These easy and delicious essential oil lollipops can flavor your taste buds, or accommodate a specific wellness goal, such as soothing stomach support or overall immune system support.
Sometimes when you’re not feeling your best, a lollipop sure does seem like it could make you all better, especially if you’re a kid. Yet store bought lollipops, which are often loaded with added sugar, corn syrup, dyes, or other ingredients and are highly unlikely to provide any nutritional or immune support at all.
Not only do these essential oil lollipops taste great, they can replace those fructose-laden store bought lollipops.
First of all, it should be stated that these lollipops are made Young Living Vitality oils, which are intended for internal consumption. It is of utmost importance that you use a brand that you trust, as not all essential oils can be consumed internally. Please only use essential oils that are clearly labeled as such.
With that said, Young Living has several tasty Vitality oils to choose from when making your essential oil lollipops, such as: Cinnamon Bark, Citrus Fresh, Clove, German Chamomile, Ginger, Grapefruit, Jade Lemon, Lemon, Lime, Nutmeg, Orange, Peppermint, Spearmint, Tangerine, and Thieves.
The citrusy oils tend to have the constituents limonene, beta-pinene, and linalool
Spearmint and Peppermint Vitality essential oils, both have cooling flavors and support normal digestion, while Thieves Vitality oil provides support for overall wellness.*
Are you ready to give them a try? Here’s my easy essential oil lollipops recipe:
Easy Essential Oil Lollipops Recipe
*Please keep in mind that children under one year of age should not consume honey due to an increased risk of Botulism poisoning. Consult your physician if you have any questions.
Cooking spray (Optional)
You can use 8-10 drops of any of the Young Living Vitality oils to make your essential oil lollipops, such as: Cinnamon Bark, Citrus Fresh, Clove, German Chamomile, Ginger, Grapefruit, Jade Lemon, Lemon, Lime, Nutmeg, Orange, Peppermint, Spearmint, Tangerine, and Thieves. Or you could get fancy and make your own creations.
You may be thinking that 8-10 drops sounds like it would make a very strong flavor, but don’t forget that the sweetness of the honey will still come through! Depending on your taste preferences and or immune support needs, here are some suggestions of flavors you could also try:
- 5 drops Ginger, 4 drops Orange
- 4 drops Orange, 3 drops Clove, 3 drops Cinnamon
- 6 drops Lemon, 3 drops Lime
- 4 drops Tangerine, 3 drops Lemon, 2 drops lime
- 4 drops Peppermint, 4 drop Spearmint (for when you need a little stomach support)
- 6 drops Peppermint, 3 drop German Chamomile (also good for soothing bellies)
- 6 drops Thieves, 3 drop Lemon (great for overall immune support)
– If using candy molds, spread a sheet of wax paper on a tray.
– Lay lollipop sticks out with a few inches (maybe 4-5) of separation between each one.
– Add honey and rice syrup to a small saucepan and cook over low heat. Stir continuously.
– Bring honey to a boil.
– Insert candy thermometer. Raise to medium heat and cook until it has reached a temperature of 275 degrees.
– Once the thermometer reaches 275 degrees, remove from heat.
– Once bubbling subsides, add essential oils. Stir well.
At this point you have two options.
If using candy molds:
– Let mixture sit for 5 minutes at room temperature.
– Pour mixture carefully into molds.
– Add lollipop sticks. At this point, the mixture should be thick enough for the sticks to stay secure. If not, let the lollipops cool for another minute or two. Then reinsert lollipop sticks.
– Gently rub an ice cube over the lollipops.
– Let cool at room temperature before removing from molds.
If not using candy molds:
– Carefully pour honey over each stick to create a free form lollipop. You can also small metal cookie molds to shape your lollipops. If so, spray them lightly with cooking spray prior to use.
– Gently rub an ice cube over the lollipops.
– Let lollipops cool at room temperature until hard or place the tray in the refrigerator for 5 minutes before cooling at room temperature.
Tip: Before the lollipops harden completely, you can use a pizza cutter to fix edges or tidy up misshapen freeform lollipops.
Makes 8-10 lollipops
Note that these lollipops will have a stickier consistency than hard candy, so keeping them separated during storage will be helpful. Lollipops can be placed in a mason jar standing upright at room temperature or in the refrigerator. Of course, if they are being made as a gift you can also put them in treat bags.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Neither this article or the products mentioned are intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This article is for informational purposes only. Always consult a medical practitioner before making any significant changes to your health and wellness routine.
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