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Cooking with Vitality Essential Oils
Vitality Essential Oils
First and foremost, if you have a Young Living Essential Oil with a white label, then it was formulated for culinary and dietary use. We only use Vitality essential oils from Young Living in our cooking and dietary recipes!
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 I trust that this is a company that gives you accurate information 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 from the seed, to the plant, to the bottle. This is of particular importance when it comes to the consuming Vitality Essential Oils.
There are a couple different ways to use Vitality essential oils. You can add a drop or two to your beverage or water. You can use vegetable capsules and create your own supplement. You can even cook and create recipes using essential oils! How cool is that?
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. I have found them to be perfect for everything from barbecues to year long healthy recipes.
In the recipes I listed a few essential oils that could go well with the recipe. To be honest, there are approximately 40 total "Vitality Essential Oils", so truly you could substitute other vitality oils according to your taste..
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
Einkorn Lemon NingXia Sandwich Cookies by Kathleen Campbell
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
When cooking with Young Living Vitality Essential Oils, I would say have fun! Try out various recipes that you have always loved and see where you can add Vitality Essential Oils. It honestly had helped step up my cooking game! It allows me to add more flavor that I usually was getting, sometimes I simply just add lemon to my chicken that I’m making or peppermint to the brownie batter I am making. Cinnamon Bark is such an easy one to add to cookies or oatmeal too! We love it and I know you will too!
Please, always remember to exercise safety and caution when ingesting essential oils!
For safe containers and supplies to use with your essential oils, please check out our resources page!
As always, if you are new to essential oils and do not have any of your own, consider a premium starter kit from Young Living. This is widely regarded as the simplest way to get started with essential oils. When signing up for your first kit, you will have the opportunity to choose one of our leaders. This is an important step as they will provide you with ongoing support for the lifetime of your Young Living journey at no added cost to you! You can do this simply by visiting the our team page and selecting the individual you would like as your direct upline.
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