Holiday Recipes

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It is the holiday season… my FAVORITE for cooking and baking.

Cooler weather outside provides the perfect excuse for keeping the oven on a bit more, and puts you in the mood for fall comfort foods like pumpkin anything and culinary creations involving cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. We have a few fun food and drink recipes that feature the Vitality essential oils to share with you too that are perfect for entertaining!

Spruce up your holiday traditions with some culinary fun this year! We have a few of our favorite holiday recipes featuring vitality essential oils ready for you!

Start Your Brunch with a Special Treat

Start your morning off right (or treat yourself later in the day) with this spiced pumpkin creamer. Add a splash to your coffee or tea… or froth it up for a pumpkin spice latte!

Spiced pumpkin creamer recipe featuring clove, ginger, and cinnamon vitality essential oils

Cinnamon rolls are a special treat for my family, and this recipe featuring cinnamon and orange vitality is quite easy to make!

Cinnamon roll recipe, featuring cinnamon and orange vitality essential oils

Appetizer Ideas Fit For Entertaining

Cider. I’m probably more excited about hot apple cider than I am pumpkin spiced lattes. To say this is a cold weather favorite is a bit of an understatement.

Not much is more soothing and warming than a nice cup of cider!

Holiday spiced apple cider recipe, featuring clove, cinnamon, and tangerine essential oils

This herb cheese ball is a great appetizer to serve when guests and family begin to salivate at the lovely aromas created by your incredible dinner. That moment when everyone is hungry, but there is still some time to wait before dinner is ready… that moment is when this cheese ball is perfect!

This herb cheeseball recipe is a great appetizer to serve when guests and family begin to salivate at the lovely aromas created by your incredible dinner. That moment when everyone is hungry, but there is still some time to wait before dinner is ready... that moment is when this cheese ball is perfect! This recipe features marjoram, sage, and black pepper vitality essential oils. So delicious!

Dinner Ideas Fit For Entertaining

Holiday meals we host almost always contain turkey and ham. These recipes have been a huge hit too!

Delicious recipe for a sauce to inject your holiday turkey with
Orange glazed honey ham for a holiday dinner? yes please! This delicious recipe features orange, clove, and cinnamon vitality essential oils

Potatoes and cornbread are often a staple in our home too, even outside of the holidays.

The holidays aren't quite the holidays without sweet potato casserole. This recipe featuring lemon and cinnamon vitality essential oils is delicious!
Recipe for rosemary-garlic mashed potatoes, featuring rosemary and black pepper vitality essential oils
This ultimate gravy recipe features thyme, black pepper, and sage vitality essential oils, and is a delicious addition to your potatoes and turkey!

Holiday meals wouldn’t be the same without green beans, even if they aren’t a family favorite. Adding some lemon vitality really brings them to the next level! Lemon vitality offers a much more rounded lemon flavor than the super acidic lemon juice.

Don't forget the veggies when you're planning your holiday dinner! These lemon butter green beans deserve a place at your table! This recipe features lemon vitality essential oil.

Cranberry sauce is a staple in the holiday menu for just about everyone I’ve ever met. I love adding some orange, lime, and lemon vitality to the sauce. It provides a bit extra to the flavor profile that is just homey and enjoyable.

Anyone else a cranberry sauce addict? This homemade cranberry sauce recipe will be sure to make a statement of its own at your dinner table. It features orange, lime, and lemon vitality essential oils

Need some fun desserts???

This is a FAVORITE here at home. If it’s your first time making peppermint brownies with essential oils, I would suggest starting with 3-4 drops because 5-6 is REAL PEPPERMINTY

Hit the refresh button on your brownies! Adding a little peppermint vitality to your batter gives your taste buds a whole new perspective on brownies! The peppermint definitely lightens and brightens the flavor.

Pumpkin pie featuring nutmeg, clove, ginger, and cinnamon vitality essential oils.

This is a delicious take on the traditional pumpkin pie.

A twist on the classic pumpkin pie! This recipe features cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and ginger vitality essential oils. The flavor is unlike any other pumpkin pie I've ever had... very rounded... I'll always be using this recipe from now on!

We genuinely hope you enjoyed the recipes shared today! Please let us know in the comments if you’ve tried them and what you think, or what your favorite holiday recipe is that features vitality essential oils… we would LOVE to hear from you!!


Where to Buy High Quality Essential Oils

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Warning: DO NOT purchase your oils through Amazon or similar websites!

Any website that allows anyone to sell on, (Amazon, eBay, Walmart… etc.) are terrible places to purchase essential oils. While you may get a “good deal,” knowing who you’re purchasing from is difficult. There are many counterfeit “essential oils” being sold that are causing health ailments, major skin reactions, and a lot of misery. These are NOT high quality essential oils. They are fakes being sold purely for profit.

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I highly encourage you to check out our How To Find Quality Essential Oils post for in-depth information about why quality matters, and what to look for.

Where we purchase our essential oils, and why

We purchase our oils through Young Living because they set a higher standard for essential oils than what the rest of the industry expects. Their Seed to Seal guarantee is unmatched, and shows their dedication to a farm-to-table type of approach. This company has proven to me time and time again to be the closest thing out there to buying from your local farmer. They are totally transparent in their processes, and even open their farms so you can see for yourself (or involve yourself in the process).


Nicole Graber, team leader, author, and editor to EssentialOils.Life and nikkygraber.com blog websites.

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Spruce up your holiday traditions with some culinary fun this year! We have a few of our favorite holiday recipes featuring vitality essential oils ready for you!
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