Introduction to Black Pepper Essential Oil
Black pepper essential oil is commonly used in aromatherapy for symptoms related to circulatory health.
Peppercorns are well known and used in food all around the world. The oil is less well known.
The oil is distilled from the peppercorns of the Piper nigrum plant. The fragrance is spicy, musky, warm and peppery. The oil is a rich source of antioxidants and is thought to help focus through soothing anxious feelings.
Black Pepper Essential Oil Profile
Latin Name: Piper nigrum
Overview: Black pepper is the essential oil distilled from the fruit of the pepper tree
Extraction: Distilled from the pepper fruit
Countries of Origin: Mostly India and the sub continent
Character: A strong, sharp, spicy, musky flavour
Blends with: Blends well with most oils, particularly middle notes such as ginger, coriander and juniper. It also blends well with citrus oils such as bergamot and lemon.
Therapeutic Overview: analgesic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antitoxic, aphrodisiac, diaphoretic, digestive, diuretic, febrifuge, laxative, rubefacient and tonic (especially of the spleen).
Black Pepper Essential Oil Properties & Uses
Black pepper essential oil is produced from the unripe, sun-dried fruit of the peppercorns. The plant was originally a forest plant that grew up trees as support, it has a life span of about 20 miles.
Most black pepper essential oil is produced in India. It can be used to help in colds, increasing circulation, muscular aches and fevers.
You could use black pepper in a burner, your bath (mixed with a carrier*), in a muscles massage oil or in a tissue to breathe in.
When using essential oils in the bath we recommend you use a carrier to avoid the oil mixing directly with the skin. We would recommend that you use full fat milk, carrier oil (like here) or in a bath base such as bath oil or base bath gel (like here).
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