Cilantro Hummus

008bHummus is great with:

  • raw veggies
  • spread on sandwiches (add kenai cheese dip- which is our favorite in our home)
  • spread on gluten free tortillas, topped with your favorite cheese, and grilled
  • homemade pita chips
  • eaten by the spoonfuls

Everything must be quick these days.

The price of hummus at the store is so absurd that when I have purchased it at times because time (and energy) is lacking, we have to savor each bite. But with homemade you can have more hummus than veggie or chip per bite. :)

Cilantro Hummus
Prep time
Total time
Serves: 8
  • 1 cup garbanzo beans
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2-3 drops lemon essential oil
  • 6 Tbs tahini
  • 4 Tbs Extra-virgin Olive oil
  • 1 tsp cumin (or more. Up to 1 Tbs is fine depending on your taste-buds.)
  • 1 drop cilantro essential oil
  • * NOTE: Start with a toothpick of cilantro oil and add to your taste as cilantro is highly concentrated and very robust in flavor.
  1. Throw everything into the food processor and process until smooth. If more liquid is needed add more olive oil or homemade lemon juice depending on the flavor that you prefer.
  2. Place in tupperware container chill and serve or place in freezer if you choose to double recipe and make ahead for the special snack time or guests.

Benefits of Lemon Essential Oil

  • I love a drop or two in our water for a refreshing drink {always in a glass jar, never plastic, as citrus oils eat through plastic}.
  • Lemon water is actually the best way to begin your day. Simply drop a drop into room-temperature water and take first thing in the morning… yes even before your first cup of coffee! Lemon is wonderful for digestion and aids in balancing the body’s PH.
  • Children are prone to mouth  she requests Lemon. I swipe half a drop off the top of the bottle with a Q-tip, and touch it to the sore. If we catch it early, it is gone almost immediately. Otherwise, another application or two is needed.
  • When my mood needs lifting, I love to diffuse Lemon. I also diffuse it when I want that “clean” scent in my home.
  • I have used Lemon on blemishes, but I only use it sparingly and at night. Lemon is photosensitive, and does not need to be applied before being exposed to sunlight.
  • Lemon is great for detox, and can help keep your liver healthy when applied topically to the area of skin over your liver.
  • You can use a drop to remove sticky residue or gummy labels from jars.
  • I  mix a few drops of Lemon with coconut oil and then rub it on my sternum to help relieve heartburn.
  • Add a few drops to a cotton ball and toss it in your vacuum cleaner bag for a fresh scent.
  • Lemon is a fantastic disinfectant for cleaning fruits and vegetables, as well as, countertops and cutting boards. Simply add a few drops to a bowl of water and wash your fruits in it. Rinse well. Mix a few drops with water and add to a spray bottle to clean countertops.

Lemon. What can I say? It is a must-have oil. I love it!

Benefits of  Cilantro Oil

You can read the study on here.  The study showed that after the removal of amalgam fillings, and despite the use of normal holistic dentistry practices of a rubber dam and proper ventilation & suction, deposits of mercury that were previously non-existent, were found in all the major organs of the body (ie. lungs, kidneys, endocrine organs, liver, and heart).  The mercury deposits were then successfully removed by ingesting 400mg/day of Chinese Parsley, aka Cilantro, for a period of around 4 weeks (400mg is equal to about 7-8 drops of cilantro essential oil). This was done for the average weight adult. Heavy metals are most often stored in the fatty tissues of the body, so the larger the body the longer it might take to chelate the body of the heavy metal.

In taking Cilantro internally this is what I suggest. I would recommend spreading it throughout the day and allowing the body to pull the metal out in a more gentle way by using 1-2 drops in a capsule, 4x/day for 4+ weeks.

Another thought is to consider the connection between Traditional Chinese Medicine tongue mapping and the deposits of heavy metals in the body.  Through the chelating process the tongue could also experience its own kind of “detox”.

I personally feel that when evaluating your body systems and healing processes, first, determine your heavy metals overload. After removing those toxins from the body, re-evaluate you health conditions and concerns. If I was one struggling with any of the following disorders I would suggest getting tested for heavy metal toxicity and evaluating your need for replacing your fillings and/or chelating your body of excess heavy metals.

These disorders include: chronic physical and mental health conditions, like depression, anxiety, heart disease, addiction, cancer, chronic fatigue, headaches, high blood pressure, autism, memory loss, dementia, Alzheimer’s, adrenal disorders, thyroid disorders, candida overgrowth, Parkinson’s, chronic pain, hyperactivity, attention deficit, arthritis, MS and other auto-immune disorders, to name a few.
DISCLAIMER: I am not a doctor. I offer advice from my own personal experience and suggest that you seek out your own personal medical professional in evaluating your health care options

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