Yes, essential oils can be used in the kitchen! In sooo many ways… Always keep in mind they are very concentrated, some are hot and can burn skin if not correctly diluted and some can interfere with medications you take. See the doTERRA blog for more info about using oils in the kitchen. Here are some oils that are considered safe when used appropriately:
Lavender oil (Lavandula angustifolia) – diffuse it for a calming aroma or put a couple drops into your pitcher of lemonade or a blueberry smoothie.
Lemongrass oil – add a drop to Asian inspired soups, curries and seafood.
Sweet Orange oil (Citrus sinensis) Wild Orange oil (cousin to the cultivated Sweet Orange oil, Wild Orange has more health benefits) – smells amazing, use to wipe down surfaces in your kitchen, make your drain smell fresh, drink a few drops in smoothies, use it to polish wood furniture.
Lemon oil (Citrus limon) – add a drop to water for a refreshing, healthy (delicious) boost. Can be diffused to freshen air with it’s motivating, uplifting scent. Countless uses in cleansing and purifying your home.
Lime oil (Citrus aurantifolia) – similar in use to lemon oil. Did you know you can use it to remove those annoying stuck on price tag stickers? Much better smelling and safer than Goo Gone.
Clove bud oil (Syzygium aromaticum) – add to recipes to create a spicy flavor to any dish or dessert. Used often for cleansing the mouth and teeth, in candy and gums.
- Aromatic Science
- doTERRA ebook: Cooking with Essential Oils
- doTERRA Living Magazine, Spring 2014: Can Essential Oils Be Taken Internally?
- doTERRA Living Magazine, Summer 2015: How to Use Oils Internally
These are oils that are NOT safe to use internally: Arborvitae, Cedarwood, Cypress, Douglas Fir, Eucalyptus, Spikenard, Wintergreen…
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