Essential Wellness Spotlight – Black Pepper


Black Pepper has been used for thousands of years for a variety of things.
Black Pepper essential oil is steam distilled from the unripe, sun-dried fruit (peppercorns) of the Piper nigrum plant of the Piperacease family. It has a warm and spicy aroma and its aromatic influence is comforting and stimulating.

I confess… this is an essential oil that I have used minimally in the past… but after researching and learning more about it, I look forward to using it more!
Check out a few of its many benefits!

Black Pepper is a highly antioxidant essential oil and can support victory over addictions, stimulate the endocrine system, increase energy, support digestive glands and the immune system, assist with poor circulation, increase warmth of body and mind, provide some relief to sore muscles & joints, great with food, and much more!

Emotionally, it is considered the Oil of Unmasking, inviting the individual to “get real” by digging deep for understanding within oneself and promotes emotional honesty and strength to overcome. It, also, can address emotions such as repressed, feeling trapped, prideful, superficial, and judgmental.

How do you use Black Pepper essential oil?

Ideas on how to use Black Pepper essential oil:

  • Blend 1 Tablespoon fractionated coconut oil with 2 drops black pepper and 5 drops marjoram and massage on abdomen throughout the day to aid in digestion and support relief from constipation or gas.
  • Blend 2 drops black pepper, 5 drops rosemary with 1 Tablespoon of fractionated coconut oil and apply to calves before a run to support the prevention of leg cramps.
  • Dilute 1-2 drops of black pepper and apply to the soles of the feet when chilled
  • Take 1-2 drops in a veggie cap daily when seasonal threats are high
  • Add to meats, soups, entrees, and salads to enhance food flavor and aid digestion.

*Recommended dilution – can cause skin irritation.
*Use sparingly


DISCLAIMER: This information provides benefits and uses of essential oils. It is not provided in order to diagnose, prescribe or treat any disease, illness or injured condition of the body. This information is in no way intended as a substitute for medical counseling. Anyone with a disease, illness, injury or medical condition should consult a qualified health care professional.

About Christina K

Woman. Wife. Mompreneur. Empowerment Coach. Home Educator. Essential Oil Educator. Book and Tea enthusiast.
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