Cooking with essential oils
Since getting started with Young Living Essential Oils, I learned all about their Vitality Essential Oils that can be used as dietary supplements. If the Young Living Essential Oil is labeled with the recognizable, white Vitality Essential Oil label, then one of the ways to use that essential oil is through ingestion, which is one of the three ways to use Young Living Essential Oils. Remember, not all Young Living Essential Oils are safe to ingest, but there are quite a few that are correctly labeled to be used as a dietary supplement, which I take full advantage of because it is so amazing that I have found a pure essential oil company that gives you exactly what you think you're getting in each bottle. Lemon is lemon, orange is orange, oregano is oregano, nothing more and nothing less!
When I got started using oils, I did some research to decide which oils I should be using and if it really mattered. I found that there are no regulations on essential oils, so what that means is that the essential oils can be labeled 100% pure, but it really maybe only had about 5% of the essential oils in the bottle, I thought that was crazy!! I found Young Living and got the opportunity to experienced their Seed to Seal Promise first hand, I know exactly where the essential oil is coming from and I know what is in the bottle. I even planted Lavender with my own hands in the farm and watched Juniper distill in Mona, Utah! Young Living is the only company to own the entire process, so important to control every step of the way, because of this one way to use Young Living Essential Oils is through ingesting them if they are Vitality Essential Oils.
There are a couple different ways to ingest essential oils, you can add a drop or two to your beverage or water, you can use vegetable capsules and create your own supplement, or you could even cook and create recipes using essential oils! How cool is that, so once I got started using Young Living I was eager to try out some recipes!
Below I will go through some of my favorite recipes that are great through the summertime, perfect for BBQs and family parties, but they are also perfect healthy recipes to have all year long!
In the recipes I listed a few essential oils that could go well with the recipe but honestly, there are about 40 various Vitality Essential Oils so truly you could substitute other essential oils that you enjoy in your recipes.
Here are a few Vitality Essential Oils that I love to add to recipes for cooking and baking! Basil, Black Pepper, Carrot Seed, Celery Seed, Cinnamon Bark, Clove, Dill, Ginger, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lavender, Lemongrass, Nutmeg, Orange, Peppermint, Rosemary, Sage, Thieve, and Thyme to name a few!!
Yields: marinade sufficient for 1-2 pounds of meat or protein of choice.
Take a look at some of your favorite marinades and see where you could substitute an ingredient and add a drop of essential oil! Just have fun, remember a little essential oil goes a long way so Oregano Essential Oil is very strong, I just use a toothpick to get a little essential oil into the recipe because often I do not need a whole drop!
Greek Yogurt Coleslaw
I am always looking for a healthy side at a summer party or shower during the fall and spring. I love creating this dish to take to parties!
Prep Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes Yields: About 6 1/2 cups
Dill Veggie Dip
The dip is such a big hit for an appetizer at our gatherings, it’s a bonus that it’s so easy to prepare! We use this one throughout the year during the holidays
Prep Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 3 hours, 5 minutes Yields: 2 cups
Every once in a while, we do like to enjoy a desert but why not make something that is a little better of a choice! When I found this recipe, I knew I had to share it! Einkorn and Ningxia are two of our favorites!
Time: 4 hours, 20 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 4 hours, 30 minutes
These have turned into a delicious treat, especially great when visiting family in the summer!
Citrus Fresh-Lime Baked Chicken
Honey Lime Marinade
Yields: marinade sufficient for 1-2 pounds of meat or protein of choice
Please, always remember to use safety with your essential oils.
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