Black Pepper Essential Oil
Black Pepper Essential Oil (Piper nigrum L.) from India is Therapeutic Quality Essential Oil steam distilled from the fruit.
Black Pepper Essential Oil Distillation & Source:
Steam distilled from the crushed berries of the ubiquitous culinary spice. Native to southwest India, this large woody vine with heart shaped leaves and small white flowers is now cultivated in numerous tropical locations, including Indonesia, Malaysia, Madagascar, and parts of China.
The scent of Black Pepper EO is fresh, dry, and spicy. Aromatically, this clear to pale-olive oil blends well with frankincense, sandalwood, and with tiny amounts of lavender, rose and other florals and, of course, it makes me sneeze.
All our Artisan Aromatics essential oils, aromatherapy blends and oil products are therapeutic quality. Using our 20+ years of experience, we’ve gathered the finest quality oils from around the world. To ensure that our oils are as fresh and potent as possible, our oils are bottled by hand here in the USA only after each order is received.
Black Pepper Useage:
This oil is a key ingredient in one of our most popular aromatherapy blends: Body Bliss
Black Pepper History:
Historically, in traditional medicines, black pepper herb and/or the oil has been used in formulas for musculoskeletal issues (aches and pains), exhaustion and poor appetite.
In Chinese medicine black pepper was believed to promote sweat and to open the sinuses.
Caution: Black Pepper EO can cause skin sensitization if it is oxidized (spoiled).
SPECIFIC SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS: Black Pepper essential oil can cause skin sensitization if oxidized (spoiled); avoid using if it is more than 6 months old or that has been improperly stored. To prolong the shelf life, you may wish to refrigerate tightly sealed bottles of this essential oil.
Black Pepper Information:
As a culinary and medicinal herb, black pepper has been in use for over 4000 years. The ancient Egyptians used it in their embalming process. For the Greeks and Romans, it was one of the most expensive spices available, the source of which was fiercely protected by traders. Indian holy men are said to have ingested black pepper (the spice, not the oil) to improve their endurance (ingestion of this oil or excessive amounts of the spice is not recommended.
The warm, mild, dry spicy aroma of this oil will remind you of freshly ground peppercorns but a bit less intense. A bit too strong when diffused by itself, Black Pepper EO can add warmth and spice up diffuser blends. This essential oil blends well with oils such as Bergamot Essential Oil, Frankincense Essential Oil, and Rosemary Essential Oil. Black Pepper is an excellent choice to help in reducing muscle tension and the perception of pain after a hard workout but, of course, use proper dilution and do not use this oil on the skin if undiluted.
IMPORTANT: All issues that pertain to your physical or mental health should be discussed with and supervised by a licensed health care professional. Keep all essential oils away from and out of reach of children. We recommend you consult a trained aromatherapist before using essential oils with children under 16 years of age. Always follow the general safety guidelines for using essential oils; these can be accessed by clicking the link below.
Disclaimer: Information provided in this description is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be used in/for the treatment, cure, mitigation or diagnosis of any mental or physical disease or illness or as a substitute for consulting with a physician or other appropriately trained and licensed health care professional. Artisan Aromatics is not responsible for any adverse effects resulting from the improper use of any suggestions, products, preparations, or procedures mentioned or from attempts to follow historical reports of a plant’s uses. Please note that essential oils do not necessarily have the same properties as other types of herbal preparations of the same plant and since essential oils are the most highly concentrated type of preparation made from plants, they can have toxicity issues not arising from use of other types of herbal preparations of a given plant.Essential Oil Safety Considerations