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Dill Potato Salad

For me, nothing screams Memorial Day weekend and the start of summer break like an ice cold, creamy potato salad.  The perfect potato salad in my eyes has crunch, tang,…

For me, nothing screams Memorial Day weekend and the start of summer break like an ice cold, creamy potato salad. 

The perfect potato salad in my eyes has crunch, tang, mustard (of course) and DILL! Quite honestly the more dill the better! That’s why when I came across Young Living’s Dill Essential Oil I was so excited! Often times fresh dill just doesn’t satisfy the flavor expectations I have in potato salad. Adding Dill Essential Oil makes all the difference – hands down Best Dill Potato Salad ever!

Ingredients

  • Russet Potatoes
  • Celery
  • Dill Pickles
  • Hellman’s Mayo
  • Sour Cream
  • Mustard
  • Fresh Dill
  • Dill Essential Oil
  • Sugar
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Onion Powder
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Hard Boiled Eggs (optional)

Instructions

Begin by peeling all six potatoes. Once peeled and washed cut each potato into similarly sized cubes. Add potatoes to a large stockpot. Cover with water and bring to a boil. Boil the potatoes for 7-10 minutes or until cooked, not mushy!

While potatoes are boiling prepare an ice water bath. When the potatoes are done remove them from the heat and drain them from the water. Add hot potatoes to the ice bath to stop the cooking process. Allow potatoes to cool completely.

Dressing

In a small bowl mix together mayo, mustard, sour cream, sugar, salt, pepper, onion powder and dill essential oil. Mix until creamy and set to the side.

Dill Vitality™ essential oil provides a fresh, pungent flavor to replace fresh or dried dill in dressings and dips. Its flavor also pairs beautifully with Carrot Seed Vitality and Lemon Vitality as a flavorful ingredient for soups and stews. With fresh dill being a key flavor in many traditional Russian, European, Mediterranean, Asian, and Scandinavian dishes, Dill Vitality can be a great way to lend a rich flavor to a wide variety of cuisines! 

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Prepare celery and pickles by chopping into small cubes. Pieces should be big enough to add crunch but smaller than the potato cubes. 

In a large bowl add all cubed ingredients. Mix together with dressing until each cube is coated evenly.

Finally, splash with Apple Cider Vinegar, this add of acidic flavor creates the perfect tang to the creamy potato salad. Mix salad up one more time and place in the fridge to chill. I prefer to chill my potato salad overnight for optimal results. Could be served after a one hour chill period if required. 

Optional – If you wanted you could add hard-boil four eggs, chop them up and add them to the salad. 

Potato Salad or Macaroni Salad?? What’s your vote?

Comment below 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

xo, 

C

Dill Potato Salad

The perfect addition to any BBQ pot-luck. This creamy potato salad is full of flavor with just the right amount of tang, featuring Young Living Essential Oil!

Course Side Dish
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Author Carolyn of Handrafted

Ingredients

  • 6 large Russet Potatoes
  • 6 stalks Celery
  • 7 baby Dill Pickles
  • 4 sprigs Fresh Dill
  • 1 cup Hellman's Mayo
  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream (could be substituted with Greek Yogurt)
  • 1/4 cup Yellow Mustard
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 8 drops Dill Essential Oil
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • splash Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 4 Eggs hard boiled, optional

Instructions

  1. Begin by peeling all six potatoes.

  2. Once peeled and washed cut potatoes into similar sized cubes. Place cubes in a large stockpot and cover with water.

  3. Boil potatoes for 7-10, minutes. 

  4. While potatoes are boiling prep an ice water bath in a separate bowl. 

  5. When potatoes are cooked, but not mushy, remove from heat and strain from water. Add hot potatoes to ice water to stop cooking. Leave them to cool.

  6. Next, prepare your dressing. In a small bowl mix together the Hellmans Mayo, Sour Cream, Mustard, Sugar, Salt, Pepper and Dill Essential Oil. 

  7. Prep the pickles and celery by chopping into small cubes. Then mince fresh dill and put off to the side.

  8. Strain the potatoes from the ice cubes and remove from water. 

  9. Next mix dressing into the bowl of cooked potatoes. 

  10. Finally, add the fresh dill and sprinkle with apple cider vinegar. Stir the mix one more time and place in the fridge to chill. 

Recipe Notes

Chilling is crucial to any potato salad. Chill for at least an hour, overnight is even better. 

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Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender Aroma: Sweet, crisp, floral aroma.   How To Use:   Diffuse, directly inhale or dilute with V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex to apply topically (can be applied neet as well).  …

Lavender

Aroma:

Sweet, crisp, floral aroma.  

How To Use:

 

Diffuse, directly inhale or dilute with V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex to apply topically (can be applied neet as well).

 

Lavender Vitality Can be used internally to reduce nausea, aide in respiratory support or just add flavor. Try adding to your next latte – you will be in love! 

Uses

  • Sleep Support
  • Anti-Convulsive/Sedative Properties
  • Headache and Migraine Support
  • Improves Skin
  • Calming Effects
  • Relieves Nausea (useful for motion sickness)
  • Respiratory Support 
  • Anti-Microbial Properties

Interesting Facts:

  • Lavender essential oil was used in hospitals during WWI.
  • During the Black Plague, which hit London in the 16th century, lavender oil and alcohol were taken as a way to ward off the disease. Bunches of lavender were sold in the streets in an attempt to ease the smell of the dead and dying.
  • The name Lavender comes from the Latin verb, “lavare,” which means to wash
  • In the language of flowers, lavender can mean devotion, luck, success, happiness or distrust

Recipes

Clean Home Diffuser Blend Recipe

Cuticle Repair and Healthy Nail Serum

Mix together in two standard size roller balls. 

Seasonal Support Roller Recipe

  • 8 drops Lemon essential oil
  • 8 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 8 drops Peppermint essential oil

Then top off with your preferred carrier oil.

Want It Free?

Lavender is a featured oil in May’s Essential Rewards FREEBIES. Want to know more? Email me: carolyn@handrafted.com.

Interested in other FREEBIES, next read more here!

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Candytopia – a Willy Wonka Play Ground

Recently my bestie came into town for a girls weekend, while research fun things for us to do a place called Candytopia came across my feed. A magical candy wonderland –…

Recently my bestie came into town for a girls weekend, while research fun things for us to do a place called Candytopia came across my feed. A magical candy wonderland – think Willy Wonka meets Instagram. We had to go!
 
After scavenging the internet for information I came up empty handed so here it is – your complete guide to visiting Candytopia!

What To Take

Start to finish, I’ve got you covered. Everything you need to bring for a successful Candytopia visit!

  • Small Purse or Backpack – Each area of Candytopia features a free candy sample! Having a bag makes collecting these samples much easier. Keep in mind though that Candytopia is a maze of photo opportunities! So be sure to pick a bag that is photogenic so you don’t have to put it on the floor for every photo.
  • Immunity Roller Ball – There is no shortage of people walking though Candytopia with you – most of whom are children. Pack your immunity roller and use it before and after, at least.
  • Comfy Shoes – It’s not a lot of walking but there are some fun activities to do along the way. Wearing heels might hinder some of the fun.
  • Stress Away – With masses of children comes mass chaos. To combat social anxiety and tension keep your Stress Away handy.
  • Battery Back Up Phone Charger – As stated Candytopia is a maze of photo opportunities and you do not want to be out of battery before the marshmallow pit! (I LOVE this one!)
  • Inner Child – This massive candy playground is the best of Willy Wonka in an Instagram world. There are swings and confetti cannons and best of all a MARSHMELLOW pit! Remember to let loose and have fun! This oil will help you release your inhibitions and enjoy the experience!

What to Expect

From the moment you enter, the wild imagination that created Candytopia captures your eye. Every little detail is perfectly displayed. 

Your tour guide starts by giving you the rundown, dos and don’ts, things to watch for and such. While he or she is talking you are free to walk around the room and examine the art. Be sure to do so – these pieces are amazing!

As a group, you will move from room to room. We chose to lag behind a bit so we would have more time in each room by ourselves. Once we separated from the crowd we had more freedom to run around and take silly pictures. 

Each room has a theme, which was such a fun feature! With each theme there was also a candy sample, from Pixie Stix to Air Heads – they had it all! (There are more samples than you really want to eat all at once – thus the bag or at least functional pockets!).

The art museum room was one of my favorites, the details were amazing. Above you see a “painting” made entirely of jelly beans! 😳 From Frida Kahlo to the Mona Lisa the walls are lined with amazing recreations of beautiful art. Each handcrafted using various types of candy!

Throughout the maze, there are various activities to participate in. Be sure to give each a try. In addition to fun art and activities, there are green screen photo ops!

With these photo opportunities, you have to download the Candytopia app. After you create an account it will give you a QR code. At each photo station, they will scan your code before taking the photo. 

Each of these photos will upload to the app where you can easily download them for private use (for FREE). 

Just look at that amazing unicorn covered in white gummy bears!

Two rooms that stood out to me were the confetti room and the marshmallow pit! The confetti cannon photo op proved to be the perfect Instagram moment while falling into the marshmallow pit made for the perfect boomerang!

From start to finish Candytopia was such a fun experience, one that I highly recommend. Be sure to add a visit to your summer activity list your (inner) kids will LOVE it!

Location

Currently, there are only two locations nationwide one in Dallas, TX and the other in Atlanta, GA. It appears that one is coming to Houston, TX next!

If you are in the Dallas area you can find our Candytopia near Walnut Hill Lane and I-75.

Candytopia Dallas
8021 Walnut Hill Lane Suite 2000
Dallas, TX 75231
 

Ready to purchase tickets? Click here to select your time slot.

BONUS – If you have little ones in tow, be sure to pack your Thieves wipes! Soooo many sticky surfaces. 😆😝

 

Enjoy your visit, I hope you find this Candytopia Guide useful!

xo,

C

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Patchouli Essential Oil

Patchouli Aroma: Warm, rich, musky aroma – strong earthy tones.  How To Use:   Diffuse, directly inhale or dilute with V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex to apply topically (can be applied…

Patchouli

Aroma:

Warm, rich, musky aroma – strong earthy tones. 

How To Use:

 

Diffuse, directly inhale or dilute with V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex to apply topically (can be applied neet as well).

Uses

  • Grounding Effect On Emotions – Useful in Meditation
  • Joint Pain
  • Supports Balance 
  • Improves Skin
  • Calming Effects
  • Supports Healthy Muscle/Cartlidge/Joint Function
  • Helps With Anxiety and Dizziness
  • Stimulates Circulation
  • Respiratory Support 

Interesting Facts:

  • It was commonplace for silk traders of the oriental to pack the valuable silk that they were trading with dried patchouli leaves. Patchouli has shown strong evidence of being an insect repellent. 
  • Centuries ago, European traders would exchange a pound of gold for a pound of patchouli.
  • King Tut had 10 gallons of patchouli oil buried with him in his tomb.
  • The infamous Napoleon Bonaparte attained some of these patchouli scented cashmeres, through his vast travels to Egypt.  He then brought them back to France.  This mysterious scent of patchouli and its origin were kept a secret, and it was not until the year 1837, that the smell and the source were identified to the remainder of the western world.

Recipes

Joyful Peace Diffuser Blend Recipe

  • 2 drops Patchouli essential oil
  • 3 drops Bergamot essential oil
  • 3 drops Wild Orange essential oil

Anti-Aging Face Serum

  • 30 mL Jojoba oil
  • 7 drops pure Vitamin E oil
  • 2 drops of Frankincense oil
  • 1 drop of Patchouli essential oil
  • 2 drops of Lavender essential oil
  • 4 drops of Helichrysum essential oil

Grounded Roller Recipe

  • 10 drops Patchouli essential oil
  • 10 drops Balance essential oil

Then top off with your preferred carrier oil.

Want It Free?

Patchouli is a featured oil in May’s Essential Rewards FREEBIES. Want to know more? Email me: carolyn@handrafted.com.

Interested in other FREEBIES, next read more here!

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