Black pepper: Piper nigrum (L.)
Why black pepper? Black pepper was one of the first spices to travel the spice route and was perhaps one of the most expensive and treasured. The characteristically “peppery” aroma offers a stimulating ZING! It is also a very stimulating scent, which, like basil Ocimum basilicum essential oil, makes an interesting and effective addition to shower gels (especially morning shower gels). Add to men’s fragrances or personal care items for a spicy, sporty undertone!
Quality Assured: Our certified organic black pepper essential oil is responsibly sourced from Sri Lanka. The essential oil is steam distilled from the dried, whole, unripe fruit (pod). Every batch of oil is Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth and produced without the use of genetic engineering, artificial fertilizers, or pesticides. Additionally, our expert aromatherapists here at the Apothecary Shoppe personally assess all of our oils—using touch, taste, smell, and lab analyses—to ensure that your essential oil is suitable for use and entirely free of adulterants.
Independent third-party lab reports including GC/MS and pesticide testing results are available upon request. Please send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the essential oil Latin name and lot number; results include a comparative analysis with ISO and the Pharmacopeia when available.
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Benefits: Black pepper aromatherapy essential oil is a soothing yet uplifting aroma idea for use in shower gels, homemade soaps, candles, or rubs and balms.
Regulatory Status: Black pepper essential oil is listed on the FDA Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) list.
Oils That Blend Well With Black Pepper: This oil has an Oriental, spicy, fresh, sporty, dry, and woody aroma. It gives impact to either floral or Oriental blends, and is used extensively as a fragrance for soaps. Black pepper blends well with:
cardamom Elettaria cardamomum
frankincense Boswellia spp.
lavender Lavandula angustifolia
marjoram Origanum majorana
rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis
rose attar Rosa damascena
DEEP MUSCLE RUB:
Black pepper Piper nigrum oil: 12 drops
Bay Laurus nobilis oil: 6 drops
Juniper Juniperus communis oil: 6 drops
Ginger Zingiber officinale oil: 6 drops
Sweet almond oil: 1 cup
Blend all oils together and use as a massage oil.