Cooking with Oregano oil
Oregano oil is one of the most potent and powerful essential oils and has been used for centuries in traditional practices.
Oregano has so many health benefits, but the essential oil is very strong and not so easy to ingest, so adding it to food is the perfect solution.
I dilute 20 drops of dōTERRA Oregano oil in good quality olive oil and keep it in this handy little dropper bottle (click here to order some from my website). This way it’s always on hand, and super easy to add to any dish without overwhelming it with Oregano flavour.
The primary chemical components of Oregano is carvacrol, a phenol that possesses antioxidant properties when ingested. Due to its high phenol content, caution should be taken when inhaling or diffusing Oregano essential oil; only one to two drops is needed.
Additionally, Oregano oil should be diluted with a carrier oil when applied to the skin. One drop taken internally each day can help maintain healthy immune function; Oregano can be taken more frequently as needed to further support the immune system.* In addition to being a popular cooking spice, Oregano oil also supports healthy digestion and respiratory function when taken internally.* Oregano’s aroma acts as an enhancer and equalizer in essential oil blends.
Quick and Easy Spaghetti Bolognaise
PREP TIME: 10 mins COOK TIME: 30 mins TOTAL TIME: 40 mins
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 large onion, finely chopped
- 500g beef mince (ground beef)
- 1 tin of chopped tomatoes
- 3 cloves garlic, chopped or minced
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 tbs Worcestershire sauce
- ½ tsp sugar
- 2 drops dōTERRA Oregano oil (diluted)
- 1 springs of fresh Oregano, chopped (add more if you don’t have Oregano essential oil)
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- dried spaghetti
- Grated Pecorino Romano or Parmesan cheese for serving, optional
Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the onions and sauté until lightly golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the garlic and fry another minute.
Add the beef mince; fry until fully cooked and no pink shows at all in the meat (about 8 minutes). Add the salt, pepper and tomato paste and mix with the meat.
Add the tinned tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, chopped oregano and sugar and reduce the heat to low and cook for at least 15 minutes (you can cook longer for a deeper flavour). Once cooked, add the Oregano essential oil and stir it in.
In the meantime, cook the spaghetti according to the package instructions. Drain and serve topped with the sauce and cheese (if using).
* This does not constitute medical advice and this product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.