Origin: a Latin derivative
meaning "Gift of the Earth."
Cooking, eating, and drinking are such a natural part of our everyday lives, it comes as no surprise essential oils are also useful in the kitchen. Because of the high concentration of essential oils, a little goes a long way, and the health benefits are bountiful.
Cooking with essential oils is a fun, simple way to enhance the flavor of food while providing you with all the internal health benefits each oil has to offer. How you use essential oils for cooking will depend on your own personal taste, what kind of food you are making, and which oil you are using.
For most Italian dishes, Basil, Rosemary, and Thyme are the perfect additions. They can either be added during the heating process on the stove or oven, or you can add them after. Because essential oils are so concentrated, you only need a drop or two!
Another way to internalize the benefits and taste of essential oils is through your beverages. For example, Lavender essential oil gives a refreshing flavor to lemonade, tea, or even warm milk.
Turn a dull drink of water into a revitalizing treat with Grapefruit essential oil. Just add a few drops to a full cup of filtered water, stir a few times, and enjoy! You’ll find it much easier and more enjoyable to get your water consumption in each day.