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A healthier lifestyle starts out at home. If you’re looking for ways to improve your overall health by making the right choices in your kitchen, you’ve come to the right place. We have some great tips for getting healthy by cooking with essential oils.

Cooking with Essential Oils

Cooking with Essential Oils

  • Use seasonings to add flavor to your food! In order to stay on track with a healthy diet, it’s important to make sure your recipes are low in calories and dense in flavor. For example, you might try adding rosemary or thyme essential oils to liven up roasted vegetables.  
  • Help stabilize your mood with lavender. Although it may sound like an odd ingredient to include in your meals, lavender can help reduce anxiety, fight insomnia, and alleviate depression. The floral flavor of lavender essential oil makes a great addition to pound cake, cookies, and even salmon!
  • Boost your immunity with lemon! It can also aid in digestion and has been long believed to speed up the metabolism to make you lose more weight. You can use lemon juice to make homemade salad dressings or use lemon essential oil to make delicious lemon pepper chicken!
  • Keep your ailments in check with peppermint. Not only will it help keep your digestive system in check, but peppermint can also ward away nausea and headaches. Peppermint essential oil can make a great addition to smoothies, dessert recipes, and homemade iced coffee.
  • Manage digestive problems with ginger. If you suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome or indigestion, ginger can play a key role in your cooking. Ginger essential oil can make a great addition to homemade stir fries, marinades, cookies, and pumpkin spice desserts or beverages.

Cooking with Essential Oils

  • Reduce arthritis pain with dill! Known for its anti-inflammatory properties, dill is thought to help a number of autoimmune diseases. You can use fresh dill or dill essential oil in potato salad, bread, fish recipes, and more.
  • Get rid of water retention with basil! If you’re feeling bloated, basil just might be your answer. Not only can it help regulate the digestive system, but it may even get rid of intestinal parasites. You can include basil essential oil in homemade salad dressings, hummus recipes, and pasta dishes.
  • Take advantage of the Vitamin C in oranges! You can boost your immunity and keep colds and flus at bay. One way to do this is by cooking with oranges! Although you can use fresh oranges, orange essential oil can make a great addition to most desserts, Asian recipes, and smoothies! 
  • Use cinnamon to get rid of those pesky UTIs. Not only can it help treat or ward off this problem, but cinnamon is also thought to help reduce inflammation and regulate blood sugar. You can use ground cinnamon or cinnamon essential oil in homemade pancakes or waffles, muffins, bread, and pies and other desserts!
  • Help manage your weight with grapefruit! Grapefruit has been linked to an increased metabolism, which can make it an ideal option for those who are trying to shed some pounds. Grapefruit essential oil can be added to smoothies, desserts, breads, chicken recipes, and more! (Be sure to check with your doctor first if you’re taking any medications).

These are just 10 ways to cook your way to better health! Incorporating these foods in your diet can benefit your entire body.

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