Black Pepper Essential Oil
(Piper nigrum)

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Black Pepper Essential Oil (Piper nigrum L.) from India is a true Therapeutic Quality Essential Oil steam distilled from the fruit-seed of the black pepper plant – superb for body pain.


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SKU: EOT141xx Category:
Botanical NameOriginCultivationMethod of ExtractionSourceNoteBlends Well With
Piper nigrumSouthwest IndiaConventionalSteam distillationBerriesMiddle frankincense, sandalwood, lavender, rose and other florals (in tiny amounts only); spices

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.

Useage: This oil is a key ingredient in one of our most popular aromatherapy blends: Body Bliss


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).

More Info:

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.

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.

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.

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Reviews (1)

1 review for Black Pepper Essential Oil

  1. anita (verified owner)

    Black pepper blends well with ginger and turmeric, I use it in a carrier oil after a work out for achey muscles I love the deep rich aroma

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