Easy Two-Minute Essential Oil-Infused Salad Dressings

Do you make your own salad dressings? They are easy to make and you know exactly what's in them. Grocery store salad dressings are full of all sorts of questionable ingredients these days—not to mention excess fat, sugar, and sodium. That's why I like to make my own. A favorite homemade salad dressing is my White Balsamic Grapefruit Salad Dressing (video at the end of this post) that includes a bit of grapefruit essential oil. 

Here are some recipes you can use to whip up your own and feel good knowing exactly what’s in them, plus enjoy incredible essential oil flavor. The best part? These homemade salad dressings will be ready in less time than it takes to heat up that frozen burrito.

Keep in mind that essential oils are very strong, so don't add more than what is shown in these recipes. 

Sweet and Tangy Balsamic Vinaigrette

Ingredients (just 5 ingredients!)

  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 4 drops GrapefruitLemonLime, or Orange Vitality essential oil (Grapefruit EO is one of my favorites!)
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil


Whisk all ingredients together until well combined.

Pairs well with fresh basil, Roma tomatoes, and mozzarella balls.

Simple Vinaigrette


  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 tablespoon grated onion
  • 2 drops Lemon Vitality essential oil
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil


Whisk all ingredients together until well combined.

Pairs well with mixed green salad, chicken, Young Living Organic Dried Wolfberries, parmesan, and walnuts.

Ginger-Honey Soy Dressing

Ingredients (another 5-ingredient recipe)

  • 2 tablespoons fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 drops Ginger Vitality essential oil


Whisk all ingredients together until well combined.

Pairs well with Napa cabbage, chicken, green onions, mandarin oranges, peanuts, and sesame seeds.

White Balsamic Grapefruit Salad Dressing

Last, I'd like to share a video I created showing how I made a salad dressing with Grapefruit essential oil, one of my favorite oils. The other ingredients include extra virgin olive oil, white balsamic vinegar, honey, Italian seasoning (or dried basil and dried oregano), Braggs liquid aminos, and Himalayan salt. 

Grapefruit Salad Dressing from Kathy Van Pelt on Vimeo.

Give these a try and let me know which is your favorite.

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