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Lemon Essential Oil Icing Recipe

April 12, 2018



Everyone knows that you can use essential oils in your cleaning and beauty recipes, but did you know you can use them for cooking and baking as well?  Used correctly, oils can add an amazing flavour to your food!  


One of our favourites is this delicious lemon essential oil icing recipe, and it's so good that we had to share it with all of you!  In this month's box, you'll be receiving 3 adorable lemon shaped cookies, and all you need to do is whip up this simple recipe, frost your cookie bases, and enjoy!


Note that not all essential oils are considered safe for internal use.  We recommend using our vitality oils to ensure you're injesting only the best quality oils out there.


Lemon Essential Oil Icing Recipe



2/3 cup butter, softened

3 cups powdered sugar

1tsp vanilla

2T heavy cream (or milk)

4 drops lemon vitality essential oil



  • In a stand mixer, use the paddle attachment to blend the butter on medium until pale and fluffy.  This will take about 2 minutes.

  • Turn off the mixer and scrape down the sides.  Add in about half of the powdered sugar.  Turn the mixer on low.  Blend until ingredients are integrated and then turn the mixer off. Scrape the sides down again.

  • Add in the rest of the powdered sugar. Turn the mixer on low once again.  Blend until ingredients are integrated and then mix on medium for 2 minutes. Turn off and scrape the sides down again.

  • Turn the mixer on high and mix for 3 minutes.  The frosting will increase in volume.

  • Turn off the mixer and scrape down the sides.  Add in the vanilla extract and 1 drop of essential oil.  Mix on low and taste the frosting.  If the lemon flavor is too light for your tastes, add 1 more drop of lemon essential oil and blend again.

  • Place the frosting tip into the decorator bag.  Move the frosting to the bag and frost your cookies.

Share a picture of your lemon cookies, and all of this month's goodies, with us on Instagram using #mylemoncrate :)  And if you haven't ordered your box yet, head over here and choose between our DIY and handcrafted boxes!


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. 
My Lemon Crate recipes are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.​

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