27 Recipes With Essential Oils (2024)

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You’ve heard about cooking with essential oils

But maybe you’re not ready to jump in and start adding them to your own favorite recipes just yet.

After all, those essential oils are valuable!What if you add too much? What if your dish doesn’t taste like you thought it should?

Well, I’ve collected 27 tried-and-true recipes with essential oils for you. These taste (and look) gooooooood!

From drinks all the way to dessert and everything in between (breakfast, salad dressings, main dishes, and snacks), you’re sure to find a recipe or two so you can try cooking with essential oils!

Lemon Essential Oil Yogurt

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Store-bought yogurt cups are a frivolous expense — especially the organic ones! It’s so easy to have homemade flavored yogurt with a slightly sweet, bright lemon-y tang by adding just 3 ingredients. Via TraditionalCookingSchool.com.

Dairy-Free Chocolate Mint Ice Cream With Peppermint Essential Oil

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Nothing is more refreshing on a hot day than chocolate mint ice cream! The peppermint flavor comes from peppermint essential oil… but you’ll never believe what makes it green! Via TraditionalCookingSchool.com.

Health-Boosting Lavender Lemonade

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Lavender and lemon essential oils are a potent and lovely-smelling combination. Why not drink up their benefits too? Viafieldstonehilldesign.com.

Easy Summer Vinaigrette {with essential oils}

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Infuse powerful dill and lemongrass flavor into this simple salad dressing without the headache of sourcing fresh dill and lemongrass! Viamyblessedlife.net.

Roasted Chicken with Lemon & Thyme Essential Oils

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Yes! EOs add great flavor to savory dishes too, like this roasted chicken with lemon and thyme! Viamakinglemonadeblog.com.

Caprese Salad With Lemon-Basil Vinaigrette

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Even without fresh lemon or basil, you can still enjoy these complementary flavors! Vialisamorosky.com.

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Lavender, lemon, and peppermint essential oilsare beautifully delicious in a base of cream and unrefined sugar in this homemade ice cream. Via TraditionalCookingSchool.com.

Paleo Key Lime Cheesecake

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Key lime cheesecake without squeezing all those limes? Yes, please! Viarootedblessings.com.

Paleo & Gluten-Free Meatloaf

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A meatloaf infused with the comforting flavor and aroma of basil and oregano… Mmmmmm… Viatheconfidentmom.com.

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Love orange + dark chocolate, not to mention cheesecake, your Instant Pot, AND essential oils? Then you MUST make this! Via TraditionalCookingSchool.com.

Refreshing Citrus & Strawberry-Infused Water

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While we don’t recommend drinking EOs in your water every day, this is an especially nice treat on a hot, summer day! Viamytwoseasons.com.

Raw Andes Mint Cheesecake (Low Sugar, Gluten- and Grain-Free)

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Hello! The classic combo of chocolate and mint never looked more delicious than it does in these raw chocolate mint cheesecakes. Viapurelytwins.com.

Healthy Shamrock Shake

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Chocolate and peppermint are at it again — this time in a stevia-sweetened shake! Viabestofthislife.com.

Summer Guacamole

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Love lots of lime in your guac? I can only imagine that the lime flavor is pretty intense in this one! Viathepenningtonpoint.com.

Strawberry Lemon Sherbet (Paleo, Low-Carb)

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This simple recipe has “healthy” written all over it! There’s even a sugar-free option! Viaholisticallyengineered.com.

Paleo Cantaloupe Custard

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Pure and simple, this recipe is summertime on a plate! Viaholisticallyengineered.com.

Huevos Rancheros (Grain-Free & GAPS Diet-Friendly)

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Really mix up your breakfast routine with these flavorful huevos rancheros! Viamymerrymessylife.com.

Chocolate Orange Smoothie {with essential oils + a secret green ingredient!}

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Few flavor combinations work together as well as chocolate and orange — especially when you use orange essential oil with real raw cacao! Watch out! This smoothie has a secret, digestion-friendly green ingredient too! Viatodayindietzville.com.

Healthy Buttermints

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See how healthy fats and essential oils can transform snack time and satisfy that sweet tooth! Viarealfoodrn.com.

Probiotic Orange Crush

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Essential oils are added to one of our favorite traditional beverages to create the healthiest version of a soda ever! Viarealfoodrn.com.

Grain-Free Sesame Orange Chicken {Paleo | THM: S}

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Served over spaghetti squash or cauli-rice, this low-carb Asian recipe replaces high-glycemic orange juice with orange essential oil! Viatodayindietzville.com.

Black Pepper Burgers

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Good old-fashioned grilling meets essential oils. Give it a try! Viarealfoodrn.com.

Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake Dip

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A creamy, dreamy cheesecake dip for fruit or cookies that can be whipped up in 10 minutes. And devoured in about that time too! Viasunnysideups.org.

Raspberry Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

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The fresh pop of raspberry and lemon is a perfect match. Added to pancakes? It’s heavenly. Viawww.cookingandbeer.com.

Homemade Orange Vanilla Sugar

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Stirred into iced tea, sprinkled on buttered toast, or baked into your favorite sourdough muffin recipe, this is one deliciously unexpected way to use essential oils in your cooking. Viawww.shakentogetherlife.com.

Blueberry & Lemon Energy Bites

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What a healthy snack to grab on-the-go or give to hungry kids! Viathenymelrosefamily.com.

French Toast with Apple Cranberry Sauce

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Start your morning off on the right foot! A spicy combo of orange, ginger, nutmeg, and clove essential oils infuse French toast with warm and comforting flavors! Viarecipeswithessentialoils.com.

Berry Lemonade Slush with Essential Oils

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Summer isn’t complete until you’ve made a round of slushies. Why not take your slushes up a notch and flavor them with essential oils? Viawww.paintedteacup.com.

What are your favorite recipes with essential oils? Want to learn more about cooking with essential oils? Check out this post –> Top 5 Essential Oils For Cooking!

Disclaimer: At Traditional Cooking School, we recommend using only pure, therapeutic grade essential oils and those generally recognized as safe (GRAS) by the Food and Drug Administration. The information provided by this website is intended for educational and informational purposes only. This post or the essential oils mentioned therein are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please consult a qualified aromatherapist when using essential oils for any purpose. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using these products.

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  1. 27 Recipes With Essential Oils (33)Lindsey Dietz says

    Wow! These look yummy! I really want to try the guacamole!

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  2. 27 Recipes With Essential Oils (34)Hélène says

    Omigosh these look awesome! Thx for rounding up these!

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  3. 27 Recipes With Essential Oils (35)Brenda Star says

    The dairy free ice cream looks amazing. I’ve vegan so that would be so tasty to make!

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  4. 27 Recipes With Essential Oils (36)Cara says

    Do you have a gluten-free recipe that uses cinnamon oil? Perhaps one with apples! Thanks.

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    • 27 Recipes With Essential Oils (37)Peggy says

      Hi, Cara,
      I do not have a specific recipe but Wardee shows you how to use oils, including cinnamon oil, in cooking and baking here:
      https://traditionalcookingschool.com/food-preparation/top-5-essential-oils-for-cooking-aw108/?swcfpc=1
      She included some recipes along with the information. You can find some gluten free recipes which includes apples here. Simply use the instructions above to replace the powdered cinnamon with the oil where appropriate:
      https://traditionalcookingschool.com/food-preparation/50-real-food-apple-recipes-super-easy-apple-crisp/?swcfpc=1:
      Enjoy!
      ~Peggy, TCS Customer Success Team

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