Black Pepper is a fantastic anti-inflammatory agent. The oil stimulates circulation at the area of application, creating warmth. Black Pepper is very useful during flu season. Due to its analgesic and warming (rubifacient) qualities, Black Pepper is an excellent ingredient in sports massage oils to soothe sore muscles, pain and stiffness. Adding a drop of Black Pepper oil to jojoba creates a wonderful chest rub or foot massage oil that warms the body while stimulating circulation and the immune system.
To reduce nausea, put a drop or two on a tissue and inhale the warm, spicy aroma for a few minutes. Some studies have shown that inhaling the aroma of Black Pepper oil can help individuals quit smoking. Add to a cream and massage into belly to support digestion and ease constipation and gas. Use at a 1% dilution (5-6 drops per ounce of carrier).
|Country of Origin||Madagascar|
|Extraction Method||Steam Distilled|
|Plant Part(s)||Dried Fruit|
Emotional and Energetic Qualities
Helps to reduce fear and motivate change
Can be used for protection from negative energy
Helps to release blocked energy
Can be used to help reduce fatigue, low energy, depression and weakness
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3. Tisserand R. The Art of Aromatherapy, Healing Arts Press, USA, 1977
The chemistry of Black Pepper can vary considerably based on the source. The hot and spicy nature of the oil may cause skin irritation. Use in 1% dilution when applying to the skin in massage oils. Not recommended for use in baths. Store well, as the limonene, alpha-pinene, delta-3-carene content leaves it vulnerable to oxidizing. Once oxidized, it is even more likely to cause serious skin irritation or sensitization.
The suggested shelf life is 3-4 years.
|Batch Number||Distillation Date|