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Human-Nature Clean-eating, nature-loving, essential oil-infused lifestyle I'm a gluten-free, beekeeping, veggie-eater (bee-gan?) with a passion for nature, aromatherapy, and cooking.

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In addition to freeze-dried foods, it's easy to stock your pantry with homemade healthy preserves!  Did you know that yo...
08/30/2020

In addition to freeze-dried foods, it's easy to stock your pantry with homemade healthy preserves! Did you know that you can can (water bathe) fruits without sugar? Just substitute the simple syrup for unsweetened fruit juice. We used pineapple juice! 🍍 Water bathing is super easy to learn and is very safe (when you follow directions) for high acid foods (like most fruits 🍑🍓).

🍕Epic pizza night! 🍕  Did you know you can make yummy "take out" from shelf-stable ingredients?Pizza crust = Thrive glut...
08/07/2020

🍕Epic pizza night! 🍕 Did you know you can make yummy "take out" from shelf-stable ingredients?

Pizza crust = Thrive gluten-free flour + oil + salt
🍅Sauce = Thrive tomato powder + some spices (I made this into a spicy BBQ sauce, rather than use Italian seasonings, but you do you!)
Toppings = Thrive 🥓sausage, 🧅onions, & 🍍pineapple (I could have also used Thrive 🌶️peppers, but I had a fresh yellow pepper from my garden that needed to be used)

I used fresh grated cheese on my pizza, but if it were available in Canada, I could have also used Thrive cheese! If you live in the US, Thrive cheese is awesome and you should get some!

What are you having for dinner tonight?

🌱🌿I'm taking this course as a way to do something more positive with my time and connect with nature.  It starts June 1,...
05/15/2020

🌱🌿I'm taking this course as a way to do something more positive with my time and connect with nature. It starts June 1, but you can take 6 months to complete it (it's about 30 hours worth of material so work at your own pace). Who's in?!🌿🌸

We have all encountered a new reality this spring and a new norm for the foreseeable future. As we grapple with this, we can turn to backyards and wild spaces to help meet some of our nutritive and wellness needs, giving us an alternative to the uncertainty and dependence on flawed or broken supply chains.

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Introducing a brand new program just opening today for early bird registration: THE FORAGING COURSE!!

––> https://theherbalacademy.com/product/the-foraging-course/

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We welcome you to join us in a grand yet beautifully humble pursuit to learn all about harvesting wild plants from springtime beauties such as nettle, violet, and chickweed to summertime showstoppers like yarrow, mimosa, and mugwort, not to mention our fall favorites burdock, yellow dock, and rosehip.

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This course will not only empower you to forage wild, accessible edibles and botanicals, but will also equip you with deeply nourishing, soul-soothing, immune-boosting, health-supporting recipes and herbal preparations that will fill your apothecary and help you take wellness into your own hands!

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We can make health a priority, return to our roots, and reconnect with the plant allies that were once a reliable and essential part of our meals and apothecaries. A lifestyle that is intentionally interwoven with the natural environment is empowering and supportive to us in every season. Let nature be your resource and companion through these difficult times, and let The Foraging Course be your guide. This course is brand new to the Herbal Academy as of this morning, and we're listing it with a steal of a deal at only $39!

Visit the link to learn more: https://theherbalacademy.com/product/the-foraging-course/

If you're stuck at 🏠home, an awesome way to get nutritious food into your house is by setting up a 🚚delivery order!  Fre...
04/02/2020

If you're stuck at 🏠home, an awesome way to get nutritious food into your house is by setting up a 🚚delivery order! Freeze-dried ingredients have MORE nutrients than fresh and they last up to a year once your can is opened (up to 25 years unopened).

Once re-hydrated, you would never know the difference. They have great taste, texture, and you can use them in any recipe you're used to making.

If something you're interested in is out of stock, check back daily because stock is refilling frequently. If you want something that IS in stock, order it now because stuff is flying off the shelves.

My favourite (and currently in-stock) items are:

🍎fuji apples
🍓 strawberry slices
🌽 sweet corn
-cauliflower
-green beans
🧅onion slices
-green peas
🥔potato chunks, dices, and mashed potatoes
🥬chopped spinach
-butternut squash
🍅tomato dices
-beef slices
-shredded beef
-scrambled eggs
-black beans
-red beans
-refried beans
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Masa harina is a great staple to keep in your pantry. You can make delicious and nutritious homemade corn 🌽 tortillas fo...
03/08/2020

Masa harina is a great staple to keep in your pantry. You can make delicious and nutritious homemade corn 🌽 tortillas for pennies.

Combine 1 cup masa harina with approximately 1 cup of warm water and a pinch of salt.

Press 1.5” diameter balls between 2 pieces of plastic (to prevent sticking) and then cook for 1-2 min per side on medium high heat.

Fresh warm tortillas are soooooo yummy and can be filled with all sorts of yummy healthy ingredients. We had sautéed 🧅 onions, peppers, 🌶 black beans, and roasted 🌽 corn with a squeeze of lime, a splash of salsa, and a dollop of sour cream. 🌮

If you needed to stay at home sick 🤒 for 14+ days, would you have enough healthy food in your pantry?  Learn to make eas...
03/06/2020

If you needed to stay at home sick 🤒 for 14+ days, would you have enough healthy food in your pantry? Learn to make easy, healthy, and nutritious meals in jars that last in your pantry for months! 🍅🥕🥬 Even if you're not cooped up at home, use them for busy weeknight meals before hockey practice, Friday nights when you don't feel like cooking, or anytime, really!

Just throw the ingredients into a jar (or make pretty layers and make it a fun craft with your kids), tuck the jar away into a dark cupboard, and add water when you're ready to cook! Message me if you want the recipe and I'll also invite you to a free Facebook "Meal in a Jar" class.

https://canada.thrivelife.com/mel

02/13/2020

🍅🌽🥦For a quick healthy meal that's loaded with non GMO fruits/veggies, try prepping some meals in a jar.  They're  conve...
02/10/2020

🍅🌽🥦For a quick healthy meal that's loaded with non GMO fruits/veggies, try prepping some meals in a jar. They're convenient, full of nutrients, and so much cheaper than eating out. Depending on the size of jar you use, they'll provide a single serving, or feed your whole family. Jars will keep for up to a year in your pantry for future 𝒃𝒍𝒂𝒉 Mondays!🍏🍓🍌

Comment "breakfast" or "dinner" and I'll send you a recipe!

http://mel.canada.thrivelife.com/

Did you know that you should be getting 10 servings of fruits and vegetables per day for optimal health?  I doubt you ar...
01/26/2020

Did you know that you should be getting 10 servings of fruits and vegetables per day for optimal health? I doubt you are....

A diet rich in vegetables and fruits can lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, prevent some types of cancer, lower risk of eye and digestive problems, and have a positive effect upon blood sugar, which can help keep appetite in check.

Start your day by getting an easy 4 servings and see how your energy level changes! Then you've just got to eat an additional 6 (E.g. have a banana with breakfast, grab a piece of fruit, a side salad, and some carrot sticks to throw in your lunch box, add some green beans or some other veg to your protein at dinner along with some leafy greens) and you're done!

Want to ramp up your fruit and vegetable consumption? Message me!

Check out the May promos!oily.life/humannature/young-living-monthly-promos-ca
05/04/2019
Young Living May Promo | Human Nature

Check out the May promos!

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The Young Living monthly promos are a great way to try new products for FREE with the purchases you are already making monthly

So true... what a great idea for naturally dyed Easter eggs!
04/06/2019

So true... what a great idea for naturally dyed Easter eggs!

Here's the thing: You aren't just dyeing the outside of the egg! More often than not that color seeps in through the shell and colors the egg. So making festive colored eggs with actual FOOD coloring is a cleaner option and a no-brainer.

And honestly, it’s so simple and so FUN to experiment. You can create unique looking eggs that even will change color over time, the longer they sit. Kids and adults alike will find this holiday craft turned science experiment so fun!

Everything you need to know here --> https://lexiscleankitchen.com/easter-egg-dye/

February's promo is pretty awesome!  Pick up some freebie oils and a second diffuser for your home!
02/12/2019
Young Living February Promo | Human Nature

February's promo is pretty awesome! Pick up some freebie oils and a second diffuser for your home!

The Young Living monthly promos are a great way to try new products for FREE with the purchases you are already making monthly

May 2019 be a year of health for ourselves and the planet! 🌎
01/01/2019

May 2019 be a year of health for ourselves and the planet! 🌎

Ok....so if you’re someone who doesn’t want to know/think about menstrual products, stop reading now. 🌺. . . . .  Did yo...
12/21/2018

Ok....so if you’re someone who doesn’t want to know/think about menstrual products, stop reading now. 🌺. . . . .

Did you know that in a female’s lifetime, she throws away upwards of 250 pounds of tampons, pads, and menstrual products? 250 POUNDS!!!! 🗑 That’s an awful lot of trash in the landfill and WAY too many months of unnatural plastic and unknown blue absorbent chemicals that are used near one of the most sensitive areas on the body.

I didn’t even know there was another option until I came across these pretty, well designed, and sustainable feminine pads. They’re super cute and if you think about it, it’s no different than washing your underwear. You don’t wear disposable underwear do you? And they touch your butt so.... 🤷‍♀️

Anyway, I’m actually excited to try these out. I’ve even heard that wearing natural products (instead of chemical blue jelly plastic pads) can actually prevent cramps. And that would be an amazing benefit for this girl. Just sad I didn’t find these sooner....

Check them out here:
http://rwrd.io/iautvi0

Get double the freebies this month! :o
12/05/2018
Young Living December Promo | Human Nature

Get double the freebies this month! :o

The Young Living monthly promos are a great way to try new products for FREE with the purchases you are already making monthly

Stuffed peppers (#chilisrellenos) for supper! 🌶 What are you having on this chilly Monday? #iwishiwasinmexico
11/19/2018

Stuffed peppers (#chilisrellenos) for supper! 🌶 What are you having on this chilly Monday? #iwishiwasinmexico

11/16/2018
Skinnytaste

After you spend an extra hour getting home in the rush-hour 🚗❄️snow storm, aren't you glad that you can throw together a hearty, healthy and comforting meal in under 20 minutes? You mean you've NEVER cooked something yummy THAT fast?.... read on! 🍲

Use this video for inspiration... but imagine if you could add more nutrient-dense ingredients and you didn't need to wash/chop/sautee the vegetables🍅, thaw/cook/brown the meat🍳 or get out your Instant Pot. Just substitute Thrive Ingredients in place of the onions, carrots, celery, hamburger, etc., throw them into the pot, and have a glass of 🍷wine while your tasty soup basically cooks itself. ;)

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This Cheeseburger Soup recipe is a rich and cheesy bowl of comfort food made on the lighter side. It’s quick and easy, loaded with turkey and potatoes in every bite! A one-pot recipe from my new cookbook Skinnytaste One and Done! Stove directions also provided...

7 Freestyle Points • 254 Calories
PRINT RECIPE: https://www.skinnytaste.com/cheeseburger-soup/

November has some amazing Essential rewards promos!  If you're a smart cookie 🍪, throw a bunch of awesome Holiday Catalo...
11/12/2018
Young Living November Promo | Human Nature

November has some amazing Essential rewards promos! If you're a smart cookie 🍪, throw a bunch of awesome Holiday Catalogue items into your ER cart and you'll get some sweet gifts for yourself!

The Young Living monthly promos are a great way to try new products for FREE with the purchases you are already making monthly

Homemade #takeout made from 100% freeze dried ingredients in under 20 min!  #saturdaygoals 🍲
11/11/2018

Homemade #takeout made from 100% freeze dried ingredients in under 20 min! #saturdaygoals 🍲

Are organic spices hard to find (or keep alive and fresh)?  Want the punchy flavor of fresh herbs without the wilted mes...
11/10/2018
Why Use Culinary Essential Oils? | Human Nature

Are organic spices hard to find (or keep alive and fresh)? Want the punchy flavor of fresh herbs without the wilted mess and waste in your fridge? Food-grade culinary essential oils might be your answer!

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What IS that curious little bottle hiding at the bottom of your essential oils kit?Northern Light Black spruce, of cours...
09/16/2018
All About Northern Lights Black Spruce | Human Nature

What IS that curious little bottle hiding at the bottom of your essential oils kit?

Northern Light Black spruce, of course! Yes, it smells like 🌲Christmas in a bottle,🌲 but you'd be surprised what this little beauty can do!

Want your own little bottle of raised-in-British-Columbia-magic? Get it and 10 other great oils at a discount until the end of the month.

You're welcome. ;)

Breathe deep. Northern Lights Black Spruce essential oil is a mix of crisp uplifting scents and woodsy comfort to calm your mind and inspire deep meditation. This beloved Canadian oil reflects the character of the trees from which it is derived, echoing their resilient, deeply rooted strength. Stren...

Sharing is caring!  Share our upcoming back-to-school event with a friend that doesn't know much about essential oils an...
08/11/2018

Sharing is caring! Share our upcoming back-to-school event with a friend that doesn't know much about essential oils and you and your friend will be entered into a draw to win a fabulous back-to-school prize!

Did you know that subscribing to a monthly wellness box will get you some amazing free products?  The customized boxes s...
08/03/2018
Young Living August Promo | Human Nature

Did you know that subscribing to a monthly wellness box will get you some amazing free products? The customized boxes start at 50 PV and the more you put in them, the more free stuff you get! (*PV is usually equivalent to the US dollar*)

📦50PV = 10% back in points ($5) to use on futue purchases (FYI, after 3 months this increases to 20%!)

📦125 PV = 10% back in points ($12.50) and a bottle of Eucalyptus

📦190 PV = 10% back in points ($19), a bottle of Eucalyptus, a bottle of Wintergreen, and a bottle of Copaiba

📦250 PV = 10% back in points ($25), a bottle of Eucalyptus, a bottle of Wintergreen, a bottle of Copaiba, a bottle of Cardamom, and a portable Thieves spray

📦300 PV = 10% back in points ($30), a bottle of Eucalyptus, a bottle of Wintergreen, a bottle of Copaiba, a bottle of Cardamom, a portable Thieves spray, and a month's supply of Life9 probiotics

📦400 PV = 10% back in points ($40), a bottle of Eucalyptus, a bottle of Wintergreen, a bottle of Copaiba, a bottle of Cardamom, a portable Thieves spray, a month's supply of Life9 probiotics, and 2 bottles of Ningxia Red

So what do you put in a wellness box? This month, I'm ordering some Thieves hand-soap (because I'm almost out and we don't use toxic crap in this house), some Savvy Minerals natural non-toxic foundation, blush, and mascara (it lasts about 3 months, but I'm running low), some SuperB (AMAZING B-vitamins), some Deep Relief (because I NEED this oil and you do too!!!!), and some Copaiba Vanilla non-toxic and plant-based shampoo and conditioner (also lasts about 3 months).

My box changes monthly, depending on what we need and what the promos are. And you know what? I would have spent $$ on hand-soap, makeup, vitamins, pain reliever, and shampoo and conditioner at the drug/grocery store anyways... and I guarantee that it would have been full of crap that I really don't want in/on my body or in my home. I challenge you to look up some of those ingredients in your personal care products or get the Think Dirty App on your phone to scan barcodes... it ain't pretty!

https://www.thinkdirtyapp.com

I usually stock up my points and order a whole bunch of Ningxia Red or items from the US that we can't get here in Canada.

If you need help figuring out what to put in your Essential Rewards box, give me a shout... I've got lots of ideas! 😉 If you want to get started, click on the blog post, check out my site, and sign up with a wholesale starter kit!

https://human-nature.ca/young-living-monthly-promos-ca/

The Young Living monthly promos are a great way to try new products for FREE with the purchases you are already making monthly

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