I love the versatility of these oils. It’s so fun to use them for wellness, stress, and even to dress up summer BBQ & cocktails! 

Often, people don’t realize they can use doTERRA essential oils for more than health and wellness. So in honor of this sunshine season, and to add a little spice and fun to your life, I’m sharing a collection of BBQ & cocktail recipes that add a whole other level to your outdoor dining this season! 

Grilled Corn on the Cob with Lime Oil

This awesome flavor combo really livens up the abundance of corn available this time of year.

  • Husked corn cobs
  • Melted Butter
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Garlic powder
  • Lime essential oil
  • Optional: Cotija cheese

Grill corn cobs on gas or charcoal grill until done. 

Mix together the butter, salt and pepper, garlic powder and 1 drop of essential oil per ear of corn. Spread onto corn cobs and add sprinkle with cotija cheese, if desired. Feel free to add a squeeze of fresh lime juice as well! Enjoy!

Sweet & Sour Marinade for Pork (from doTERRA website)

This recipe is straight from doTERRA. I love using Wild Orange essential oil in cocktails and food. Plus, it’s a great mood lifter and energizer! Don’t forget, I’m using essential oils that are edible, based on doTERRA’s formulations. Using another brand of essential oils could lead to ingesting oils not meant for consumption.

  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ½ cup honey
  • ½ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • ¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 8 drops Wild Orange essential oil

Mix all of these together and marinade a pork tenderloin, pork chops, or even a ham! Grill or smoke as desired. Enjoy!

Raspberry Vinaigrette (from doTERRA)

Edible essential oils work great in all kinds of salad dressings. This one works great with strawberry, spinach, and feta cheese salad!

  • 2-4 drops lime oil
  • 1 pint fresh raspberries
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup olive oil

In small bowl mash raspberries. Add the remaining ingredients and mix using wire whisk till combines. Chill at least 30 minutes and toss with salad. This one is best not made to far in advance. 

Mint Mojito

It’s hot out there which makes it the perfect time for a mint mojito! 

  • 3-4 fresh mint leaves
  • 1-2 limes, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 drop doTERRA Spearmint essential oil
  • 1 ½ oz white rum
  • Crushed ice
  • Sparkling water

Crush 1 mint leaf and 1 lime wedge with a muddler. Continue to add lime wedges, to taste. Add sugar, and muddle together. Add this mixture to a glass of crushed ice. Add the rum and sparkling water. Stir, and add more sugar if desired. 

Vodka Lavender Lemonade

This one just tastes like summer, plus the Lavender oil makes it super relaxing. You’ll want to start with the following simple syrup recipe:

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 10-20 drops of Lavender doTERRA essential oil
  • Combine sugar and water in a saucepan until sugar is fully dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool. Add Lavender oil to taste. 

For the lemonade recipe:

  • 1 ¼ cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ cup local honey
  • 6 ½ cups of water
  • Vodka of choice

Combine the lemon juice, honey, water, and the simple syrup together. Pour 1-2 oz of vodka into a glass over ice and add the lemonade mixture. Add more vodka if desired. Enjoy!