We're so proud to now carry Veriditas Botanicals essential oils- a company dedicated to organics and small farming. Their line of oils is pure and unadulterated and is revolutionizing the distilling of organic plants for their essential oils. They're a natural fit for our co-op because of the pride they take in organic land management, their involvement in and understanding of cooperatives and the standards they uphold in the oils they produce. This is the only pharmaceutical-grade line of essential oils in the store, making some of them ideal for internal consumption, as well as external (They are not all edible, so be sure to ask our Wellness Department which ones are safe). Did you know that it takes 500 pounds of lavender to make just 32 ounces of lavender essential oil? That's a lot of land mass, so by supporting Veriditas you are, in turn, supporting organic farming methods on a large scale.
We'll be bringing you a DIY guide to make your own oil blends that are good for healing a whole host of ailments, but for now, here's some ideas for how to use the Veriditas Essential Oils for cooking and baking.
Add a drop of peppermint oil to your mocha or hot chocolate for a nice winter treat.
Add 10 drops of lavender oil to a jar of honey and make your own "miel de lavande". It's especially delicious in tea or drizzled over goat cheese.
Add a drop of cinnamon bark oil to your cookies to had just a hint of spice.
It's always best to start with a small amount of oil and add more to taste. Always add essential oil to the end of cooking to ensure that the molecular structure remains in tact and you're receiving the best flavor possible.
To learn more about Veriditas Botanicals essential oils click here.