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|
|Basil||1 toothpick||1 teaspoon dried basil or 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil|
|Black Pepper||1 drop||1 tablespoon ground black pepper|
|Cardamom||1 drop||1 tablespoon ground cardamom|
|Chamomile||1 toothpick||1 tablespoon dried chamomile or 1 teaspoon fresh chamomile|
|Cilantro||1 toothpick||1 teaspoon dried cilantro or 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped|
|Cinnamon||1 drop||1 tablespoon ground cinnamon|
|Clove||1 drop||1 tablespoon ground clove|
|Coriander||1 drop||1 tablespoon ground coriander|
|Fennel||1 drop||1 tablespoon chopped fresh fennel root|
|Ginger||1 drop||1 tablespoon dried ginger or 1 teaspoon chopped fresh ginger root|
|Grapefruit||1 drop||1 teaspoon grapefruit zest|
|Green Mandarin||1 drop||1 teaspoon green mandarin zest|
|Lavender||1 toothpick||1 teaspoon dried lavender or 1 tablespoon fresh lavender, chopped|
|Lemon||1 drop||1 teaspoon lemon zest|
|Lemongrass||1 drop||1 teaspoon chopped fresh lemongrass|
|Lime||1 drop||1 teaspoon lime zest|
|Marjoram||1 toothpick||1 teaspoon dried marjoram or 1 tablespoon chopped fresh marjoram|
|Orange||1 drop||1 teaspoon orange zest|
|Oregano||1 toothpick||1 teaspoon dried oregano or 1 tablespoon fresh chopped oregano|
|Peppermint||1 drop||1 teaspoon dried mint leaves or 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint leaves|
|Pink Pepper||1 drop||1 tablespoon ground pink pepper|
|Rosemary||1 toothpick||1 teaspoon dried rosemary or 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary|
|Sage||1 toothpick||1 teaspoon dried sage or 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage|
|Spearmint||1 drop||1 teaspoon dried mint leaves or 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint leaves|
|Tangerine||1 drop||1 teaspoon tangerine zest|
|Thyme||1 toothpick||1 teaspoon dried thyme or 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme|
|Tumeric||1 drop||1 tablespoon ground turmeric or 1 teaspoon chopped turmeric root|