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.
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.
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