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Black Pepper Essential Oil


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Think PAIN RELIEF! Black Pepper is a warm oil which stimulates circulation while having an analgesic effect. It’s excellent for a sports massage when dealing with sore, stiff muscles. Apply to areas of muscle or joint inflammation. Since it is a hot oil, it is not recommend for baths or where a cooling effect is desired. Blending with a cooling oil like Bergamot Mint or a citrus will help offset the heat.






Latin Name: Piper nigrum
Plant Origin: Sri Lanka
Botanical family: Piperaceae
Plant Part: fruit, Certified Organic
Processed: steam distilled
Chemical family: Monoterpenes, Sesquiterpenes
Aroma: like black pepper!
Note: top-middle


Anti-inflammatory – alleviates inflammation
Antiemetic – reduces severity of nausea or vomiting
Antiseptic – assists in fighting germs
Expectorant - removes excess mucus from the respiratory system
Febrifuge – reduces fever
Rubifacient – promotes blood flow and circulation, reduces pain and swelling



Beta caryophyllene is the molecule that is responsible for Black Pepper’s analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties (appx. 15% +/-). Adding to that benefit, it’s high Monoterpene content (75%+) gives it an excellent skin penetration rate for fast action and makes it highly rubifacient, promoting circulation to the area where applied.



Black Pepper may cause skin irritation if using more than 1% dilution (5 drops per ounce of carrier). For external use only. Keep out of reach of children. Always dilute essential oils before applying to the skin and keep away from mucous membranes. If the oil is past it’s “use by” date or stored improperly, it may cause irritation and lose therapeutic value.

Get Blending with Black Pepper:  



Sore Muscles? Try this:

Into 1 ounce of Jojoba Oil or Unscented Lotion, add the following:

6 drops Black Pepper (warming and analgesic, pain numbing, absorption enhancer)

5 drops Bergamot (antispasmodic, skin nourishing to offset the black pepper)

Massage this blend into tight muscles.

Jess personally finds this blend helpful for her sore calves that result from standing on concrete floors all day...




Learn more about Black Pepper from Liz Fulcher, Aromatic Wisdom Institute!




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