Zest the Best is a kaleidoscope-culinary formula created as an aperitif for the best breath ever.
A savory synergy of herbaceous essences traditionally used to gently stimulate so you may savor what’s on your plate.
Diverse aperitif essences reinvent your favorite dishes with a splash of liquid plant-celebration.
Experience a whole garden in each drop as Zest the Best can freshen breath before or after meals, added to savory soups and salad dressings, inhaled to get the juices flowing, and massaged onto the solar plexus.
Get your juices flowing, your taste buds tingling, and consecrate your meals with delightful drops of this herbaceous garden in a bottle.
Formerly, Digest the Best – new name yet the formula remains the same.
To freshen breath for your gourmet glee, use 1-2 drops in lieu of fresh or dried herbs and spices in your favorite soups, stews, brews. Delicious as an addition to salad dressing. A drop in tea or olive oil before or after meals. Or, simply open the bottle and inhale. All of the oils in Zest the Best are listed as GRAS by the FDA. *
Essential oils are under the purview of the FDA as food items, and it maintains mountains of regulations for the oral care use of oils. Among those regulations, the FDA keeps a list of essential oils that are labeled Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS). The GRAS label is granted to an essential oil by the FDA if it is “generally recognized, among qualified experts, as having been adequately shown to be safe under the conditions of its intended use…” The food and flavor industry adds essential oils like bergamot, peppermint, and vanilla to boost the taste and aroma of many items, such as juices, liqueurs, and teas.
Elettaria cardamomum (Cardamom), Artemisia dracunculus (Tarragon), Cinnamomum zeylanicum(Cinnamon), Origanum vulgare (Oregano), Pistacia lentiscus (Mastic), Citrus limonum (Lemon), Satureja montana (Savory), Daucus carota (Carrot Seed), Zingiber officinales (Ginger Root), Curcuma longa (Turmeric), Coriander sativum (Coriander), Schizandra spenanthera (Schizandra Berry), and Rosemarinus verbenone (Rosemary Verbenone).
Cardamom Essential Oil (Elettaria cardamomum) – Charismatic cardamom’s sweet and spicy aroma ignites the senses. It is used extensively in Indian cooking and Ayurvedic care.
Tarragon Essential Oil (Artemisia dracunculus) – Fragrant tarragon is distilled from the leaves and flowers of the Artemisia dracunculus plant, also called herbe au dragon due to its dragon-like roots. A popular cooking herb, tarragon is a wonderful aperitif that may arouse the appetite and temper tussles. The aroma, a favorite of chefs, is sweet and spicy, with exciting hints of woodsy anise.
Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) – This ancient spice is so sweet and nice while possessing potent botanicalbiotic benefits.
Oregano (Essential (Origanum vulgare) – Opulent oregano is a classic botanical-biotic that illuminates the body’s fortification force.
Mastic Essential Oil (Pistacia lentiscus) – This ancient, aromatic resin is similar to frankincense and comes from the inner sap of the mastic tree. This spice is often used in Greek cuisine; the aroma is green pine with hints of myrrh.
Lemon Essential (Citrus limonum) – Lively lemon is classic zest that gets the taste buds tingling and is a source of sunny citrus glee.
Savory Essential Oil (Satureja montana) – Our magnificent mountain savory fortifies the body creating a glowing aura that sparkles in the wintery mountain sunshine. It is an energizing elixir assisting those with a lack of motivation.
Carrot Seed Essential Oil (Daucus carota)– Calming carrot seed’s essence is a mildly sweet, inspiring woodsy aroma distilled from the seeds of organic French plants. Traditionally carrot seed has been used as a deluxe digestif.
Ginger Root Essential Oil (Zingiber officinale) – Spicy and enlivening, our gorgeous ginger root essence packs an herbaceous punch! A super-critical extract from organic ginger grown in Madagascar, our juicy ginger adds a warming zing! As one of the most popular spices in the world, ginger’s soothing qualities have been enjoyed by their extensive use in ancient Indian and Chinese cultures.
Turmeric Essential Oil (Curcuma longa) – Our super potent, tantalizing turmeric extract is herbal hero of golden-goodness.
Coriander Essential Oil (Coriander sativum) – Culinary coriander is a delectable essence that is a time-tested herbal aperitif. One of the Old Testament’s biggest herbal stars, coriander was eaten at Passover and celebrated as a gift from God. The ancient Romans indulged in coriander wine, while the Egyptians buried their dead with the aromatic seeds. When coriander seeds are crushed, they release that wonderful, fragrant aroma commonly referred to as cilantro.
Schizandra Berry Essential Oil (Schizandra spenanthera) – Our schizandra berry is distilled from the berries of the Indonesian Schizandra shrub. These berries are a staple in traditional Chinese culture, and have been used for thousands of years to boost the body’s chi. Known as “wu wei zi” in Chinese, this “five flavor fruit” contains a complex palette of flavors that are bitter, salty, spicy, sweet, and sour. Our Schizandra Oil is a super-critical extraction and contains all of the lipophilic components for even more aromatic benefits than it has flavors!
Rosemary Verbenone Essential Oil (Rosemarinus verbenone) – This particular variety of rosemary is a brilliantly clarifying essence for both mind and body. The true power of the “rose of the sea” lies in its mysterious ability to revitalize the mind and spirit.