Favorite Recipes and Tips
Young Living Essential Oils are also high quality 'food-grade' (unlike other brands of essential oils) and can be used in your favorite dishes. Please be certain to review the "How to Use" and "Guidelines" articles before you start using your YL oils in cooking recipes.
Orange Oil in Shakes or Smoothies Tip
Try adding 2-5 drops of Young Living Orange essential oil in a protein shake or a fruit smoothie.
Additional Tip: a splash (1oz.) of NingXia Red juice (#3003) to shakes and smoothies it's an added boost of antioxidants, not to mention a great taste!
2/3 c Blue Agave
4 drops Young Living Lemon essential oil
4 large lemons
1 bottle sparkling cherry soda
In a gallon pitcher, combine agave, lemon essential oil, juice of lemons and sparkling cherry soda. Stir and add filtered water to fill pitcher. Chill in refrigerator. Serve over ice. Garnish with sprig of mint or lemon wedge. Makes 8 16-ounce servings.
Click here to learn how to use Young Living essential oils (food grade) to enhance the flavor of of your favorite dishes.
Natural Dyes for Your Easter Eggs
Dyeing eggs with natural substances doesn't take much more time than if you used commercial coloring kits - and it's alot more fun.
You can be very creative with what is in your kitchen already and your Easter eggs can come out very unique.
Here are the colors and the substance that makes those colors.
These are either a spice, fruit, vegetable, or foodstuff that will color your Easter in a very safe way:
Red or Pink: Red beets, cranberries, frozen raspberries
Light Green: Spinach leaves
Yellow: Ground Cumin, Ground Tumeric, Shredded carrots
Blue: Blueberries, blackberries, red cabbage leaves, grape juice
Purple: Red Zinger tea (by Celestial Seasonings)
Brown: Brewed coffee
Here's how to make your dye:
1 Tbsp. spice or 4 c. chopped fruit or vegetable, or more
4 c. water, or more
2 TBSP white vinegar (per 4 c. water)
Combine spice or foodstuff with water and vinegar.
Bring to a boil, then simmer for 15 to 30 minutes.
Eggs can be colored and cooked in the dye while it is being prepared. Or, they can be hard-cooked in advance, then dipped into the prepared dye (which can be either cold or hot).
Apple Wolfberry Pie Filling
3/4 cup Blue Agave
1 drop nutmeg essential oil
2 drops ocotea essential oil or cinnamon bark essential oil
4 c. organic apples, peeled and sliced (Granny Smith is preferred)
1 Tbsp. rice flour
1/2 cup dried wolfberries
Mix all ingredients (except rice flour) in a large skillet. Simmer until apples are soft and crisp. Add rice flour and mix until blended. Place in an unbaked pie shell and apply an egg wash around the edge of the shell. Add the pie top and pinch the edges together. Make at least four two-inch slits on top of the pie to release steam. Place on a baking sheet and bake at 375˚ for ten minutes. Reduce heat to 350˚ and bake an additional fifteen minutes, or until crust is lightly browned. Makes filling for one pie.
30 oz. tomato sauce
1 large onion, chopped
4 or 5 garlic cloves, minced
1 drop oregano essential oil
1 or 2 drops black pepper essential oil
1 drop basil essential oil
1 Tbsp. Blue Agave
1 tsp. rosemary, crushed
2 tsp. parsley, snipped
1 tsp. red pepper flakes, crushed
1 tsp. olive oil
Saute onion in olive oil until soft, then add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Simmer for at least one hour. Makes seven cups.
Flavored Water: no calories!
One of my favorite ways to use my Young Living essential oils is in a glass of water, very refreshing. For those who are watching their weight, this is an excellent to get a nice flavor and no calories! Additionally, you will be getting the benefit of these powerful essential oils.
To an 8 oz. glass of water (please do not use a plastic or styrofoam cup) add "ONE" drop of any of the following essential oils:
Singles: Peppermint, Lemon, Grapefruit, Tangerine, Lemongrass, Orange, Spearmint, Frankincense.
Blends: Citrus Fresh, Thieves, EndoFlex, Di-Gize, Longevity.
Note: do not use more than one single drop, the Young Living oils that can be taken internally are extremely potent. It is said that "one" drop of Young Living pepermint essential oil is the equivalent of 28 cups of Peppermint Tea - so use a very light touch. Learn more about cooking with Young Living essential oils.
Garlic Bread with Mountain Savory Essential Oil
I adore a nice crusty Artisan bread with fresh garlic and Young Living Mountain Savory essential oil, just thinking about it makes my mouth water!
1 loaf Artisan Bread (sliced into 1 inch slices)
1/4 to 1/3 cup Extra Virgin Ollive Oil
3-6 cloves Garlic (pressed)
1 drop Mountain Savory essential oil
Optional: thin slices of Mozzarella Cheese to top.
Arrange slices of bread on cookie sheet.
In a small sauce pan add olive oil, garlic and essential oil - warm for a few minutes to infuse flavors. With a tablespoon, spoon olive oil mixture onto slices of bread (getting some crushed garlic on each slice).
Optional: top each slice of bread with a slice of Mozzarella.
Bake in a 300* F oven for 5-7 minutes, or until bread is warm and soft. Serve immediately.
Feta Dip Flavored with Essential Oils
Feta cheese makes an excellent dip, the addition of Young Living essential oils makes this dip nutritious and delicious!
8 oz. Feta Cheese (cow or goat)
1 drop Lavender essential oil
1 drop Thyme essential oil
1 drop Mountain Savory essential oil
2-3 cloves Garlic
In a food processor combine all ingredients, mix until smooth and creamy (you may have to add a touch of olive oil to get the consistancy you like).
Please Note: Do NOT attempt to use other brands o essential oils in cooking or ingesting purposes, they are not the same high quality as Young Living and therefore are not acceptable for ingesting.
Guacamole and Essential Oil Dip
I love Guacamole and this is a nice twist to an old favorite recipe.
3 large ripe Avocados
6 drops Chritmas Spirit essential oil blend
3 drops Citrus Fresh essential oil blend
2 cloves fresh Garlic
Blend all ingredients in food processor until smooth. Serve with chips or fresh veggies. I enjoy Guacamole on veggie burgers.
EndoFlex Essential Oil Potato Salad Recipe
This is a nice change from a typical potato salad recipe, delicious flavors make this an excellent sidedish with any summertime meal.
2 Hard boiled eggs sliced
4 lbs. New Potatoes (cooked in skins)
1/4 cup Corn
1/4 cup Peas
1/4 cup Sweet Onion (chopped)
1/8 cup fresh Peppermint or Spearmint (chopped fine)
3-4 Cloves of Garlic (pressed)
1/2 cup Natural Plain Yoghurt
3 TBSP Tartare Sauce
3 drops Endoflex essential oil blend
1 TBSP Wholegrain mustard
Mix dressing ingredients together and fold through other ingredients. Serve with wedges of avocado and salad.
Cooking with Young Living Essential Oils is so easy and adds a delightful layer of flavor to your recipes. Impress your friends and family with this super easy and delicious cranberry sauce recipe containing Orange essential oil. Nothing tastes better than fresh homemade cranberry sauce.
3/4 cups purified water
1/2 cup Young Living Blue Agave
12 oz. fresh cranberries
2 drops Young Living Orange essential oil
Mix water and agave until dissolved. Bring to a boil, add berries, and return to a boil. Reduce heat and gently boil for 10-15 minutes until thickened. Remove from heat and let cool. Add orange oil and refrigerate for at least one hour. Makes 1 2/3 cups.
Peppermint Chocolate Milk
I love chocolate milk. I love peppermint bark. The other night it hit me - why not combine them for a special treat?
Take 8oz. of your favorite milk.
Add your favorite chocolate milk mix (include a little extra to make it thicker and richer. Blend well.
Add 1/2 to 1 drop of Young Living Peppermint Essential Oil.
What a treat!
NingXia Red - Ginger Brew
This is so delicious! And an excellent way to get a lot of nutrition and antioxidants (from NingXia Red).
1 bottle of Ginger Brew Soda (found in most Health Food stores)
1-2 ounces of NingXia Red
In a tall glass with ice, add the Ginger Brew soda and 1-2 ounces of NingXia Red. The combined flavors are delicious!