Black Pepper Essential oil

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Very sharp and spicy with hot spicy and fiery top notes and a warm sharp woody oriental undertone.

Sharp and spicy with hot fiery top notes and warm, woody oriental undertones

Black Pepper Essential Oil

A perennial, woody vine which has vine shaped leaves and wonderful white flowers which turn into berries (peppercorns).

Characteristics of Black Pepper Essential Oil

Very sharp and spicy with hot spicy and fiery top notes and a warm sharp woody oriental undertone.

Common Uses of Black Pepper Essential Oil

Black pepper is primarily used for its warming and stimulating properties. Reviving the body and mind.


High in antioxidants, Black Pepper fights the free radicals that can harm the skin in everyday life.


Basil strengthens the mind with an uplifting effect. Fortifying to the mind and soul.
Useful in massage for stomach disorders and digestive probelms, helping improve hydrochloric acid secretion. Black Pepper is antispasmodic so can help in muscle massage for fatigue and muscle stiffness. The oil is though to stimulate the Spleen.
Black Pepper is warming and stimulating, blending well with floral oils. It helps lift the moodd of a room and can clear sinus and nasal congestion.

Precautions when using Black Pepper Essential Oil

Basil essential oils is usually stimulating but has a stupefying effect when used in excess.

An emmenagogue so best to avoid Basil Essential Oil in pregnancy (at naturallythinking we have a policy of avoiding all essential oils during pregnancy).

Basil can also irritate people with very sensitive skin, therefore caution should be taken with dosage levels

Black Pepper Essential Oil Technical Information

Criteria Information

Latin Name

Piper nigrum


Piper nigrum (Black Pepper) Fruit Oil

Plant Family


Extraction Method

Just before the berries turn into peppercorns (nearly ripe), the berries are crushed and the essential oil is extracted by steam distillation.

Country of Origin



100% Pure Essential Oil, therapeutic grade



Eugenol, Myristicin, Safrole (Phenol), Bisabolene, Camphene, Farnesene, Limonene, Myrcene, Phellandrene, Pinene, Sabinene, Selinene, Thujene (Terpenes), Caryophyllene (Sesquiterpene).

Cas No.


Einecs No.


Blends well with

Too much Black Pepper may over stimulate the kidneys. Possibility of skin irritation so do not use more than 3 drops in a bath and more than 2% in massage oils.

Technical Documents

Please see the Technical Tab below for SDS, Allergens information and IFRA Certificates

Black Pepper, high in antioxidants, uplifting for the mind and warming for tired muscles

Blends Well With:
Spice and Florals, Frankincense, Sandalwood, Marjoram, Rosemary
Avoid during pregnancy, Do not use if you have very sensitive skin. Use no more than 3 drops in the bath and no more than 2 percent in massage oils
Country of Origin:
Latin Name:
Piper nigrum
Traditional Physical Properties:
Stimulative, Digestion, Constipation, Bruises
Part of Plant Used:
100% Pure
Hot, Spicy, Fiery Top notes with Warm, Sharp and Woody Oriental undertones
Key Benefits:
Muscular Tension
Traditional Emotional Use:
Warming, Builds Confidence, Meditative
Traditional Skin Use:
Muscular tension
HS Code:
HS Description:
Black Pepper Essential Oil
HS Country:
HS Composition:
Viscous Liquid


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Black Pepper Essential oil Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

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Black Pepper Essential oil Technical Data Sheet (TDS)

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Black Pepper Essential oil Certificate of Analysis (COA)

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Black Pepper Essential oil Allergens Declaration

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