Black Pepper Essential Oil has a perfume that is similar to freshly ground peppercorns, but it is a little more nuanced, with elements of green and possibly floral. Black pepper essential oil has one important advantage: unlike crushed peppercorns, it does not bother your eyes or cause you to sneeze.

When it comes to aromatherapy, Black Pepper Essential Oil shines brightest when mixed with other essential oils. Black pepper is a great way to brighten up and spice up your blends. It’s a middle note that can assist blend fluttering top notes and powerful base notes together. Most essential oils, including other spice oils, citrus and floral oils, combine well with black pepper oil. It can be used as an alternative to Pink Pepper Oil.

Black pepper oil can aid to increase circulation and relieve the pain of sore muscles when used therapeutically. When arthritis was causing considerable pain in my knee, I used it, diluted properly, to aid.

Black Pepper Essential Oil Bottle with the Typical Color of Black Pepper
Although Black Pepper Essential Oil has various advantages, it lacks piperine, a component that aids with tumeric absorption. It does contain piperine, according to some sources.

Black Pepper Essential Oil is stimulating on an emotional level, making it a wonderful choice for use in mixes that aim to improve alertness and stamina. Before going to bed, stay away from black pepper.

Maria Lis-Balchin discusses a short study in her book Aromatherapy Science that suggests breathing Black Pepper Essential Oil may reduce cigarette cravings. [Aromatherapy Science: A Guide for Healthcare Professionals, by Maria Lis-Balchin, Pharmaceutical Press, United Kingdom, 2006, p. 101.] See AromaWeb’s Guide to Essential Oils and Aromatherapy Techniques That May Help With Your Efforts to Quit Smoking for further information about quitting smoking.

Piper nigrum is the botanical name for this plant.

Piperaceae is a plant family.

Steam Distilled is a common method of extraction.

Peppercorns are a plant part that is commonly used.

Aromatic Composition
The aroma of black pepper essential oil is crisp, fresh, and somewhat spicy.

Black pepper essential oil is used for brain health and cognitive support. Dorene Petersen, Clinical Use of Aromatherapy for Brain Health: 7 Essential Oils, presentation. New Brunswick, NJ, August9, 2017. The 2017 Conference of the Alliance of International Aromatherapists. Page 221-222 of the AIA 2017 Conference Proceedings.

Muscle Aches
Muscle spasms
Circulation is poor.
Sluggish Digestive System
Nicotine Addiction and Quitting Smoking
References: The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Updated Edition), by Julia Lawless (London: Harper Thorsons,2014), pp. 162-163. Aromatherapy Science: A Guide for Healthcare Professionals, by Maria Lis-Balchin (United Kingdom: Pharmaceutical Press, 2006), p. 101.The Most Important Constituents

  • Limonenes
  • Pinenes
  • Myrcenes
  • Phellandrene
  • Beta-caryophyllenes
  • B-bisabolenes
  • Sabinene

Information about the safety of black pepper essential oil
When using Black Pepper Oil, Tisserand and Young do not recommend any particular precautions. They do warn, however, that if the oil has oxidised, it should not be used. It is advised that you read the entire profile of Tisserand and Young. Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition, Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 384-385. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition, Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 384-385.]

Information about General Safety
Without advanced essential oil expertise or advice from an experienced aromatherapy practitioner, do not ingest any oils internally or apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s, or other concentrated essences to the skin. AromaWeb’s Guide to Diluting Essential Oils contains general dilution information. Use oils only under the supervision of a certified aromatherapy practitioner if you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver disease, cancer, or any other medical condition. When using oils with children, exercise extreme caution and study the suggested dilution ratios for children first. Before using oils with children, the elderly, or if you have medical difficulties or are taking drugs, consult a competent aromatherapy practitioner. Read AromaWeb’s Essential Oil Safety Information page before using this or any other essential oil. Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young provides in-depth information on oil safety issues.

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