Plant part: Fruit
Note: Top – Middle
Blends well with: Cardamom, clary sage, clove, frankincense, geranium, lavender, juniper, marjoram, myrrh, orange, nutmeg, rosemary, sage, sandalwood, tea tree, vetiver, ylang ylang
Aroma: Warm, peppery, slightly-sweet, and spicy
Black pepper is a spice which can commonly be found in restaurants and homes all over the world. However, most people would be surprised to hear that black pepper’s health and healing benefits have been known for thousands of years, and that at one time it was even used as a currency, more valuable than gold! In fact it used to be an extremely rare commodity, and ancient Greeks used black pepper to aid their athletes’ recovery, help heal the skin, and was widely regarded as a miracle spice. Now that black pepper is so commonplace, anyone and everyone can easily take advantage of black pepper essential oil in their daily lives.
The scent of Black Pepper essential oil is versatile and invigorating. It is rich and energizing, and warms the senses from the inside out. The benefits of the oil are just as rich. Black pepper essential oil stimulates the entire digestive system, from your salivary glands to your large intestine, creating saliva and bile and facilitating digestion. It is also a rich antibacterial whose effects can be enjoyed with no adverse side effects.
Black pepper itself is native to India, where it grows as a vine that can reach up to 10 feet tall. The vine produces cluster of small white flowers and tiny berries. When these berries mature to their rich red color, they are picked and dried in the sun which gives them the black hue we all know. The sun dried berries are then steam distilled to produce black pepper essential oil.
Black Pepper Essential Oil Uses
Circulatory system: eases arthritis and rheumatism, increases circulation.
Digestive System: fights colic, eases constipation and cramps, abates diarrhea, cures indigestion, eliminates flatulence/gas, fights against food poisoning, cures heartburn.
Immune System: fights colds and influenza, alleviates fever and sore throat.
Muscular System: eases aches pains and sprains,increases muscle tone
Nervous System: fights neuralgia.
Respiratory System: eliminates congestion.
Skin: heals bruises
Urinary tract: fights urinary tract infection
Therapeutic Properties: analgesic, anti-bacterial, anti-catarrhal, anti-septic, anti-spasmodic, aphrodisiac, carminative, cephalic, diaphoretic, digestive, diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge, laxative, rubefacient, stimulant (spleen), stomachic, warming
Recipes With Black Pepper Essential Oil
- 15 drops of Black pepper oil
- 8 drops of Peppermint oil
- 8 drops of Birch oil
- 5 drops of Lemon oil
- Add to a 2 ounce squeeze bottle, apply enough to cover the area, and massage where needed to stimulate circulation.
- 5 drops of Black pepper oil
- 5 drops of ginger oil
- 5 drops of Sweet orange oil
- Add 5-6 drops of Black pepper oil to your aroma diffuser and diffuse for 30-60 minutes.
- 5 drops of Black Pepper oil
- 5 drops of Tea tree oil
- 5 drops of Lemon oil
- Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed.
- 15 drops Black Pepper oil
- 6 drops Bay oil
- 5 drops Frankincense Serrata oil
- 10 drops Copaiba oil
- 2 ounces avocado oil.
- Add ingredients to a 2 oz bottle and massage into sore muscles as needed.
Urinary Tract Infection:
- 1 drop Bergamot oil
- 1 drop Black Pepper oil
- 1 drop Tea Tree oil
- 1 tablespoon tamanu oil
- Add to a sitz bath. Agitate the water before immersing the skin.
Arthritis and Rheumatism:
- 25 drops Black Pepper oil
- 5 drops Helichrysum oil
- 10 drops Birch oil
- 20 drops Copaiba oil
- 4 tablespoons jojoba oil.
- Add to a 2 oz squeeze bottle. Shake to mix well. Apply enough of this mixture to cover the inflamed area, and massage into the skin.