Can you use essential oils in the kitchen?

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As you begin using and loving your essential oils, not only does the collection somehow increases, but so does your know-how. You learn which oils are best to use in the morning. You curate a mental list of diffusion blends that change the mood in your home. And you know which essential oils help you find your poise when added to bathwater. But did you know that many of our oils can be used in the kitchen as well?

We’ve compiled some of our favorite tips for using Vitality essential oils in the kitchen. Add these delicious tips to your repertoire!

Breakfast

Waffles: Add 1–4 drops of Orange essential oil to wet waffle mix.
Oatmeal: Add 1 drop of Cinnamon Bark and 2 drops of Orange essential oil to a bowl of oatmeal or oat bran, and then sweeten with Blue Agave.
Lemon with Berries: Add Lemon essential oil to berry protein shakes or to plain yogurt and top with berries.

Snacks

Cream Cheese Spread: Put cream cheese into a bowl and mix in Lemon essential oil to taste.
Olive Oil: Add various culinary herb essential oils to your olive oil, such as Rosemary. Pour over a plate of balsamic vinegar and use foccacia bread for dipping.

Dinner

Tomato Pasta Sauce: Add 2 drops of Basil essential oil and 1 drop each of Rosemary and Thyme essential oil to tomato sauce base.
Potato Salad: Add 1–2 drops of Dill essential oil to potato salad.
Rice Pilaf: Add 4 drops of Lemon essential oil to water before adding rice.
Salad and Fruit Rinse: Use 3 drops of Lemon essential oil in a bowl of glass water when rinsing lettuce, grapes, berries and greens.
Tuna Salad Sandwiches: Add 2 drops of Lemon essential oil per can of tuna and mix with mayonnaise and freshly ground pepper. Spoon onto bread and serve topped with alfalfa sprouts.

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Beverages

Hot Lemon Tea: In 1 cup of hot water, mix in 3 drops of Lemon essential oil and Blue Agave to taste.
Horchata with a Twist: Add 1 drop of Cinnamon Bark essential oil to a tall glass filled with ice and vanilla rice milk.
Vanilla Protein Shake: Add 2 drops of Lemon or Peppermint essential oil to any vanilla protein shake.
Flavored Water: Add 1 drop of Peppermint essential oil to your gym water bottle.

Here’s a recipe that we absolutely love! These are perfect for when always on the go or when your feet need to hit the ground and start running!

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What other secrets do you have for using essential oils in the kitchen? Share your ideas in the comments!

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