Black Pepper Essential Oil

Black Pepper Essential Oil

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Ancient Wisdom
Regular price
£6.40
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£6.40

Black Pepper (Piper nigrum)

Black pepper is a dry oil with a wonderful warming effect - a perfect addition to your bath on a chilly winter evening. It’s woody, oriental fragrance perfectly blends with refreshing orange and lemon top notes, that lead into sumptuous amber, patchouli and musk.

 

What does Black Pepper essential oil smell like?

Black pepper is a dry oil with a wonderful warming effect - a perfect addition to your bath on a chilly winter evening. It’s woody, oriental fragrance perfectly blends with refreshing orange and lemon top notes, that lead into sumptuous amber, patchouli and musk.


Where does Black Pepper oil originate from?

Originating from India, pure Black Pepper oil is steam-distilled from the unripe red fruit of the Piper Nigrum plant.

Little known fact: Black Pepper was used as a form of currency and was exchanged for valuable goods in ancient Greece and Rome.


What are the properties of Black Pepper oil?

A hot, dry, spicy oil with a great warming effect. It's very useful for relieving muscular aches and pains. It also stimulates the digestive and circulatory system, stimulating the detoxifying process, making it useful in the treatment of cellulite when used in massage. It can also be used for the following:

  • Relieves stiff joints and aching muscles
  • Aids digestion
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Has antiviral properties
  • Encourages circulation
  • Reduces feelings of anxiety
  • Reduces cigarette cravings
  • Detoxifies the body
  • Appetite stimulant
  • Food preservative

How to use Black Pepper essential oil

Use in burners, diffusers or dehumidifiers for a stimulating aroma to relieve fatigue or when in need of a “get up and go” mood, or to help ward off winter illnesses like cold and flu. Research shows that pure Black Pepper oil can significantly reduce the craving of cigarettes when inhaled thanks to the sharp feeling it gives to the back of the throat. Inhaling Black Pepper oil also helps to clear your mind and relieve anxiety. It is also reputed to be an aphrodisiac.

Help relieve tired joints and muscles or reduce the appearance of bruising by adding 3 drops to a nice hot bath, or blend with a carrier oil and massage directly into problem areas. It is particularly useful if massaged into the abdomen to ease digestive disorders and menstrual pain thanks to its antispasmodic properties.

Pure Black Pepper oil can also be used as a natural treatment to help relieve the pain of arthritis by applying topically to the affected area.

Going for a workout? Use Black Pepper oil on the body to help boost your metabolism and improve muscle tone.


Black Pepper essential oil can be helpful for the following ailments:

  • Loss of appetite
  • Chilblains
  • Poor circulation
  • Colic
  • Constipation
  • Coughs and colds
  • Diarrhoea
  • Influenza
  • Lethargy
  • Muscular aches and pains
  • Nausea
  • Neuralgia

Black Pepper Essential oil recipes

Warming Black Pepper Muscle Rub

Aching joints and muscles affect even the best of us, from shin splints to DOMS and right over to simply sleeping a little “funny”, we all need some TLC from time to time. This warming muscle rub will help relieve any aches and pains, while giving your nose a bit of a treat. Close your eyes, it smells just like Christmas.

To create this muscle rub, firstly add the essential oils to a small bottle and roll between your hands to blend evenly, before adding to the fractionated Coconut oil. To use, add a few drops to your palms and rub your hands together to warm the oil before applying to the affected area. Always massage upwards and towards your heart to stop lactic acid from building up in the extremities of your body, this will also help fresh blood flow into the area.

  • 5 drops Peppermint essence
  • 3 drops Clove
  • 5 drops Wintergreen
  • 3 drops Black Pepper essential oils
  • ¼ cup of fractionated Coconut Oil

Essential oils to compliment Black Pepper oil


Anything to note?

Black Pepper essential oil can be a strong irritant, so be sure to dilute it with a carrier oil (2% dilution) before applying directly to the skin and avoid use during pregnancy. When using in the bath, no more than 3 drops are recommended. Keep out of reach of children. Store your essential oils in a cool, dark place.