Warm Up with Our Lavender Hot Chocolate Recipe

57 February 18, 2016 - At Home, Essential Oil Recipes, Essential Oils, How to Use Essential Oils, Recipes, Videos

Because of its floral notes and enchanting flavor, Lavender is a delicious addition to many foods. Take your hot chocolate from ordinary to gourmet by adding a little Lavender Vitality to the mix!

Lavender Hot Chocolate Recipe

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 4 cups

Serving Size: 1 cup

Lavender Hot Chocolate Recipe


  • 4 cups unsweetened almond, dairy, or other milk of your choice
  • 8 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 teaspoons honey, or more to taste
  • 4 drops Lavender Vitality essential oil


  1. Heat 4 cups of milk in a saucepan on medium-high heat.
  2. Add 8 tablespoons unsweetened raw cocoa, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 4 teaspoons honey; whisk until smooth.
  3. When warm, remove from heat and stir in 4 drops Lavender Vitality essential oil.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

Have you ever tried adding any other essential oils to your hot chocolate? Let us know your favorite in the comments!

  • Hi Nancy! Any of our Vitality™ line can be used internally, and we do in fact have a Thieves® Vitality™ oil. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Shiela M

    I really love the Peppermint Vitality oil in my hot cocoa. So Delicious!

  • Darby Norman

    Definitely a must try for me. I have yet to try lavender or peppermint vitality oil in my hot chocolate and for others to share. Super excited to try more oils in my cooking.

  • Corri

    Clove, cinnamon bark and peppermint are all yummy.

  • Cardamom or nutmeg are also amazing!

  • Phillis Morris

    I love Peppermint. But this lavender looks interesting.

  • Robin Roddy

    I whip the cinnamon bark vitality into whipped cream and throw on top of coffee, hot chocolate, cut up apples, pancakes and pies!

  • Ashley

    I absolutely LOVE adding the Peppermint Vitality Oil to my hot chocolate! I can’t wait to start trying the Lavender Vitality, Orange Vitality, Cinnamon Bark Vitality, and Thieves Vitality.

  • Aneta

    I have made hot chocolate using milk, unsweetened cocoa and vanilla pure protein ( since I didn’t have chocolate shake) It was delicious ! Can’t wait to try vitality adding oils.

  • Jo Lynn

    I made hot chocolate using the chocolate pure protein and then added the lavender vitality. Amazing!! it was such a treat on a cold dreary day.

  • Cheryl

    Peppermint Vitality in my coffee!

  • Mary Anne Hunter

    I put a drop of cinnamon bark vitlaity in my coffee each morning and used to put cinnamon spice in my hot chocolate but will now use the EO!

  • Kendra

    Thieves Vitality is actually VERY good in coffee!!! Haven’t played with hot chocolates yet but now I will!

  • Gina

    I would try peppermint vitality. I’m thinking chocolate chip mint.

  • amy

    YL Vitality Peppermint in hot chocolate is the BEST!

    • Amanda Storey

      Peppermint vitality is the best, in my opinion also.

  • I love adding a single drop of YL Peppermint Vitality.

  • Kaitlyn

    Peppermint Vitality!

  • Shel

    Orange Vitality and Peppermint Vitality are chocolate-addition favorites here. We haven’t tried lavender vitality yet but are excited to make this soon. Thanks for the idea!

  • Crystal Hovland

    I’ve done Peppermint Vitality or Orange Vitality before. I’ve never tried lavender vitality

  • Krisi Lee

    I love cinnamon bark vitality in mine! Yum. Going to try lavender vitality now though.

  • Debbie Reahard

    I really LOVE a drop of orange vitality oil in my dark chocolate drink!

  • Peppermint Vitality is my favorite.

  • Peppermint Vitality is awesome in hot chocolate.

  • Deb

    Peppermint Vitality!

  • Anna

    Peppermint Vitality is my favorite. 🙂

  • Orange Vitality and chocolate; peppermint Vitality and chocolate are a couple of my favorites!

  • Absolutely, Peppermint Vitality & Orange Vitality are both wonderful in hot chocolate. =•) I have even tried Thieves Vitality for a spicy kick.
    Loving the Vitality line, thank you Young Living!! <3

  • Kathy Clagg

    I put Thieves in mine. Love it.

  • Deanna Main

    Peppermint Vitality is a delightful twist, especially during the holidays.

  • Alicia

    Peppermint Vitality, of course!

  • C. Wayne Allen Jr., MHA, RHIA, CCS, MBA

    I like to add a drop of Peppermint Vitality essential oil to my hot chocolate!

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