Black Friday to Cyber Monday – Etsy stuff and free stuff

Adoring loving Readers,

This is the official BLOG LAUNCH of my Etsy store! WHAT? YEAH! MY ETSY STORE!

I just had to read that again to make sure it’s for real. #pinchme

I am running awesome Black Friday through Cyber Monday deals. Because discount? So yeah.

All those amazing and incredible things I’ve been posting about from our Make & Takes – yes, you TOO can have them! (That was supposed to sound cheesy!) But for real. I am so excited!!!!!

If you have some essential oils already, or dried herbs from your garden that you want to incorporate into lotions and salves, check out the pre-made “unflavored” base lotion, salve, rub and balm on the Etsy page!

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Just a sampling of the items in the store right now (items in store may vary)

That Tummy Tuck tho? I can’t keep it in stock! It flies off the shelf! I make more every few days! It’s AMAZING.

All the deals I am running begin

Friday 11/27 and run through Monday 11/30

Details on the Black Friday Specials

1. Order your first oils kit! Are you getting interested in adding essential oils to your daily routine and home remedy cabinet? I know, crazy stuff and lots to learn. Don’t worry, I’ve got your back. You’ll be an educated, efficient and effective oiler! Your premium starter kit will come from Young Living, not my Etsy store. Go here to order your kit! Use PIN 4321.

Once your order your kit, Young Living will send me an email. I will immediately send you a custom code for $20 off a purchase in my Etsy store! This code will not expire so you do not need to use it right away.

2. Join Essential Rewards! Did you already get your oils kit? This promo applies only to kit owners in my oiling group (are you in? Ask me at andrea.globetrotter(a)gmail.com if you aren’t sure). If you sign up for Essential Rewards, I’ll send you a pack of containers, rollers, a foaming pump, and a base salve to get you started using your wonderful oils every day of the year!

Essential Rewards? This is the $50 minimum monthly order from Young Living. You earn points back for free oils and OTHER things that Young Living offers – like non-toxic and essential oil-infused dish soap, laundry soap, supplements, probiotics, diffusers, gift packs, fruit and veggie wash and more!

3. Make a purchase from my Etsy store – $50 or more – and take 30% off your total order with coupon code ALLTHETHINGS50. EVERYBODY gets in on this deal no matter what. Triple winning? You can combine this with the above two orders and walk out of here with your first premium starter kit, the Essential Rewards program, $20 worth of product in my Etsy store, a gift pack of containers and base for your oils, and 30% off whatever else you need to buy in my Etsy store!

There’s really no fine print on this one. Everybody gets this awesome gift!

MIND BLOWN? Christmas gonna be sweet at your house this year!!!!!

Ideas for using your oils …. make your family a customer roller for each person! Focus for the student, immunity for the kids, calming for mom, sleeping for dad … Make some healing lip balm. Aromatic sachets that calm and soothe for travel and drawers? Some oils to go with a beautiful diffuser bracelet or leather watch … Spritz your cards with Frankincense before you drop them in the mail.

YOU ARE THE BEST BLOG READERS IN THE WORLD!!!! Thanks for the love you send me from the other side of the screen every day – Happy Thanksgiving Aftermath, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and beyond!!!!!

love love love

Andrea

Bump me! andrea.globetrotter (a) gmail.com

 

Rustic Bone Broth, Bouillon and Powdered Broth

Novemberites and lovers of fall and food,

Bone broth has to be one of the cheapest, most nutrient-dense sources of food out there. One of the oldest and most revered foods, it has long been the way matriarchs prepared nourishing food with meager expenditure. Cooked until the bone is crumbling and breaking, bone broth is rich in gelatin, collagen, protein, glycine and minerals. It creates foundational building blocks for our gut health, skin, hair, bones, teeth, and it can be a wonderfully soothing source of nutrition for the ill, or for anyone suffering from morning sickness.

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Not only can you make it cheaply, but you can easily store bone broth by cooking it down and making bouillon cubes, or dehydrating and powdering it.

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Bone broth can be expensive to buy, but preparing it from scratch costs almost nothing – even when you use the finest, grass-fed, organic bones and vegetables.

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I use leftover bones from our meals (even the drumstick you picked clean at dinner – that makes great bone broth. Squeamish about cooties? Remember, it’ll be cooking for over 24 hours – even if there WERE any cooties on that bone, they’ll be gone by the time you strain your broth!).  Wilful waste makes woeful want! Waste not, want not.  I use fish-heads and bones from local fishermen, and carcasses from cutting up whole chicken or turkey for dinner. The bones from ham, beef and any other meat we eat go straight into a pot, along with any vegetable scraps from preparing dinner.

I'm not above prominent product placement. Gary made this mahogany salt cellar; click the picture to see more.

I’m not above a little prominent product placement!  Gary made this mahogany salt cellar; click the picture to see more.

Print recipe for bone broth, bouillon and powdered broth

Rustic Bone Broth

2 pounds bones – leftover roasted poultry bones or piece bones, ham bone or pork chop bones, oxtail bones, fish heads or spines, or boiled and rinsed pig’s feet
Butt from 1 – 2 bunches of celery
Butts and/or skins from 4 – 10 carrots
Butts, skins and any pieces from 1 – 3 onions
Potato skins
Any other vegetable scraps, skins, tops, butts
2 – 4 tablespoons fat (coconut oil, olive oil, avocado oil, bacon drippings, duck fat), optional
2 – 4 tablespoons raw apple cider vinegar (optional), to help draw minerals from the bones
Sprigs thyme, sage and a few bay leaves, salt and pepper
Filtered water

Prep the bones  |  If bones are not already cooked, heat oil in a large skillet. Add bones and herbs and sear them for a few moments on the stove. Note: Cover and let sit for 45 minute if you are using beef bones; or let them roast, uncovered, at 375F for 45 minutes.  Beef bones should always be roasted for 45 minutes or more prior to use.  Fish bones can skip this step entirely – do not pre-roast or sear them (if they are pre-cooked, that is fine).

Stovetop |  Place all scraps, seared or roasted bones, herbs, any leftover oil and cider vinegar (if using) in a large stockpot.  Add water to cover, or up to 2 gallons.  Cover with a lid and bring up to a strong simmer. Turn down heat and let simmer for 24 – 48 hours.

Crockpot  |  Place all scraps, seared or roasted bones, herbs, any leftover oil and cider vinegar (if using) in a large crockpot. Add water to cover. Top with lid and bring to LOW temp; cook for 24 – 48 hours.

Continuous broth  |  Follow directions for crockpot. Every 24 hours for 5 -7 days, remove 1 – 2 quarts of bone broth and replace with fresh water. Use a large spoon to continuously break and distress the bones each time you remove broth.

Usage  |  Bone broth should be consumed daily; use it to cook rice, quinoa, millet or other grains. Drink a mug of it, well-seasoned, as a nourishing and comforting beverage. Bring a thermos to work or school. Use to cook pieces of meat and vegetables for delicious and nutritious soups!

Print recipe for bone broth, bouillon and powdered broth

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We should visit more soon; have you checked my events page to see if I’ll be in your area? Maybe we can chat over a glass of kombucha, or a mug of steaming bone broth!

Until then,

Andrea