Some people might think black pepper is only good for cooking in the kitchen, but there are actually plenty of alternative uses for this spice. Here are 10 ways you can use it outside your cooking repertoire.
- Relieve joint pain and stiffness
Take 2 tablespoons ground black pepper, 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted 2 tablespoons ginger juice (or lime juice) 10 drops pure essential olive or frankincense oil (optional). Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl. Massage the mixture into sore joints and muscles for 5 to 10 minutes clockwise three times daily until pain is relieved.
- Kill mold
Mix 2 1/2 cups of water with Pure ground black pepper, Mix 2 tablespoons of the black pepper and 1 cup of water. Let it sit for 15 minutes and then add in the rest of the water. Use a spray bottle to apply on the spots, thoroughly.
- Boost your immune system
Take 1/4 cup turmeric, 15 drops pure essential oil of oregano and 10 ground black pepper. Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl. Store excess in an airtight container. Take 2 tablespoons before meals twice daily for increased immune power
- Relieve Body aches
Mix 2 teaspoons of black pepper, one clove of fresh garlic (crushed) , 1 tablespoon grated ginger root 4 tablespoons olive or sesame oil 3 tablespoons honey(optional). Apply the mixture to your arms and legs with gentle strokes going away from your heart towards your limbs until completely rubbed in. Let sit for 5 minutes then wash off gently with warm soapy water. Repeat as necessary
- Boost energy
Take 1 teaspoon cayenne, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and 2 teaspoons of freshly ground black pepper. Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl. Store excess in an airtight container. Take before meals daily for increased energy levels
- Soothe bug bites & poison ivy
Mix 3 tablespoons of coconut oil with 5 drops of wild orange essential oil and 10 to 15 drops of pure eucalyptus essential oil (or tea tree). Add 10-15 drops olive or sesame oil (if desired). Mix 1/2 cup of the mixture in a glass bowl with ½ cup black pepper and allow it to sit for an hour so that the oils thoroughly combine with the pepper. Apply the mixture to itchy areas as needed during the outbreak;
- Encourage nail growth
5 drops lavender essential oil 3 drops tea tree essential oil 6 teaspoons ground black pepper Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl. Apply massage mixture to nails and cuticles three times daily until desired results are achieved.
- DIY face wash
1 cup pure water 1 tablespoon black pepper Place in a container with a lid. Shake well before each use. Apply to face and neck twice daily for soft and healthy skin.
- Soothe tired legs
5 drops lavender essential oil 6 teaspoons ground black pepper Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl. Massage the mixture into lower legs three times daily until results are achieved.
- Reduce puffiness around the eyes
Mix 2 tablespoons of ground black pepper and then add just enough olive or sesame oil to make it into a creamy paste (enough so that you can dab with your finger). With fingertips, apply under eyes twice daily until desired results are achieved.
We hope you enjoyed reading this list of 10 alternative uses for black pepper. If we missed any, let us know in the comments below! And if you’re craving some delicious food with a kick to it, consider heading over to our store and grabbing some black pepper today. It might just be what you need right now.