One key thing to remember when cooking with essential oils is less is more. Essential oils are so concentrated that it’s best to start with one drop. It’s easier to add more but you can’t take it away. Oils can can be diluted in recipes by adding coconut oil or almond oil. Make sure to use organic oils.
When adding essential oils to your recipe, it’s best to pour it in a measuring spoon rather than directly over the food. This will reduce the likelihood of over-adding the oils. This will prevent from spoiling the taste of your food and wasting the oils.
Make certain you understand the properties of the oils you are using. Some oils are not to be ingested. Others must be diluted because they can cause sensitivity when they are used full strength. doTERRA oils are certified pure therapeutic grade (CPTG) whereas many oils you can purchase over the counter are just rated as GRAS (generally recognized as safe) which can still have additives.
Some of the easiest oils to integrate into your regular recipes are thyme, oregano, ginger, and black pepper. I will post recipes in following blogs so you can easily incorporate them in your cooking.
I suggest getting a copy of Modern Essentials: A Contemporary Guide to the Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils. This book is a amazing resource for understanding the healing power of essential oils. I use this book regularly.
If you have any questions about essential oils, post them below in the comments and I will be glad to respond.