Black Pepper Essential
Botanical name: Piper nigrum
Plant part: Peppercorns
Extraction: Steam distillation
Origin Country: Sri Lanka
Product color: Pale, almost colorless
Aroma profile: Dry, crisp, fresh, spicy/peppery, woody, sharp
Perfumery note: Middle
Shelf life: 5 years
Extraction date: August. 2020
Native to India, China and Madagascar, Piper nigrum (Black pepper) is the undisputed King of Spices and one of the most widely used spices around the world.
It also has an important place in history, Hippocrates ardently wrote about its benefits as a medicinal ingredient over its use as a spice, a belief which has kept It in very high demand for centuries and one of the reasons why Black Pepper has been the cause of many wars over the centuries, with countries fighting over who would gain control over this seemingly innocuous spice.
Black Pepper was used in many ancient healing systems for to its abundance of healing benefits; In Ancient Greece and Rome, it was used by athletes to help them attain maximum performance levels, maintain skin health and as a symbol of affluence and power. Legend has it that all the Caesar Emperors regarded it as currency, storing huge loads of it in the Roman treasury.
In Asia Black pepper and its essential oil have been widely used for digestive disorders, detoxification and for anti-aging, Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese medicine, record it as being used to make healing poultices and salves to treat stubborn recurring colds, pain, fevers and even malaria.
Blends well with:
Essential oils of Bergamot, Cardamom, Clary sage, Clove Bud, Coriander Frankincense, Ginger, Lavender Kashmir, Juniper, Mandarin, Marjoram, Myrrh, Mysore Sandalwood, Orange, Nutmeg, Rose Geranium, Rosemary, Ruh Khus, Sage, Sweet Fennel, Tea tree, Ylang Ylang Complete
Note: Product colors and aroma profiles are intended to represent the typical and approximate color and scent of each oil. However, both can vary based on harvesting, distillation and other factors. These variations should not affect the efficacy of the product.
How to use: Diffusion, Topical, Skin & Hair Care
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You can also create a blend with one or more EOs of Jamarosa, Sweet Fennel, Clove Bud, Cinnamon Bark, Oregano, Ginger or Cypress Essential Oils to incorporate other benefits you may require, make a stronger blend or just to layer different scent notes and create a rounder or preferred aroma.
Topical: To use topically for its healing benefits, add 2-5 drops of B;ack Pepper Essential Oil to a tablespoon/15ml of base oil or shea butter and apply 2-3 times daily or as needed to affected area.
Add 10 drops to 50ml of a light easy absorbent oil for a relaxing, detoxifying, soothing massage.
For an even stronger blend, add one or more EOs e.g. Cedarwood, Winter Cherry, Wild Carrot Seed, Lavender Kashmir or Sandalwood Essential Oils without exceeding the 5 drops of EO for topical use or 10 drops per 50ml maximums for a massage oil..
Skincare: Black Pepper Essential Oil is suitable for all skin types and is recommended for dry or aging skin
Directions: Create a moisturizer with Black Pepper EO diluted at a rate not exceeding 6 drops when using alone or in total when adding other EOs e.g Dill Seed, Sandalwood, Patchouli (Dark), Frankincense, Myrrh, Rose Geranium etc. in a blend per 30ml of a complementary Carrier oil e.g. Kiwi Seed, Blackcurrant Seed, Barbary Fig Seed Oil , an existing serum, lotion or any other preferred base before applying on the skin.
Hair Care: Add to a shampoo, conditioner, hair oil, cream or as part of a hot oil treatment and massage into hair to condition, wrap a towel on hair and leave for 20mins, then rinse off.