increased redness.

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Check out the awesome recipe and instructions below so you can make these at home yourself!


 

DIY All Natural Lip Balm
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Ingredients
  • 2 T. Beeswax pellets
  • 2 T. Shea Butter
  • 2 T. Coconut Oil
  • 5-7 drops Essential Oil of your choice (i.e. Aura Cacia Peppermint oil)
  • Lip balm tubes
  • Medicine dropper
  • Toothpick
Instructions
  1. In small pot, melt beeswax, shea butter and coconut oil.
  2. If using different kinds of essential oils, make sure to mark the bottoms of your tubes so you know which oil is in which tube.
  3. Turn burner off but leave pan on hot burner so the mixture does not harden.
  4. Carefully use the medicine dropper to fill a tube halfway with melted mixture, add drops of essential oil, stir with toothpick and fill the rest of the tube with melted mixture.
  5. Once the tubes cool and harden, the mixture will sink and there will be a space at the top. Make sure to leave a little of the melted mixture so you can go back and fill that spot in each tube.
  6. Replace covers once the tube is completely cooled.

Lori
Senior Administrative Assitant

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Freshen Up with Essential Oils from Coborn's

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Rhonda

Spring is finally here and that’s a great time to try essential oils.  You’ve likely heard of essential oils, know someone who uses them or use them yourself.  And everyone has an opinion on what’s the best brand or the best way to use them.  I just want to share some of my favorite, easy ways to use essential oils and maybe include some education along the way!

What are Essential Oils?

So what is an essential oil, anyway?  They are highly concentrated, aromatic essences of plants.  They are 75 to 100 times more concentrated than dried herbs.  Essential oils are 100% pure plant oils and are very different from synthetic fragrance oils.

Different plants have different amounts of oils.  It takes 50 pounds of eucalyptus to make one pound of essential oil.  But it takes over 2000 pounds of rose to make the same amount!  That is why different oils have different costs.

Different oils also have very different properties.  They can be relaxing, energizing, nourishing or balancing.

Essential oils are very concentrated.  Please take time to learn about their properties and actions before you use them.  Use reputable information.  Oils are great fun, but very powerful.

Essential Oil Uses and RecipesMorning Jumpstart Recipe using Essential Oils from Coborn's - www.cobornsblog.com

Morning Jumpstart

Now, onto the fun!  There are endless ways to use oils throughout the day.  I jumpstart my morning by sprinkling a few drops of eucalyptus or peppermint in the shower, away from where I stand.  The hot water activates the smell and the smell wakes me up!  Quick and easy.

Facial Mist Recipe using Essential Oils from Coborn's - www.cobornsblog.comFacial Mist

Next stop is my poor, winter weary face.  Earlier in the season, I was so dry and dull and nothing was helping.  I found a simple recipe for a facial mist.  It’s just 4 ounces water, 1 teaspoon vegetable glycerin and 24 drops of the oils best suited to your skin type.  I used lavender, geranium and sandalwood that is blended with jojoba.  I put it all in a small spray bottle, shook it and spritzed it.  I use it before my moisturizer and another light spritz to set my makeup.  After a couple weeks, a salesperson in a store actually complimented me on my lovely skin.  That wouldn’t have happened a few weeks earlier!  And it was a much less expensive solution than those miracle creams.  And likely safer.

Local, Quality Skin Care from Purple Prairie. Available at Coborn's - www.cobornsblog.comRemember that your skin is the body’s largest organ.  Whatever you apply topically absorbs into your bloodstream.  It’s the reason medicine can be applied via a topical patch.  So slathering ourselves with chemicals that you wouldn’t ingest just doesn’t make good sense to me, personally.  There are so many great options. If you don’t want to make your own products, there are many high quality, safe skin care items that use essential oils, like our great local friends at Purple Prairie. (I had to get my local angle in here!)

How to Diffuse Oils for better sleep - www.cobornsblog.comDiffusing Oils

Another favorite way to use oils is with a diffuser.  There are many styles to choose from, we have three at home that are electric.  You simply fill them with water and oil.  They can be like mini humidifiers, adding moisture and great scents to your house.  My teenage son was waking up with a dry throat this winter, so we put one in his room.  Adding lavender or neroli oils give the added benefit of better sleep. Plus diffusers are a much better choice than spraying chemical air fresheners in your house.  Do you really want to breathe that in?

DIY Cleaning Supplies using Essential Oils from Coborn's - www.cobornsblog.comDIY Cleaning Products

Speaking of spraying chemicals in your house, another great way to use oils is in DIY cleaning products.  You can find great recipes online.  I get email newsletters from Aura Cacia and it just recently included tons of great ideas.  One favorite is to put 18-27 drops of your favorite oil on a cotton ball and vacuum it up!  It’ll stay in the bag and freshen while you work.

Spring is a great time to fill your house with the fresh smell of lemon, orange and grapefruit.  In the winter, I prefer the earthy smells of pine, vetiver, and sandalwood.  But when they weather warms up, I am ready for sunny citrus smells.  It’s all about what you like!

I hope you were able to find my blog helpful. Visit your local Coborn’s and fun Aura Cacia oils and Purple Prairie skin care in the Natural Foods Department.

Rhonda
Coborn’s, Inc. Natural Foods Category Manager

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