Black Pepper Essential Oil

Distillation Method:
Steam
Country of Origin:
Madagascar
Plant Part:
Unripe Fruit
Latin Name:
Piper nigrum
Cultivation:
Certified Organic

About the Oil: Black Pepper essential oil is warming, spicy, and can add a bit of fire to any blend. An exceptional oil for aromatherapy and natural perfumery alike.

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Drops per ml

Blending Tips

60

Chemical Families

Monoterpenes
66.89%
Sesquiterpenes
32.70%
Oxide
0.40%

Primary Constituents

limonene
21.86%
beta caryophyllene
21.08%
alpha pinene
15.63%
beta pinene
14.18%
3-careen
13.05%
Description

ABOUT THE PLANT

The Pepper plant is a perennial, woody vine with heart shaped leaves and small white flowers. Native to south west India, Pepper is cultivated primarily in tropical climates such as Indonesia, Malaysia and Madagascar.

ABOUT THE OIL

The essential oil is extracted from dried, fully grown yet unripe fruit of the pepper plant. Black pepper essential oil can be used in both aromatherapy formulas and in natural perfumery.

The essential oil benefits significantly from the cold distillation process, retaining more of its lovely spicy nature.

OF INTEREST

Black pepper has been used since antiquity in the culinary and healing arts. Indian monks had been prescribed seven to nine peppercorns a day in times of distant traveling; apparently a great energizer!

Suggested Use

CIRCULATORY SYSTEM

  • increases circulation
  • stimulates the spleen
  • reduces bruising

DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

  • settles digestion
  • increases absorption in the intestines
  • promotes normal peristalsis
  • assists the body's natural eliminatory response
  • relaxes cramping
  • increases appetite
  • promotes urination
  • helps maintain kidney action

IMMUNE SYSTEM

  • neutralizes microbes
  • encourages sweating
  • assists the body's natural eliminatory response
  • relieves muscular tension and aching joints
  • lessens headaches due to congestion

MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

  • soothes sore muscles, tendons and joints
  • diminishes swelling
  • eases discomfort
  • decreases unpleasant sensory experiences

ENERGETICS

  • warming
Application

INHALATION

  • direct inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporiser

TOPICAL

  • massage, compress, ointment
  • Black pepper is also good in warming liniment formulas for for GENERAL aches as well as poor circulation in muscles and joints. It is included in many massage blends to increase blood flow.
  • It can help with tooth aches, in a similar manner to Clove oil.
  • May be applied to the bottoms of the feet, or elsewhere on the body when diluted in a carrier oil.

SUBTLE AROMATHERAPY

  • Black pepper oil helps us ‘get a move on' at times when our lives feel stuck.
Aromatherapy Details

Our Black Pepper oil is a deep yellow color and has a soft floral top note followed by a delicate lingering spice with a hint of musky earthiness.

Last but not least, as a stimulating aphrodisiac Black Pepper can be used to add a warm spiciness to perfume blends. The fragrance is both comforting and stimulating.

It blends well with lavender, frankincense, cedarwood, and wherever a hint of spice is desired in natural perfumes.

Safety

Generally Black Pepper oil is non-toxic and and non-sensitizing, yet in high concentrations it can irritate skin. Always test a small amount first for sensitivity or allergic reaction.

If pregnant or breastfeeding, consult a physician prior to use.