I know what you're thinking....why would I use black pepper essential oil when I could just use regular black pepper? The answer?...
Concentration of benefits!
Essential oils deliver a potent pack of internal benefits because they're so concentrated. For example, one drop of peppermint essential oil contains the same medicinal value as 28 cups of peppermint tea! Talk about powerful and potent!
Black pepper essential oil is used in natural holistic wellness for its antioxidant, antispasmodic, digestive, expectorant, neurotonic, stimulant, and rubefacient properties. In a nutshell, it is a warming essential oil that helps with circulation!
In the kitchen, I love to add this essential oil to dressings, marinades, or sauces. It also makes a great addition to popcorn oil when you're dressing your fresh popped kernels and settling into a movie.
It adds a "well-seasoned" flavor to a vegetable dish that is aiming to replace meat, such as marinated and grilled eggplant, cauliflower steaks, or pan-fried tofu.
Emotionally, black pepper is the oil of unmasking. It invites individuals to get real by digging deep within the less understood parts of the self. Since childhood, most people have been conditioned that some feelings and behaviors are good, while others are considered bad. As a result, these seemingly negative or inappropriate feelings and behaviors are judged, condemned, or repressed, instead of understood and integrated.
Black pepper is also helpful in reigniting the soul fire, fueling motivation and high energy, and supporting the healing process. It invites individuals to realign with their True Self so they may overcome challenges and live in integrity.
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