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Black Pepper

Piper nigrum


Soothe those sports injuries and your sore muscles with the stimulating power of black pepper essential oil. Feel its warmth loosen tight muscles and relieve arthritis pain. It’s also known to calm stomach issues and coughing spasms.


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Thanks to its warming properties black pepper essential oil get you on the road to recovery when facing muscle and joint pain. Massage it in as part of an oil or lotion blend, and experience the warming of those tight muscles, aching joints, and stiff limbs. The same power works to deal with muscle spasms that keep you coughing or the type that cramp your belly. Studies have even shown that black pepper supports people who want to stop smoking!


Plant Parts: Dried fruit
Botanical Family: Piperaceae
Chemical Family: Monoterpenes, Sesquiterpenes
Country of Origin: India, Madagascar
Method of Extraction: Steam distillation
Cultivation Method: Certified Organic
Aroma: Spicy, warm and radiant
Note Classification: Middle



Emotional and Energetic Properties:

  • Motivating
  • Stimulating
  • Energizing & empowering.

Therapeutic Properties:

  • Anti-emetic — Effective against vomiting and nausea. Typically for motion sickness and flu symptoms.
  • Antiseptic – Assists in fighting germs/infections.
  • Antiviral – An agent that can destroy or inhibit the growth and reproduction of viruses.
  • Anti-inflammatory – Alleviates inflammation.
  • Digestive – Increases functional activity of the digestive tract.
  • Expectorant – Promotes discharge of phlegm and mucus from the lungs and throat.
  • Hepatic – An agent that stimulates and aids function of the liver.
  • Febrifuge –And agent that cools and reduces high body temperature.
  • Rubefacient – Oil increases local blood circulation and can cause minor skin irritation, vasodilatationand local analgesic effect.


Cough & Cold: Relief for painful spasmodic coughing. See recipe in recipes tab.

Digestive Aid: Blend 5 drops black pepper and 3 drops orange in a 1 oz. carrier oil or lotion. Rub into belly to relieve nausea and stomach spasms.

Before and After Sports Massage Oil: Excellent blend to prepare muscles before a workout and for recovery after workouts. Before a workout, massage into muscles to help warms up muscle tissue. Use after a workout to relieve tight muscles and aching joints. See recipe in recipes tab.

Arthritic Pain Relief: Relief of rheumatism and arthritis, muscular aches and pains, tired and aching limbs and muscular stiffness.

Quit Smoking: Add 9 drops black pepper and 3 drops orange into a blank inhaler and inhale the aromatic to help diminish the urge to smoke.

Always dilute essential oils  with a carrier oil.


Pain Relief Warming Oil

6 drops black pepper

4 drops coriander

4 drops cardamom

10 drops Ginger, CO2 Extract

2 oz. carrier oil or lotion

Directions: Blend all ingredients into a 2 oz. bottle. Massage into sore muscles, before and after workouts. Massage into arthritic pain. Massage into chest and upper back area, to help relieve spasmodic cough and pain due to chest colds.


If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician or clinical certified aromatherapist. For external use only. Keep away from mucous membranes & eyes. Test a small amount on skin for allergic reaction. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid using on infants and small children under the age of five.

The chemistry of black pepper can vary considerably based on the source. The hot and spicy nature of the oil may cause skin irritation. Use in 1% dilution when applying to the skin in massage oils. Not recommended for use in baths.

Store well, as the limonene, alpha-pinene, delta-3-carene content leaves it vulnerable to oxidizing. Once oxidized, it is even more likely to cause serious skin irritation or sensitization.

Always dilute essential oils with a carrier oil.


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