Black pepper essential oil, to me, was one of those intimidating oils that just kinda sat on my counter just waiting to be used. I knew it had amazing antioxidant and cleansing powers, but I have a hard time knowing how to put those properties into practice. Thankfully, I have no need to be intimidated any more. There are so many wonderful ways to use Black Pepper around your home, especially during the fall and winter months. Here are my top 10 ways I like to use Black Pepper:
1. The high levels of monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes are known for their antioxidant activity and their ability to support the immune system. This is one of the reasons why Black Pepper essential oil was added to the On Guard+ softgels. It is excellent at helping your immune system! So, whenever you’re starting to feel a little under the weather, put 1-2 drops of Black Pepper in a softgel and take internally.*
2. Taking Black Pepper internally can also promote healthy circulation.*
3. Use as a warming massage. Black Pepper is a caustic (hot) essential oil and should always be diluted when used topically on your skin. Use with Fractionated Coconut Oil and rub on your skin for a warming sensation. Plus, it will help with circulation. Perfect for those cold winter days.
4. Black Pepper is a mentally stimulating oil. Diffuse 1 drop Black Pepper, 2 drops Frankincense, 1 drop Bergamot, and 2 drops White Fir for a stimulating and awakening aroma.
5. Black Pepper essential oil is also great at calming nerves and reducing anxiety. When you are feeling anxious, try breathing in the aroma of Black Pepper or put in a diffuser. Black Pepper also blends well with Juniper Berry and Cedarwood (both also known to help with anxiety).
6. If your digestive system seems to be a little ‘clogged’, rub 1 drop Black Pepper diluted with Fractionated Coconut oil on your stomach for digestive support and relief.*
7. I LOVE using Black Pepper in the kitchen. My favorite is to add it to soups and marinades when working with red meat. Less is more! Start with using a toothpick amount and work your way up if needed.
8. Did you know that Black Pepper shares a similar chemical structure to Melissa essential oil? If you are ever in a pinch, and don’t have Melissa on hand, try Black Pepper in its place!
9. Put in an All-Purpose Spray. Black Pepper would be an excellent addition to a homemade All-Purpose Spray due to its antibacterial properties.
10. If you wake up feeling groggy from an afternoon nap, put Black Pepper on the bottom of your feet to help stimulate energy.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.