Vanilla Sugar Recipe • An Easy Homemade Vanilla Recipe


The Magic of Vanilla Sugar

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This Vanilla Sugar recipe is an excellent way to infuse your sugar with loving vibrations. With its tantalizing scent, vanilla is both soothing and comforting. Yet its seductive flavor is exhilarating enough to take even the most mundane recipes and turn them into an exciting, self-indulgent affair.

For instance, try a little vanilla sugar stirred into your cup of hot cocoa. It goes from being a cozy beverage on a cold day to a reason to luxuriate in a resplendent experience. Or perhaps use the vanilla sugar instead of plain old sugar in your homemade sugar scrub. This takes your sugar scrub from just another part of your beauty regime to a deluxe, aromatherapy-infused self-care session.

Needless to say, vanilla provides a sumptuous accent and refines the flavor of almost anything you add it to. Usually, anything that requires the added sweetness that sugar provides can also stand to have a little taste of vanilla incorporated. Thus, adding vanilla to sugar is simply a natural evolution to a common ingredient that makes perfect sense.


Magical Ways to Use Vanilla Sugar

Making vanilla sugar will take your plain old sugar to the next level. Vanilla is quite the complementary ingredient. It blends seamlessly into almost any dessert or beverage that calls for sugar. Not to mention vanilla sugar is incredibly easy to make.

Think of all the places you use sugar. Perhaps you like to add a couple of teaspoons of sugar to your morning coffee or tea. Or maybe you’re a baking fanatic, with plenty of sugar on hand to make those vanilla sugar cookies your friends can’t live without.

Now imagine if the flavor of vanilla enhanced that sugar. Your morning coffee routine becomes more than just a pick-me-up ritual to a rich and energizing experience. Those sugar cookies have a little extra or that luxurious, caramel taste.

Additionally, what makes vanilla sugar so remarkable is that it makes a creative and fantastic gift – especially during the holiday season. You can thoughtfully impress your friends with a nicely wrapped mason jar of vanilla sugar – don’t forget the bow! Besides, during the winter cold, vanilla provides a unique way to warm the heart and home. Your friends will undoubtedly appreciate it.


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Candied Orange Peel Dipped in Chocolate — Kitchen Witchcraft [Recipe]

Candied Orange Peel Dipped in Chocolate- Tip Hero - Elune Blue (Featured)

A Naturally Energizing Treat

Candied Orange Peels Dipped in Chocolate

My goal is to inspire you to look at plants in multiple ways, as Nature provides such a bounty when it comes to her fruit. Previously unused parts of fruits and plants can often be used in inspiring and creative ways and saved from the waste can, and orange peels are no exception.  We’ve talked about using orange peels in teas and magical candles, and now I’d like to introduce you to a popular, often seasonal treat you can make using orange peels – Candied Orange Peels Dipped in Chocolate.

Candied Orange Peel Dipped in Chocolate from Elune Blue (Adapted from Tip Hero)

A Healthy Holiday Delight

Make Candied Orange Peels

Typically a holiday delight, you can use these candied orange peels in many ways – from a decorative and delicious garnish to a tasty dessert, or even a quick, high-energy snack to take along with you on your travels. And let’s not forget that orange peels are full of antioxidants and high in fiber, so not only are these candied orange peels delicious, they are nutritious as well.*

A couple of notes: As it’s simmering if you’re concerned about the amount of syrup becoming too low, it’s safe to add a little bit of water to stretch the liquid. You can also save the leftover syrup for later and use it as a beverage sweetener.  Try not to stir the orange peels too much while they are simmering as that can cause some crystallization, which is undesirable for this recipe.

Candied Orange Peels Dipped in Chocolate from Elune Blue (Adapted from Tip Hero)
The Magick of Orange: Orange Magical Properties and Uses

The Magick of Orange: The Happiness Fruit — Orange Magical Properties and Uses

Sparkling Orange and Pineapple White Iced Tea Recipe

Sparkling Orange and Pineapple White Iced Tea

The Magical Benefits of Eating Oranges

The Magical Benefits of Eating Oranges

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Orange Creamsicle Smoothie with Almond Milk

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Orange Creamsicle Smoothie with Almond Milk — Kitchen Witchery [Recipe]

Orange Creamsicle Smoothie with Almond Milk from Elune Blue (Adapted from Making Thyme for Health)

A Creamy Delight

Orange Creamsicle Smoothie with Almond Milk

This Orange Creamsicle Smoothie with Almond Milk recipe tastes just like a creamsicle! It is incredibly simple to make and requires very little ingredients. The key ingredient here is delicious vanilla almond milk, something I’ve grown quite fond of and was excited to learn was part of this smoothie. The almond milk coupled with fresh oranges leads to a smooth, delectable smoothie full of benefits for the health. Special thanks to Sarah at Making Thyme for Health for this wonderful recipe.

Fresh Orange Creamsicle Smoothie with Almond Milk from Elune Blue (Adapted from Making Thyme for Health)

A Magickal Smoothie

The Magick of Orange

There is something about oranges that brightens our mood and enlivens us. Their color is so visually pleasing and expresses the power and healing energy packed just under the peel. Oranges are believed to enhance happiness, good fortune and luck.  They are closely associated with joy, inspiration and sunlight, and their pleasant energy generates creativity and success.

You’ll enjoy the smooth, creamy texture of this Orange Creamsicle recipe. I suggest you freeze the oranges for about 3-4 hours before blending them with the almond milk, as this will ease the texture of the pulp and make this smoothie even more silky.  And you might like to know that almond milk contains 50% more calcium than regular milk with zero fat and cholesterol which your body will enjoy.

Fresh Orange Creamsicle Smoothie with Almond Milk from Elune Blue (Adapted from Making Thyme for Health)

5 Wonderful Benefits of Eating Oranges

Oranges contain amazing benefits for the health and well-being. And although the benefits of eating oranges are countless and deserve discussion all on their own, I want to make sure to share with you just some of the amazing healing powers of oranges.

  • High in Vitamin C
    • Oranges have a copious amount of vitamin. A single orange a day can fulfill 50% of your daily vitamin C requirement.
  • Cancer Prevention
    • Oranges contain vitamin A and B-complex which can help in the prevention of lung cancer.
  • High in Antioxidants
    • Oranges contain over 60 flavanoids and over 170 phytochemicals which together work to provide a strong defense against inflammation and disease.
  • Beta-Carotene
    • Beta-carotene protects skin for damage and keeps it youthful, and can also be found in oranges.
  • A Glass a Day
    • Drinking just a single glass of orange juice a day can lower the risk of arthritis provide an excellent boost to the immune system.
Sparkling Orange Peel and Pineapple White Iced Tea Recipe

Sparkling Orange Peel and Pineapple White Tea

Candied Orange Peel Dipped in Chocolate Recipe

Candied Orange Peel Dipped in Chocolate

The Magick of Orange: The Happiness Fruit -- Orange Magical Properties and Uses

The Magick of Oranges: The Fruit of Happiness — Orange Magical Properties and Uses

The Magical Benefits of Eating Oranges

The Magical Benefits of Eating Oranges

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Sparkling Orange Peel and Pineapple White Iced Tea — Kitchen Witchery [Recipe]

Sparkling Orange Peel and Pineapple White Iced Tea from Elune Blue -- Orange Peel Tea Recipe

A “Sparkling” Idea for Those Orange Peels

Sparkling Orange Peel and Pineapple White Iced Tea

This Sparkling Orange Peel and Pineapple White Iced Tea recipe are refreshingly delicious and an extra incentive to save your orange peels! Orange peels are full of antioxidants, and brewed alongside the tropical, fresh taste of Pineapple White Tea makes for a pleasant, summertime drink that you can use to liven up any gathering with family and friends. It’s the perfect way to put your orange peels to good use, plus sparkling water gives it an extra kick!

Sparkling Orange and Pineapple White Iced Tea from Elune Blue -- Orange Peel Tea Recipe

A Glass Full of Joy

Orange Peel Tea Benefits

Oranges exude happiness. Their energy is uplifting and energizing, and coupled with pineapples, these wonderful plants express the sentiments of happiness and hospitality. Within orange peels lies benefits that can help dispel a sour mood, heal the body, and inspire the mind, and pineapple is no exception, as it contributes to happiness and energizes us as well. Allow this Sparkling Orange Peel and Pineapple White Iced Tea to awaken your taste buds, enliven your sense, and bring you joy!

When we created this recipe, we wanted a way to use our orange peels in a manner that would put them to good use and bring out the amazing magick of orange peels. We wanted to make a refreshment that carried all the wonderful benefits of orange peels, tasted delicious, and took plain-old orange peel tea a step further. What better way to kick it up a notch than by adding sparkling water! And the pineapple white tea is an old favorite from Buddha Teas – a wonderful, tantalizing addition to this uplifting summer treat.

Sparkling Orange Peel and Pineapple White Iced Tea from Elune Blue -- Orange Peel Tea Recipe

The Magick of Orange Peels

Orange Peel Uses

There are many magical ways to use orange peels besides just tea!  From baking to potpourri and aromatherapy baths, here are some wonderful ideas to put your unwanted orange peels to use.  

  • Potpourri
    • Orange peels are blissfully aromatic and make an excellent addition to sachets, incenses, and potpourri blends. You can even simmer orange peels in water at low heat to create an all-natural air freshener for the home.
  • Homemade Soap
    • Orange peels are blissfully aromatic and make an excellent addition to sachets, incenses, and potpourri blends. You can even simmer orange peels in water at low heat to create an all-natural air freshener for the home.
  • Candied Orange Peel
  • Homemade Orange Oil
    • Adding orange peels to a bath can moisturize and hydrate the skin. A homemade orange peel soap is an easy and beneficial way to take full advantage of the amazing benefits orange peels have for the skin.
  • Orange Peel Candles
    • Turn your tea light candles into orange scented candles simply by placing a tea light within an orange peel. Or consider making a citronella candle using orange peels, lemongrass, and rosemary for an all-natural way to keep bugs away during the summer.
  • Gardening
    • Dried orange peels can be sprinkled around the garden to keep cats, ants and slugs away from your precious plants.
  • Cooking and Baking
    • Orange peels contain a wonderful burst of flavor that can enhance many recipes. Consider using them to make orange-flavored chicken and impress your friends. Or my personal favorite, orange cake.
The Magick of Orange: The Happiness Fruit -- Orange Magical Properties and Uses

The Magick of Orange: The Happiness Fruit — Orange Magical Properties and Uses

Candied Orange Peel Dipped in Chocolate Recipe

Candied Orange Peels Dipped in Chocolate

Orange Creamisicle Smoothie with Almond Milk Recipe

Orange Creamsicle Smoothie with Almond Milk

The Magical Benefits of Eating Orange

The Magical Benefits of Eating Oranges

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The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and do not render medical or psychological advice, opinion, diagnosis, or treatment. The information provided through this website should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease. It is not a substitute for professional care. If you have or suspect you may have a medical or psychological problem, you should consult your appropriate health care provider. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website. Links on this website are provided only as an informational resource, and it should not be implied that we recommend, endorse or approve of any of the content at the linked sites, nor are we responsible for their availability, accuracy, or content.

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