Cooking with Essential Oils
Are you curious to which oils can be used in cooking? Essential oils that come from spices, herbs or citrus fruits commonly used in cooking are the best essential oils to incorporate in your food. These oils can include the following:
Basil, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Cassia, Cilantro, Cinnamon, Clove, Coriander, Dill, Fennel, Ginger, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Lime, Marjoram, Orange, Oregano, Peppermint, Rosemary, Spearmint and Thyme. (I did not add the summer oils since they are not readily available.)
Oil substitution guidelines:
Typically, 1 drop of a citrus oil can substitute for 1 tsp of citrus zest. If the recipe calls for the a zest from 1 citrus fruit, you can use 3–10 drops of the citrus essential oil instead.
Be watching for more substitution guidelines and cooking tips.