For the past several years, I’ve had a passion for creating and baking healthy recipes geared toward those who are quitting sugar and gluten. What you may not know about me is that I’m also an avid essential oil consumer.
I use essential oils pretty much every single day in my house. From making facial scrubs and body butter to producing my own cleaning products and laundry detergent. Pretty much anything you can think of can be made at home by adding essential oils.
Over the past 6 months I’ve also been baking with my oils. Yes, you heard that right…you can bake with essential oils! The flavour and nutrients that essential oils bring to your baked goods is absolutely incredible. If you’ve never tried baking with essential oils, I highly recommend that you try one of my recipes…you’ll be absolutely amazed at the taste they bring to your goodies!
Today though, I wanted to share a few tips (based on my experience) with you on how you can begin incorporating essential oils into your everyday baking as well. Please note that these tips are for baking. If you want to use oils in your cooking, there are some other points you need to be aware of. But, for today…I’m only sharing tips for BAKING.
1. Always keep your essential oils in a dark glass container, away from heat and light and where the conditions are not hot or humid. You can also store them in the fridge if necessary.
2. Make sure you purchase quality essential oils. Not all oils can be used in baking and/or should be ingested. Furthermore, not all oils are therapeutic grade oils so make sure you do your research and use only oils that are appropriate for baking.
3. Try to always use a glass or ceramic bowl when mixing your ingredients that contain essential oils. If you use plastic, the essential oil will seep into the plastic and ruin it.
4. Don’t leave the cap off the bottle. They will oxidize quickly!
5. Essential Oils have a much longer shelf-life than dried herbs or spices so while oils may be more costly in the initial stages, over the long haul, they will prove to be more cost-effective.
6. Because all oils tend to have different viscosity levels, don’t drop the oil directly into your mixture. Drop the required amount on a spoon and then into your mixture to ensure you have the proper amount.
7. A little goes along way. Add one drop, stir and taste. Repeat until you’ve reached your desired result.
8. Try to avoid touching the insert with your fingers as your natural oils may affect the oil composition.
9. If you are baking with your kids, be sure to keep the oils out of reach. Essential oils are highly concentrated and should always be used with caution.
There are many but here are some of my favourite oils that I use when baking:
Have you ever used Essential Oils in your baking? What was your experience?
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