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3 Easy Citrus Recipes

Citruses are some of the brightest and most versatile essential oils available. Not only do they offer a sweet, snappy aroma, but they also give a fresh note of flavor to any number of food dishes and beverages.

Incorporate bright, flavourful citrus oils like Wild Orange oil, Grapefruit oil, Tangerine oil, and Clementine oil into your favorite dishes with these three ultra-easy and delicious new recipes!

Tropical Colada Smoothie

Taste a tropical getaway in a glass with this delightful twist on the pineapple favorite. The sunny taste of citrus will have you dreaming of the beaches.


Add all ingredients to a blender. Blend well, pour in a frosty glass, and enjoy!

Citrus Salad Dressing

Take your favorite salads to the next level with a bright, citrusy dressing that perfectly complements the taste of all your favorite sweet or savory salad mix-ins.


  • ½ tsp honey
  • 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp sherry vinegar
  • 2 drops Wild Orange essential oil or Clementine oil
  • ¼ tsp freshly chopped tarragon or a pinch dried
  • Lime or lemon juice, to taste


  1. Whisk together honey, olive oil, vinegar, Yellow Mandarin, and tarragon until well combined.
  2. Add lime or lemon juice to taste.
  3. Adjust seasoning as needed and drizzle over salad. 

Pairs well with garnishes of goat cheese, arugula, and fresh citrus fruits!

Infused Ice Cubes

Fruit-infused water is an easy way to elevate flavour and make a simple beverage bright and refreshing. If you’re in a hurry, you can skip the sliced fruit and still add a burst of flavor to your water with these easy citrus-infused ice cubes!


  1. Add 1 drop each Grapefruit oil, Tangerine oil, and Clementine oil to 210 ml of water and pour into an ice cube tray.
  2. Freeze until solid. Add 1-2 ice cubes to your cup to add a twist of citrus to any cool beverage!

Citrus essential oils are a perfect go-to if you want to bring a new dimension to your cooking. Once you’ve tried one, you’ll want to try them all! The best part of these recipes is that you can mix, match, and experiment with any of the citrus oils to get the perfect flavour you’re after.

​​​​​​​What’s your favourite citrus essential oil to use in your kitchen treats? Let us know by posting to Instagram or Facebook, and don’t forget to tag us (@doterraca)!

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