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February 13th, 2014

Healthy Gummies with Essential Oils

This is a recipe for healthy gummies with actual wellness value (there’s essential oils in these!), that my good friend, Amy Estes posted in our Facebook group, Best Aromatherapy For Health Care:

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Remember those gummy bears and gummy worms from the store that are so delicious and fun to hold or play with? I love them, but I haven’t had one for ages! I loved not only the taste but the texture and squishiness of them! Here now is a healthy alternative to those sugar-laden, dye filled treats. You will get a sweet/sour taste from these and a gel-lo texture so you can pick them up and eat with your fingers! Now how many kids wouldn’t like that! (and a few of us adults too). So this Valentine’s Day treat your loved ones and feel good about it.

Healthy Gummies with Essential Oils - GummiesHanSolo 150x100 - Healthy Gummies with Essential OilsThese beauties are full of gelatin, cranberry juice, and wild orange Essential oil.

The health benefits of gelatin include:

  • Supporting skin, hair, and nail growth
  • Supports for joint health
  • Can help tighten loose skin and is rumored to improve cellulite
  • Improves digestion by binding with water and helping move food through
  • Great source of dietary collagen (a protein that gives your skin the ability to move, stretch, rebound)
  • Source of protein and amino acids

The health benefits of cranberries are:

  • Help eliminate water retention
  • Clean accumulated waste from lymphatic system
  • Help clean up cellulite
  • Help prevent urinary tract infections
  • Overall healing support of kidneys
  • High in antioxidants
  • Good source of vitamin C
  • May play role in preventing stomach ulcers
  • Some studies suggest cranberries may help prevent some health issues
  • May raise HDL “good” cholesterol

Healthy Gummies with Essential Oils - bottle of aromatic essence and fresh oranges 300x200 - Healthy Gummies with Essential OilsWild orange essential oil properties include:

  • Powerful cleanser and purifying agent.
  • Supports the body systems of Digestive and Immune, Emotional Balance, and Skin.

Healthy Gummies with Essential Oils - GummiesHearts 150x100 - Healthy Gummies with Essential OilsNow that you know why these are so healthy for you, here is the recipe! The cranberry juice gives these gummies a little tartness and the honey and Wild Orange essential oil give it sweetness. So whether you need a sweet treat or want something soothing when you’re feeling down, these gummies are for you!

Valentine’s Gummies

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  • 2/3c. pure Cranberry juice, divided (not from concentrate)
  • 1/3c. filtered water
  • 3 tbsp. hot water soluble gelatin (I use Great Lakes brand in the red/orange container)
  • 1 tbsp. raw honey
  • 6 drops wild orange essential oil
  • silicone shapes mold or silicone ice cube tray (find on Amazon or thinkgeek.com)

Healthy Gummies with Essential Oils - GummiesGellin 150x100 - Healthy Gummies with Essential OilsPut 1/3 c. water & 1/3 c. cranberry juice in a saucepan on the stove and sprinkle gelatin over the top. Let gel for 5 minutes.

Turn heat to medium and stir with wire whisk until mixture is bubbly and gelatin has dissolved.

Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes.

Healthy Gummies with Essential Oils - GummiesDissolving 150x100 - Healthy Gummies with Essential OilsWhisk in the honey and until completely dissolved.

Whisk in remaining 1/3. c cranberry juice. This should cool the mixture enough so you can add the essential oil while still maintaining its therapeutic properties.

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Refrigerate for 1 hour. Gently peel out of molds and store in refrigerator.

Healthy Gummies with Essential Oils - GummiesFridge 150x100 - Healthy Gummies with Essential OilsThis recipe makes enough to fill my gummy bears ice cube tray of 16 bears.

Notes: This recipe can be made with any fruit juice of your choice and you could leave out the water and use a full cup of fruit juice for extra sweetness.

We are used to lower sugar, so more honey could be added for extra sweetness or use stevia in place of the honey.

I find it easiest to place my molds in the refrigerator before filling them up. Alternatively you could put the silicone molds on a baking pan, fill, then move to refrigerator.

Healthy Gummies with Essential Oils - EstesFamily2 300x180 150x90 - Healthy Gummies with Essential OilsAmy lives in Oklahoma with her husband of 12 years. Has 7 & 5 year old girls, one of whom is a type 1 diabetic. She loves Jesus, reading, watching movies, homeschooling, and learning to manage her family’s home and health naturally.

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  • Sarah

    March 30, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    I’m definitely going to try this recipe! Thanks for posting. Love gummies but just won’t let myself eat that garbage!

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