What does a ‘toothpick’ of essential oil mean?

Since some essential oils are very potent, it doesn’t take much in comparison to the actual ingredient to flavor your food. As a general rule of thumb with these oils, start with a toothpick dipped in the oil then stir it into the mixture, adding more of the oil to taste as it is needed.

Remember, you can always add more in, but you can’t take it out once it’s in!

Not sure where to get food grade essential oils that are safe to eat?

It is true that not all essential oils are created equal, and some companies dilute their oils by adding fillers (a.k.a adulterants that may not be good for you) to their essential oils in the interest of saving themselves money. Do yourself a favor and spend a little more for your essential oils so you will actually reap all the benefits they have to offer.

 Please contact me privately to find out where I get mine! 


Ingredient……Essential Oil…… Ingredient Conversion
Basil1 toothpick1 teaspoon dried basil or 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
Black Pepper1 drop1 tablespoon ground black pepper
Cardamom1 drop1 tablespoon ground cardamom
Chamomile1 toothpick1 tablespoon dried chamomile or 1 teaspoon fresh chamomile
Cilantro1 toothpick1 teaspoon dried cilantro or 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
Cinnamon1 drop1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
Clove1 drop1 tablespoon ground clove
Coriander1 drop1 tablespoon ground coriander
Fennel1 drop1 tablespoon chopped fresh fennel root
Ginger1 drop1 tablespoon dried ginger or 1 teaspoon chopped fresh ginger root
Grapefruit1 drop1 teaspoon grapefruit zest
Green Mandarin1 drop1 teaspoon green mandarin zest
Lavender1 toothpick1 teaspoon dried lavender or 1 tablespoon fresh lavender, chopped
Lemon1 drop1 teaspoon lemon zest
Lemongrass1 drop1 teaspoon chopped fresh lemongrass
Lime1 drop1 teaspoon lime zest
Marjoram1 toothpick1 teaspoon dried marjoram or 1 tablespoon chopped fresh marjoram
Orange1 drop1 teaspoon orange zest
Oregano1 toothpick1 teaspoon dried oregano or 1 tablespoon fresh chopped oregano
Peppermint1 drop1 teaspoon dried mint leaves or 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint leaves
Pink Pepper1 drop1 tablespoon ground pink pepper
Rosemary1 toothpick1 teaspoon dried rosemary or 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
Sage1 toothpick1 teaspoon dried sage or 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
Spearmint1 drop1 teaspoon dried mint leaves or 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint leaves
Tangerine1 drop1 teaspoon tangerine zest
Thyme1 toothpick1 teaspoon dried thyme or 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
Tumeric1 drop1 tablespoon ground turmeric or 1 teaspoon chopped turmeric root