Aromatherapy Essential Oils

Black Pepper Essential Oil

Black Pepper Essential Oil

Piper nigrum

It is a strong and sharp spicy smelling oil, and is faintly reminiscent of clove oil, yet more refined and can range in colour from light amber to yellow-green and has a watery viscosity.

The plant originated in India, Malaysia, Madagascar, China and Indonesia. The oil is mostly made in Singapore, India and Malaysia.

Extraction Method:
The unripe, sun-dried peppercorns (fruit) are used in extraction using steam distillation method.

Chemical composition:
Eugenol, Safrole, Thujene, Farnesene, A-Pinene, B-Pinene, Sabinene, Limonene, Beta Caryophyllene, and Camphene.

Therapeutic properties:
analgesic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antitoxic, aphrodisiac, digestive, diuretic, febrifuge, laxative, rubefacient, tonic.

Black Pepper essential oil is used in:

  1. pain relief
  2. rheumatism
  3. chills
  4. flu
  5. colds
  6. increasing circulation
  7. exhaustion
  8. muscular aches
  9. physical and emotional coldness
  10. nerve tonic
  11. fevers


  • Black pepper oil may cause irritation to sensitive skin.
  • Using too much could over-stimulate the kidneys.
  • It should be avoided in pregnancy.

Blends well with:

Bergamot, Clary sage, Clove, Coriander, Fennel, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Lavender, Jupiner, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Sage, Sandalwood & Ylang Ylang.