#1 – ADD A DROP TO SMOOTHIES TO BOOST FLAVOR
Looking for added health benefits of essential oils along with wonderful flavor to your recipes? If you’d like to preserve the nutrients and harness the therapeutic benefits of the essential oils, a great way is to add a drop to your smoothies. Having a hard time getting your kids to eat their greens? Add spinach or kale to fruit smoothies and take the taste up a notch with some Lemon, Wild Orange, or Lime essential oil! (As always, discuss these benefits with your trusted healthcare provider before use.) #2 – ADD A FEW DROPS ONCE FOOD IS FULLY COOKED
Simply mixing essential oils into food at the end of a recipe will also allow your body to glean from the health benefits of the oil. Don’t forget that essential oils oxidize quickly once heat is applied to them, and their chemical properties change drastically! #3 – THE TOOTHPICK DIP-AND-SWIRL METHOD
Some super-potent and flavor-rich essential oils should not be added by the drop. When going for flavors such as Oregano or Clove, take a toothpick, dip it into the oil, then swirl the toothpick around in your ingredients. Then taste to see if you need to repeat for more flavor. The Dip-and-Swirl is the perfect way to add a flavor punch without overpowering your dish. #4 – USE EOS IN PLACE OF DRIED HERBS
Boost flavor and add amazing spice by using essential oils in a recipe where you would normally use dried herbs.Keep in mind that essential oils are 50-70% more potent than their herbal counterparts. This means that using essential oil will provide a much stronger flavor and will also be a money-saver since you are only having to use a very small amount. #5 – BOOST YOUR BAKED GOODS
Incorporating a few drops of essential oils into your baking will seriously rev up the flavor! I especially like the combination of one drop of Peppermint essential oil with chocolate in brownies or holiday cookies during the winter months, and Lemon essential oil with blueberry scones or muffins during the spring/summer! Try adding several drops to your favorite recipe for a flavor makeover!