Savory Winter: Satureja montana (L.)
Why Savory Winter essential oil? Savory winter essential oil is useful year round for adding aromatic zest to your diffusor. The whole herb was popular in medieval Europe and was often added to dishes for a “peppery” taste and aroma. Valued for its oregano-like aroma, savory winter essential oil is an ideal fresh essential oil.
Quality Assured: Our organic savory winter essential oil is responsibly sourced from Hungary. The essential oil is steam distilled from the leaf and flower. Every batch of oil is Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth and produced without the use of genetic engineering, artificial fertilizers, or pesticides. Additionally, our expert aromatherapists here at the Apothecary Shoppe personally assess all of our oils—using touch, taste, smell, and lab analyses—to ensure that your essential oil is suitable for use and entirely free of adulterants.
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Benefits: Winter savory essential oil has a sharp, invigorating aroma that is uplifting to the body, mind, and spirit.
Regulatory Status: Savory winter essential oil is listed on the FDA Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) list.
Oils That Blend Well With:
Coriander Coriandrum sativum
Bergamot Citrus aurantium var. bergamia
Palmarosa Cymbopogon martinii
Lemon Citrus limonum
Grapefruit Citrus paradisi
Nutmeg Myristica fragrans
Cream Cheese with Herbes de Provence and Garlic
Here is a delicious recipe from our friend and expert herbalist Susan Belsinger using savory essential oil. This is a lovely, easy-to-make substitute for those store-bought herbed cheeses. And it definitely tastes better! If you’re dairy sensitive, try using goat cheese instead of cream cheese. If you love herbs, you’ll absolutely love this spread. Try it on a baked potato, sandwiches, or crackers.
Makes about 2 1/2 cups
- 1 pound organic cream cheese at room temperature
- 2 to 3 tablespoons organic half-and-half or milk
- 10 parsley sprigs, leaves minced
- 4 or 5 marjoram sprigs, leaves minced
- 4 or 5 fennel or dill sprigs, leaves minced
- 4 or 5 savory sprigs, leaves minced
- About 2 teaspoons fresh lavender flowers
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 to 2 drops of savory winter Satureja montana (L.) essential oil (or substitute with whole herb)
- About 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Pinch of cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon herb or white wine vinegar, optional
Cream the cheese, adding half-and-half or milk if the cheese is dry. Add the herbs, essential oil, garlic, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and a pinch of cayenne to the cream cheese. Blend the mixture well, cover tightly, and refrigerate for at least two hours before serving.
Adjust the seasoning with more garlic or herbs, salt or cayenne pepper. The cheese improves in flavor after a day and may be kept for two to three days tightly covered and refrigerated.