Is PURELY™ in your pantry yet? People often associate essential oils with the medicine cabinet and our beauty products with the bathroom, but there are amazing benefits when you bring PURELY™ oils into the kitchen. Today’s post covers just three ways you can work easier in the kitchen and make the food you prepare better for everyone enjoying it.
The first suggestion is a no-brainer, upgrade your Extra Virgin Olive Oil to PURELY’s certified organic version.
In 2011, research showed that 73% of the olive oils sold in California did not meet the standards set for extra virgin olive oil (EVOO). That study showed that the following companies failed to meet EVOO standards:
- California Olive Ranch
- Cobram Estate
- Filippo Berio*
(Bertolli and Filippo Berio were presented with class action lawsuits for olive oil fraud in 2014.)
Doing things the right way, PURELY’s EVOO comes from hand-picked Picual olives from an exclusive family owned farm in Oleo Monte, Spain. Using old world farming techniques to grow, harvest, and package the olive oil results in the highest quality EVOO with organic certifications in Spain, Europe, and the United States.
The health benefits of olive oil are numerous just like its uses. Full of antioxidants and vitamins, EVOO has been shown to lower cardiovascular risks and increase brain functions by fighting free radicals in the body. Easily incorporated into many dishes and recipes, your kitchen is ready to be a source of healthy habits with a bottle of PURELY™ EVOO on the shelf.
Number two, flavor and marinate.
We’ve had great oils for the kitchen since the very beginning, but the recent addition of eight new essential oils brought some standout culinary superstars to our offerings. These new oils include Basil, Black Pepper, Coriander, Marjoram, and Sweet Fennel. Combined with existing favorites – Cinnamon Bark, Lemon, Oregano, Rosemary, and Spearmint – you have a wealth of flavors at your disposal to enhance your cooking.
We’re not going to list full recipes right here (we have to save something for other posts!), but here are some ideas to whet your appetite. Stay tuned for the full recipes by keeping an eye on the blog or joining the weekly newsletter that recaps all the posts here on PURELY Labs.
- Black Pepper + Oregano Steak Marinade
- Cinnamon Mint Ice Cream
- Basil + Rosemary Salad Dressing
Today’s final suggestion, weight management.
The ideas of food, the kitchen, body weight, and healthy living are all related and connected. Fortunately, having essential oils in the cupboard can also help here. Drinking a full glass of water – enhanced with one drop of Lemon or Peppermint essential oil – before a meal can aid portion control and prevent overeating.
Sometimes after eating all that great food from suggestions one and two, your body’s metabolism needs a boost. Blends such as Digestēsē™ and Slenderize™ come to the rescue to relieve digestive issues and increase energy levels so your body works at peak performance to process food. Again, one drop of these powerful natural compounds in a glass of water is enough to potentially make the difference.