Revive and reinvent your favorite dishes with a dash of liquid plant-celebration. Freshen your breath, get your juices flowing, your taste buds tingling, and consecrate your meals with drops of these essential elixirs.
This culinary collection of twelve essential oil flavor extracts is for the passionate palate. It is an ever-fresh spice rack of Ginger, Cardamom, Cilantro, Peppermint, Vanilla, Cinnamon, Turmeric, Lemon, Coffee, Schizandra Berry, Black Cumin Seed, and Basil. All of these oils are listed as GRAS by the FDA. *
This kit is offered with either all 5ml bottles or 15ml bottles of essential oils.
Hold up a cup, receive floral fluids, drink the sweet sweat of elements turned upside down.
For your gourmet glee, replace fresh or dried herbs and spices with 1-2 drops of your favorite oils. Create your own melodious masterpieces; allow vibrant energies to mix and mingle. Let your appetite be your guide!
This collection of delectable oils will lend notes of flavorful fun to each dish you create. Please select either all 5ml bottles or 15ml bottles of essential oils for your kit.
- Peppermint (Mentha peperita) - Minty-fresh Peppermint lends any culinary creation a burst of cool, refreshing wonder. Peppermint is perfect for cooking and baking because it is strong enough to withstand high temperatures without losing its potency. Smoothies, salad dressings, teas, and sweets are perfect pairings for this beneficial oil.
- Ginger (Zingiber officinale) - Zippy Ginger gets the saliva flowing as it freshens breath and cleanses the palette between courses. Add a few drops of ginger oil to your stir fries or other Asian-inspired dishes and teas. It brings a zesty balance to sweeter jams, sauces and is happy in honey.
- Cilantro (Coriander sativum) - A wonderfully verdant and flavorful oil, Cilantro is the perfect complement to guacamole, fajitas, spicy soups, sauces, and salads. Effective for oral care and freshening breath too.
- Vanilla (Vanilla planifolia) - Forget baking with synthetic, solvent-based Vanilla extracts. Our supercritical Vanilla oil is 200 times more potent than typical Vanilla extract! Dreamy, creamy Vanilla does more than lend desserts a sweet, euphoric flavor. It is also a lifter of the blues and a fragrant desire-igniter. Vanilla is offered in a 50:50 ratios in jojoba oil so that it is ready to use by the drop.
- Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) - Cinnamon is oh-so-much more than a sweet-and-spicy autumnal treat! Sweet Cinnamon is also rich in botanicalbiotics. It stimulates the appetite and is perfect for baking. Try adding Cinnamon oil to cakes, cookies, milkshakes, teas, and chocolate-making, or add it to savory sauces for an unexpected flavor burst. Always dilute to use before applying upon skin or using for oral care.
- Turmeric (Curcuma Longa) - Golden Turmeric oil is rich in botanical biotics that benefit the body and the spirit. Use Turmeric oil when pickling vegetables, making relishes, flavoring seafood, or to add color to desserts and smoothies. Delish in honeys and teas… a spoonful of honey helps the turmeric go down in the most delight way.
- Black Cumin Seed (Nigella Sativa) - This 3,000-year old miracle apothecary oil has been used throughout history for beauty and cookery. Add a few drops to dressings or just eat it with a dash with honey. We especially like it diluted in extra virgin olive oil on steamed asparagus or cauliflower.
- Lemon (Citrus limonum) - Uplifting Lemon oil is wonderful to improve concentration, lift the spirits, and support emotional balance. A drop of Lemon oil can be easily added to sweet and savory delights as well as your favorite brew of tea. Adds a cheerful delight to any dish.
- Schizandra Berry (Schisandra spenanthera)- The Schizandra Berry is one of the most important agents in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Known as “five flavor fruit,” Schizandra offers a complex palette of sweet, salty, bitter, spicy, and sour flavors. Add droplets to teas and beverages, use in wine making, or add to soups, jams, and jellies.
- Basil (Ocimum bascilicum) - Breathtaking Basil is fragrant, herbaceous, and a staple in cooking in many cultures. Combine with olive oil and drizzle on tomatoes and fresh mozzarella. Add to mayonnaise and spread on sandwiches, or use it to create a Basil-flavored salad dressing. Use it anywhere you would normally desire the sweet flavor of fresh Basil.
- Coffee (Coffea arabica) - Captivating Coffee percolates the senses with its rich robust aroma is a caffeine-free way to enjoy the opulence of its aroma and flavor without the edgy perk. It is a compelling extract to add to chaga teas, reishi brews and maca milkshakes. Drives deserts to the next level – experience it in chocolates, raw desserts, and creamy teas. Combine with Lemon and Vanilla to make mouthwatering mocha flavors.
- Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum) - Sweet and spicy aroma of Cardamom oil powerfully ignites lovers. It is used extensively in Indian cooking and Ayurvedic care. Add Cardamom oil to perk a sensory sensation to your culinary creations.
*Culinary Use of Essential Oils
Essential oils are under the purview of the FDA as food items, and it maintains mountains of regulations for the food and flavor use of oils. Among those regulations, the FDA keeps a list of essential oils that are labeled Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS). The GRAS label is granted to an essential oil by the FDA if it is "generally recognized, among qualified experts, as having been adequately shown to be safe under the conditions of its intended use…" The food and flavor industry adds essential oils like Bergamot, Peppermint, and Vanilla to boost the taste and aroma of many items, such as juices, liqueurs, and teas.
Plan for Potency
Most really real, pure, and organic steam distilled essential oils are safe to eat (including some left off the GRAS list), and many of them are distilled from common culinary items such as Orange, Ginger, Turmeric, Cocoa, Coffee, Coriander, Rose, Chamomile, Lemon, Juniper Berries, and many more. (See the footnotes for Living Libations' 57 GRAS edible oils.) The key difference between the whole food and its essential oil is potency. Essential oils are powerfully potent, concentrated plant energy! For example, the aromatic molecules of 60 roses must be distilled to make 1 single drop of rose essential oil.
For clarity, let's compare this with coffee drinking. Drinking a cup or two of coffee is enjoyable and may benefit your health. Drinking a pot or two of coffee is probably imprudent, though. Similarly, eating a reasonable amount of an essential oil can be enjoyable, healthy, and safe though guzzling a whole bottle is ill-considered. Wise use of oils follows the "less is more" principle because the full botanical blessing is encompassed in just one drop. One single drop of oil is a serving and the daily allowance is 10 drops (0.5ml) of an oil. It is also a good practice to mix the drop of essential oil with organic honey, olive oil, or coconut oil. When adding a drop of essential oil to a culinary creation, add one drop per portion and do so just before serving.