Recipes with Essential Oils

Cooking with essential oils..! what's your view, is it safe? Of course it is..! when processed or used in a particular way much like you use almond or vanilla extract. Most importantly, your bottle should be "Labelled For Internal Use". In this article, you will find several uses of essential oils in recipes. 

Best essential oils used in recipes

There are many applications of essential oils in cooking. Below are the best essential oils that can be used in recipes

  • Lavender

Since lavender is one of the smoothest essential oils, it’s good to start with, as you learn to cook with these useful oils. Its floral and delicate flavor makes it an excellent choice for a variety of recipes.

Along with its soothing effects, this oil tastes good in desserts, like scones, cakes, ice cream, puddings, etc. For savory dishes like fish bakes, it’s also a good choice. Just a few drops for the whole recipe will give a touch of exclusive floral flavor to make your recipe from tasteless to gourmet. 

  • Peppermint

It is well-known for its digestive uses and is another easy oil to kick-start your way. This oil adds a refreshing twist to many desserts. Also used as a peppermint extract substitute in baking.  Additionally, this extract is used principally (staple) for minty recipes, including candy cane, chocolate crunch bars, hot chocolates, peppermint barks, fudge, brownies, and mint smoothies. It can be comforting and peaceful when taken as mint tea.

  • Cinnamon

The cinnamon essential oil has antimicrobial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties. Notably, it can add a warm and spicy topping to your favorite food whether it’s hot chocolate or coffee. This essential oil, predominantly bark oil works well for sweet dishes like cinnamon rolls to replace powdered bark.

  • Thyme

Thyme oil is perfect for dishes like bones soup, broth or strews and provides an enhancement to your preferred savory meals. It is used in the replacement of dried thyme. To add a renewed herbal flavor to your meal, you can use 1-2 drops of this essential oil in meat and entrée dishes. Usefully, this essential oil helps lower the risk of breast cancer, acne, and candida. 

  • Ginger

Traditionally, ginger oil has been used as an anti-microbes food preservative, that prevents the growth of pathogenic bacteria. Its use as a spice for flavoring and digestive features is very common. Akin to peppermint, ginger oil provides a holistic aid to the digestive system and tastes super scrumptious on sushi. In addition to this, you can flavor sweet treats like gingerbread, ginger snaps, and spiced drinks with it or use it for savory dishes and sauces such as marinades and stir-fries.

  • Anise

Its familiarity with licorice flavor is just a fun trial to give its delicious addition to almost any kind of recipe. This holistic herb is used in biscotti, cookies and treats, savory marinades, soups, and many universal recipes. Anise oil’s anti-inflammatory properties are effective to heal stomach ulcers.

Lastly, it is seen that these essential oils have wide applications in cooking meals, sweets, soups, desserts, drinks etc. With their usage, we may not just add flavour to our food but also enjoy several other health benefits naturally.

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