Black Pepper Essential Oil
Black Pepper (Piper nigrum) essential oil is one of our favorites to use in pain blends because it is warming and contains beta-caryophyllene, a molecule that gives black pepper analgesic properties. Use in very low dilution as it may be a skin irritant if not properly diluted.
Chemistry: b-caryophyllene (18.64%), limonene (16.08%), a-pinene (14.53%), sabinene (13.70%), b-pinene (12.30%)
Latin Name: Piper nigrum
Botanical Family: Piperaceae
Cultivation: Certified Organic, Sri Lanka
Plant Part: Dried Fruit
Chemical Family: Monoterpenes, Sesquiterpenes
Aroma: authentic like freshly ground pepper
Properties: analgesic, anti-inflammatory, warming
Steam Distilled: June 2021
Shelf Life: 4 years (approx.)
Best used in blends for pain or muscle spasms. Pairs well with Bergamot for a restless leg lotion. For skin application, start with just 1 drop to 1 teaspoon of unscented lotion and gently massage in skin as needed.
Chakra: Root (1st) and Sacral (2nd)
Black Pepper speaks to our most fundamental needs of safety and security. It is calming and grounding and helps relieve stress and tension. Use Black Pepper when you feel vulnerable and seek help with new relationships.
Use a low dilution for Black Pepper and any warming oil (Clove Bud, Cinnamon, Tulsi Basil, and Nutmeg, just to name a few). 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. Consult a licensed physician if pregnant or nursing. If the oil is past it’s “Best by” date or stored improperly, it may cause irritation and lose therapeutic value. Avoid the use of essential oils near infants and small children.
For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please consult your medical professional before use.