Edible Essential Oil Recipes

  • Santa Hat Brownies With Pure Orange Oil

    Full disclosure........ these are made with a brownie packet mix to save time. The hats and cream on top of the brownies however, make them a festive dessert or a fancy treat to take to the Christmas Party. 

    You will need....

    - 1 brownie packet mix and appropriate ingredients. 

    - Strawberries

    - 3 drops of pure orange essential oil

    - Extra thick cream or whipped cream (we used thick)


    1. Make your brownies and allow them to cool. Cut them into squares of a similar size. 

    2. Wash and cut the stalks off your strawberries. The closer to the same size you can find the better. 

    3. Take the cream and pop it in a small bowl. Add the essential oil and stir through well. 

    4. Pop the bowl in the freezer for 10 minutes to bind the cream a little. 

    5. Scoop the cream into a piping bag and pipe the cream onto each brownie. Add the strawberry and then pipe the pom pom on the top of the strawberry. Keep the brownies in the fridge until ready to serve. 

    6. Enjoy. x


  • White Choc Peppermint Buds with a Pop of Candy Cane

    If you are anything like us, the closer you come to Christmas, the more candy canes are found floating around the house. Not being a big candy cane fan myself, I have pulled this recipe together to give them a new lease on life. This recipe is incredibly basic.... the beauty is, the candy canes become like nougat in the white chocolate, giving it a completely different feel. These are lovely for after dinner treats with a cuppa and are adult enough to share with guests or gift to others. 

    You will need......

    - 100g white chocolate (we used buds)

    - 2 drops of pure peppermint essential oil

    - 1 large candy cane

    - Small chocolate moulds 


    1. In a double boiler, heat the chocolate to the point of melting while staring. Give the mix a minute or two to slightly cool.

    2. Add the drops of essential oil and mix them through the melted chocolate. 

    3. Crush the candy cane until it is in small crumbly pieces then add them to the chocolate mix and quickly stir through. 

    4. Scoop the mix into the chocolate moulds and then place in the fridge to cool.

    5. Once the chocolate has completely cooled, pop the chocolate out of the moulds and store in an airtight container until you are ready to consume them.

    6. We garnished ours with an extra sprinkle of crumbled candy cane (just to waste another one).  


  • Homemade Lemon and Rosemary Sea Salt BBQ Rub

    If Dad is a pro on the BBQ and you want to spoil him with something a little foodie this Father's Day, this BBQ salt rub is so simple and delicious. 

    It uses a combination of fresh ingredients and essential oils. It could also be modified by changing the oils and ingredients, a ginger and lime mix might be another lovely combination to keep on hand. 

    You will need:

    • 200 grams sea salt (or to fill a 175ml jar)
    • 3 tbs fresh rosemary leaves, finely chopped
    • Zest of 1/2 lemon, grated
    • 2 drops of pure lemon essential oil
    • A clean glass jar. 


    -  Preheat the oven to 100 degrees C
     -  Zest the lemon and finely chop the rosemary leaves
    - Add sea salt, rosemary and lemon zest to a food processor. Pulse until the salt            becomes a little finer and everything is well mixed
    - Lay the mixture on a baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes in the oven
    - Remove it from the oven and let it cool for 15 minutes.
    -  Tip the mix in a bowl and add lemon oil and mix well.
    - Store the salt in a clean glass jar, we like to store ours in the fridge to keep it dry.


  • Winter Warming Mulled Wine Satchets

    Winter is the perfect time to sit back and enjoy a sweet and spicy mulled wine and well mull....

    Make just one mulled wine sachet or a bunch so next time you feel like a mulled wine, it's easy to pop a sachet + wine in a pot and you you will be enjoying this warming beverage in no time or you could share your sachet with friends this Winter.

    Not only is this mulled wine a delicious drink, it's also a treat for your sense of smell, as the aroma will fill your entire house - yum!

    What you need:

    • Aroma Bottles Bath T-bag
    • 1 star anise
    • 1 cinnamon quill
    • 1 tsp cloves
    • 1 tsp all spice
    • 1 piece stem ginger or drop of ginger oil
    • 2 tsp dried mixed peel
    • 2 tbsp raw sugar
    • 4 cardamom pods

    These amounts are to fill 1 sachet. 1 sachet per bottle of red wine.

    Method for creating spiced wine sachet:

    1. Measure out your ingredients and place all except the cinnamon quill and star anise in the centre of the cloth. We will use these as decoration on the outside of the sachet. However, if you prefer to include them on the inside, that’s fine — just crumble the cinnamon down to make it small enough to fit. 
    2. Gather the top of your sachet by pulling both twin strings. Be sure to attach your cinnamon quill and star anise to the sachet too. You can also add the instructions label, or give this separately so no one accidentally leaves it attached during cooking. 

    Method for cooking

    1. Add one bottle of red wine to saucepan and add sachet (you can also add some extra fresh sliced orange to the pot) warm gently for about 15 mins and let the sachet flavours infuse the wine
    2. You are ready to serve one the wine is warm and the whole house will be smelling amazing.
    3. Serve warm in a thick glass or mug and make it look pretty with a cinnamon stick and fresh or dried orange slice garnish.