PORTRAIT

You overdid it at the gym or in the garden. It happens. Let black pepper essential oil get you on the road to recovery. 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!

ESSENTIAL FACTS

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

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PROPERTIES

Emotional and Energetic Properties:

  • Motivating
  • Stimulating
  • Energizing & empowering.

Therapeutic Properties:

  • Antiseptic – assists in fighting germs/infections
  • Antiemetic – reduces incidence and severity of nausea, vomiting
  • Antiviral
  • Anti-inflammatory – alleviates inflammation (rubifacient)
  • Expectorant – releases excess nasal/bronchial congestion
  • Febrifuge – reduces fever
  • Rubifacient – increases local blood circulation, causes minor skin irritation, vasodilation and local analgesic effect
  • Warming
  • Digestive stimulant – increases functional activity of the digestive tract

HOW TO USE

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.

RECIPES

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.

SAFETY

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 years old.

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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