There’s more to Black Pepper than just adding spice to your food! As an essential oil it has many benefits.
Therapeutically, Black Pepper essential oil is stimulating and helps increase circulation. The analgesic, warming, and circulatory qualities make it ideal to use in a massage. It is traditionally used to help with sore muscles, arthritis, and sciatica.
Black Pepper is also beneficial to the respiratory system. You can even use it in a massage blend to rub on your chest when suffering from the common cold, flu or bronchitis. Because one of its main constituents is beta-caryophyllene, it offers strong anti-infectious properties.
Emotionally Black Pepper is known as the “Oil of Unmasking”. It helps to wake up the soul’s fire, raising a person’s energy and motivation and gives strength to overcome challenges and issues carried inside. It encourages a person to live their life with integrity and to honour themselves.
Blends well with:
Bergamot, Clary Sage, Clove Bud, Coriander, Fennel, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Wild Orange, Rose, Sandalwood & Ylang Ylang.
Ways to use doTERRA's Black Pepper:
On bruises - apply equal parts Black Pepper and Lavender, along with Fractionated Coconut Oil (or another base oil) to bruises to increase circulation and help them heal faster.
Soak sore muscles - add 4 drops Black Pepper (or one drop if not doTERRA), 2 drops Rosemary, and 1 drop Ginger to a bathtub of hot water and soak for up to 30 minutes. Make sure to stay hydrated by sipping water during or after your soak.
Diffuse for added spice - though not typically diffused, it can add extra spice when diffused with Clove Bud, Cinnamon or Cassia. It also blends nicely with citrus and floral blends.
Use as a massage blend - add 2 drops Black Pepper, 1 drop Cypress, and 1 drop Lavender essential oils to 15ml of Fractionated Coconut Oil (or another base oil).
Smoking - research conducted at V.A. Medical Centre in North Carolina shows that inhaling a vapour of Black Pepper essential oil might prove useful in decreasing anxiety and smoking withdrawal symptoms.