Black pepper essential oil is derived from the berries of the tropical climbing pepper plant, native to India. Packed with its own powers, it’s even more valuable when blended with other oils.
Black pepper essential oil uses
Add some heat to your oil blends with a touch of spice by adding black pepper oil, where its middle note aroma complements sparkling top notes and earthy base notes.
If you don’t have much of an appetite, add some black pepper oil to a diffuser before mealtimes. The peppery aroma is often found to trigger an appetite. Because the part of the brain that responds to the scent is responsible for swallowing, black pepper oil is sometimes used by those who struggle with the physical side of eating meals.
Any essential oil packed with antioxidants is a friend of ours, and black pepper oil has these little guys aplenty. Antioxidants are great for protecting us from illness and ageing, so it’s wise to include black pepper oil in your skincare routine as early as possible.
Black pepper essential oil benefits
Black pepper has dozens of uses when it comes to looking after our physical wellbeing, but it’s also handy to have around when our emotions need a little TLC. It’s probably best-known for its stimulating effects on our mood, making it a go-to oil for anyone who needs to remain alert and focused.
Add this oil to your diffuser if you’re preparing for an important interview or working late at home but remember not to keep it on too close to bedtime as you may struggle to drop off! The spicy scent of black pepper is used to help banish self-doubt, helping to provide stamina to keep going through tough times.
Many aromatherapists find that black pepper oil soothes muscular aches and pains. It’s also used as a natural remedy for colds and flu, stiffness and rheumatism. Black pepper oil is also believed to boost circulation. This, in turn, encourages our bodies to create more collagen which may help to reduce the appearance of those pesky fine lines and early signs of ageing.
The warming effect of black pepper essential oil’s scent is often used by smokers who wish to give up. Inhaling the aroma from a diffuser often helps to suppress the cravings and reduce the unwanted physical symptoms of going without cigarettes for long periods.
Black pepper essential oil facts
|Botanical name||Piper nigrum|
|Plant part||Dried berries|
|Extraction method||Steam distilled|
|Strength of aroma||Medium|
|Blends well with||Sandalwood, bergamot, lime, lemon, clary sage and ylang ylang|
|Aromatic scent||It is a sharp, strong, spicy oil. It is slightly reminiscent of clove oil|