Yesterday was National Cocoa Day, and although I didn’t know that was a “thing” I am always happy to sit down and enjoy a steaming cup of hot chocolate.
Here is my go-to recipe for an aromatically spiced hot chocolate.
Aromatic Spice Cocoa Love
8 ounces of organic almond or coconut milk
1-2 heaping tablespoons of organic, fair trade cocoa powder or chocolate sauce
1/8-1/4 teaspoon organic powdered cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon organic powdered nutmeg
1 teaspoon dried organic rose petals
Warm the almond milk and stir in cocoa powder, cinnamon and nutmeg until milk powders are well blended. Turn off heat and steep rose petals for a couple of minutes. Strain out petals and pour cocoa into your favorite mug. Extra points for dunking in your favorite cookie!
Winter Solstice marks the shortest day and longest night of the year. It is celebrated as the turning of the wheel and the return of the Sun. We are in rhythm with these holy days and we feel our own energy slowly begin to rise as our yang energy increases with the sun.
This essential oil blend honors the holy season of spiritual rebirth with Frankincense, Myrrh and Hemp and celebrates the return of the sun with Saint John’s Wort. It is divine!
Winter Solstice Blend
1 ounce Apricot Kernel Oil
3 drops Frankincense essential oil
3 drops Myrrh essential oil
2 drops Hemp essential oil
2 drops St. John’s Wort essential oil
Add essential oils to Apricot kernel oil, one at a time, blending completely between each addition. Pour into a 1 ounce roll-on bottle. Anoint yourself and your loved ones on the top of the head, temples, chest, and lower back.
Invoke the energy of the sun and give thanks for the warmth, light and life it provides.