Words by Kerry Rogers
The wonderful world of essential oils is absolutely fascinating! Not only can they enhance your cuisine, they can enhance your health as well….find out more below!
What are Essential Oils?
Essential oils are potent, concentrated essences that naturally occur in plants, giving them their characteristic odours, flavours, or other such properties. They are extracted from various parts of the plant (seeds, flowers, bark, root or leaves).
They have a chemical structure that is similar to human cells and tissues, which makes them compatible with human protein and enables them to be readily identified and accepted by the body.
Essential oils have been used throughout history in many cultures, for medicine, in food and for beauty purposes. Modern scientific study and trends towards more holistic approaches to wellness are driving a revival and new discovery of essential oil health applications for a wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications.
Essential Oils – Quality Matters!
Unfortunately, it is common to see highly adulterated essential oils, replete with “100% pure” on the label, competing with each other on the health store shelves (and the internet), often at a very low price. These oils are frequently adulterated with synthetic chemicals, pesticide residues or parts of the plant that have no therapeutic benefit.
So, how do you know what is safe in an unregulated industry?
doTERRA CPTG® essential oils?
dōTERRA’s CPTG® essential oils are 100% pure and natural, representing the safest and most beneficial essential oils available today. They are carefully extracted from plants grown in their natural environment: which means they retain their true plant essences & complete chemical constituents. They do not contain fillers or artificial ingredients that would dilute their active qualities and every single batch is subjected to rigorous testing to ensure extract composition and activity and far exceed current industry standards.
Using dōTERRA’s CPTG® Essential Oils in Cooking
You can ingest about 75% of doTERRA’s CPTG® essential oils as they are safe to be used internally. They can also be used in food and beverages to enhance flavour and support health.
The easiest way to begin cooking with the oils, is to substitute the essential oils in recipes that call for dried herbs, spices or fruit juices. Simply replace these ingredients with the companion essential oil.
The most important thing to remember is that these oils are undiluted and therefore extremely potent – far more potent than any other ingredient or essential oils you’ve ever used in the kitchen before. They are typically 50-70 times stronger than the herb or plant they are derived of. To give more of an idea, one” drop of peppermint oil equals about 28 cups of peppermint tea. Therefore, 1/2 a drop or one drop of oil may be enough to adequately flavor a big pot or bowl of a favorite recipe
With that in mind, continue reading the basics…
Why not just use herbs?
As much as I love my herbs, I really love essential oils. Unlike dried herbs, which typically lose up to 90% of their healing nutrients and oxygen molecules when dried, these oils are available and safe for cooking and home use. They are convenient and readily available and they seem to add a whole new dimension to recipes, rounding out and intensifying the flavour of many dishes.
So why not use essential oils in your cooking to enhance your own and your family’s vigour and strength!
Essential Oil Cooking Tips:
Keep out of reach of children. Although these oils are natural they are highly concentrated. Essential oils should never be used in the eyes, ears and noses. In case of an adverse reaction, use your olive oil or another oil to calm – never water.
Some Suggestions for Cooking With Essential Oils:
How to access doTERRA CPTG® Essential Oils
Are you feeling like I did – like a door opened to an entire new world? Would you like to find out more about how to use doTERRA essential oils as part of your daily health and wellness programme? Would you like to find out how to buy doTERRA oils at wholesale pricing saving 25% off retail? Or would you like a cookery demonstration with you and your friends in your home (Gold Coast area only)?
Whether you love to cook, are a professional chef looking to add layers of flavor to your dishes or just want to improve your health, doTERRA has the quality essential oils you need to do the job well.
Please contact me for further information. Free samples and recipe brochure available from:
Website: Kerry Rogers at the Little Herb Farm
Email Kerry: email@example.com
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Image supplied by Kerry via the doTERRA website.