Essential Oil Recipes

Cooking with essential oils is a great way to benefit from the power of essential oils through your diet.  But in order to make it happen, you need some essential oil recipes.  

Below are some recipes I've used for cooking and baking with essential oils.*  

There are even some recipes for essential oil drinks.

Every one of these recipes is positively delicious!

lavender lemonade


Juice from 7 lemons

Juice from 2 limes

14 cups water

1 1/2 cups agave 

1 drop of Young Living Lavender Vitality oil 

Mix all ingredients together and chill.  Add more water or agave, depending on the size and tartness of the fruit. 


4 decaffeinated green tea bags 

1/4 cups agave 

3 drops Young Living Peppermint Vitality oil 

3 limes 

In the bottom of a 64-ounce pitcher, pour agave and peppermint vitality essential oil. Pour hot water over top and stir. Add tea bags and steep until it has a dark caramel color. Quarter limes. Fill serving glasses with ice and squeeze one lime slice in each glass. Pour tea over ice and garnish with a sprig of mint and serve. 


3 cups whole, raw nuts (almonds, walnuts, and pecans) 

1/8-1/3 cup agave 

1-2 drops young Living Cinnamon Bark Vitality oil 

Coat stovetop pan with oil or butter.  On medium heat, cook nuts and agave for 10-15 minutes.  Stir continually to ensure nuts do not burn. When you can smell the nuts cooking, remove from heat and add cinnamon bark vitality essential oil and stir to coat. Place nuts on wax or parchment paper to cool.  Nuts may be placed close to one another to form clusters or may be separated. Makes 3 cups. 

lemon tea cookies


1/3 cup agave 

1 2/3 cups whole-wheat flour 

1 tsp vanilla 

1/2 cup butter, softened 


1 egg, beaten 

1 tsp cornstarch 

1 Tbs lemon juice 

2-3 drops of Young Living Tangerine Vitality oil 

1/3 cup agave 

1/4 tsp sea salt 

1 Tbs butter 

5-10 drops of Young Living Lemon Vitality oil 

2 to 3 tsp grated lemon peel 


In a medium bowl, combine first 4 ingredients; blend well.  Chill dough. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Shape dough into 1-inch balls, and place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.  With thumb or forefinger, make imprint in center of each cookie.  Bake for 8- 10 minutes, or until lightly browned.  


6 cups fruit, chopped (such as kiwi, apples, raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, peaches, bananas, mangos) 

1 Tbs agave 

3 Tbs orange preserves 

2 drops Young Living Tangerine Vitality oil 

1 drop Young Living Citrus Fresh Vitality oil 

Combine all ingredients, cover, and chill in refrigerator at least 15 minutes. 

4 Tbs agave 

3 drops Young Living Cinnamon Bark Vitality oil 

4 8-inch sprouted grain tortillas, cut into wedges 

raw coconut oil 

Mix agave and cinnamon oil; set aside.  Cut tortillas into wedges and brush one side with natural coconut oil and the other with the agave-cinnamon oil mixture.  Place on cookie sheet and put in a 350 degree oven for 8-10 minutes or until crisp and slightly browned.   Allow to cool.  Serve with chilled fruit. Makes 12-16 servings.  


1 cup butter, softened 

1 1/2 cups agave 

2 eggs 

1 tsp vanilla 

1 cup nuts, chopped (walnuts or pecans) 

1 3/4 cups whole grain flour or oat flour 

1-2 drops of Young Living Cinnamon Bark Vitality oil 

1 tsp baking soda 

1/2 tsp sea salt 

3 cups rolled oats 

1 cup raisins 

1 cup carob or chocolate chips (if desired) 

Beat together butter and agave until creamy.  Add eggs, vanilla, and cinnamon bark oil; beat well.  Add whole grain flour, baking soda, and sea salt; mix well.  Stir in oats, raisins, nuts and carob/chocolate chips and mix well again.  Drop by rounded tablespoon onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8-12 minutes at 350 degrees or until golden brown.  Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet, then remove to a wire rack.  


To make bar cookies, put dough in an ungreased 9" x 13" metal baking pan and bake for 30-35 minutes at 350 degrees. Makes approximately 4 dozen cookies.

Feta Dip Flavored with Essential Oils

Feta cheese makes an excellent dip, the addition of Young Living essential oils makes this dip nutritious and delicious!

8 oz. Feta Cheese (cow or goat) 

1 drop Lavender Vitality essential oil 

1 drop Thyme Vitality essential oil 

1 drop Mountain Savory essential oil 

2-3 cloves Garlic 

In a food processor combine all ingredients, mix until smooth and creamy (you may have to add a touch of olive oil to get the consistency you like). 

I hope you enjoy these essential oil recipes.  I've gathered them from a variety of sources, and I plan to add more information on cooking and baking with essential oils as I try things out.

If you would like to get your hands on additional recipes right away, you might enjoy getting the Young Living Cookbook, Vol.1 and Healthy Cooking for the Body, Mind, and Soul.

* Unfortunately, I don't have original sources for the recipes presently on this page. If you know the original sources, please let me know so I can give credit where credit is due.

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