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Black Pepper Essential Oil

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This customer-requested organic black pepper oil stimulates and clears the mind, supports healthy digestion and helps ease tight muscles.

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About Black Pepper Essential Oil

Floracopeia is pleased to offer a black pepper oil that has a fine aromatic profile of rich, energizing spice with subtle floral and fruit notes. Added to our line because of overwhelming customer requests, this pepper oil will quickly become one of your blending staples for adding warmth and energy to your aromatherapy formulations.

Black pepper is often thought of to bring soothing comfort to sore, overworked muscles. Added into your massage oils its soothing properties can help to bring relief, this warming essential oil is an excellent support for athletes, practitioners of yoga and those who are very physically active. The potency of black pepper has long been renowned for clearing the breath channels during periods of wintry or seasonal challenge, and when blended with other oils is fantastic for diffusing in the classroom or nursery to keep the kids resilient and clear of heavy mucous.

When diffused, the deeply energizing scent of black peppercorn oil is stimulating to the senses and can be employed to encourage alertness and enhance mental clarity and focus. Because it is also known to support healthy circulation, it can be used to promote general skin health. Additionally, this spicy essential oil is said to be encourage a romantic mood, and some studies have suggested that the diffused aroma may support those wishing to overcome the habit of smoking.

How to Use Black Pepper Essential Oil

  • Massage Oil: Add several drops of black pepper oil to your favorite massage oil and gently work into muscles after strenuous exercise or periods of lengthy or repetitive activity.

Other Ways to Use Black Pepper Essential Oil

  • Black pepper can be applied topically, as a compress, in the bath, inhalation therapy or diffuser.
  • Add a drop to steaming water (cover head with towel) and inhale through nose and mouth to support sinus and head clearing.
  • Diffuse black pepper in your own diffuser blend during activities that require concentration or that are stress inducing. We find diffusing black pepper helps to digest away both our lunches and the post lunch slump!

Black Pepper Essential Oil Recipe

Product Details

  • Botanical Name:Piper nigrum
  • Family: Piperaceae
  • Composition: 100% Pure Black Pepper Essential Oil
  • Origin: Madagascar
  • Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
  • Cultivation/Harvesting: Organic
  • Plant Part: Peppercorn Fruit
  • Color: Clear
  • Consistency: Thin
  • Yield: ~2%
  • Bottle Size: ½ fl oz (15 mL)

Safety Considerations for Black Pepper Essential Oil

Do not take black pepper oil internally. Do not apply directly to the skin, eyes or mucous membranes. Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should not use this product without first consulting a licensed healthcare practitioner.

Aromatic Profile and Blending for Black Pepper Essential Oil

Black Pepper Essential Oil Profile

Warming and cleansing with subtle floral and fruit notes this organic Madagascan black pepper oil is steam-distilled from peppercorns which are the fruit of the pepper plant.


Interesting Black Pepper Essential Oil Information

Black pepper is one of the worlds most heavily traded spices, and has been for centuries. It grows in the tropics, mainly India, Indonesia, Vietnam and Madagascar. The plant is a long living, woody vine that climbs up other trees or is given structures to climb on when it is being cultivated. The oil is steam-distilled from the unripe berries that are then cooked, dried and then distilled. White pepper, which is popular in the culinary field, is Piper nigrum, but it is the ripe fruit that has had the red outer skin removed.

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Excellent to heat up muscles when added to massage cream.



use diluted to rub on feet/legs for warmth and circulation