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The Aromatherapist

Black Pepper

Pure Essential Oil, 5 ml

Botanical Name: piper nigrum
Origin: Madagascar
Part of Plant: fruits
Extraction: steam
Major Biochemical Compounds: Limonene, beta-Caryophyllene, alpha- & beta-Pinene, delta-3-carene
Common Uses: Analgesic properties make it very good in compress for arthritis, muscle and joint aches, pains, stiffness and sports injuries where warmth is needed. Also used for chest colds, chills and flu. Use in compress on the stomach for colic, constipation, heartburn and nausea. Black Pepper stimulates the appetite. 
Emotional/Psychological Uses: Mental stimulant. Use to wake up and increase alertness. 
Cosmetic/Skin Uses: Adds a nice note to perfume blend but can be irritating to the skin
Blends Well With: Lemon, Bergamot, Lavender, Geranium Rose, Rosemary, Frankincense, Lemon Verbena, Patchouli, Rose, Lemon Petigraine
Inside Info: Add Black Pepper to winter bath blends (at a low dilution) to warm the body and relieve muscle tension.
Best Ways to Use (see 'Methods of Use'): Inhalant, compress, bug repellent (wasps & ants), and room diffusion