Essential Oils, Healthy Lifestyle, Recipes

Add vitality to your cooking!


Did you know that as of the date of this post, there are 43 Young Living essential oils listed as safe to consume internally, according to government regulations?

Young Living has placed these oils in a special category called Vitality Oils. The Vitality oils are the same oils as their counterparts that are labeled for topical and aromatic use. But the labels meet FDA labeling requirements for supplemental and internal use.

Since this is true, over the next several posts, I will share some tips and recipes for ways to incorporate essential oils into your cooking.

Rule number 1:

Essential oils are very potent. Here are some general guidelines for estimating how much you might want to use when incorporating essential oils in your cooking:

These ratios can also provide a guideline for how much essential oil to use in substitutions:

  • Juice or zest of 1 citrus fruit = 10–15 drops of oil
  • 1 liquid tablespoon or more = ½–1 drop of oil
  • 1 dry teaspoon = 1 drop of oil
  • Less than 1 tablespoon = 1 toothpick swirl of oil


Remember that essential oils have highly volatile constituents and can be changed or altered during the cooking process, so it is best to avoid exposing them to extreme heat. This can be prevented by lowering your stove top temperature, using essential oils in conjunction with extra virgin olive oil, or by adding oils after the dish has been removed from heat.

To get a copy of my newsletter that features more tips for using essential oils in the kitchen, please send your request to and ask for the Vitality Newsletter that was offered in this blog post!


These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Information, products and/or techniques mentioned is provided for educational purposes and not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult with the health authorities of your choice. The decision to use, or not to use, any of this information is the sole responsibility of the reader. The author assumes no responsibility to or liability for any loss, damage or injury resulting from the use or misuse of any information provided here.


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