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Candy Making With Essential Oils

Author: Diane I.
Skill: Raindrop Technique
Date: 05-31-2008
Views: 6,783
Word Count: 123
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 2909-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 1

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My son wanted to make hard candy, so we did with the Thieves oil blend. The recipe is:

* 2 cups sugar
* 2/3 cup corn syrup
* 3/4 cup water
* 10 drops of Thieves oil blend
* 2 drops red food coloring and 10 drops of yellow food coloring

In a large saucepan, mix the sugar, corn syrup and water. Stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Bring mix to a boil without stirring. When this reaches 260 degrees, add colorings.

Do not stir, boiling action will incorporate color into syrup. Remove from heat at 300 degrees. After boiling action ceases, add the Thieves Oil and stir. Pour onto a buttered cookie sheet. Let cool and break into pieces.

The candy was great, both of my boys loved it.

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Supporting Scientific Study
food-/-cooking - "Z. officinale [ginger] has been used to control diabetes and dyslipidemia [high cholesterol].... The marked rise in body weights, glucose, insulin, total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, free fatty acids and phospholipids in serum of the rats that followed 6 weeks of high-fat diet treatment were significantly reduced by Z. officinale treatment.... The present results provide scientific evidence to substantiate the traditional use of Z. officinale in preventing metabolic disorders."Link

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