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 Distillation
Plant Part: Fruit
Blends Well With: Resins, Florals, Black pepper and other spices
Aroma: Peppery, musky, grounding, earthy
Safety: If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Discontinue use if skin sensitivity occurs. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use undiluted on skin. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use on broken skin or on abrasions. Do not use internally, unless directed by a licensed Aromatherapist or physician. Do not use if allergic to tree nuts or seeds, as Pink Pepper is in the same family as cashews.
OK For Kids: 2+
Kids Max Dilution: 1%
Shelf Life: 1-2 Years
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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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