Cooking Benefits with Black Pepper Essential Oil

In Aromatherapy, Holidays by Debra Reis

Are you cooking for Thanksgiving? Consider essential oil Black Pepper as part of your “spice” addition.

Last month, Ann Lumbrezer, RN, aromatherapist provided us with this tip. If a recipe calls for pepper, consider a trace or drop of Black Pepper essential oil.

Ann spoke about using a base oil such as one tablespoon of olive oil or coconut oil and add 2-3 drops of Black Pepper essential oil (or to taste). This can be used for basting your turkey. You may take a teaspoon of the mixture and add your favorite essential oil such as a drop of rosemary or thyme and sprinkle on veggies or potatoes. The options are endless and fun!

Black Pepper essential oil is known for its support of digestion and circulation. It was used by Indian monks to maintain their stamina and energy. Inflammation is linked as a primary contributor to many chronic conditions including cancer. Black Pepper is known for anti-inflammatory properties (Higley & Higley, 2010). So, cooking with Black Pepper essential oil can have many healthful benefits. Enjoy the possibilities!!