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Black Pepper Used in Aromatherapy

Black Pepper essential oil is used in aromatherapy to relieve cramps and relax at home

You probably use black pepper on a regular basis in the kitchen. Did you know that the essential oil from pepper could also bring aromatherapy benefits to your health?

Here are some facts about this essential oil:

Botanical Name
Piper Nigrum
Extraction Method
Steam Distillation or CO2 Extraction
Essential Oil Colour
Clear or pale yellow
Middle note, and medium initial strength, it has the warm, sharp, crisp, fresh and spicy aroma of peppercorn. Some people find it similar to clove oil.
Important Constituents
Beta-caryophyllene, Delta-3-carene, Limonene, Alpha and Beta pinene

How Can You Use This Herb?

DO NOT apply this oil directly to the skin without being diluted in a carrier oil first. An estimate of 5 drops of essential oil per 2 tablespoons of carrier oil is suggested.

Where Can You Find This Essential Oil?

This essential oil comes in bottles of various sizes and can be found in major drugstores and specialized aromatherapy retail stores. Many internet-based aromatherapy companies also carry this essential oil.

You can purchase Black Pepper Oil 100% Pure Essential Oil 2oz from Amazon

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IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTE: This essential oil may irritate sensitive skin. Use in moderation. Too much of this essential oil may over-stimulate the kidneys. Pregnant women, or people with health problems should not take this essential oil before consulting a specialist. Undiluted oils should never be applied onto the skin. Do not take any oils internally without consultation from a qualified professional aromatherapy practitioner. Consult a professional aromatherapy practitioner prior to using this oil to treat children.
Note: The information contained on this site is for educational purposes only and does not replace the advice of a physician and/or other health specialist. Precautions must be taken to ensure aromatherapy does not conflict with existing medical conditions.