I’m super excited to share that I’m working on my first cookbook! It’s a labour of love and we’re about to start taking photos so stay tuned for some exclusive sneak peaks if you’ve wanted my recipes for lavender scented raspberry compote or chicken Marbella with oregano.
Until then, let’s look at 3 ways to use your glorious essential oils in the kitchen.
Sticker & Goop Remover
1 tbsp baking soda 1 tbsp vegetable oil 2 drops lemon Mix together & add to the sticky area. Sit a few minutes and remove. Use rubbing alcohol to clear residue if needed.
If it’s a sticker adhesive on a glass or mirror surface, you can just use a few drops of lemon oil and wipe off with a warm damp cloth.
¼ cup baking soda ¼ cup vinegar 3 drops orange or lemon Pour the essential oil down the drain followed by baking soda, followed by vinegar. Let sit 15min then run water down the drain. Garbage Can Odor Tabs
2 cups baking soda 1 cup epsom salts ¼ cup water 10 drops lemon or orange oil 5 drops peppermint Mix ingredients & slowly add water. Form a paste like playdough. Fill tray and allow to harden overnight. Add to bottom of garbage cans as needed. Store in a airtight container.
If you get ants in the kitchen in the summer, as we do, use the peppermint oil version as ants hate peppermint.
When you’re done cleaning, reward yourself with a couple drops of lemon or one drop of peppermint oil in water to create a delicious tea with digestive and detoxifying benefits.
If you’d rather a cooler drink, add 3 drops tangerine oil to carbonated water and fruit infused ice cubes for a very refreshing drink without the sugar, preservatives or artificial colourings.
Until next time, let me know what you tried and keep celebrating the simple beauty of natural living.