No Tricks, Just Treats: Spooky-Inspired Recipes with Essential Oils

0 28/09/2023 - Cooking, Holidays, HOME, YL Products

As Halloween approaches, we’re ready to stir up some spine-tingling culinary enchantment in our cauldron of recipes. In this blog post, we’ll share eerie entrees, a devilishly delicious dessert, and a hauntingly refreshing drink – all infused with essential oils from our Plus range, adding a magical twist to your spooky treats. Join us for a bewitching journey where there are no tricks, just extraordinary treats that’ll cast a delicious spell on your taste buds. Let’s embark on this flavourful adventure and make this Halloween truly enchanting.

Witch’s Brew Cauliflower Soup with Thyme+ Essential Oil

This velvety cauliflower soup, infused with the herbaceous notes of Thyme+ essential oil, will evoke a sense of mystery and enchantment in every spoonful. It’s the perfect way to kick off your Halloween feast or warm up on a chilly autumn evening. Serves 4.

Image of a bowl of creamy cauliflower soup with Thyme+ essential oil.



  • 1 large cauliflower, chopped into florets
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 800 ml vegetable broth
  • 200 ml heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 drops Thyme+ essential oil


  1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic and sauté for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the cauliflower and sauté for an additional 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Pour in the vegetable broth, ensuring that the cauliflower is mostly covered. Bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce the heat to a simmer and let it cook for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Using a blender, carefully blend the soup until it’s smooth and velvety.
  6. Return the soup back to the pot and place it on a low heat.
  7. Stir in the cream, season with salt and pepper, and add three drops of Thyme+ to the soup.
  8. Ladle the soup into bowls and enjoy the magic!

Spooky Spider Pizza with Oregano+ and Basil+ Essential Oils

With ready-made pizza dough, this Spooky Spider Pizza is a quick and easy Halloween treat that’s perfect for parties or a fun family dinner. Serves 2-3.

Image of a father and daughter making homemade pizza in the kitchen.



  • 1 ready-made pizza dough (store-bought or homemade)
  • 120 ml tomato sauce
  • 180 g shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 60 g sliced black olives
  • 2 drops Oregano+ essential oil
  • 2 drops Basil+ essential oil
  • Additional black olives for spider bodies
  • Sliced red pepper for spider legs


  1. Preheat the oven to the temperature recommended on the pizza dough package.
  2. Roll out the pizza dough on a floured surface to your desired thickness.
  3. Transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Spread the tomato sauce evenly on the dough, leaving a small border for the crust.
  5. Sprinkle on the mozzarella cheese.
  6. Create a spiderweb design with the black olives. Start by placing a black olive slice in the centre, and then arrange additional slices in a circular pattern.
  7. Using the sliced pepper, create spider legs by placing eight strips extending from each black olive body.
  8. Combine the Oregano+ and Basil+. Use a pastry brush or tip of a spoon to lightly drizzle this over the pizza for a boost of Italian flavour.
  9. Bake the pizza in the oven according to the pizza dough instructions, or until the crust is golden brown and the cheesy is bubbly and slightly browned.
  10. Remove from the oven and let it cool before slicing.

Citrus-Spiked Candy Apples with Young Living Citrus Fresh®+ Essential Oil

Take a bite out of these Citrus-Spiked Candy Apples for a playful twist on the traditional candy apple, infusing the sweet and crunchy exterior with a burst of citrus. These zesty treats are sure to delight your taste buds! Serves 6.

Image of candy apples lined up in row.



  • 6 Granny Smith apples
  • 400 g granulated sugar
  • 120 ml water
  • 120 ml golden syrup
  • 3 drops of Young Living Citrus Fresh+ essential oil
  • Food colouring (optional, for a vibrant hue)
  • Wooden sticks for skewering


  1. Wash and dry the apples. Remove any stems and stick the wooden sticks into the top of each apple. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a medium-sized saucepan, combine the sugar, water, and syrup. Stir over medium heat until the sugar dissolves.
  3. Once the sugar has dissolved, insert a candy thermometer into the mixture. Without stirring, bring the mixture to the boil and cook until it reaches a temperature of 150 °C. This will take about 15-20 minutes.
  4. Remove the candy mixture from the heat. Allow it to cool slightly but not set. Stir in 3 drops of Young Living Citrus Fresh+ for a zesty infusion. Add food colouring now if you want a pop of colour. Keep in mind that the candy will harden quickly, so work efficiently.
  5. Coat the apples by holding each one by the wooden stick and dip it into your citrus-infused candy coating, tilting the saucepan to cover the apple evenly. Allow any excess candy to drip off back into the pan.
  6. Place the coated apples on the prepared baking sheet. Allow them to cool and harden completely. Serve them as a zesty treat!

Blood Orange Potion Punch with Orange+ Essential Oil

Combine the tangy flavours of blood oranges, lemons, and limes with a touch of sweetness and the aromatic essence of Orange+ essential oil for a refreshing and visually stunning drink that will be a hit at your Halloween celebration! Serves 6-8.

Image of an orange and red mocktail with Orange+ essential oil.



  • 750 ml blood orange juice (freshly squeezed or store-bought)
  • 500 ml sparkling water
  • 120 ml grenadine syrup
  • 60 ml lemon juice
  • 60 ml lime juice
  • 30 g granulated sugar
  • 2 drops Orange+ essential oil
  • Slices of blood orange for garnish
  • Ice cubes


  1. In a large bowl or pitcher, combine the blood orange juice, lemon juice, and lime juice. Stir well to mix.
  2. Gradually add the granulated sugar to the punch mixture, stirring continuously until the sugar dissolves.
  3. Add 2 drops of Orange+ essential oil and stir gently.
  4. Pour in the grenadine syrup, which will create a vibrant layered effect and add a touch of sweetness.
  5. Just before serving, pour in the sparkling water to give your punch a fabulous fizz.
  6. Fill glasses with ice cubes, pour the punch over the ice, garnish with blood orange slices and serve immediately.

Like this blog and let us know in the comments which spooky recipe excites you the most!


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