What Is Black Pepper Essential Oil?

What Is Black Pepper Essential Oil?

Black peppercorn is a berry obtained from the pepper plant. Peppercorn belongs to the family of Piperaceae, known scientifically as Piper Nigrum. The essential oil is extracted through steam distillation from the dried berries of Piper Nigrum that have not yet reached the full ripening phase. Black pepper, also known as “king of spice”, has deep roots in ancient times. It was once considered sacred, and was so valuable it was traded for gold.  It was used by Egyptians in the mummification process and was found in the nostrils of Ramses II. For thousands of years, black pepper has been prescribed in traditional Chinese medicine text for curing colds, recurring pains, fevers and more.

Black Pepper Essential Oil

Fast forward to modern times and black pepper essential oil is just as beneficial today. It may no longer be considered sacred, but it is just as valuable to the body and mind as it was in ancient times. In order to receive the amazing impact of this oil it must be 100% pure and undiluted. Luckily, Plantlife offers 100% pure Black Pepper Essential Oil among many other essential oils. Black Pepper Essential Oil has a unique warming quality when applied topically. This makes it perfect for enhancing circulation, therefore it helps provide relief for rheumatism, arthritis, and sore muscles. Dilute with a carrier oil like Apricot Kernel or our Massage Oil Base and massage into the skin 1-2 times a day to help relieve pain. Also, it is known to help get rid of toxins from the blood, which is beneficial for individuals struggling with chronic illnesses. Through inhalation, black pepper essential oil is known to enhance alertness and memory. This amazing essential oil works wonders during cold season since it can help relieve congestion and flu like symptoms.

Try these DIY  Recipes at home!

Sore Muscle Massage Oil:

Massage Oil Base: 4 ounces
Black Pepper Essential Oil: 6 drops
Marjoram Essential Oil: 3 drops
Juniper Berry Essential Oil: 3 drops
Ginger Essential Oil: 3 drops

Breathe with Ease Chest Rub:

Black Pepper Essential Oil: 2-3 drops
Carrier Oil: 1 teaspoon
Massage into your chest and wrap yourself in a blanket or apply to the bottom of your feet and put on a pair of socks.

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Please Note: This information is for educational purposes only; it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. Never use undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin, always perform a small patch test with the diluted essential oil to an insensitive part of the skin.

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