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Essential Oil Recipes: Cooking


(Taken from ebook-cooking-with-essential-oils)




Essential oils added to beverages enhance their strong and refreshing flavors.


Adding a drop or two of essential oil to water is a simple way to make a flavorful drink. It can be to increase the daily consumption of water, decrease the consumption of soft drinks or sweet drinks.

• If fresh lemons are not available, add one or two drops of Sicilian Lemon Oil.

• For a refreshing start to the day, drink water with invigorating essential oils.

• To increase hydration on walks add a drop of Cassia cinnamon to the water.

• A drop of cinnamon oil with honey in hot water gives a comforting sensation. Drink slowly.

• To freshen your breath, drink a glass of water with a mixture of tea tree oil, peppermint and Sicilian lemon.

If you like tea, essential oils provide a natural way to add a variety of flavors to your drink, making teatime infinitely more fun. Only a small amount of essential oil is needed to give your tea blend a strong flavor; therefore, be sure not to add too much, especially if drinking from a small cup or if the oils are strong.

Which essential oils combine best with tea?

Bergamot, Cinnamon, Sicilian Lemon, Peppermint, Roman Chamomile

Other Drinks

Adding essential oils to water or tea is a simple way to use essential oils to enrich your drink. But you can add essential oil to any drink to enhance its taste.
Essential oils work well in smoothies, slushies, lemonades, hot chocolate and many other of your favorite beverages.

dōTERRA™ Green Ginger and Pear Smoothie

1 cup full of fresh spinach

1 cup full of frozen pears in cubes (cut the fresh pears and freeze for one hour)

½ cup low-fat natural Greek yogurt

1 tablespoon of almond butter

1 cup unsweetened almond milk or other milk to your liking

1 teaspoon of pure honey

½ teaspoon of vanilla extract

1 drop of Ginger essential oil


Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until creamy and smooth.

dōTERRA™ Raspberry Lemonade

Raspberry Puree

2 cup of raspberry

½ cup of sugar or honey

1 cup lemon water, sparkling mineral water, ice, lemon essential oil

1. In a small saucepan, mix 1 cup water, ½ cup sugar or honey and 2 cups raspberry.

2. Cook until sugar dissolves. Allow to cool and strain.

3. To serve, place the raspberry puree (about 2 tablespoons), ice, the juice of one lemon and 1-2 drops of lemon essential oil in a glass. Top up with soda water.

4. Garnish with lemon and raspberry. Enjoy!





The essential oils can provide sweet flavors, spicy and strong, so are perfect for marinades. When marinating meat, vegetables, seafood or any other food, add essential oils. The dish will have an extra dose of flavor. The amount of essential oil to add to the marinade will depend on the food, how long the food will remain in the mix, and how much liquid is in the marinade. However, it is more prudent to add a small amount of essential oil to the marinade. Start with one drop for most essential oils and increase as needed.

What are the best essential oils for marinades?
Basil, black pepper, cardamom, coriander, ginger, Sicilian lemon, marjoram lemon Oregano, rosemary

The following essential oil marinades go well with chicken, fish, beef, pork, shrimp, vegetables and more.

Chile lemon marinade with lemon essential oil
1½ tablespoon of fresh cilantro, chopped

2 tablespoons of honey or agave

2 tablespoons of water

8 drops of lemon essential oil

1 clove of garlic, chopped

1 tablespoon of chili flakes

1½ tablespoon of ginger

2 tablespoons of coconut oil

Sweet and Sour Marinade with Lime Orange Essential Oil
½ cup of balsamic vinegar

½ cup of honey

½ cup of light brown sugar, pounded

¼cup of soy sauce with low sodium content

2 cloves of garlic, chopped

6-8 drops of Lime Orange Essential Oil

Rosemary Balsamic Marinade with Rosemary Essential Oil
½ cup of balsamic vinegar

¼cup of oil

1 teaspoon of salt

2 teaspoons of pepper

2 drops of Rosemary essential oil

Parsley and Basil Marinade with Basil Essential Oil
1 cup of parsley, chopped

2 cloves of garlic, chopped

2 tablespoons of oil

2 drops of basil essential oil





Breads, Cakes and Pies
Using essential oils in the oven provides a simple way to add flavor to desserts, cakes and breads. Whether you want to give your cookies a touch of flavor or your desserts a healthy taste, essential oils are sure to come in handy when baking breads, cakes and pies. Remember, when essential oils are baked in the oven, a large part of the oil will evaporate due to the heat. For this reason, it's best to add a little more oil to the mix. Keep in mind that strong oils still need to be used in smaller amounts, but oils that have a milder chemistry can be used generously to ensure the flavor resists cooking.

dōTERRA™ Lavender Cupcakes topped with Cream Cheese and Lavender with Lavender Essential Oil
Servings: 12
Preparation time: 5-10 minutes
Cooking time: 25-30 minutes


Lavender Cupcakes
2¾ cups of wheat flour

1⅔ cup of granulated sugar

1 tablespoon of baking powder

¾ teaspoon of salt

¾ cup of butter, softened

4 large egg whites, plus a whole egg, large

1 cup of whole milk

2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

1-2 drops of lavender essential oil

Cream Cheese and Lavender topping
1 cup (2 tablets) of butter, at room temperature 450 g (2 packets) of Cream Cheese, at room temperature

5 cups of refined sugar Vanilla seeds (equivalent to 1 pod)

1 toothpick with lavender essential oil


Lavender Cupcakes
1. Preheat oven to 180°C.

2. Place the muffin tins, lining the muffin tins.

3. Mix dry ingredients on low speed for 2 minutes.

4. Add the softened butter and mix until smooth.

5. Add the whites, one at a time, then the whole egg, beating well after adding each one to begin to structure the cake. Scrape the sides of the bowl after adding each egg.

6. In a small bowl, manually beat the milk with vanilla and lavender essential oil. Add ⅓ cup to the dough at a time. Beat for 1-2 minutes after each addition, until fluffy. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl.

7. Pour batter into prepared pans and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool completely in a screen tray.

Cream Cheese and Lavender topping
1. With an electric mixer, using the paddles (racket), not the regular beater, mix the butter and cream cheese, for about 3 minutes at medium speed, until smooth. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl to get an even mixture.

2. Add vanilla extract and lavender essential oil toothpick and mix. Slowly add refined sugar. Continue to add until desired sweetness and thickness. Taste for flavor and add more Lavender essential oil, one toothpick at a time, to get the flavor you want.

3. Spread icing over cold cupcakes and refrigerate until served.

dōTERRA™ Blueberry and Orange Muffins with Wild Orange Essential Oil
Servings: 12
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 30-40 minutes

½ cup butter, softened

½ cup of honey

3 big eggs

1 cup of orange juice

½ teaspoon of Lime Orange Essential Oil

1½ cup of flour

1½ teaspoon of baking powder

½ teaspoon of cinnamon

¼ teaspoon of lemon juice

1 cup of blueberries

1½ cup of coconut

1. Preheat oven to 180°C.

2. Make a cream in an electric mixer with the butter and honey.

3. Add eggs, orange juice and Lime Orange essential oil and mix.

4. Add dry ingredients and mix well.

5. Add the blueberries, 1 cup of coconut and lemon juice.

6. Place the muffin cups in the muffin pan and pour in the batter.

7. Place the remaining ½ cup of coconut on top. (If you don't like coconut, you can use chopped almonds.)

8. Bake for 30-40 minutes.





Hot sauce
Adding essential oils to a hot sauce recipe not only enhances the flavor, it can also save time when you don't have fresh ingredients. For example, if you don't have time to go to the grocery store to buy fresh lemon, you can always add a drop of Lemon essential oil to your sauce recipe. Other essential oils such as Coriander, Coriander Seed and Sicilian Lemon can help flavor any hot sauce recipe without any extra effort or preparation time.

dōTERRA™ Pineapple Nectarine Sauce with Lemon and Coriander Essential Oil
Servings: 6
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 0 minutes

1 pineapple, sliced ​​and diced

2 small nectarines, diced (if you want more nectarines, feel free to add more)

½ cup of chopped coriander

½ cup of red onion, cut into cubes (about half a medium onion)

2 drops of Coriander essential oil

3 teaspoons of sea salt

1. Mix all ingredients.

2. Allow the sauce to set and cool for a minimum of four hours before consuming to allow time to marinate and maximize flavors.

3. Serve with chips, over fish tacos, or as a plain, sour fruit salad.





Sauces and spreads
Whether you're getting away from boring, tasteless dinners, making creative snacks to give to kids after school, or mixing up your favorite pate recipe before entertaining friends on your next game night, adding essential oils to pates and sauces is an easy way to bring more flavor to the table. Essential oils are great for putting into hummus, pâté for chips, creams and more. Adding a drop of essential oil to a simple pesto or marinara sauce can also bring any simple pasta recipe to life. Since dips and sauces are often served in small portions, add essential oils using the toothpick method to ensure you don't overshadow the recipe with too much oil.

dōTERRA™ Sicilian Lemon and Rosemary Hummus with Sicilian Lemon and Rosemary Essential Oil
Servings: 12-15

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 0 minutes

1 can of organic chickpeas (with half the liquid drained)

2 cloves of garlic, peeled

2 tablespoons of cold pressed organic oil

2 tablespoons of Tahini Juice

½ Sicilian lemon

2 drops of Sicilian lemon essential oil

1 teaspoon of sea salt

1. Mix all ingredients in food processor until smooth.

2. Refrigerate for 30 minutes and serve with sliced ​​cucumbers, carrots, parsley, cherry tomatoes, crackers, flatbread and other things.

dōTERRA™ Strawberry Almond Salad with Raspberry Lemon Vinaigrette with Lemon Essential Oil
Servings: 4
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes

Strawberry and Almond Salad

300 grams of dwarf spinach

450 grams of strawberries, cut into thick slices

½ cup of sliced ​​almonds and toast

½ cup skim feta cheese

1. In a small bowl, crush the raspberries.

2. Add the remaining vinaigrette ingredients and mix well with a hand mixer.

3. Cool the vinaigrette for 30 minutes.

4. Pour the vinaigrette over the salad ingredients.

raspberry vinaigrette
2-4 drops of lemon essential oil

½ kilo of fresh raspberries

1 tablespoon of honey

2 tablespoons of Dijon mustard

2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar

¼ cup of oil




While essential oils add great flavor to any food or beverage when mixed together, you can also combine essential oils with dry ingredients to create powerful spice blends to flavor your food.

Italian Mixed Seasoning
2 tablespoons of garlic salt or 1 clove of garlic

1 drop or less of Basil, Marjoram, Oregano or Rosemary, or any combination of these oils.

Mix all ingredients and use in pasta, soup, sauce or meat.

Sugar flavored with essential oils
2 tablespoons of sugar

1-3 drops of essential oil of lemon, mandarin, lemon, grapefruit, bergamot or lemon, or 1 toothpick of cinnamon or cassia cinnamon essential oil.

Mix the essential oil and sugar well.

Sprinkle on tea, coffee, morning oats, lemonade or toast.

Oriental Mixed Seasoning
2 tablespoons of sea salt

1-2 drops of Ginger, Lemongrass, Lime Orange or Black Pepper, or any combination of these oils.

Mix ingredients and use to season chicken, pork, vegetables or soups.

Rosemary and Garlic Seasoning
1 tablespoon of salt

1 teaspoon of onion powder

1-3 drops of rosemary oil and black pepper

½ cup of oil

5 cloves of garlic, chopped

Mix all ingredients together and use to rub into chicken, beef steaks or vegetables.


Catarina Vilela - Nurse

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