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Black Pepper Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

Black Pepper Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

Black Pepper Essential Oil Uses and BenefitsBlack Pepper Essential Oil Properties (Piper nigrum)

Fresh, dry woody, warm-spicy scent. Warming oil.

  • 100% Pure, Concentrated, Undiluted
  • Therapeutic Quality
  • Steam Distilled from Berries
  • Country of Origin: India, Sri Lanka

Black Pepper Essential Oil Packaged

Amber glass bottle with Euro dropper. Tamper proof safety seal. Shrink wrapped.

Background Information on Black Pepper 

Black pepper is a tropical climbing vine native to India. It grows up to 10 feet in height with small white flowers. As the berries ripen, they turn from green, to orange to red. The berries are picked, dried in the sun, and the color turns to black. It is one of the oldest known spices, used in Rome, ancient Greece and India for thousands of years. It has been known since ancient times to stimulate digestion.  Early uses of the fruit were to induce a sense of rejuvenation and warmth across the body. Its aroma was enjoyed for millennia by inhabitants of India, Brazil, Southeast Asia and Indonesia. In 400 A.D., the spice was used as currency, thought of as precious and commonly traded.

Black Pepper Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

Black pepper essential oils documented properties in aromatherapy include analgesic, antibacterial, anticholeric, anticonvulsive, antidote, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antitoxic, aphrosdisiac, cardiac, carminative, detoxifier, digestive, diruetic, expectorant, heating, insect repellent, laxative, sedative, stimulant (circulation; kidneys) stomachic, tonic, tonifying (muscles), vasodilator.

Black pepper is commonly used in aromatherapy as an analgesic (pain relief) and as an aid to digestion and circulation.  Black pepper is known for helping support smoking cessation.* Black pepper essential oil is a natural remedy for colds, aches and pains, influenza, flatulence, and rheumatism.* This oil aids in relaxing stiff muscles and improves lethargic digestion.*

Emotionally, black pepper helps support the reduction of fear, reduces fatigue and low energy. This oil fosters courage, and can help restore sexual energy primarily through the warming of emotions.*

Black pepper oil helps support the spirit by dissolving spiritual exhaustion through the expulsion of self doubt, and providing motivation. It may be useful in cognition, memory,  and mental clarity.* Black pepper oil can help strengthen the mind by aiding one cope with continuous mental stress.

See our references at the bottom of this page for additional information.

*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease.

Black Pepper Essential Oil Uses and Benefits / Emotional Wellness Properties

Black Pepper helps to increase courage, integrity, motivation, authenticity, self-awareness and may be helpful for those with repressed emotions, who feel trapped or are prone to superficiality and are judgmental.

If using black pepper for emotional wellness, try using it with our free EFT Tapping scripts with products Focus essential oil blend, Courage and Clarity and Purification body mind lotions, which help release these emotional issues.

Black Pepper Essential Oil Uses and Benefits / Suggestions & Blends

Black pepper essential oil blends well with basil, cardamom, cassia, clove, coriander, frankincense, lavender, lemon, marjoram, nutmeg, patchouli, pine, ravensara, rosemary, sandalwood, ylang ylang.

Dilute with carrier oil for direct skin contact.

  • To ease mental stress, vaporize 3 drops of black pepper, and 3 drops of tangerine.
  • To warm emotions, bathe with 2 drops of black pepper, and 2 drops of rose absolute.
  • To stimulate digestion, use 2 drops of black pepper, 4 drops of ginger, and 4 drops of bergamot.
  • For external use only in the alleviation of constipation.
  • Black pepper is a warming oil, that is ideal for sport-related pain relief.

Black Pepper Essential Oil Safety Tips

  • Black pepper essential oil is non-toxic; however it can be a mild irritant in baths or massages if one is allergy prone.
  • For external use only.  See our Safety Information page for further details when using essential oils.


Essential OilBlack Pepper
Botanical NamePiper nigrum
Country of OriginIndia, Sri Lanka
Method of DistillationSteam
Main ConstituentsBeta-Caryophyllene, Eugenol, Limonene, Delta-3-Carene, Beta-Pinene,Sabinene, Alpha-Pinene, Terinen-4-ol
CAS No.84929-41-9