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. 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: Anti-spasmodic – helpful in relieving chronic cough by rubbing into chest area. Helpful in relieving symptoms of cold and flu by warming up the body and stimulating the immune system. Helps reduce spasmodic cough.

Digestive Aid: Add a few drops black pepper to a 1 oz. of a carrier oil and rub into belly. Helps with nausea, gas, stomach spasms. Supports the digestive system.

Massage Oil: Awesome in sports massage oil blends for helping sore muscles. Warms up muscle tissue – add a few drops black pepper to 1 oz. of a carrier oil and rub into muscles before or after your workout. Very warming and analgesic.

Arthritic Pain Relief: Black pepper is recommended in massage blends for the relief of rheumatism and arthritis, muscular aches and pains, tired and aching limbs and muscular stiffness. Reduces spasmodic muscle pain.

Always dilute essential oils  with a carrier oil.

 

RECIPES

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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