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Chapter XI

Chapter XII

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Aromatherapy - Chapter XI by Deborah Dolen Cooking w/ Essential Oils


AROMATHERAPY - Chapter XI by Deborah Dolen

Cooking with Essential Oils

Excerpt How to Make Perfume and Aromatherapy Basics Copyright Deborah Dolen 2011 This e-book is available in full version on Amazon Kindle and Barnes and Noble Nook. By Deborah Dolen Mabel White
Essentials in the Kitchen - Cooking with Essential Oils Most of our use in cooking with essential oils, such as Rose and/or Lavender Jelly, will simply be stirring them into salts, sugar, fats (such as butter, ice cream) and jellies. I feel this is the prudent way to become familiar with the use of essential oils in the kitchen as well as the most delicate approach to enjoying them. Keep in mind you will be using the amount on the end of a tooth pick for most. Using essential oils 'clicked' in my head one day when I was looking at $20 a pound 'Gourmet' cooking salt that was from France, and another for $32 a pound from Spain, wishing I could buy them all. (That is half a kilo for our neighbors to the north and across the Atlantic.) I ended up buying a $6 a pound 'Bolivian Rose' sea salt because it was a pretty pink--and the only one I could afford. The pink in the Bolivian salt comes from shrimp brine, and in Hawaii the pink originates from volacnic ash. Gourmet salts such as these can be full of some interesting nutrients. But they are expensive and "afford" is the operative word here. I was thrilled the Rose salt did seem to make the food 'taste' better, although we ARE funny creatures. The mind is a VERY powerful thing indeed. For all I know the salt was scraped off a camels ass with a Capital One credit card.

The salt from France called 'Fleur de Sell' proclaimed to have some natural touch of 'lavender' or 'flower' and that's when the use of Essential oils really went rampant in my head. Beyond stirring in fleurs--we could probably stir in a drop of black pepper EO and call it 'Peppercorn eau de Salt.' TRUST we will make some fascinating salt blends, so the main thing you need is a quality sea salt and totally cute containers to keep our Gourmet salt in sight! You can even use small mason jars if you have them. Over time the salt may corrode them though. We will use a forum to share recipes and consult when we are cooking for the holidays.


Excerpt How to Make Perfume and Aromatherapy Basics Copyright Deborah Dolen 2011 This e-book is available in full version on Amazon Kindle and Barnes and Noble Nook. By Deborah Dolen aka Mabel White

*The recipes are in the book. They will not line up properly here anyway.



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About Dean Deborah Dolen return to home page

Deborah Dolen is the Editor in Chief for Mabel White DIY and author of over 25 DIY books, 1,000 articles and several TV "how to" Films.  Deborah Dolen is also an environmental writer and has her own content syndication.  Deborah Dolen was widowed when she was on her 30's and went on to raise three great daughters in FL up against many obstacles.  This is the time period she generated her most fascinating DIY books.

Deborah Dolen was born in a Catholic Infant Home on Niagara Falls, the U.S. side.  It was known as Our Lady of Victory.  Deborah grew up in the Adirondack mountains in Upstate New York although moved around a lot and always in transition.  Her teenage years were more stable and thoroughbred race horses were her passion. She skipped school a lot in the 70's to walk and groom the likes of Man o' War and Secretariat.  When she was not grooming horses in Saratoga she was hitting the ski slopes of Killington in Vermont, Pikes Peak, or Gore Mountain to name a few.  To this day K-2's are her favorite skis and Head are her favorite bindings.

In her 20's  Deborah Dolen built some 520 legal clinics for the poor from the ground up and ran for 17 years.  People simply needed affordable legal access and that still has not changed much.  Having grown up poor and discriminated against-even disallowed to play with certain toys...Deborah had never been a quiet type and bucked many regimes as an adult.  In the 80's she felt almost all legal fees were oppressive to the majority for no reason and feels they still are.  Her organization helped well over 100,000 people.  Many of those were able to teach other people in turn.  As with health care, Canada does not charge its citizens for most common family law issues and Deborah feels family issues, including financial ones, should not be a feeding frenzy in the states as it still certainly is. No one should profit of the demise of another person.

Fast forward a few decades and Deborah Dolen is very much into flying and canine rescue as well as DIY projects she writes about and films from her Florida home.  Although her passions have always been with horse racing she is very into auto racing, focus and performance in Daytona and Charlotte, NC.  Deborah presently writes about environmental topics beyond DIY subjects that will always fascinate her.  Her dog Ringo, adopted from Katrina, is usually by her side.

You can join Deborah Dolen her on twitter facebook or check out her home page for RSS syndication.    See demos of her work on YouTube here and Amazon here.  Mabel White