When we think of essential oils, some of the first things that come to mind are home remedies, body care, and aromatherapy. But surprisingly, there’s another interesting way to use essential oils that almost no one has ever heard of, and that’s adding it to your food!
Yes, we know it sounds weird, especially since these oils are never associated with stuff that’s edible. But get this: Young Living has essential oils that you can use to make cooking even easier! For instance, did you know that cinnamon bark vitality oil can be used in the place of cinnamon to help flavor your homemade desserts?
Click through the gallery to see even more ways you can add essential oils into your meals. (And if you eat a bit too much, you can even consider essential oils for heartburn!)
Youngliving Vitality Oils
Young Living Vitality Oils
These naturally distilled oils, called "Vitality," were actually made to enhance the flavor of your food and even cut your cooking time in half. Click through the gallery to see all the ways you can use these oils to make your meals taste even better.
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For mashed potatoes, use Thyme Vitality oil.
Thyme vitality is even more flavorful than your basic batch of dried thyme. It's also easier to use because you only have to add a drop or two, depending on how strong you want the flavor to be.
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For soups, add Celery Seed Vitality.
Some people might prefer to keep the celery because they like the added texture, but if you don't care for celery that much, you can always add a drop of the oil to enhance the flavor and aroma.
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For lemongrass chicken, add a drop of Lemongrass Vitality oil to make it even more flavorful.
Just a drop while you're seasoning the meat will enhance the flavor tenfold.
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For pasta dishes, use Basil Vitality oil.
Instead of having to chop the basil and add it to your sauce, you can just add one drop of the essential oil and mix it in for an even fresher effect.
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For cinnamon rolls, add a drop of Cinnamon Bark Vitality oil to enhance the flavor.
Cinnamon bark essential oil has a pretty strong, sharp taste compared to powdered cinnamon, so adding just a small drop to your baking recipes (whether it’s cakes, cookies, or biscuits) will definitely go a long way. If you want more, you can always gradually increase the amount.
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For salads, add a drop of Carrot Seed Vitality oil.
It has a mildly sweet scent and will add a rich, earthy taste to your greens.
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For gingerbread cookies, add a drop of Ginger Vitality oil.
This will strengthen the ginger flavor by adding a bit more spice.
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For cookies, add a drop of Clove Vitality oil to enhance the flavor.
Including as little as one drop to your batter can bring your cookies' flavor to a whole new level.
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For dips, add a drop of Black Pepper Vitality oil.
It’s a quick and easy way to spice up any kind of dip, like salsa or guacamole.
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Add a drop of Dill Vitality oil to olive oil for dipping.
It's the perfect replacement for dried dill because it holds a fresher flavor and it's more convenient.
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For any dessert recipe, add Grapefruit Vitality oil.
This will give your recipes a distinct citrusy flavor.
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For marinades and homemade salad dressings, add one to two drops of Lemon Vitality oil.
This can liven up the taste of literally any dish, including, fish, salads, vegetables, and even sides like pasta and rice.