Bring Essential Oils Into the Kitchen

Bring Essential Oils into the Kitchen


Bringing essential oils into your kitchen can have so many positive effects on your kitchen. You can do anything with essential oils, from making all-natural cleaners to enhancing your home-cooked meals. A kitchen must be comforting and relaxing, whether used for preparing a meal or cleaning up after the meal is finished, families spend a lot of time in the kitchen.


Cleaning with Essential Oils


Using essential oils for cleaning is extremely popular, and with good reason too. The incredible aromas from the oils will leave your kitchen or laundry room smelling clean and fresh. It will make for a fun and more affordable option than buying new cleaners and disinfectants.   


Popular Oils to use for Cleaning


  • - Lemon
  • - Lavender
  • - Lime
  • - Tea Tree
  • - Orange
  • - Lemongrass
  • - Pine
  • - Sage
  • - Wintergreen
  • - Cedarwood
  • - Oregano
  • - Spearmint
  • - Cypress
  • - Cedarwood
  • - Grapefruit


Natural Multi Purpose Citrus Cleaner 

Here is an easy and effective cleaner to use on your kitchen counters, sink, stove top, tables, or bathroom:

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Orange peels
- 1 tbsp salt
- White vinegar
- Distilled water
- 5-10 drops of your favorite essential oils
Cut your orange peels and fill an empty glass container. Add some salt to the orange

peels and let them sit twenty to thirty minutes. It will pull the oils from the peels and

make your cleaning solution that much stronger. Fill the container with a 50:50 mixture

of distilled water and white vinegar. Cover with a tight-fitting lid and let the solution

sit for two to three weeks. The longer it sits, the better. Strain the solution and fill a

spray bottle. Add any essential oils you want to use at this time.

Find this recipe and many more in the Everyday Natural by Jacqueline Ritz. She goes in-depth about living a natural lifestyle and the benefits of it. There are easy recipes to 

follow as well, and we highly recommend it. 

If you need spray bottles, then you can find high-quality bottles here


Cooking with Essential Oils


Along with using essential oils to make your kitchen look and smell completely clean, you can also cook with essential oils. These oils can add a lot of different flavors to your favorite food and drinks.


A big reason essential oils are popular in cooking is that you can use these oils instead of certain ingredients that are hard to find. Lavender is an example of this. Finding a lavender flower can be difficult and might take some time, but having some lavender essential oil on-hand will solve that problem for you.


Don't Overdo It


Essential oils have intense flavor properties, and you will realize this when you start experimenting with them in your cooking, so don't overdo it. One or two drops will go a long way. If you're new to adding essential oils to your food, then it is recommended to add them slowly into your recipe. Adding too much oil can quickly ruin a dish.

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Remember that some essential oils are stronger than others. Cumin, oregano, cinnamon,

and thyme are all naturally very strong, so be a little extra careful with these. Even

experienced cooks that use essential oils will tell you to add these oils very carefully,

especially the oils we have listed above.

The Home Apothecary by Jackie Ritz offers a lot of easy and advanced recipes using 

herbs and essential oils. This guide is best for anyone that wants to live a more natural

lifestyle by incorporating essential oils and natural herbs into your cooking.


Final Thoughts


If you love essential oils but haven't yet tried incorporating them into your cooking,

then we recommend giving it a shot. Even if you don't want to cook with them, they are

great to bring into the kitchen because they make great cleaning products. The aromas

you get from essential oils will make your kitchen smell and look incredible at an

affordable price, and you will impress your friends and family when you use essential oils

in your cooking. Cooking with essential oils will take some practice, but when you master

it, your love for essential oils will increase, and your family will love you for it too.


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