Cooking with Essential Oils:

Take Your Cooking to the Next Level!

It’s time to ditch those boring dried herbs and spices and bring your favorite dishes to life with essential oils! 

Do you buy fresh or dried herbs and spices from the grocery store to cook with? Are they organic? Have you ever done a breakdown of how much that is actually costing you per dish?

 

Let’s do some math!

 

Since Amazon is a household name, I picked a product from there - “Frontier Co-Op Organic Rosemary Leaf, Fancy Grade.” (I didn’t know there was a fancy grade of Rosemary, but let’s go with it.)

 

You can get a 0.85-ounce bottle for $4.69. It contains approximately 7 tablespoons of organic dried Rosemary leaves, which ends up being $0.67 per tablespoon.

 

According to our conversion chart, 4 drops of Rosemary essential oil is equal to 1 tablespoon. An entire bottle of Rosemary Vitality (90-100 drops) costs only $7.75, equaling just $0.08 per drop - a total of $0.32 for a ‘tablespoon’ worth of Rosemary.

 

I’m no math whiz but I think $.32 is less than $0.67. That’s more than a 50% savings! Right? Maybe I am a math whiz after all. Ha!! 

 

So let’s say you are making a dish and the recipe calls for 1 tbsp of Rosemary, you could run to the store (or wait for it to be delivered from Amazon) and pay for the dried stuff. Or you could grab fresh Rosemary, probably pay even more, only to use what you need, and then end up throwing out the rest because it turned brown.

 

The best (and most affordable) option? Have a well-stocked oil cabinet and you can grab your Rosemary Vitality instead, spending only $0.32, and give your dish a fresher, more robust flavor profile! And guess what? You can keep using that SAME bottle of oil for 25 more dishes and still get great flavor and freshness every time! 


That all adds up to a win in my book!

A savvy way to cook with oils and get the best BANG for your buck is to infuse all the things … butter, salt, olive oil, water, pretty much anything your heart desires! 

 

Flavored Butter: Add one drop of essential oil to 1 tsp of softened butter.

Flavored Salt: Grab your empty Lemon, Lime, Basil, Rosemary, or Thyme essential oil bottles and fill them up with good quality Himalyan or Celtic Sea Salt; let sit for at least 24 hours. Voila! Oil-infused salt for your dishes! 

Flavored Sprays: Combine 1 tbsp of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 10 drops of your desired essential oil, and filtered water in a 2-ounce food-safe, glass spray bottle. Shake well before each use and spray on food at the end of cooking. Perfect for pasta!

Flavored Kitchen Oils: You get to play around with this one! Grab a 2-ounce food-safe dropper bottle (preferably glass) and fill it with Extra Virgin Olive Oil (or your favorite kitchen oil), leaving room for some essential oil flare. Start with just a few drops of your desired essential oil and add more until you’ve reached the preferred level of flavor.  

Flavored Water: Citrus essential oils are a great option for flavoring your water. They’re cold-pressed from the rind so they aren’t hard on your tooth enamel. Plus they’re filled with antioxidants! Start with one drop in a glass of water (remember oils and plastic don’t do well together) and add more if desired. 

Try this delicious recipe for starters! Remember, you are the chef here! Add whatever ingredients or oils your palette desires. Use your imagination and get creative!

 

Citrus Vinaigrette 

½ cup Olive Oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 shallot, minced

2-3 drops each Lemon and Lime Vitality

3-4 drops Tangerine Vitality

1-2 tbsp sweetener, to taste (raw honey or liquid stevia)

Salt and Pepper, to taste

Sunrise Nitro Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 tube NingXia Nitro

  • 4 drops Orange or Tangerine Vitality

  • ½ cup coconut water

  • ½ cup strawberries

  • ½ cup blueberries

  • 1 peeled navel orange

  • ½ tsp chia seeds

  • ½ cup cubed ice (optional)

 

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until desired consistency.

  2. Add additional coconut water if needed.

Mediterranean Marinade

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup olive oil

  • ½ cup soy sauce or coconut aminos

  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 drop Oregano Vitality 

  • 2 drops Lemon Vitality 

  • 1 drop Black Pepper Vitality

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small mixing bowl. 

  2. Set meat in a shallow glass bowl or baking pan.

  3. Pour marinade over meat; cover and refrigerate 1–4 hours before grilling.

  4. Discard any unused marinade.

Spicy Potato Salad

Ingredients

  • 6 medium-sized gold potatoes, peeled

  • 4 tbsp olive oil

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

  • 2 tsp ground turmeric

  • 2 drops of Coriander Vitality

  • 4 drops Lime Vitality

  • 1 drop Black Pepper Vitality

  • 1 cup dried Wolfberries

  • 1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped & packed

  • 1 cup fresh parsley, chopped & packed

  • 1 cup fresh dill, chopped & packed

  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Place peeled potatoes in a large pot of boiling water and cook until soft (about 10 minutes).

  2. Drain potatoes; dry and cube.

  3. Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a cast-iron skillet on medium heat. Stir in garlic, red pepper flakes, and dried wolfberries. Cook for 2-3 minutes then add turmeric.

  4. Toss in potatoes; mix well to coat. 

  5. Add cilantro, parsley and dill. Cook 4 additional minutes. Remove from heat.

  6. Mix 2 tbsp olive oil with Coriander, Lime, and Black Pepper Vitality oils.

  7. Drizzle over potato salad until fully mixed.

  8. Add salt and black pepper to taste.

  9. Top with additional red pepper flakes and remaining fresh herbs.

  10. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Homemade Blueberry Lavender Ice Cream

 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen blueberries

  • 1 cup full-fat coconut cream

  • 4 tsp Blue Agave

  • 4 drops Lavender Vitality

  • Up to ⅓ cup coconut water

 

Instructions

  1. Line small casserole dish with wax or parchment paper.

  2. Add frozen blueberries, coconut cream, Lavender Vitality, and agave to a high-powered blender or food processor.

  3. Pulse ingredients together, adding coconut water 1 tablespoon at a time to help ingredients blend together smoothly. Be careful not to add too much liquid or ice cream will become too soft.

  4. Pour blended ingredients into the prepared dish, cover, and freeze for 4 hours.

  5. Scoop into bowls, garnish with your favorite toppings & enjoy!

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Half & Half

  • 14 oz. sweetened condensed milk

  • ⅔ cup pumpkin puree

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup

  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract

  • 2 drops each Cinnamon Bark, Clove, and Nutmeg Vitality

 

Instructions

  1. Whisk all ingredients together until fully combined.

  2. Add desired amount to regular black coffee & stir.

  3. Store in refrigerator.

French Toast with Apple Cranberry Sauce (Recipes with Essential Oils)

 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dried cranberries

  • ½ cup juice (ex: grape, apple, orange)

  • 1 cup berry preserves

  • 1 large Granny Smith apple, chopped

  • 4 drops Orange Vitality, divided

  • 3 drops Cinnamon Bark Vitality, divided

  • 3 eggs

  • ¾ cup milk

  • ½ cup melted butter

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 drop Nutmeg Vitality

  • 1 drop Clove Vitality 

  • 1 drop Ginger Vitality 

  • 8 large slices of bread or 12 regular slices

 

Instructions

  1. Combine cranberries, juice, preserves, and apples in small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over low heat. 

  2. Remove from heat and add 2 drops Orange Vitality and 1 drop Cinnamon Bark Vitality. Stir and set aside.

  3. Heat griddle to 375°F. 

  4. Combine eggs, milk, butter, vanilla, Nutmeg Vitality, Clove Vitality, Ginger Vitality, plus 2 drops each Cinnamon Bark Vitality and Orange Vitality in shallow dish and stir well.

  5. Dip bread into egg mixture; allow excess to drip off before setting on griddle.

  6. Cook each side about 3-4 minutes each or until golden brown.

  7. Spoon apple mixture over top and serve immediately.

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