The cozy season is in full swing. Everything in my being is craving cozy. The temps have definitely shifted here. The leaves are off the trees and winter housing is being implemented for our critters. Most years, I start getting antsy about the impending winter season to come- however this year, I’m having all of the feelings about welcoming the cozy. What is cozy to you? For me it looks and feels like blankets, warm socks, and a book (or sappy-holiday-romantic-comedy movie).
Soup. The smells of spices in the diffuser and comforting baked food.
The gentleness of glowing lights amongst the short days.
There is a part of me that is welcoming the quiet and internal rest that the months ahead bring. There is also a confident part of me that is feeling good about enjoying the holidays and choosing what feels good and letting go of what isn’t in alignment.
The cozy season ahead feels nurturing in ways my body, mind and spirit and for that I am grateful.
The darkness giving us permission to slow down.
The darkness giving us permission to feel an internal slumber.
The darkness giving us permission to embrace the light within.
The darkness giving us permission to reflect on what we are most grateful for.
Keep reading for some recipes and DIYS perfect for the cozy season!
Cozy Season Recipes
SPICED PEAR CRISP
From Kari Lewis
6 - 12 pears, peeled and cut into chunks or slices
1 cup coconut sugar or maple syrup
1/4 cup almond flour, or flour of choice
2 drops Nutmeg vitality oil
2 drops Cinnamon Bark vitality oil
2 drops Citrus Fresh vitality oil
Cut and peel pears. Mix coconut sugar with almond flour and combine well with pears. Drop essential oils into pear mixture and combine well. Place pear mixture into slightly buttered large cast iron skillet or a 9 x 13 glass pan.
2 cups oatmeal
1-2 Tablespoons almond flour, or flour of choice
½ cup butter or coconut oil, softened
2 Tablespoon cinnamon
1 drop Cinnamon Bark Vitality oil
1 drop Citrus Fresh Vitality oil
Mix oats and cinnamon together. Cut in butter until all mixed like a small pea size. Stir in vitality essential oils. Sprinkle oat mixture on top of pear mixture. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes then turn the oven down to 250 and bake until hot & bubbly and golden brown on top.
Caramel Glaze: (optional)
1/4 butter or coconut oil
1/2 cup coconut sugar
2 Tbsp milk of choice
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
2 drops Thieves Vitality oil
Place butter, coconut sugar and milk in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil while stirring. Then remove from heat and let cool. After cooled stir in sifted confectioners sugar. Stir in 2 drops of Thieves oil depending on your taste preference. Drizzle over the top of crisp oatmeal topping.
Enjoy with ice cream or whipped cream!
DIY Cozy Room Sprays
This simple DIY will make your home feel cozy and makes a lovely gift paired with a fresh rosemary plant, festive dish towel, Winter Nights Foaming Hand Soap or a fresh fir wreath!
Add essential oils to a 2oz glass spray bottle, add a splash of witch hazel & top with water! Spritz on all the things! These blends are also great for the diffuser (just use about a third of the drops for each recipe).
Baking Cookies: 10 drops each Thieves + Vanilla
Twisted Peppermint: 10 drops each Peppermint + Vanilla + Ylang Ylang
Winter Solstice: 10 drops each Thieves + Idaho Blue Spruce + Vanilla
Winter Roller Blends
How about a few happiest holiday rollerball recipes?! Make these for yourself and make a few for some friends. Take a minute to make up some rollerballs so that you have them on hand when you need them! All recipes are for a 10mL roller bottle. Add essential oils and top with a carrier oil! Option to up the drops of oil for a stronger scent.
Gather Roller (A great perfume for gatherings + sharing with friends.): 10 drops Lavender, 8 drops Northern Lights Black Spruce, 7 drops Frankincense, 3 drops Cinnamon Bark
All is Calm Roller (Great for a peaceful night of sleep! Roll onto temples & wrists.): 10 drops each Lavender, Vanilla, Valor
Joy to the World Roller (Wear this as perfume on your neck or wrists to combat the hustle & bustle of the season.): 10 drops each Joy, Tangerine, White Angelica, 5 drops Vanilla
Do You Believe Roller (A lovely, festive perfume blend that supports all the emotions this time of year can bring.): 15 drops Believe, 10 drops each Idaho Grand Fir, Lavender, Tangerine.
Winter Wellness Roller (Stay well this holiday season, roll this on spines and bottoms of feet daily.): 15 drops each Thieves, Lemon, Frankincense, 10 drops Oregano or ImmuPower
Planes, Trains & Automobiles Roller (This roller is your best friend if the motion of travel makes your belly dance!): 15 drops each Peppermint, Spearmint, Eucalyptus Radiata.
Easy on the Eggnog Roller (Upset tummies from too much sugar around the holidays? Roll this one right on around the belly button!): 15 drops each DiGize, Peppermint, Lemon
Son of a Nutcracker Roller (Too much wine at the holiday party last night? Roll this on your temples and back of neck!): 15 drops M-Grain, 10 drops each Peppermint, Panway, 1 dropperful CBD Drops.
Winter Wonderland Thieves Cleaner
Are you ready for the easiest DIY that will fill your whole home with the scents of the season?! Say hello to this festive Thieves Household Cleaner recipe! All you need is Thieves Household Cleaner and either a bottle of Christmas Spirit or Winter Nights. This also makes the cutest gift. Put a festive glass spray bottle, a bottle of Thieves Cleaner, and a bottle of Christmas Spirit in a cute basket for an instant gift!
To a 16oz glass spray bottle add:
Wishing you a season filled with gratitude and cozy.