Friday, February 23, 2018

Cooking with Essential Oils Part 2

Everyone is talking about essential oils these days.  Essential oils can either be used aromatically, topically or internally.  In this 3 part series of posts, I will be sharing ways you can use essential oils in the kitchen along with some delicious recipes.

For part one of this post - click here.

The Economical Choice-Vitality Oils

Each drop of essential oil is loaded with concentrated aroma, flavor, and therapeutic value and can be a much more economical choice than buying expensive fresh or exotic herbs and spices that will go bad before they can be fully used.

Dill oil, for instance, costs just 19 cents per drop. You might use 1-2 drops at a time of dill oil in a salad dressing or marinade, which costs much less than a bunch of fresh dill that will go bad in a week. And your bottle of Young Living Dill Vitality essential oil will last for years as long as it’s stored with the cap tightly on and out of sunlight and extremes in temperature.

Lemongrass Vitality oil costs 7 cents per drop, and you might use 2-3 drops in an Asian curry or soup. You can store your Lemongrass Vitality oil for many years as opposed to fresh lemongrass, which is much more expensive, is difficult to find, and will go bad after a short time.

Essential oils also impart a high frequency to our foods and beverages, helping us experience optimal health and wellness on a day-to-day basis. 

Four Categories of Vitality Oils

Young Living’s Vitality essential oils fall into one of four different categories: Citrus, herb, spice, and dietary supplement.

Citrus essential oils such as lemon, lime, grapefruit, and tangerine have a bright, refreshing flavor. Cold-pressed from the rinds of citrus fruits, Citrus Vitality oils are popular additions to desserts, beverages, and much more! Citrus Vitality oils are best used within 1-2 years of opening the bottle.

Herb Vitality essential oils include basil, oregano, rosemary, thyme, and peppermint. These oils are great to add to soups and sauces, and even some desserts and beverages.

Spice Vitality essential oils such as cinnamon bark, ginger, black pepper, and dill are popular for use in desserts, beverages, soups, salads, and more!

And lastly, Young Living Dietary Vitality oils include frankincense and 3 popular Young Living blends – Thieves, DiGize, and Endoflex. These oils, as well as any of the other Vitality oils, can be added to water, teas, and homemade capsules.

The Herb, Spice, and Dietary Supplement Vitality essential oils can generally last for many years as long as they are stored properly.

Wellness Benefits of Vitality Oils

Several of the Vitality essential oils including Thieves, oregano, and cinnamon bark are known to help support immune health. Many, such as peppermint, spearmint, and ginger, are beneficial for digestive health.

Essential oils such as grapefruit are known to help maintain a healthy weight. All of the Citrus Vitality oils have a gentle cleansing and purifying effect on the body. 

 Are you beginning to see how versatile cooking with essential oils is?  Be sure to check out Cooking with Essential Oils Part 3 for more great recipes and a special offer.

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