Do you enjoy the taste of pepper? If yes, have you tried black pepper essential oil? It is concentrated and gives a power pack of flavor. But did you know, black pepper is good for so much more than flavoring food?
Benefits of Black Pepper
Black pepper essential oil is a hot oil so you want to make sure you use a carrier oil when applying it topically. A carrier oil is any vegetable based oil such as coconut, almond or grapeseed oil. Doterra Black Pepper can be used all 3 ways: topical, internal and aromatic. Here’s a list of ways to use black pepper for natural wellness.
- Digestion – soothe an upset tummy be applying is topically or adding a little to food. When using topically add 1 drop essential oil to 3 drops of carrier for an adult (use more carrier for children or people with sensitive skin). When adding to food first dip a toothpick into the bottle and stir food. Increase to taste. A little goes a long way with hot oils.
- Supports healthy circulation – mix a little with a carrier oil and rub over limbs or any area that needs more circulation.
- Eases muscle discomfort – again, mix with carrier oil and rub topically. This is a warming oil so it will also warm the skin.
- Reduce cravings and anxious feelings – add a little to the tip of the tongue when craving nicotine. Diffuse or wear on aromatherapy jewelry to reduce cravings or anxious feelings.
- Add one drop to a steak marinade
- Add Black Pepper to meats, soups, entrees, and salads to enhance food flavor
- Trim fat from pork and cut into ½ inch-thick cutlets.
- On a cutting board, pound cutlets with a meat tenderizer until they are about ⅛ of an inch thick.
- In a medium-sized bowl combine flour, garlic salt, and paprika.
- In a second bowl, crack and beat the eggs. Add 1 toothpick of Black Pepper oil and stir.
- Pour your panko bread crumbs into a third bowl for easy dipping.
- Using a fork, dip pork cutlets into each bowl in order—first covering with the flour mixture, then the egg, and then the breadcrumbs. For less mess, allow excess egg to drip off before dipping in the bread crumbs.
- Add a layer of olive oil to a large pan and place on medium heat. Once oil is hot, add – breaded cutlets and cook for about 4 minutes on each side. To check for doneness, slice through to see if juices run clear.
- Serve with fresh lemon wedges and a toothpick of Lemon oil and enjoy!