I absolutely love my extra-virgin olive oil. I drizzle it on all my salads (and I make a delicious Caprese salad), and I’ll top off my cooked salmon or chicken with just a bit of olive oil right before serving it to my family.
And while I love olive oil, I admit that herb-infused olive oil is even better. I remember going to expensive stores at the mall to sample infused olive oil and getting sticker shock at the bottle.
You can make you own homemade olive oil infused with herbs, such as basil, rosemary, oregano and thyme for way cheaper than the stores. Yes, you can just add the herbs themselves to a bottle of olive oil and wait a couple of weeks for the oil to get infused, or you can use essential oils.
Yep, that’s right. You can use essential oils (these are the only essential oils that I use) to infuse your olive oil. It’s delicious.
Herb-infused olive oils make great homemade gifts too. I buy these cute glass olive oil dispensers. These are great gifts for party hosts, neighbors, teachers, friends and more.
Where to Get Kitchen Pantry Essentials
I get my other kitchen pantry supplies like sea salt, black pepper, spices, coconut oil, and other essentials either on Amazon or my local health food store usually. But then I got a Thrive membership. If you don’t already have one – it’s awesome! It’s like Whole Foods meets Costco. Bob’s Red Mill baking soda, for instance, is about $3 at my local health food store and $6 on Amazon. But it’s only $2.03 (YES!) on Thrive Market. Great deal right? And the raw honey?! Don’t even get me started how much that costs at the health food store. But on Thrive Market it’s just $5.45 for a 10.5 oz jar of raw honey.
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Drizzle this homemade olive oil infused with essential oils over salads, pasta dishes, fish or chicken, vegetables, or even as a marinade for meat. And, of course, this homemade herb-infused olive oil amazing with fresh bread (gluten-free, fresh bread in my case).
- Bottle of extra-virgin olive oil (I like this one because it’s organic, unrefined and unfiltered)
- Essential oil of choice, such as Basil, Rosemary, Oregano, Tarragon, Thyme Black Pepper, Lemon, Dill, Lemongrass, Marjoram, etc. (where to buy high-quality essential oils)
- Add a few drops of the essential oil of your choice. For 8 oz of olive oil, I would use 3-4 drops.
- You can mix and match oils – such as Lemon and Rosemary or Basil and Black Pepper. Just be sure to try no more than 3-4 drops of oil total. You can always add more if you like.
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