Black Pepper Essential Oil

Black pepperBlack pepper is stimulating and highly antioxidant essential oil.  It has been shown to support healthy circulation, aid the digestive system and soothe nerves and lessen anxious feelings.  Black pepper is also a wonderful flavor enhancer.  But use sparingly.  A little goes a long way.

Black pepper is a multi-purpose, certified pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil, extracted, through steam distillation, from the unripe, red fruit of the Piper nigrum plant.  It yields an essential oil with a hot, sharp, fruity, spicy aroma.  The fruit is best known as a common cooking spice, that enhances the flavor of foods; but its oil has other internal and topical benefits that are equally noteworthy.

  • Black pepper essential oil is high in the chemical compounds groups monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes, known for their antioxidant activity and ability to help ward off environmental and seasonal threats.
  • Black pepper supports healthy circulation, both internally and externally; but it should be used with caution, when applied topically, due to its strong warming sensation.
  • Black pepper aids the digestion of foods, making it an ideal oil to cook with and enjoy both for its flavor and internal benefits.

Primary benefits of black pepper oil

  • A wonderful flavor enhancer
  • Rich source of antioxidants
  • Supports healthy circulation
  • Aids digestion
  • Enhances food flavor
  • Helps ward off environmental and seasonal threats
  • Soothes nerves and lessens anxious feelings

Uses for black pepper oil

  • Combine one to two drops with carrier oil, to soothe sore muscles and joints, or to warm the skin during cold weather.
  • Diffuse, or inhale directly, to soothe anxious feelings
  • Take one to two drops daily, in veggie caps, when seasonal threats are high.
  • Add to meats, soups, entrees and salads, to enhance food flavor and aid digestion.

How to use

Black pepper oil is intended for aromatic, topical or internal use.  It should be diluted or sensitive skin.

  • Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
  • Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl oz of liquid.
  • Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area.  Dilution is not required, for anything but sensitive skin; but it is recommended that you dilute with carrier oil to minimize any likely skin sensitivity.  See additional precautions below.

Cautions: Possible skin sensitivity.  Keep out of reach of children.  If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician.  Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears and sensitive areas.