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Pepper Black Essential Oil

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100% Pure & Natural Pepper Black Essential Oil

Botanical Name: piper nigrum

Pepper Black is best known as a common cooking spice that enhances the flavor of foods, but it’s topical benefits when diluted with a carrier oil, are equally noteworthy.

This essential oil has a chemical structure similar to Melissa, contributing to its reputation as an oil that soothes nerves and lessens anxious feelings.

Uses of Pepper Black Essential Oil
  • Diffuse a few drops into a diffuser to lessen the cravings for tobacco use.
  • To give the feeling of more energy try a few drops in a diffuser or dilute in a carrier oil and rub on the soles of the feet daily.
  • Add 1 drop to the palms and cup over the nose, inhaling to help the feelings of vertigo.
  • Diffuse or use 1 drop over the heart center to help with honest feelings. Pepper Black essential oil is known to reveal the masks and facades used to hide aspects of the Self. It invites individuals to “get real” by digging deep within.
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History and Background

Historically, it was considered sacred and was even used as a form of currency. It was so valuable that it was traded for gold and was one of the most prized trade items exported from India to the rest of the world. It was considered more valuable than gold.

Thousands of years ago, Black Pepper was prescribed in Ayurvedic, Unani, Siddha, and Traditional Chinese medicine texts for curing colds, recurring pains, fevers and in purifying treatments, especially for Malaria.

It is considered stimulating, reviving, comforting, and improves mental clarity and memory. It has an affinity for the 1st chakra and issues around impotence, builds kundalini and moves energy to the 2nd chakra.

Physical Description

Coloress to pale olive in color with a thin, watery consistency.

Aromatic Description

Fresh, dry-woody, warm, and spicy aroma.

Biological Makeup and Components

Monoterpenes (70-80%) including thujene, pinene, camphrene, sabinene, carene, murcene, limonene, phellandrene and sesqueterpenes (20-30%).

Extraction Technique

Steam distillation from black peppercorns, dried and crushed. Light and heavy oils are produced by extraction of low or high boiling fractions. Oleoresin produced by solvent extraction.

Information for Aromatherapists

Pepper Black essential oil is a middle to top note and blends well with Bergamot, Clary Sage, Clove, Coriander, Fennel, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Lime, Mandarin, Marjoram, Myrrh, Orange, Nutmeg, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Rosemary, Sage, Sandalwood, Spikenard, Tea tree, Valerian, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang as well as other spice and florals oils in minute quantities. Pepper Black is a very strong oil and can take over a blend so use in small concentrations.

Our Pepper Black essential oil is 100% pure and natural. It is free of any chemicals, pesticides, synthetic perfumes, fillers or carrier oils.

  • Irritant in high concentrations due to rubefacient properties. Use in moderation only.
  • Do not apply undiluted to the skin.
  • Any person with a history of plant or food allergies should read ingredients before using.
  • For external use only. Do not ingest.
  • If you are pregnant, epileptic, have cancer, have liver issues, or any other serious illness, we strongly suggest you consult a medical professional prior to using this essential oil.
  • Always keep essential oils out of reach of children.
  • Keep this oil tightly closed and in room temperature or cooler spot.
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100% Pure Pepper Black Essential Oil from Source Vitál
Pepper Black Essential Oil