Essential Oils - Black Pepper

Type - Stimulating, toning and warming.  

Note - Middle

Blends well with - Bergamot, clary sage, clove, coriander, frankincense, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, lime, sage, sandalwood and ylang-ylang.

Aroma - Crisp, spicy, warm, pungent

Plant properties - Warming

Uses - Black pepper can be used to help treat chills, flu, colds and assists in pain relief, muscular aches, physical and emotional coldness.  It can increase the flow of saliva, encourages peristalsis, is a general digestive tonic and helps stimulate appetite. If you wake up feeling groggy after a nap, a few drops of black pepper applied to the soles of your feet with stimulate and provide you with a natural boost to transition your state of mind from sleepy to ready to a ready to go. It helps increase warmth of mind and body, boosting the immune and digestive system, relieving sore joints and muscles and increasing circulation to the skin dispersing bruising. 

Aromatic Effect on the mind - Its warm and spicy aroma is empowering and stimulating. It can help with motivation, endurance and stamina; it can assist with emotional blockages, indecision, apathy, mental fatigue and emotional coldness, helping to restore a sense of determination.

Spiritual influence - It is good for those who have great stress and constantly worry, empowering to embrace your own power and release negative energies.  It is helpful for those who are angry or upset with themselves or tend to be self critical by digesting unhealthy feelings.  It gives physical stamina and courage to overcome things that are creating problems.

Chakra - Promotes the opening of the base

Chakra Colours - Red

Benefits - Soothing muscular discomfort after exercise whilst energising mind.

Precautions -

  • Oil specific - do not use during pregnancy, if using homeopathics or suffer from kidney or liver disease. May cause skin irritation.
  • General - As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted or in the eyes or mucus membranes. Keep away from children. Do not take internally. Always perform a patch test to an insensitive part of the body (of essential oil diluted in an appropriate carrier oil) if using an essential oil for the first time.