Pure Essential Oils for culinary use
$15.00 – $25.00
These are pure essential oils that qualify to be therapeutic as well as aromatic, also are safe in small quantities for dietary consumption.
The basic rule for food consumption of any essential oil is that it first be pure steam distilled with no chemical additives (which ours are). The second rule is that it comes from a plant that is suitable for our human dietary allowance (such as lemon, basil, peppermint, grapefruit or rosemary). And the third rule is that it be consumed with great moderation. Even the purest and most beneficial of essential oils are very potent at this level of concentration. What I love most about essential oil for cooking is its value in marination. My second favorite use is in olive oil for flavoring and savory dipping of warm bread. And my third favorite use is in salad dressings for extra flavor. They are also so useful with cream sauces because they do not curdle cream or interfere with other vital processes of flavor infusion.
Our suggestion would be to go with an herb you already enjoy for seasoning, then become more adventurous as you find your joy in them. Just remember that all essential oils are VERY POTENT. One drop of lemon essential oil could equal more than the whole rind and zest of a lemon. One drop of Basil could equal an entire basil plant. Proceed with respect for this level of intensity both for taste and the general rule that too much of even a good thing could produce an undesirable physical reaction.
We think you will enjoy using some of our pure botanicals for culinary seasoning because the flavor comes along with such therapeutic benefits, and there is almost no food with which you cannot be creative. For example, one drop of peppermint in a green smoothie makes a much more refreshing drink and masks some of the bitter taste of greens. Adding basil, thyme, lemon, or oregano along with some chopped garlic to virgin olive oil makes an amazing drizzle for warm bread or steamed veggies…and there is no waiting time for marination as with the fresh herbs. Lemon or grapefruit essential oil added to cream sauces and dairy based desserts cause no curdling as the acidic juice would do.
There are so many amazing ways to use these in addition to your steam baths, and massage oils. Be creative with nature.
Available Oils: Rosemary, Italian Lemon, Basil, Thyme, Fenner,Oregano, Clove Bud, Sweet Orange, Red Grapefruit, Coriander, and Cilantro
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1/6 ounce bottle, 1/3 ounce bottle
Bergamot, Sweet Orange, Fennel, Cilantro, Thyme, Basil, Peppermint, Oregano, Lemongrass, Italian Lemon, Rosemary, Red Grapefruit, Clove Bud