by Buffy Ellen
Chocolate… mint… can there be a better combo? Especially when you can make these deliciously fragrant drops in literally 5 minutes, with just 2 simple ingredients. I’ve been loving on essential oils the past few months (as you may have seen on my Insta/FB), not only for their topical and aromatic use, but also as an ingredient in recipes. Let’s just say adding a few drops of essential oil to your meals is like plugging in a super-charged energizer bunny of flavour. It will take your cooking seriously next level!
When you’re using essential oils in food, it’s super important that you use the highest quality you can find. There’s been a lot of discussion (some scientific, some not so much) around the dangers of using essential oils internally, and the reasons for this are well founded:
As a result, whenever I mention essential oils in a recipe (which I have regularly throughout my Be Good Organics blog), please make sure you’re not using some dodgy bottle you picked up from the supermarket, chemist, or heaven forbid, the $2 shop (I’m guilty, I’ve done it). There are only a very select few brands I recommend for internal use, my favourite of which you can read more about here.
If you want to learn even more about how to get your hands on these beautifully pure, ethically sourced, and highly effective essential oils, come along to one of my essential workshops (details on our upcoming schedule here). Or, if you’re out of town, send me a direct email here and I can organise a one-on-one session for you. I’m also planning on doing a FB live workshop this coming June, so that if you can’t make one of the classes in person, you can still learn all about essential oils and how to safely use them.
It’s really important to me that you use the highest quality products in your food and body, and essential oils given their potency are even more important to take care with. This is particularly so if your health is in a compromised state, you’re pregnant, or you’re giving them to children. Either way, come get educated with me so you can learn more!
Now let’s get onto these buttons. Yes, these gloriously dark Choc Mint Buttons are…
Your guests will never know how ridiculously easy these are. Don’t break it to them until after! The other brilliant thing is you can make a big batch of these and store them in the fridge for any unexpected guest arrivals. Or just until your next after dinner-mint craving hits… check out our new VIDEO above showing you how!
Get peppy with peppermint essential oil!
So, what else is peppermint essential oil good for? Here are 15 of my all-time favourite ways, using it topically, aromatically, and internally. Make sure you’ve got some roller balls, a carrier oil like fractionated coconut oil, and a diffuser before you start!
Hope that list gets you inspired on how to use your pepp, and not just for the chocolate either!
My favourite peppermint essential oil is by doTERRA, thanks to it’s potency, purity, and gorgeously fragrant flavour. It’s THE perfect oil to be using in your cooking (and all the above applications). You can get 25% off this beautiful oil (and more), by setting yourself up a wholesale account through me; full instructions on how to do so are here. Or, if you’re not quite sure how to set it up or would prefer to buy a bottle retail to start with, send me an email right here.
If you make these yummy Choc Peppermint Drops, I’d love to hear what you think! Leave me a comment or photo below, tag me on Instagram with @begoodorganics and #begoodorganics, or share your thoughts over on my FB page here.
Meanwhile, we’re about to head north to the Daintree rainforest hinterlands, up the very top of Queensland’s east coast. Last stop is Cape Tribulation – the beaches are meant to be stunning! And absolutely no wifi coverage either – I can’t wait ;) If you want to follow along with more of our campervanning adventures, check out my insta stories here or FB stories here.
Hope you have an equally beautiful weekend planned, whether there be adventure or relaxation involved. Til next week, stay happy and well.
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Makes 30 buttons
Takes 5 minutes (+2 hours to firm)
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c = 250ml cup, tbsp = 15ml tablespoon, tsp = 5ml teaspoon
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Yes, for REALS. Lolly cake that’s actually healthy! Hands up who loved this good ol’ circular slice as a kid?? (me, me). I’ve remade it into a healthy slice of deliciousness – equally as good as the original, but vegan, dairy-free, refined sugar free, & super low in total sugar. Grab a slice of nostalgia here!
I'm Buffy, a food obsessed nutrition nerd, former financial research analyst and investment banker, and now - full time blogger, nutritionist and soon to be naturopath. I live in Auckland, New Zealand with my partner Tony, our two cats Zeus and Luna, and our cute-as-pie little girl Mila. Can't wait to share some healthy recipes with you! READ MORE HERE...
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