Baking muffins with essential oil green mandarin and wild orange
February 2, 2021
Breakfast Recipes, News, Oils In The Kitchen, Quick Breads

Ginger Citrus Muffins

Muffins made with doTERRA Green Mandarin and Wild Orange Essential Oils
Muffins made with doTERRA Green Mandarin and Wild Orange Essential Oils

This month dōTERRA’s Green Mandarin essential oil is 10% off!! Since the announcement, I’ve been dreaming up recipes incorporating this subtle citrus oil. With Green Mandarin on my mind, I whipped up a Ginger Citrus Muffin. Scroll down for the full recipe.

If you’re unfamiliar with Green Mandarin, it is harvested from the unripe fruit of the mandarin tree. It is known for supporting healthy digestive and immune systems when used internally. What I love is it’s a GREAT Citrus Oil to incorporate into your cooking and baking!

First, I’d love to introduce you to a little about the harvesting of Green Mandarin!

Sourcing and Harvesting of Green Mandarin

One of the things I really love about dōTERRA is how we partner with small scale farmers across the globe. Our Green Mandarin oil is sustainably sourced in Brazil from a network of Brazilian citrus farmers. Since Green Mandarin is the unripened fruit of the mandarin tree, they harvest it early which covers their farming costs for the year. Later, the ripened red mandarin fruit will be picked mostly for profit. This method of harvesting creates a sustainable, steady income throughout the year for the Brazilian small and large scale growers. It also reduces green waste and yields two beautiful essential oils with unique chemistry.

Mandarin trees need to be thinned while the fruit is still young and unripe. Approximately 60-70 percent of the green, tart inedible fruit is removed from the tree during this thinning process. In the past, this unripe fruit was discarded or left on the ground to decompose. But dōTERRA has a philosophy of waste not, so they figured out a way to make the most of the unripened fruit. Though young, the unripened fruit has a unique essential oil with a wide range of benefits. The cold-pressed green rinds yield a fragrant, uplifting oil distinct from that of fully ripened mandarins (which is known as Red Mandarin essential oil). I will be sharing more benefits of this essential oil in future posts.

Check out this Source To You video showcasing Green Mandarin essential oil!

This essential oil is power packed with a proportionally higher concentration of gamma-Terpinene and a lower concentration of limonene than the other citrus oils. Taken internally it supports digestive health and immune health. It’s a phenomenal essential oil to incorporate into baked goods!

This recipe for Ginger Citrus Muffins is so simple and quick to make. All you need is a medium sized mixing bowl and the ingredients.

I usually measure out my ingredients ahead of time. I recently learned there’s a name for preparing ahead of time…

“Mise en place (MEEZ ahn plahs) is a French term for having all your ingredients measured, cut, peeled, sliced, grated, etc. before you start cooking. Pans are prepared.”

I thought it was just called trying to save time and be organized (HaHa!), but I’m happy to hear it’s a fancy French term!

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Also, when making quick breads, I usually do not use an electric mixer. I love a tender quick bread which is made by gently mixing the ingredients just until moist. Over mixing can cause a tough, chewy result. That being said, I’m so cautious not to over mix muffins, pancakes, scones, etc.

To ensure the essential oils are incorporated, I add them to another liquid. I chose to add them to the oil because adding a citrus to milk can cause the milk to curdle.

I’m thrilled with the way these turned out. They are not overly sweet and will go so well with a cup of coffee!

Let me know your results if you make them!

Stay tuned, I also created a KETO version of the Citrus Muffin! I have many friends who are Keto/Low Carb and I’m so excited to share this new recipe! The KETO muffins are SO MOIST! Butter does that!

Green Mandarin and Wild Orange essential oils used in making morning muffins

Yummy Muffins for Breakfast made with essential oils


EXISTING CUSTOMERS: Simply add these oils to your cart either on the Loyalty Rewards Program (Save up to 55% off retail) and the promotional offer will automatically be applied to the Green Mandarin essential oil.

GET A WHOLESALE ACCOUNT: For those wanting to immediately begin saving 25% off retail, click HERE to check out these two oils. BONUS SPECIAL for those who want EVEN MORE SAVINGS… this month if you start out with a Intro Kit you save through the BUNDLING of products

+ EARN 50 DOLLARS IN dōTERRA BUCKS! Those who begin with a starter kit valued at least $150 will ALSO receive 50 dōTERRA dollars to use toward future purchases!

+ dōTERRA’S DETERMINED TO DEFEND PROMOTION where you can get 4 OnGuard Products for FREE $81 VALUE!

+ WELCOME BOX new customers get a welcome box filled with pre-made roller bottles, educational material and more!

So in a nutshell, get started with a kit and receive: Your Kit + 50 dollars in dōTERRA bucks + $81 in FREE OnGuard Products + Welcome Kit from me!

RETAIL: For those wanting to make a retail purchase of these two amazing essential adding AMAZING flavor to your cooking repertoire please visit my personal site here. This link is for retail purchasers who would like to order and save 10% and purchase Green Mandarin Essential Oil.

If you have any questions about these promotions or would like a private consult, please send an email to [email protected] and I’d be happy to meet with you!

Ginger Citrus Muffins

Brighten your morning breakfast with these sun-packed ginger citrus muffins made with Green Mandarin and Wild Orange essential oils.
Prep Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast, Muffins, Quick Breads
Cuisine American
Servings 12


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup sunflower oil
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 3 drops green mandarin essential oil
  • 3 drops wild orange essential oil
  • 2 tbsp crystallized ginger, finely chopped


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a muffin tin with 12 baking cups.
  • In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, salt.) Add crystallized ginger and toss to coat.
  • Lightly beat egg and add to milk. Add the 3 drops each or wild orange and green mandarin essential oils to sunflower oil. Stir to incorporate. Add to milk mixture.
  • Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients all at once, and mix with a fork until moist. Be careful not to overmix. A few lumps are okay.
  • Spoon batter into the baking cups. Fill to about 2/3 full.
  • Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until tops are golden and a toothpick inserted in the center of muffin comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool for a few minutes before serving.
  • Serve with room temperature butter.
Keyword Breakfast Ideas, Cooking with Essential Oils
Author: Braveheart Essentials
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