Homemade Rootbeer (with essential oils)
Do me a quick favor please? Go grab your wintergreen oil, smell it, & tell me what fall drink it smells like. If you’re like me, you might have thought of root beer!
- 5 drops Wintergreen Oil
- 3 drops DigestZen oil
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 10 Tablespoons molasses
- 3 Tablespoons lemon juice
- 4 cups sugar
- 2 cups water
Mix the sugar and water in a pot and heat to about 160-170 F. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Let cool to about 150 F, and add remaining ingredients, stir well. Once cooled to 125 F, you can pour into 1 litre soda bottle, or other container such as a glass jar. Ensure container has been thoroughly washed out, then refrigerate.
With proper preparation and refrigeration, the syrup should keep for about a month, or if frozen, many more months. A syrup that goes “off” can be detected through change in taste, aroma, or appearance of bubbles (fermentation).
For a 1 liter bottle, add about 10 parts water to 1 part concentrate. This proportion allows the syrup to go a long ways. I typically make 2 liters of syrup per batch which allows me to make 20 liters of soda.
Root Beer Diffuser Blend
2 drops wintergreen
3 drops Citrus Bliss