Why cook with essential oils?
Did you know essential oils are the most powerful parts of the plant. They consist of over 100 different natural, organic compounds. They carry with them the beneficial properties of their plants. Many of those plants and oils are already being used in your cooking!! Like lemons, peppermint, sage, thyme, oregano, basil, black pepper, and more. Essential oils give your body all the therapeutic boost while your tongue enjoys they amazing flavor boost they give your recipes. It seems like a no brainer, except for one big caveat. Learning which oils are safe for consumption, how exactly to convert them for recipes, and when to add them during the process can feel a little confusing. Until you learn the tips and tricks.
Don’t believe me about the benefits? Do your own research!!
Let’s chat about the issue most people think of when it comes to consuming essential oils. PURITY!!! And it should be an issue. About 90% of the essential oils on the market today have synthetic fillers, yup that means you would be ingesting chemicals that aren’t safe even for breathing let alone use topically or ingested. So choose wisely! DO the research or trust someone who does. For our family we choose Young Living, because I did the research and the Seed to Seal Guarantee (https://www.youngliving.com/en_US/discover/seed-to-seal) and the rigorous testing means I can trust the oil in the bottle to be 100% pure! If that isn’t enough they make it really easy for me by labeling oils that are safe for consumption. Their vitality line of oils makes it super easy for me to cook & bake with oils. Those are the oils we will be using in the recipes today, and 5 of them are included in the Premium Starter Kit ($160), which is how you get started with Young Living if you aren’t yet a member who gets all everything 24% off and tons of resources from us.
Let’s talk cooking with essential oils and all my favorite recipes for the Holiday Season!
Anytime a recipe calls for an herb, spice, or extract you can sub in an essential oil! So that means that you could use oils in your recipes every single day (if you happen to cook or bake that often). So how do they convert? Well each essential oil is a little different based on their properties but for the most part, they convert to drops and toothpick swirls (sticking a tooth pick into the oil bottle and swirling it in to add that flavor & ensure it doesn’t over power your dish). Each of my recipes will tell you how many drops or swirls I prefer for taste. There is also a handy chart and rules of thumb at the bottom of this post to help you. So let's get cooking! Choose a category and check out some of our fun oil infused recipes.
So if you like the idea of cooking and baking with oils? And you like the idea of adding in all those health benefits and system support right into the food you and your family eat? Then you’ve gotta get yourself some!! Not just any oils remember, guaranteed 100% pure oils. Young Living makes it easy to start a journey with oils, and when you choose to order with us, you get our team to meet you where you’re at and walk with you all along the way.
The Premium Starter Kit, gives you 11 oils, a diffuser (must have for Holiday entertaining), product samples and 24% off anything you get from Young Living for life, and they have a TON!! From non-toxic germ killing Thieves cleaning products, soaps, personal care products, cute travel sets for your house guests, supplements to help you digest all that holiday food, give you energy, reduce the stress from the holidays and then stuff to help you loss weight after you eat too much and gain all those extra pounds to 100s of oils with thousands of benefits.
You all want that membership and you all want to sign up for their monthly customizable “wellness box” subscription through Essential rewards. When you choose the use my Starter Kit as my first Essential Rewards order, you'll get one of my favorite cooking oils FREE. Um no one doesn’t love that!! Plus if you’re on Essential Rewards and your sister, mom, and uncle decide they need in on oils too, you can make some great holiday cash in the process. All in all this Young Living Oils journey is a WIN-WIN!!
So get your oils and experiment with how much flavor and goodness you can addd to your favorite recipes. Find something amazing? Please share it in the comments!