Spicy, woody aroma, it stimulates and tones. Ideal for massaging on abdomen and muscles. Use as pre-sports or dance rub to help maintain suppleness. One of the earliest used spices. Interesting effects when used in perfume blends.
|County of Origin||India|
|Therapeutic Properties||Anti-emetic, anti-inflammatory, anti-septic, anti-viral, carminative, digestive stimulant, diuretic, energizing, expectorant, febrifuge, rubefacient, stimulant, warming|
|Chemical Family||Monoterpenes, Sesquiterpenes|
|Approx. Shelf Life||4 years|
|Note Classification||Top | Middle|
|Method of Extraction||Steam Distilled|
|Blends well with||Olibanum, Sandalwood, Lavender, Rosemary, Marjoram|
History: Black pepper is one of the oldest known spices as it has been used in India, Greece, and Rome for thousands of years. In Chinese medicine, it is used to treat malaria, cholera, dysentery, diarrhea, stomach ache. Monks in India use it to give them endurance.
Characteristics: A middle note with a medium aroma, Black Pepper Essential Oil has a sharp, spicy scent faintly reminiscent of Clove.
Indications: Black pepper essential oil is good in warming massage formulas for aches and pains due to poor circulation. Black Pepper increases blood flow and is thought to be a spleen tonic. Use whenever there is blockage of energy or you need to work through your own blocks.
Mode of Administration: Bath (with proper fixed oil), massage, mist spray.
Safety: Dilute well before use; for external use only. Using too much of this oil could over-stimulate the kidneys. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.