Sourdough Discard Brownies

Indulge in a unique twist on a classic treat with sourdough discard brownies, blending traditional chocolate brownies with the tang and texture of sourdough starter. This delightful recipe calls for everyday ingredients such as butter or coconut oil, dark brown sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, cocoa powder, all-purpose flour, and a pinch of salt, combined with the key ingredient, sourdough starter, to create an irresistible dessert. The process is straightforward, beginning with melting chocolate and butter together, then mixing in eggs, vanilla, sugar, and the sourdough starter, followed by the dry ingredients to form a luscious batter.

Careful preparation involves pouring the batter into a baking dish, optionally embedding chocolate pieces for an extra burst of flavor, and baking in a preheated oven. After baking, the brownies are dusted with cocoa powder to enhance their rich, chocolaty allure, ensuring each bite offers an exquisite blend of sweet and sourdough nuances.

This sourdough discard brownies recipe not only offers a sumptuous way to utilize sourdough discard but also introduces an inventive texture and flavor profile to the beloved chocolate treat. It's a perfect example of how traditional baking can be innovated with simple, yet impactful modifications, making it a must-try for anyone looking to elevate their dessert repertoire.

Create your own perfume blend

Ditching conventional perfumes is possibly one of the most impactful things you can do for your health, but that doesn't mean you can't still smell great! Whip up your own, customized perfume with this simple recipe and change your scents with the seasons!

When it comes to making your own perfume, you will want to layer different scents to create base fragrances, mid-tones, and top notes. When you smell a perfume, the top notes are typically the first thing you smell, followed by middle and then base notes. When you are actually making the perfume, you'll want to start with base notes first and work your way up.

Base Notes:

These are about 15-30% of the blend. Think heavier, warm scents like:

* Vanilla

* Cedarwood, Spruce and ‘tree oils'

* Frankincense, Myrrh

* Sandalwood, Vetiver

* Patchouli

* Clove, Cassia, Cinnamon 

Middle Notes

These should be the bulk of your blend at 30-60% and are usually full-bodied, complex, and comprise the focal point of the blend while also balancing other components.

* Rose, Jasmine, Geranium

* Lavender, Chamomile, Rosemary

* Ylang ylang, Clary Sage

* Cardamom, Ginger, Lemongrass, Black Pepper

Top Notes

These should be 10-25% of your blend. These oils are sharp, uplifting, refreshing, and light to finish off the blend.

* Peppermint, Spearmint

* Grapefruit, Tangerine, Lemon (citrus oils)

* Eucalyptus, Basil, Juniper

* Pine, Sage 

Choose one or two scents from each category, and combine them until you end up with a fragrance you love! Lighter recipes work well for the warmer months, while cooler months are great for deeper, spicier combinations.

If layering feels too complicated, simply follow your nose! Grab a few bottles of oil, open all of them and hold them under your nose together to get a feel for the aroma. Trust your instincts as to what you enjoy because you truly cannot go wrong! 

DIY Perfume Spray Base Recipe

* Pretty glass perfume bottles (

* 1 Tbsp V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex (or any unscented carrier oil)

* 2 Tbsp pure grade alcohol or vodka

* 30-40 drops of essential oils of choice

* 1 Tbsp distilled water

* Optional add-ins for beauty: dried flower stems (, gemstones ( or fresh, organic flower petals.

Recipe Ideas

* Summer Citrus: 10 drops grapefruit, 10 drops orange, 5 drops peppermint,  3 drops Lavender, 3 drops Roman Chamomile

* Anthro Inspired: 10 drops Grapefruit, 10 drops Bergamot, 5 drops Northern Lights Black Spruce, 5 drops Citrus Fresh

* Jasmine Aloe Mist: 25 drops Jasmine, 6 Tbsp aloe-infused witch hazel in place of alcohol and water. This is great for summer skin! The witch hazel will lock in moisture without drying skin, while aloe vera provides hydration without any greasy residue.

* Island Time: 5 drops Frankincense, 2 drops Patchouli, 7 drops each Lime, Bergamot, Orange, 5 drops Lavender, 2 drops Spearmint

* Flower Power: 5 drops each Rose, Jasmine, 7 drops each Tangerine, Lavender

* Vanilla Chai: 10 drops Vanilla, 3 drops Clove, 5 drops Cassia, 7 drops Stress Away

* Bougie Hippie: 10 drops each Jasmine, Neroli, Vanilla

Tag us over on Instagram (@lifestepsapp) when you make these so we can see!

Understanding Universal Laws

Understanding Universal Laws
Navigating life's intricacies can sometimes feel overwhelming. However, understanding the 12 Laws of the Universe can offer profound insights into the nature of existence, helping us create a life of abundance and harmony. These laws, from the Law of Divine Oneness to the Law of Gender, encompass the fundamental truths that everything in the universe is interconnected, our thoughts and actions have powerful consequences, and the importance of finding balance within ourselves. By embracing these laws, we can deepen our spiritual well-being and personal growth, fostering a greater sense of peace and fulfillment.

In the realm of personal development and wellness, these universal laws offer practical applications that can enhance our daily lives. For example, the Law of Vibration and the Law of Attraction remind us that our thoughts and emotions have the power to shape our reality. This knowledge encourages us to cultivate positivity, practice gratitude, and align our actions with our highest goals. Furthermore, the Law of Polarity and the Law of Rhythm teach us to appreciate the natural flow of life, finding balance and resilience through its ups and downs. These principles serve as a guide to navigating challenges, seizing opportunities, and achieving harmony.

Integrating these laws into our wellness routines can be further enriched by incorporating holistic practices, such as the use of essential oils. High-quality oils, like those offered by Young Living, carry unique frequencies that can harmonize with our own energy fields, supporting emotional balance, mental clarity, and physical wellness. Whether we're seeking to uplift our spirits, foster relaxation, or boost our immune system, essential oils can be powerful allies on our journey to holistic health. By embracing the wisdom of the 12 Laws of the Universe and incorporating natural remedies into our lives, we open ourselves to a world of unlimited potential, fostering a deep, transformative relationship with the world around us.

Hang on, It's Almost Over!!

Hang on, It's Almost Over!!
HEY THERE!!!!!!!!

Winter is nearly over, and it's time to celebrate with an exciting special deal! 
But before we get into that, I have some exciting news to share with you all. Our family has just expanded with the addition of a new fur baby - Dio! We are overjoyed to have this adorable puppy join our lives.  Here's a quick video showing you a little of his cuteness  (See Video Here)

Now, let's kick off the year on the right foot by ensuring our homes are fresh and clean. Introducing our Healthy Home Bundle - a comprehensive solution for maintaining a clean and healthy living space. With this bundle, you'll have everything you need to create an environment that promotes wellness and wellbeing for your entire family.

But that's not all! I encourage you all to check out my YouTube channel, where you will find a wealth of new content dedicated to enhancing your mindset, sharing healthy hacks, and now, even tips on puppy love. I can't wait to share all the exciting information and insights with you.

So, let's bid farewell to winter and embrace the upcoming season with open arms. Don't miss out on our special offer - click the link below to grab your Healthy Home Bundle today and experience the benefits of a clean and toxin-free living space. Exciting times are ahead, and I can't wait to embark on this journey together with all of you. Stay tuned for more updates and helpful tips!  AND PLEASE LET ME CLARIFY:  The code SHAREYL will get you, a new customer, 20% OFf your first order, and if you place it on Loyalty rewards and place another order next month, they send you a free diffuser on month 3 order!  What, WHAT!

As always, sending you love and light.   Please, please, reply to this email with any questions or concerns.   I would love to serve you!  


It's that time again!

It's that time again!
In a recent blog post, the importance of blooming in one's season is highlighted. Often, we expect things to happen before they are ready, leading to disappointment. The key is to realize that everything happens at the right time to accomplish what we need, allowing us to let go of stress and worry and flow with life. Worry only steals peace from the present moment, so it's important to release it and focus on the good in our lives.

On a different note, Young Living is having their annual Black Friday sale with incredible deals, including up to 50% off. Don't miss out on this opportunity to stock up on your favorite Young Living products. As always, if you have any questions or need assistance, feel free to reach out. Wishing you a day and week filled with love, light, and joy!

Note: The content of the blog post was edited to remove the mention of brands other than Young Living.
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