Candice Csaky, INHHC

An Organic Approach to Spring Cleaning!

An Organic Approach to Spring Cleaning!



Is your cleaning routine really as clean as you think it is? Spring cleaning is a ritual purging of the accumulated dirt, germs and odor from a winter-weary home to create a clean and healthy living space. Unfortunately, the often caustic and toxic ingredients used in most conventional cleaning products can be just as harmful as the dirt and germs they are meant to eliminate. Even some so-called natural cleansers can contain these same or similar nasty ingredients.

Many air fresheners and room deodorizers contain phthalates, a group of chemicals that may disrupt the body’s hormone balance and affect the reproductive system.

Utilize the cleaning and disinfecting benefits of Organic Essential Oils from Essante Organics and enjoy a pure aromatherapy experience!

Organic Air Freshener & Deodorizer alternative from Essante Organics:
Mix 40 drops of essential oil in a spray bottle with water, or add 10 drops of essential oil to a humidifier or an aromatherapy diffuser.

Eucalyptus oil is ideal for bathrooms, as it helps eliminate airborne bacteria.
Lavender oil is calming and uplifting, perfect for bedrooms and linens!

Organic, non-toxic Oven Cleaner recipe:
3 cups Water
½ cup White Vinegar
½ cup Baking Soda
10 drops of Essante Organics USDA Organic Lemon Essential Oil

Add water and vinegar together, then add the baking soda. Please don’t try adding the baking soda and vinegar first or you will end up with a big mess.

Apply this mixture on the inside and outside of the oven with a sponge or kitchen towel. For tough baked on grime leave this mixture for a few minutes.

Window & glass cleaners contain a solvent that can cause headache & vomiting (2-Butoxyethanol)

Replace it with Organic CITRUS glass cleaner!
Mix the following…
50% water
+ 50% vinegar
+ 20 drops of Essante Organics USDA Organic Lemon Essential Oil (add to spray bottle)

Purifying Grapefruit Tub & Tile Scrub

2 tablespoons baking soda
2 tablespoons sea salt (table grind)
15 drops Essante Organics USDA Organic Grapefruit Essential Oil
3 drops Essante Organics USDA Organic Peppermint Essential Oil
3 drops Essante Organics USDA Organic Tea Tree Essential Oil

Mix dry ingredients and sprinkle mix with essential oils.
Sprinkle on tub & tile surfaces and gently scrub then rinse.

Simple Tricks for Cleaning with Essential Oils:

1. Turn your vacuum into an air freshener by dousing a cotton ball with 18 to 27 drops of essential oil and sucking it up.
2. Remove sticky residues with 2 to 3 drops of Essante Organics USDA Organic Blood Orange Essential Oil and a cotton swab.
3. Clean shower curtain liner: Sprinkle an old towel with 12 drops of Essante Organics USDA Organic Lavender & 12 drops of Essante Organics USDA Organic Tea Tree essential oils and place in your washing machine with the liner.



Candice Csaky, INHHC

Cilantro Mango Chicken


Prep Time
10 minutes

Prep Notes
Cooking Time
30 minutes

4 servings

2 whole skinless, boneless chicken breasts, butterflied
8 oz plain yogurt
11/4 cup cilantro, finely chopped
1/2 cup fresh lime, juiced
Dash of cayenne pepper
1 clove fresh garlic, minced
1 large ripe mango, peeled, finely diced

Preheat oven to 375° F.

To butterfly the chicken breast, place them flat on a cutting board with your hand on top. Using a sharp knife, slice most of the way into the thicker side of the breast and slice along until you reach the thinner side. Be careful not to cut through the entire breast; just cut enough to be able to open the breast like a book.

Combine 1/4 cup yogurt,1/4 cup of cilantro, half of the lime juice, cayenne pepper, and garlic. Coat chicken breast with this mixture, marinate for at least 1 hour.

While chicken marinates, purée remaining yogurt, 2/3 of cubed mango, 1/2 teaspoon lime juice, and 1 cup cilantro in blender.

Bake chicken in a glass baking dish for 25-30 minutes.

Place chicken on serving plates, pour on sauce, and sprinkle with mango and extra sauce on side.
Garnish with more cilantro and lime and season to taste.
Pair with a roasted winter squash.


Candice Csaky, INHHC

Cashew Cream - 2 ways!

Cashew Cream, 2 ways
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Prep Time
5 minutes

Prep Notes
Soaking Time: 2 hours

Cooking Time
10 minutes

10 servings

1 cup raw cashews
1/4 cup rice or almond milk
1/2 tsps vanilla extract
2 tsps maple syrup 
Dash of cinnamon and nutmeg

1 cup raw cashews
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1-2 tsps apple cider vinegar
A pinch of sea salt
1/2 cup unsweetened nondairy milk or water


Soak cashews in water for 2 hours.
Drain and add to a blender or food processor with all other ingredients.
Blend until well combined.
Taste and adjust as necessary.
Use the sweet cream on top of puddings or mashed yams.
Use the sour cream in the place of regular sour cream.

Candice Csaky, INHHC

It's widely advised that you should exercise at least three times a week for a total of approximately 150 minutes. But do you know the ideal amount of exercise you should get to increase your chances of living a long, healthy life?

Moderate Exercise Wins
Participants in a recently published 14-year study who performed moderate exercise for 450 minutes per week -- a little more than an hour each day -- had a 39 percent lower premature mortality rate than those who didn't exercise at all.

Participants who exercised the generally recommended 150 minutes per week still had a 31 percent lower risk of early death during the study than those who never exercised, but the benefits and longevity were highest for those who spent 450 minutes per week exercising.

How to Get Moving
The 450-minute recommendation a bit more than we've been told, but any kind of moderate physical activity counts. Here are a few ways you can get those active minutes into everyday living:

Go for a walk -- Sometimes the simplest option is the best option. Take the dog for a long stroll or invite a friend, family member or colleague for a brisk walk. Even walking in place during a 30-minute television show counts!

Join a team activity -- Having a companion helps with accountability and motivation, and it makes exercise feel more like fun than work. Try joining an exercise or dance class or signing up for a social
sports league.

Take the active approach -- When given choices like taking the stairs or riding an elevator or parking close to your destination versus slightly farther away, choose the stairs and extra distance. It won't feel like much, but it helps those active minutes add up.

Before starting any new exercise program, it's always a good idea to talk with your health care professional.
Our business can help you to transform your body and your life so that you have more energy and time freedom to do the things you love!
- Candice Csaky

Candice Csaky, INHHC

Being curious and wanting to learn more is great for your health and well-being. Curiosity keeps your brain active and alert, which is particularly important as you get older. Studies even show that curious people are happier and tend to live more interesting lives because they're open to experiencing new activities, places and ideas.

Curiosity is also known to strengthen your relationships. Showing genuine interest in others deepens connection and can expand empathy when listening to someone with views different from your own.

Perhaps the most compelling benefit is that curiosity helps you learn new things. Studies show that being interested in something new helps you learn it faster and results in greater ability.

This is great news for naturally curious people, but what if you aren't particularly curious? Here are some ways you can develop curiosity:

Read articles, magazines and books about subjects you're unfamiliar with and wouldn't normally read. See if it sparks a new interest.

Ask questions. Everyone around you has knowledge of something you don't, and people often enjoy talking about things they're passionate about.

Stay positive. It's easier to learn something new when you focus on the benefit and see the learning process as a fun, new experience.

Reignite the curiosity you had as a child, and see if you experience greater life satisfaction, improved relationships and a sharper mind. When the time comes for you to learn something new for work or in your personal life, you'll likely have an easier time picking it up and enjoying it too.
Our business can help you to transform your body and your life so that you have more energy and time freedom to do the things you love!
- Candice Csaky