As the summer sun bids us farewell and the days begin to grow shorter, there's one iconic event that lets us hold onto the vibrant spirit of the season a little longer – Labor Day barbecue celebrations! It's that time of year when the air is filled with the tantalizing aroma of sizzling meats, as laughter echoes through the backyard, and friends and family gather for a final summer hurrah.

Whether you've got family, neighbors & friends joining you for the day, or it's just you celebrating and honoring the hard work of people everywhere ~ It's a day of relaxation, thankfulness, and mouthwatering indulgence.

Let's truly set this Labor Day celebration apart from every other cookout with the infusion of creativity and flavor that Young Living Vitality oils bring to your dishes. 

Get ready to elevate your barbecue game with these tantalizing Essential Oil-infused Barbecue Chicken Skewers. Bursting with the zesty freshness of Young Living Lemon and Lime Vitality oils, a hint of depth from Black Pepper, and the aromatic embrace of Thyme, these skewers are a feast for the senses. 

The aroma of Thyme Vitality oil evokes cozy evenings around the fire, while Black Pepper Vitality oil adds a hint of warmth and depth that perfectly complements the grill's charred goodness. These oils don't just infuse your food with flavor; they weave a tapestry of memories that linger long after the last skewer is devoured.

Gather your ingredients and let's dive into this culinary delight that's sure to make your taste buds dance!

Essential Oil-infused Barbecue Chicken Skewers: Ingredients: 
- 2 lbs of chicken breast, cut into cubes 
- ¼ cup olive oil 
- 4 drops Young Living Lemon Vitality oil 
- 3 drops Young Living Lime Vitality oil
 - 2 drops Young Living Black Pepper Vitality oil 
- 2 drops Young Living Thyme Vitality oil 
- Salt and pepper, to taste 
1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. 
2. In a large bowl, combine olive oil and the desired essential oils. 
3. Add chicken cubes to the bowl and mix until well coated. Allow it to marinate for 15-20 minutes. 
4. Thread the chicken onto skewers and season with salt and pepper. 
5. Grill skewers for about 10-12 minutes, turning occasionally until chicken is fully cooked. 
6. Remove from the grill and let rest for a few minutes before serving.

I have another recipe that has more of a barbecue marinade for the chicken skewers that's also delicious.  If you want that one CLICK HERE  fill out the form and you will get it emailed right to your inbox!

And what better way to round out your barbecue than to make some delicious grilled veggies to go along with those chicken skewers!?!  

Ignite your senses and embark on a culinary journey with this exquisite Essential Oil-infused Grilled Veggie Platter. The vibrant hues of bell peppers, the earthy richness of mushrooms, and the delicate crunch of zucchini are harmoniously united by the aromatic symphony of Young Living Rosemary, Basil, and Oregano vitality oils. 

Elevate your outdoor dining experience with this recipe that celebrates the marriage of flavors and the beauty of fresh, grilled vegetables. Let's dive into the art of infusing your mealtime with delight!

Essential Oil-infused Grilled Veggie Platter: Ingredients: 
- Assorted vegetables of your choice (bell peppers, zucchini, mushrooms, etc.) 
- ¼ cup olive oil 
- 4 drops Young Living Rosemary essential oil 
- 2 drops Young Living Basil essential oil 
- 2 drops Young Living Oregano essential oil 
- Salt and pepper, to taste 
1. Preheat your grill to medium heat. 
2. Chop vegetables into bite-sized pieces. 
3. In a small bowl, combine olive oil and the essential oils. 
4. Place vegetables in a large mixing bowl and drizzle the oil mixture over them. Toss gently to coat evenly. 
5. Season with salt and pepper. 
6. Grill the vegetables for approximately 5-7 minutes, turning occasionally until tender and slightly charred. 
7. Transfer the grilled veggies to a platter and serve.

As the sun sets on this unforgettable Labor Day barbecue, there's one last touch that promises to add a burst of juicy refreshment and pure fun to your feast. 

Imagine a platter of perfectly chilled watermelon slices, their vibrant pink hue mirroring the joyous spirit of the day. As you sink your teeth into the sweet, succulent flesh, the cool juices quench your thirst and rejuvenate your senses.  Grab a slice, indulge in its natural sweetness, and let the playful spirit of watermelon be the perfect finale to your Labor Day barbecue extravaganza. 

Here's to good food, great company, and the pure joy that this season of celebration brings!

Recommended Labor Day Diffuser Blends:
Enhance the ambiance of your Labor Day gathering with refreshing scents by diffusing the following essential oil blends:

- Picnic Paradise:  3 drops Citronella + 2 drops Lemongrass + 2 drops Peppermint
- Tropical Getaway:  2 drops Lime + 2 drops Grapefruit + 2 drops Spearmint
- Summer Sunset:  3 drops Orange + 2 drops Ylang Ylang + 1 drop Cedarwood
Labor Day is all about celebrating hard work and enjoying quality time with friends and family. This year, give your taste buds a treat with these essential oil-infused barbecue dishes. Remember, only use Young Living essential oils designated for internal use. Stay safe, have fun, and savor the last flavors of summer while creating lasting memories with your loved ones. 

Happy Labor Day!

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