Working group Eifel, 10.12.2021 “essential oils in the Christmas season”.
- December 2021 from Verena Grewenig Last Friday our working group took place on the topic
“essential oils in the Christmas season” took place online.
First there was a short round of introductions of the 14 participants and current information from the association.
Then followed the main part of the evening, the fragrant gift ideas from the aroma and stirring kitchen.
You can find the instructions for chocolate making under the following LInk
here’s a little tip, for a last minute Christmas gift, which offers a lot of freedom for creativity.
Chocolate homemade, completely without palm fat and additives.
Ingredients in organic quality for 3 bars a 90 g:
– 100 g cocoa butter
– 100 g cocoa
– 40 agave syrup, honey or coconut syrup
– 40 g hazelnut puree, almond puree or coconut puree
2- 3 drops of food grade essential oil of choice.
Suggestions are here: Peppermint, Vanilla, Tonka, Cardamon, Cinnamon Orange….
If you like you can also add cocoa nibs, almond or nut pieces or dried fruit, there is plenty of room for your own creation.
For white chocolate please take
– 100 g cocoa butter
– 100 g powdered sugar
– 80 g coconut puree or light almond puree
– Chocolate mould, alternatively silicone moulds or a loaf pan for baking cakes are also suitable
– Melting pot, bowl in a water bath
– Dough scraper and mixing spoon
Melt the cocoa butter in a water bath, stir in the nut puree and agave syrup. Then stir in the cocoa powder until it dissolves without lumps. Now add the essential oils. The mixture can now be poured into the mold. After pouring, tap the mold several times on the kitchen table to dissolve any air bubbles.
If you like, you can sprinkle the dried fruit or nuts on top.
Then place the mold in the refrigerator for 30-60 minutes to harden. When the chocolate is hard enough, you can easily remove it from the mold.
Already you have a great individual Christmas gift. Of course, you can enjoy the chocolate all year round.
Have fun with the stirring
Here is a link for chocolate molds
Then there was a pampering chocolate for the bath, the bath chocolate.
For the savory spice oils you use olive oil, for the sweet almond, hazelnut, walnut, poppy seed or hemp oil.
Add 5-8 drops of essential oil to 50 ml of oil.
You can be very creative here, but please always be sparing with the dosage.
Spice salt/spice sugar or bath salt
To make spiced salt / spiced sugar or bath salts, you put essential oils in a screw-top jar, wet the jar walls with the oil and then add the sugar / salt (salt fine and coarse, sea salt or rock salt without floride and additives).
Dried herbs or flowers can also be incorporated here, bath salts can also be colored with color pigments or food coloring.
The whole thing can be nicely packaged in a test tube or small screw-top jar.
Dosage for spice salt/sugar: 100g salt/sugar and 5-8 drops of essential oil.
Bath salt: 200g salt and 20 drops of essential oil, enough for 2-4 full baths, depending on the size of the tub, add 2-3 tablespoons of bath salt to the tub (again, do not use peppermint oil)
Next date 2022
11.02.22 19:00- 21:00 hrs.
Mouth and gum care with essential oils, if present at the Pfarrheim Olzheim, Haupstraße 26, 54597 Olzheim, otherwise online
29.04.22 16:00-20:00 hrs.
Wild herb hike in Steffeln with Ralf Berg followed by a wild herb menu, Vulkanhotel Steffelberg, Hochstraße 7, 54597 Steffeln, cost per person €15 with 4 course wild herb menu €39
Lavender and its essential oil, visit of the lavender labyrinth in Probstfeld or visit of the lavender vineyard in Lehmen, time and meeting place to be announced
23.09.22 18:00 – 20:00 h
Juniper and its essential oil, visit to Schönecker Schweiz with its juniper bushes, Schönecken hiking parking lot, Lindenstraße 6A, 54614Schönecken
02.12.22 19:00-21:00 h
Fragrant Christmas souvenirs, at presence in the parish hall Olzheim, Haupstraße 2654597Olzheim, otherwise online