Friday, July 31, 2009

Cooking with essential oils

Many Therapeutic essential oils make great seasoning and it only takes 1-2 drops for the equivalent of a full bottle of dry herbs so they work very well. You can try Basil, cinnamon, fennel, ginger, lemon, lavender, marjoram, nutmeg, oregano, peppermint, rosemary, sage, spearmint, tarragon, and thyme. Just add a few drops right before serving so that the oils do not have a chance to evaporate. one of my favorite recipes is to add a drop of peppermint and two drops lemon oil to a cup of apple cider vinegar for an excellent and refreshing not to mention healthy alternative to salad dressing. Other ideas are

  • in cake frosting

  • in puddings

  • in fruit filling of pies

  • in herbal tea

  • in water

  • in pasta sauce

The point is to try it adds a healthy element to any food you may prepare.

Make sure when you do try things out to leave a comment for our other readers.


  1. loveyoutodeathbuJuly 31, 2009 at 8:28 AM

    I love this idea =) My initial reaction was that the heat would destroy the beneficial properties of the oil but I can see how much a few drops of oil could add to the flavor of everyday foods and drinks.

    You're really thinking Kris!

  2. When you try it let us know what you thought thanks for the comment.