Hi there! I hope everyone is having an amazing summer! It is super humid in Utsunomiya Japan but we are all handling it, with a bit of help from our friend Peppermint oil!
August in Japan is full of PLAY…well except for all that summer homework the schools give to the kids…sigh. Otherwise, it is all about going out and being social, going swimming at waterparks, beaches, joining big summer festivals, eating shaved ice, taking 3 cold showers a day, and finding the closest air conditioner to escape all the heat when out and about.
doTERRA Japan’s August Promotions
Cassis PHOSSIL Mineral Drink is 10% off this month! The PHOSSIL Mineral drink is great during these HOT summer months. It restores and rehydrates your body. You can add a tablespoon or capful to a glass of water or soda water and add some frozen fruit for a refreshing fun drink.
Lime Essential Oil is the Product of The Month in Japan. When you have a Loyalty Rewards (LRP) order of 125PV or more, between the 1-15th of the month you get a FREE bottle of Lime this month! Lime can improve a sore throat, just add a drop to a glass of water and gargle a few times a day. When you are feeling heavy and tired from the humid days here in Japan you can use Lime to enliven your mood and energy levels. It is great to use in your diffuser to invigorate your mornings or when you are feeling low during the day. It blends great with Bergamot, Black Pepper and Rosemary.
A drop is tasty in a glass of ice water or you can add a few drops to some homemade salsa if you happen to have tons of tomatoes from your garden, like we did this year. Here is a great salsa recipe.
- Huge bowl of freshly picked tomatoes
- 1 small white or red onion peeled and roughly chopped
- 1 – 2 jalapeno peppers seeded and chopped or a big pinch of red pepper flakes
- 3 cloves garlic chopped
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin or to taste
- 1 teaspoons salt or to taste
- 1/4 – 1 teaspoon to 1 granulated sugar optional and to taste
- 1 – 2 handfuls cilantro I prefer 2
- About 3 drops of doTERRA Lime Oil (taste as you go, add more if you’d like)
***Only use high grade doTERRA Essential Oil for this recipe
Add all ingredients to a food processor or blender in the order listed. Pulse a few times to break up the large pieces, then process until texture is as smooth as desired.
Taste the salsa and based on personal preference, adjust as necessary.
Transfer to airtight container and let sit in the refrigerator for a couple of hours or 1 day for best flavor.
Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy!