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Pink Pepper Uses and Benefits

Let's talk about Pink Pepper. For a few more days you can get it for 10% at doTERRA. This little bottle of spice oil is the perfect blend of spicy and fruity. It comes from the berries of the Molle tree which is found in Peru and other areas of South America. It is often used as an ingredient in perfumes. It's not uncommon for people to think it is related to Black Pepper, but it actually isn't! It is a part of the same family as the cashew tree. 

This oil can be used internally, aromatically, and topically. It can help relax the nervous system (think massage!), may support a healthy immune, digestive and respiratory systems when taken internally, and when combined aromatically with floral or citrus oils it can create an invigorating aroma. Pink Pepper has the chemical components Limonene and alpha-Phellandrene in it. This combination is what can help soothe and relax your nervous system when used internally. The Limonene may help support healthy blood sugar and cholesterol levels that are already in the normal range.

Here's a short video giving you ideas of how to use Pink Pepper and some of its benefits!

So are you ready to learn how to use this oil? Let's get to it!

A blog post talking about uses and benefits of Pink Pepper essential oil.

Uses of Pink Pepper

Massage - I mentioned above it can be great for massages. Just combine a few drops with some Fractionated Coconut Oil, and massage it into the skin.

Internally - There are a number of ways to take this internally. As I mentioned above, there are a lot of possible benefits to taking Pink Pepper internally. So let's go over some of them.

Veggie Capsule - You can always add oils that can be taken internally into a veggie capsule. This is a great way to get the internal benefits if you don't like the taste of an oil. 

Water - If you like the flavor of Pink Pepper, then go ahead and add a few drops to your water. Another great way to get those internal benefits! Pink Pepper in your water may also help support your metabolism. Healthy metabolism means your body burns calories well.

Other Drinks - Some people also like to add Pink Pepper to other drinks like their homemade chai tea.

Food - You can use a toothpick to add pepper flavoring to your foods. If you have never used Pink Pepper in food before, I suggest starting off with just a little and see what you think. You can always add more! Remember doTERRA oils are pure, professional grade. They are powerful little oils! Pink Pepper can be used in place of ground black pepper on meats, in sauces, and in other dishes.

Here are a few recipes you can try using Pink Pepper.

A recipe for Lime Fajitas using Lime and Pink Pepper essential oils.
Grilled veggie recipe using Pink Pepper essential oil.

Inflammation - If you are one that suffers from inflammation, try combining a few drops of Pink Pepper with Copaiba and Frankincense oils  and rub them on the inflamed area. Just remember to dilute it with a carrier oil the first time you use it topically. You can also learn more about Copaiba in one of my Copaiba blog post.

Brain Fog Be Gone! - In a little bit of a brain fog? Need some mental clarity? Try inhaling Pink Pepper directly from cupped hands. Some people will diffuse it with Bergamot to clear up the brain fog as well.

Diffuse - While we are talking about inhaling Pink Pepper, let's give you some diffuser recipes. A lot of people like to diffuse Pink Pepper with citrus or floral oils. It will fill the room with an invigorating aroma! Diffusing is always a great way to use oils aromatically. I love having diffusers in different rooms, and I tailor the diffuser recipe to what we do in that room. 

An essential oil diffuser blend using two drops of Pink Pepper, two drops of Roman Chamomille, one drop of Grapefruit, and one drop of Lavender.
An essential oil diffuser blend using three drops of Pink Pepper, two drops of Madagascar Vanilla, and one drop of Cinnamon Bark.
An essential oil diffuser blend using three drops of Purify, two drops of Pink Pepper, and one drop of Green Mandarin.

Romance - Anyone want a little romance blend? Try combining Pink Pepper with Jasmine and Ylang Ylang. Let me know what you think!

Roll It On - Now how about some roller recipes for this lovely little oil. You'll see from these recipes there are several ways to utilize it. To make these recipes, but the oils in the roller first, then top it off with the carrier oil of your choice. Gently roll the bottle between your hands to mix everything together.

"Breast Support" An essential oil roller bottle recipe using 10 drops of Pink Pepper, 5 drops of Frankincense, and 5 drops of Grapefruit.
"Go Getter" An essential oil roller bottle recipe using 5 drops of Pink Pepper, 5 drops of Grapefruit, and 2 drops of Ginger.
"Cellular Support" An essential oil roller bottle recipe using 5 drops of Pink Pepper, 3 drops fo Tumeric, and 8 drops of Green Mandarin.

Do you have a favorite way to use Pink Pepper? If so, please share it in the comments! And if you'd like to learn about other essential oils, check out the following links.

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