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Black Pepper Essential Oil

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Description

A few drops of Black Pepper essential oil can improve other essential oils, perfume blends and specialized massage formulations.

Pepper has a rich history, with wars fought to gain control over growing this climbing, tropical shrub. The age-old therapy of Ayurveda mention various historic uses from this herb including an external paste of the seeds, poultices and liniments.

In the heat of tropical climates Black Pepper helps to preserve food prior. The Ancient Greeks and Romans also utilized the benefits of Black Pepper to aid the performance of athletes and help maintain healthy skin. 

Native to India, the black pepper plant grows to about 10 feet in height and has clusters of small white flowers. As the berries ripen, they turn from green to orange to red. After the berries are picked, they are left in the sun to dry, which turns their color to black. Derived from the partially dried, unripe fruit, Black Pepper essential oil is extracted through steam distillation.

One of the most active constituents in black pepper has been concentrated into a standardized extract in dietary supplements to increase absorption of various nutrients. Perhaps this same property is why it is reputed to be a synergistic catalyst for many other essential oils. A little Black Pepper essential oil ‘perks up’ and supports oil blends when used sparingly as an accent oil.

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. It is a favorite among athletes and those with active lifestyles.

Botanical Name: Piper nigrum

Variety: Super

Origin: India

Method: Steam Distillation

Plant Part: Fruit

Note: Top - Middle

Family: Piperaceae

Blends Well With: Cinnamon, Clove, and other spices

Aroma: Warm, peppery, slightly-sweet, and spicy

Consistency: Thin

Color: Clear

**Euro droppers are not included with 100 & 250 ml bottles**

TUMMY MASSAGE: Add to a 2 ounce squeeze bottle: 6 drops of Black Pepper, 4 drops of Ginger, 4 drops of Peppermint and 6 drops of Sweet Orange, then fill with Sweet Almond oil and shake to mix. Apply a teaspoon over the tummy and gently massage in the direction that the large intestine flows. (2% dilution)

INHALATION: Add to a personal inhaler and breathe in as needed: 5 drops of Black Pepper, 5 drops of Tea Tree and 5 drops of Lemon. Or add this blend to your Thera Lux Nebulizing Diffuser and diffuse for 30-60 minutes.

GARGLE: Add: to a 4 ounce squeeze bottle: ½ cup of warm Chamomile tea, 1 teaspoon of honey, 1 drop of Black Pepper and 1 drop of Tea Tree. Shake well to dissolve the honey and essential oils into the tea. Use as a gargle 2-3 times daily or as often as needed to provide throat relief, making sure to shake the bottle well each time before use. Utilize the whole bottle daily and make a fresh batch as needed.

BATH SALTS: Combine: 1 drop of Black Pepper, 1 drop of Peppermint, 2 drops of Copaiba and 2 drops of Frankincense with 1 tablespoon of Jojoba oil and 1/2 cup of Epsom salts. Stir together and add to a full tub for a relaxing and relieving soak.

LINIMENT: Add to a 2 ounce bottle: 7 drops of Black Pepper, 3 drops of Helichrysum, 4 drops of Frankincense and 6 drops of Copaiba, then fill with Avocado oil. Shake well and apply to overworked muscles. (2% dilution)

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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.

OK For Kids: 2+

Kids Max Dilution: 1%

Shelf Life: 2 Years

Comments from GC/MS report:The analysis of this Black Pepper batch sample meets the expected chemical profile for authentic essential oil of Piper nigrum. No contamination or adulteration was detected.

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