Pink Pepper essential oil emanates a piquant, spicy aroma. This botanical has an ancient history winding through central and south America where it has been used as a food and beverage additive dating back to Pre-Colombian times. The leaves have been used in various native healing rituals tied to purification, cleansing and sanctioning peaceful times.
Pink Pepper’s zesty nature repels some insects. Although not related to commercial black pepper, the pinkish-red berries are sold as pink peppercorns and sometimes blended with black pepper to create a festive appearance. The Inca used the outer part of ripe fruit to make a beverage, both fermented and not.
Pink Pepper also called “Peruvian Pepper” and “American Pepper” is an evergreen tree that grows to 50 feet. It is native to the Peruvian Andes. The bark, leaves and berries all emit a zesty aroma. The essential oil is produced by distillation of the fruits.
Botanical Name: Schinus molle
Method: Steam Distilled
Plant Part: Fruit
Blends Well With: Resins, Florals, Black pepper and other spices
Aroma: Peppery, musky, grounding, earthy
Safety: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use internally unless instructed by a licensed aromatherapist or physician.
May cause an allergic reaction in those with sensitivities to cashews or pistachios.
OK For Kids: 2+
Kids Max Dilution: 1%
Shelf Life: 1-2 Years
Pet Safety: Essential oils are generally safe to diffuse around adult cats and dogs intermittently. Ensure the room you’re diffusing in is well-ventilated and that your pet can leave if desired. Discontinue use if you notice any adverse reaction. Avoid topical use and diffusing around young pets, small animals or pets with health problems.
- There are several ways to effectively use Pink Pepper essential oil and obtain its benefits, including 1.) Add 10 drops to your essential oil diffuser per 100 ml of water. 2.) Add 10 drops to an Essential Oil Inhaler and take it with you for on-the-go therapeutic use. 3.) Create a spray by combining 20 drops Pink Pepper and 1 tablespoon 190-proof grain alcohol in a glass spray bottle. After a few hours, add 3 tablespoons of distilled water. Spray onto surfaces and in the air to refresh your space.
- Choosing not to dilute essential oils is called using them “neat.” Using oils neat or at a higher-than-necessary dilution rate (over 11%) can lead to a skin reaction or sensitization, irritation and other health issues. For this reason, diluting essential oils prior to topical use is always recommended. If you’re using essential oil for body massage or creating a DIY lotion, dilute at a 2-3% ratio or 12-18 drops of essential oil in 1 oz of carrier oil. A 1% dilution is recommended for young kids, pregnant women, people with sensitivities and for bath and facial use. 1% equals 6 drops of essential oil in 1 oz of carrier oil. We find it’s best to dilute essential oils in amber glass bottles that can be easily accessed when needed.
- Pink Pepper essential oil (Schinus molle) is a multifaceted aromatherapy tool that can assist with everyday wellness. Emotionally, it can uplift as it ushers in positivity, reduces stress and promotes grounding. Physically, Pink Pepper boosts circulation, eases issues with digestion and soothes sore muscles. Around your home and space, it helps purify and refresh the air and high-traffic areas. Used topically, it also protects against insects and outdoor threats.
- Pink Pepper’s zesty nature repels some insects. Although not related to commercial black pepper, the pinkish-red berries are sold as pink peppercorns and sometimes blended with black pepper to create a festive appearance. Its aroma is spicy, piquant and floral. Black Pepper essential oil possesses a unique versatility that is both energizing and warming. In addition to invigorating the senses, the essential oil is used to enhance clarity. Yoga teachers and fitness trainers often recommend Black Pepper preparations for overworked muscles.
- Sweet with hints of spice, Pink Pepper is one of the hottest aromas of the season. Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Tory Burch, Gucci, Maison Margiela and Givenchy have all released perfumes with Pink Pepper as the star ingredient. Pink Pepper’s fresh aroma blends incredibly well with Rose, Yuzu, Cedarwood, Frankincense, and Mandarin. Try making your own blend to diffuse or craft your very own natural perfume, diluted with a carrier. The essential oil also has a range of therapeutic benefits from grounding to circulation so you’ll not only smell good but feel good too.
Apply Topically: Our Single Essential Oils and Synergy Blends are 100% pure and undiluted. To apply to the skin, dilute with a high-quality Carrier Oil. See our dilution chart here. We recommend performing a skin patch test when using a new essential oil topically.
Diffuse & Inhale: Breathe in your favorite essential oils using an essential oil diffuser or personal pocket inhaler. For instructions on how to use your diffuser, please refer to the diffuser's product page.
DIYs: Explore simple and fun recipes on The Drop, our essential oil blog with expert tips, EO news, and informative reads.
ALERT: In a spray bottle, combine 5 drops Pink Pepper, 5 drops Mandarin and 5 drops Yuzu with 1 Tbsp grain alcohol. Let sit, then add 1.5 oz distilled water. Shake and mist onto clothes.
DIGEST: Combine 2 drops Pink Pepper, 2 drops Caraway and 2 drops Fennel in a 10 ml roll-on bottle. Top off with Camellia Seed carrier oil, and apply to abdomen in accordance with digestion issues.
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