Black Pepper is a staple seasoning found on most tables across America, but did you know that it is also an amazing essential oil? Black Pepper Essential Oil has a warm spicy smell accompanied by subtle sweet undertones that combine for a pleasant and unique aromatherapy experience.
Historically, Black Pepper has been so prized that it was even used as a commodity and traded at a higher rate than even gold. Ancient cultures used Black Pepper to ease tired muscles and support digestion. It mixes well with Lemon, Lime, Lavender, Sage, Sandalwood, Ylang-Ylang, Juniper, Bergamot, Clary Sage, Clove, Ginger, Geranium, Grapefruit, Fennel and Frankincense oils.
Topical: Mix Black Pepper Essential Oil with a carrier oil for a concentration of 4% (to achieve this ratio please add 4 drops of Black Pepper Essential Oil to 1 teaspoon of a carrier oil). This can be used as a massage oil and rubbed over the area desired.
Diffusing: For a sense of calm and serenity, diffuse Black Pepper Essential Oil either alone or mixed with other essential oils.
For even more information about Black Pepper Essential Oil, click here to read related posts on our blog.
Caution: Black Pepper is sensitive to light and air exposure; to prevent oxidization, store in a cool, dark place. If oil has been exposed to light and air, be aware that increased skin sensitivity may result.
Pregnancy/Lactation: While Black Pepper Essential Oil may be generally considered appropriate for use while pregnant and nursing, we do not advise using it unless you first check with your healthcare practitioner and certified aromatherapist to insure it is appropriate for your specific situation.