Ayurvedic and Chinese doctors have used pepper for thousands years to treat malaria and cholera and to relieve digestive difficulties such as diarrhoea. Black pepper is a woody climbing vine that can reach up to 20 feet. Black pepper oil is one of the most important oils for treating muscular problems, particularly use in a massage oil prior to intensity activity as such running, can help reduce strain on muscles by increasing blood flow to a specific area. The oil is produced through steam distillation of the plant’s unripe fruit – the dried, crushed berries or peppercorns.
Energizing, cleansing, stimulating, flushing and warming
Stimulates circulation and treats muscular problems i.e. relieves muscles aching, backache, sport injuries, sprains, muscular stiffness and soreness etc.; support normal digestion and relieve stomach cramps, reduces intestinal gas, promotes healthy bowel function; fight feelings of faintness; strengthen immune system; promote stamina
Black pepper oil can be used to eliminate cellulite because it stimulates circulation, make sure it is diluted. It is not usually used for skincare as black pepper oil can be extremely stimulating and potentially irritating. Mix very sparingly with juniper and lavender in a bath to help with chills or to warm one up in the winter.
It is stimulating, energizing, and empowering. The scent is fresh, dry and warm with woody, spicy and sweet notes.
Blends Well With:
Basil, bergamot, frankincense, geranium, citrus oils i.e. lemon, orange, lime, mandarin, tangerine, sandalwood, and ylang ylang
Dilute 50-50, 1 part essential oil with 1 part of carrier oil.
- For age 0-1, use 1 drop of essential oil to 8-10 drop of carrier oil. For age 2-6, use 1 drop of essential oil to 2-4 drops of carrier oil. For age 7 and above, use 1 drop of essential oil to 1 drop of carrier oil.
Apply several drops (2-4) on area of concern
Apply to chakras and/or Vita Flex Points
Inhale directly or diffuse
May cause skin irritation, especially if it is old or oxidized. Store in a cool, dark place, ensuring that the cap is tightly closed.
Do not use during pregnancy
Too much black pepper oil can overwork kidneys