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Coconut Margaritas

I am not super into mixed drinks but I do think they are pretty (just look at these pictures) and I always order a margarita when I go to On the Boarder with my mom. I have never made a mixed drink at home and I thought that needed to change especially when I get my cute bar cart to hold all the pretty liqueur bottles that I will own (starting with that pretty bottle of tequila I picked up for this post!) With summer sneaking up on us, my friend encouraged me to try a new spin on a typical margarita – a coconut margarita! Seriously, all this baby needs is a beach and the summer sun! YUM.

WHAT YOU NEED
SERVES 2-4

3 (ish) Cups of ice
1/2 Cup Coconut Milk (the kind in a can)
1/4 Cup lime juice
1/4 Cup tequila (*more or less to taste)
3 Tbs bakers sugar
4 Drops of essential lime oil
1 lime
Salt or sugar for rim

HOW TO
1. Cut up lime for garnish

2. Mix ice, coconut milk, lime juice, tequila, bakers sugar, and essential oil together in a blender. 
3. Use a bowl or plate to wet the rims of the glasses and cover in sugar or salt. I do this by placing my glass upside down in a plate of water and then rolling the edges in a small bowl of salt. 
4. Pour in mix.
5. Add straws and limes. Enjoy! 
WHY ADD ESSENTIAL LIME OIL?
– Energies
– Refreshes the mind by creating a positive mindset and removing negative emotions.
– Increases concentration and alertness.
– Provides antioxidant support

– Aids in weight management 

GIVEAWAY

We want to give one of you a chance to win the Young Living Lime Essential Oil so that you can try all these out at home (don’t worry, for everyone else is is SUPER easy just to grab yours from Ashley!)  We are also adding in a $25 dollar gift card to spend at the Young Living shop. To enter, just use the rafflecopter below and play fair! Winners will be verified.

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ABOUT ASHLEY
My name is Ashley, and I blog over at crazysimplelove. I began using Young Living Essential oils about 6 months ago. I started using them mainly because of my husband’s stress, he is a small business owner and was under enormous amounts of pressure and had pretty severe anxiety. I was searching for more natural ways to help him and on a whim I ordered a starter kit. I wasn’t really expecting much but was completely overwhelmed with gratitude when time and time again they helped. 
I have began to incorporate them into every part of our lifestyle and am amazed as I watch my medicine cabinet and cleaning cabinet dwindle away. I knew I wanted to jump into the business side of Young Living to again, help alleviate some of that stress my husband was under, and God has blessed me more with that than I could have imagined. I am surrounded by women who encourage me and bless me daily. The company, the oils, and the lifestyle are all complete blessings to me and I am passionate to empower other families with the tools necessary to experience this blessing as well. I would love and be honored to help you on that journey. As a special gift to Oak and Oats readers anyone who signs up for the premium starter kit with me will be gifted a roll on oil from me. Roll on’s are a convenient way to have your essential oils with you while you are on the go. Email me at Ashley@crazysimplelove.com to get started today.

Do you use Essential Oils? Are you looking into ways to incorporate them into your everyday life? If you have any questions or comments, leave them below! How do you use Lime Oil? Have you ever had a coconut margarita!?
  • Looks delicious! Two flavors I love in my smoothies, so I'll have to try this out when I'm not pregnant any longer.

  • Nicole Mangum

    These pictures are GORGEOUS!!! They make me want to eat lime with everything now 🙂 I use the Thieves essential oil. We diffuse it when we feel sick and Iv used it to clean my wood surfaces in my home and Iv also used it on my dog when he was a puppy and he had a cold. EO's have so many uses!

  • Yum!! I love coconut..especially in a drink 🙂

  • This sounds delicious. I'm a coconut fan. 🙂

  • Rosie

    I'd love to try this recipe -wow! I never tried lime essential oil, I have tried lavender to add to DIY cream and that was super – lime would be great for creams or recipes, too!

    • Rosie, would you like more info on the essential oils? I'd love to send some over to you:) what's your email?

  • I love all things coconut…so this looks yummy. I am also curious about the lime essential oil.

    • I would love to send you some more info:) what's your email? I can send it right on over:)

  • I use lavender for everything! cuts, bruises, calmness, sleep, eczema, everything!

  • I want to start using Lavender in homemade deodorant. It's just tea tree oil, lavender, and 91% grade alcohol mixed together.

    • Kristen I love homemade deodorant:) I can send some info about young living oils over to you:) whats your email? I can send it right over!

  • I just started using oils, so the gift card would come in handy! I will say that the lavender oil totally took care of a horrible burn I got on my finger! It was big, read, and blistered one day, and the next (after the oil), it didn't even look like i had a scar!

  • Jordan Dunne

    I've never used essential oils, but I'm seeing and hearing so much about them around the internet and from my friends that I'd really like to try them!

    • Hi Jordan! I can help you learn more:) essential oils have been an amazing addition to our lifestyle! What's your email? I can send some info over to you:)

  • this recipe looks AWESOME! i've never used essential oils, but all the hip young bloggers are using 'em so… 😉 i better get on it! especially since you can use them in margaritas!

    • Julie, I would love to send some info over to you:) what's your email address? Essential oils are amazing!! You would love them!

  • I have a few essential oils but I haven't figured them out yet… I will one day!

    • Angela, I can send some helpful videos and information over to you if you would like! What's your email?

  • I have only consistently used tea tree oil as a way to relieve the itch from bug bites. It works like magic!

  • MeganReablog.wordpress.com

    Getting into Essential Oils is on my to-do list! 😀 I only have peppermint oil, but love it for headaches, clearing up sinus', and rubbing it into sore muscles. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

    • Megan, I would love to help you learn more:) what's your email? We have super helpful resources and a crazy supportive team to help you figure them all out:)

  • Yes Megan! Make sure to talk to Ashley! She knows all the details and can hook you up with some great deals if you don't win!

  • YEAH! If you have any questions, just email Ashley!

  • Thanks so much Nicole! I do think lime looks so pretty!

  • For real!

  • YES!

  • jalapenomama

    Yes I have my favorite Young Living oils.
    Currently I'm diffusing Lavender Peppermint and Lemon together for allergies.
    It's fantastic!
    form name Barbara Montag
    thank you

  • jalapenomama

    I also use lavender in the evening to help me sleep.

  • This looks so good. I love all things coconut, but I haven't had a coconut margarita yet!

  • oooh! Let me know if you try them!

  • I use tea tree on my blemishes, lavender on my face, cedarwood for sleep, and a specific blend for calming!

  • April C.

    I've never used oils before but want to try. I saw some recipes for handmade lotion bars and would love to make some with oils.

    • April, I would love to send some info over to you to help you get a better idea about how amazing they are! What's your email? I can send it right over:)

  • Ashley Mclaughlin

    April, I would love to send some info over to you. Homemade lotions are amazing and so simple with the oils:) whats your email?

  • Ashley Mclaughlin

    Megan, I would love to help you out with that! Essential oils are amazing. Whats your email? I can send some info over to you:)

  • Ashley Mclaughlin

    Doesn't it! Would you like some more info on oils? I can send it right on over to you:) Whats your email!

  • Ashley Mclaughlin

    Angela! I would love to help you learn more! Essential oils aren't supposed to be overwhelming;) Can I email you some more info? Whats your email address

  • Ashley Mclaughlin

    Julie, I would LOVE to send you some info:) Whats your email?? Essential Oils are amazing!

  • Ashley Mclaughlin

    Jordan, I would love to send over an email I have helping you understand how amazing these oils are:) They are super simple to incorporate into your everyday and you will love all the benefits!

  • Ashley Mclaughlin

    Kristin! I can send over some info to you:) whats your email!?

  • Ashley Mclaughlin

    I can send some info over to you:) Whats your email??

  • Ashley Mclaughlin

    Rosie, lime is amazing! so yummy! I can send some more info over to you:) Whats your email?

  • April C.

    That would be great, thanks! acrisafu@nycap.rr.com

  • morningmotivatedmom at gmail dot com