Essential Oil Infused Popsicle- by Oh Everything Handmade

Essential Oil Infused Popsicles

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Essential Oil Infused Popsicle- by Oh Everything Handmade

The last day of summer is approaching us shortly, but we don’t want the summer to leave. Being out all day, enjoying the beach or the pool is way too much fun. With two super active toddlers, the need for some healthy snacking after or during our sunbathing rituals was long overdue!

Essential Oils are always a healthy option (as long as you use the right ones) to spice things up. My kids LOVE ice cream, so I decided to make them popsicles instead of buying the store brand ice cream. Essential Oil Infused Popsicles that is, those you can’t buy at the store!

Why make your own popsicles?

  • healthier (duh)
  • cheaper
  • can be made with any flavor
  • use veggies and fruit for a nutritious combo pop

How to get started 

You need a great popsicle mold, Essential Oils, a food processor or stand mixer, wooden sticks, wax paper, leftovers or fresh bought fruit, juice, gummy bears or worms, milk and yogurt.

Tips & Tricks:

  • If you use the dishwasher for the molds – the metal piece will most likely change the metals color (read the reviews on amazon for it here)
  • In order for the popsicle stick not to float up during the freezing process, soak the popsicle sticks in warm water prior to inserting into your popsicles (dry them with a clean paper towel or cloth before inserting).
  • Want to store a bunch of popsicles in your freezer, simply wrap them individually in wax paper and store them in a ziplock bag.
  • Like to take your popsicles to a birthday party, use this small cooler, fill the bottom with cooling packs, one layer or popsicles in a ziplock bag, and another layer of cooling packs. If you have more, stack them sideways: cooling pack | popsicles | cooling pack | popsicles and lay two more cooling packs on top to cover everything up.
  • If you add Essential Oils to your mix, make sure you use a glass bowl with a wooden spoon to combine and mix.

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Essential Oil Infused Popsicles - Pineapple, Lemon, Yogurt
 
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Recipe type: Summer Snack
Serves: 10
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Yogurt (vanilla or plain)
  • 1 Pineapple (pealed and cut in cubes)
  • ½ Lemon (juiced)
  • 1-2 drops Lemon Essential Oil
Instructions
  1. Prep your molds by rinsing with soap and hot water, let them dry.
  2. Peal and cut the pineapple into small cubes for easier processing, add them to a food processor and puree until desired consistency is reached.
  3. Juice ½ lemon and add the juice to the pineapple puree, mix one more time to distribute.
  4. Transfer ½ cup of yogurt to a glass bowl, and mix 1-2 drops of the Lemon Essential Oil in.
  5. Fill your molds with the yogurt and pineapple mix.
  6. Soak your popsicle sticks in warm water until they look soaked, dry them one by one and submerge ¾ of the stick into your popsicle mold.
  7. Add the entire tray to your freezer and let them freeze for 5-10 hours.

Essential Oil Infused Popsicle - Yougurt Pinapple LemonEssential Oil Infused Popsicle - wrap in wax paper

To store your popsicles in the freezer without sticking to each other, wrap them in wax paper and store them in a ziplock bag for easy access.

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Essential Oil Infused Popsicles- NingXia Red Juice
 
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Recipe type: Summer Snack
Serves: 10
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups coconut milk
  • ½ Pineapple (pealed and cut in cubes)
  • ½ Lemon (juiced)
  • 2½ cups Ningxia Red juice
  • ¼ cup blueberries
  • 1-2 drops Lemon, Ginger or Orange Essential Oil (up to you)
Instructions
  1. Prep your molds by rinsing with soap and hot water, let them dry.
  2. Peal and cut the pineapple into small cubes for easier processing, add them to a food processor and puree until desired consistency is reached.
  3. Juice ½ lemon and add the juice to the pineapple puree, mix one more time to distribute.
  4. Transfer 1½ cups of coconut milk to a glass bowl, and mix 1-2 drops of your desired Essential Oil.
  5. Fill each mold with ¼ cup of the Ningxia Red juice, place the molds in the freezer and let the juice freeze for 30 minutes. Take the molds out, add the a few blueberries to each mold, fill with coconut milk and freeze again for 30 minutes. Once more take out the molds, add the pineapple mix and the remaining blueberries.
  6. Soak your popsicle sticks in warm water until they look soaked, dry them one by one and submerge ¾ of the stick into your popsicle mold.
  7. Add the entire tray to your freezer and let them freeze for 5-10 hours.

Essential Oil Infused Popsicle - Refreshment snack

The possibilities are endless, but my kids favorite is the “organic gummy worms with apple juice popsicle” – can’t beat that, right?!

What’s your favorite flavor combo?

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2 Comments

  • Reply Natalie @ Obsessive Cooking Disorder August 13, 2015 at 7:17 am

    I didn’t know essential oils were edible! I just always used them in DIY sugar/salt scrubs. Very cool, thanks for the awesome recipe. 🙂 I feel like this could also be a facial mask too haha

    • Reply Bettina Johnson August 13, 2015 at 10:36 pm

      Natalie, you definatly can ingest oils. Just make sure you get those that have no additives or preservatives. Young Living is defiantly a good company to go with. You can read more about how they process and make the oils here.

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