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Saturday, June 7, 2014

How to Make Fabulous Cooking Spray in 2 Easy Steps



Make your own healthy, happy, and eco-friendly homemade cooking spray from 2 ingredients you probably already have on hand. It’s economical, gentle on our planet, and good for your health.

How to do it:

1. Get a small glass spray bottle, remove the top, and sterilize both parts by placing them in a saucepan of boiled water that is off the stove. Let the spray bottle and top soak for a few moments.

2. Use a funnel and pour in 5 parts distilled or filtered water to 1 part organic canola or organic soybean oil. Then, put on the top. Make the commitment to your health to use organic products, and avoid ingesting genetically modified ingredients. 

Here’s a link from WebMD.com that provides information about cooking oil fat content and health benefits.  WebMD

    This is a link that explains when it's appropriate to use olive oil: WorldsHealthiestFoods.com

Note: It’s true that oil and water don’t mix, but if you shake the container right before you need to use the spray, enough will combine to make it work.

Why Mixing up your own oil spray is a good idea:

Compared to using a costly cooking oil spray sold in supermarkets, this homemade version costs pennies on the dollar.

Commercial sprays contain propellant as a rule, a chemical that enables the substances inside the can to be misted. Most contain grain alcohol as a preservative, and some contain artificial flavors and additives too. All are ingredients I'd rather not have.

The aluminum spray bottles used to house commercial sprays have to be thrown out after they are empty, and aluminum may have a link to Alzheimer’s’ disease. Read about it here: Mercola.com


Glass or BPA free plastic spray bottles can be reused. When you make your own cooking oil spray, you are free to select the exact grade of cooking oil you prefer and control the quality of the oil. I used organic canola oil, because it has a high smoke point.

Note: Try experimenting with the percentage of water to oil being used, and see whether you can reduce the fat content even more.


Happy Cooking with your New Homemade Spray Cooking Oil Dispenser Folks! 

* Please let me know which kind of oil you prefer and how this make-your-own venture turned out for you.

Here's the Quotation for today:

The people who can most successfully lose weight and maintain a healthy life style are foodies. When it comes to healthy eating, people who know how to cook and make ingredients taste good have a distinct advantage over those who can't.


Edward UgelI'm With Fatty: Losing Fifty Pounds in Fifty Miserable Weeks, 2010


This post is linked up to the:
Share the Food & Fun at the Plant Based Potluck Party Link Up #15

1 comment:

  1. Hi Nancy,
    What a smart, healthy, green and frugal idea--for all of the reasons you shared! I don't currently buy canned cooking sprays, but I look forward to trying this idea. Thank you so much for sharing this healthy and delicious organic cooking spray recipe at the Plant-Based Potluck Party. I appreciate it!

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