By Mary Beth Michael 07 Sep, 2016
This is a great recipe using an anti-bacterial and anti-fungal protective blend of essential oils for a hand cleansing and/or sanitizing spray.  This spray is an easy way to cleanse and protect your hands.  You can conveniently keep a bottle of this spray in your purse, car, backpack or office for any time you need it.

4 ounce spray bottle, glass preferred but for children can be placed in a good quality plastic spray bottle
1 TBLSP Aloe Vera Gel
20 drops Protective Blend essential oil

First, in a spray bottle, combine the aloe vera and Protective Blend essential oil.
Next, fill the rest of the bottle with water.  Shake to combine.

Spray on hands and rub together.
Use to wipe down tables in public spaces when traveling.

By Mary Beth Michael 07 Aug, 2016
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
2 TBLSP extra virgin olive oil
1 drop  B asil essential oil
2 drops  L emon essential oil
1 clove garlic, finely minced
1 TBLSP minced shallot
2 medium zucchinis, ends removed and discarded
8 large fresh basil leaves, sliced thin
8 oz. cherry tomatoes in a variety of colors, sliced in half lengthwise
5 oz. small fresh mozzarella balls
salt and pepper to taste

To prepare the dressing:
In a small jar, combine white wine vinegar, extra virgin olive oil,  B asil essential oil,  L emon essential oil, garlic and shallot.  Screw the lid to the jar on tightly, then shake until well mixed.  Set aside.

To prepare the salad:
Using a vegetable spiralizer, prepare the zucchini using the straight blade according to manufacturer's recommended instructions.  Alternatively, slice the zucchini into ribbons using a vegetable peeler or mandolin.

In a mixing bowl, toss the zucchini with the cut up basil leaves.  Transfer to a large serving platter.  Arrange the tomatoes and the mozzarella on top of the bed of zucchini.

Pour the dressing on top of the prepared salad, then sprinkle the top with salt and pepper, seasoning to taste.


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