Black Pepper Essential Oil
• 100% Essential Oil
• Piper nigrum dried berries, steam distilled.
Blends well with: Bay, black pepper, ginger, lavender, orange, pine, rose
Aroma: Crisp, fresh, peppercorn aroma, with a sweet undertone. This oil is often used as an aphrodisiac for its grounding qualities. It's a surprising and intriguing scent.
History: The word pepper is derived from the Latin word piper, which in turn is taken from the Sanskrit word pippali. It has been used since the times of the Ancient Romans and Greeks and even the Turks levied a tax on pepper, while the French, Portuguese and Dutch often went to war in the middle ages to fight for this lucrative trade from the far east.
Perfumery Note: Middle
Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium
Common Uses: Black pepper oil can be used to help in the treatment of pain, rheumatism, chills, flu, colds, poor circulation, exhaustion, muscular aches, physical and emotional coldness, nerves, and fevers. The therapeutic properties of black pepper oil include the following as an analgesic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, anti toxic, aphrodisiac, digestive, diuretic, febrifuge, laxative, rubefacient, tonic (especially of the spleen). Analgesic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aperitive, carminative, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, stimulant, stomachic.
Possible Uses: Aching muscles, arthritis, chilblains, constipation, muscle cramps, poor circulation, sluggish digestion. Psychologically, it is used to sharpen mental faculties and to energize the body. Spiritually, it can be used to enhance self defence and dispel negative energies.
Constituents: Limonene, Pinene, Myrcene, Phellandrene, Beta-caryophyllene, Beta-bisabolene, Sabinene, Linalol, Pinocarveol, Alpha, Terpineol, Camphene, Alpha, Terpenene