The Best Lemon Bars- with Young Living Essential Lemon Oil

In the middle of Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, I began to despair of first, the human condition, and second, ever actually finishing the deceptively-short book. I clearly needed a break- and some food as I had been reading for hours- so I decided to try my hand at a new recipe for lemon bars. After all, what is more cheerful than a nice, tart, lemon bar? And, even better, what is more in contrast to the “brooding gloom” of Conrad’s novella?

Anyway, I found this recipe and it seemed simple enough even for me, the girl who fearlessly plunges into centuries-old satires but somehow could not figure out whether “cook uncovered” meant to leave the lid off or not. Even more exciting, this recipe uses essential oils! I have recently been using Young Living’s oils for everything from headaches to moodiness to a broken arm and so I was anxious to see what magic they could work in the kitchen.

I was not disappointed! Not only was this easy to follow, they were so delicious that I have pretty much been eating them for dinner the past couple of nights and several people have asked for the recipe. Here it is and Bon appetit! 🙂

• 1 cup soft butter
• 1/2 cup powdered sugar
• Dash of salt
• 2 cups of flour

• 4 eggs beaten
• 1/4 cup flour
• 2 cups sugar
• 20 drops Young Living Lemon Essential Oil

1. Combine all of the crust ingredients and mix well.
2. Press into a 9×13 inch pan.
3. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
4. For the filling, combine flour & sugar.
5. Mix in beaten eggs and lemon essential oil,
6. Pour into the slightly cooled crust.
7. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
8. Let cool and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
(Store in refrigerator to maintain density.)

14 responses to “The Best Lemon Bars- with Young Living Essential Lemon Oil”

  1. […] The Best Lemon Bars- with Young Living Essential Lemon Oil. […]


  2. Thanks for the recipe! I am going to try them this weekend!


  3. I know this may seem like a silly question, but…should the butter be salted or unsalted?


    1. It really is just a matter of preference. I believe I used unsalted, but am not 100% sure. (Honestly, I just use what I have on hand without a second thought!) Hope you make and enjoy them! 🙂


  4. Thank you, I’m making them right now! I’ll let you know how they turn ouut!


    1. Wonderful! My one suggestion is to make sure you give them plenty of time to cool or else they will be too gooey to cut.


    2. How did you find them Christy?? I’m thinking of making them for a make n take and thought they looked so yummy!


  5. Mine turned out with a meringue type topping and tasted too sweet. I think something went wrong. :o(

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Hmmm, I’ve never had that happen. Did you do something different with eggs?


  6. Is 20 drops lemon essential oil too many?


    1. Depends how much you like lemon! 😂


  7. Like!! I blog quite often and I genuinely thank you for your information. The article has truly peaked my interest.


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