Sexy MONQ on sale for $20 in February

Breathe natural temptation

Sexy MONQ is a blend of:

Patchouli | pogostemon patchouli Indonesia, organic cultivated, steam distillation

Patchouli is one of the most aphrodisiacal substances known. It is widely associated with stress relief, and is known to be relaxing and grounding, yet sensual.

Jasmine | jasminum officinale Egypt, organic cultivated, organic extract

A fragrant, passionate flower. Jasmine has been used to inspire a relaxed mindset. Many relate this to its properties as an aphrodisiac, but there are many aspects to sexuality, and Jasmine is said to increase desire in both genders. As published in PubMed, Jasmine leads to an increase in subjective behavioural arousal or alertness.

Lime | citrus aurantifolia Sri Lanka, organic cultivated, steam distillation
A sensually invigorating citrus. Lime’s invigorating characteristics keep the body firing on all cylinders. Blended with aphrodisiacs, lime’s zest brings an alertness to the sensual.

Each MONQ lasts anywhere from 200-250 breaths.

Raspberry Red Velvet Cake

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Cocoa Powder
  • 1 1/2 cup Mild Intensity Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 cup Buttermilk (Room Temperature)
  • 2 Large Eggs (Room Temperature)
  • 2 tablespoons Red Food Coloring
  • 3 tablespoons Raspberry Infused Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Directions:

Preheat the over to 350F degrees. Lightly oil and flour (3 9 by 1 1/2 inch round) cake pans.
In a large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder. In another large bowl, whisk together the EVOO, buttermilk, eggs, food coloring, vinegar, and vanilla.

Using a standing mixer, mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined and a smooth batter is formed.
Divide the cake batter evenly among the prepared cake pans. Place the pans in the oven evenly spaced apart.

Bake, rotating the pans halfway through the cooking, until the cake pulls away from the side of the pans, and a toothpick inserted in the center of the cakes comes out clean, 30 minutes.
Remove the cakes from the oven and run a knife around the edges to loosen them from the sides of the pans. One at a time, invert the cakes onto a plate and then re-invert them onto a cooling rack, rounded-sides up. Let cool completely.

Frost the cake with a cream cheese frosting, also works nicely with a butter cream frosting!

“Published studies show that no other food comes close to extra virgin olive oil for the prevention and treatment of chronic disease. Consumption of extra virgin olive oil has been related to decreasing the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, lipid disorders, cancer, in general, and cancer of the breast, colon, GI, skin, prostrate (and maybe more); osteoporosis; and Alzheimer’s diseases (as well as other cognitive function issues).” – Mary M. Flynn, PhD, RD, LDN (Senior Research Dietitian)

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