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Black Pepper Essential Oil | Benefits and Recipes

black pepper essential oil
black pepper essential oil

Black pepper is an amazing spice to cook with , it enhances the flavor of the food and while providing a light spicy touch.

But black pepper is also a powerful essential oil, so powerful that it is not recommended to be used during pregnancy and dilution is a must.

As an essential oil, the spice can cause a very warming sensation to the body when applied topically.

Black pepper's aroma can be described as spicy, fruity, sharp and hot and the best way to release it into the air is by diffusing it. Use about three to four drops per diffusing session.

The plant possesses antioxidant properties such as monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes that can help fight off environmental and seasonal threats.

How to use black peppermint oil

Massages - Dilute it with coconut oil or any other carrier oil and use it as a massage oil. Black pepper provides a warm sensation and helps promote circulation.**

Calming - Diffuse it to help calm nerves.**

Steak Marinade - Add a couple of drops to your steak marinade to enhance the flavors of herbs and the meat.

Feeling awake - Use it topically on the bottom of feet with a rollerball to help feel awake.


Black pepper is a great oil to use during autumn to bring the aroma of the season right into your home, office and even your car. Here are some essential oils that blends well with black pepper.


Clary Sage





Juniper Berry



Diffusing Blends using black pepper essential oil

In your choice of diffuser, add essential oils then fill it up with purified water for a best diffusing experience.

Citrus Spice

3 drops black pepper

3 drops orange

Spiced Mint

4 drops black pepper

2 drops peppermint

Chill out

3 drops black pepper

3 drops ginger

2 drops clove

Rollerball blends using black pepper essential oil

In a rollerball add all essential oils and fill it up with a carrier oil such as coconut oil, almond oil.

10 am Sunday

Unisex perfume, a great way to smell great without the chemicals.**

3 drops bergamot

2 drops black pepper

2 drops frankincense

1 drop rosemary

Sunny Day

Feeling sad or moody? This rollerball recipe can help uplift your mood.**

2 drops rosemary

2 drops orange

1 drop black pepper

1 drop thyme


Need a meditation session but don't quite have the time for it? This blend can help you relax and soothe the mind.**

3 drops sandalwood

1 drop ylang ylang

1 drop vetiver

1 drop black pepper

Circulation Aid

Having low blood pressure issues? This blend can aid in the circulation of blood and help to alleviate some blood pressure symptoms.**

3 drops black pepper

2 drops rosemary

1 drop peppermint

The joint

Massage this blend whenever feeling joints stiff to help alleviate some of the tension.**

2 drops black pepper

2 drops marjoram

2 drops rosemary

1 drop frankincense

Bruise away

To aid in the healing of a bruise, massage this blend on it daily until it has disappeared or faded.**

2 drops rosemary

2 drops black pepper

1 drop fennel

1 drop lavender

In Sync

To help with focus and mental alertness, apply this blend on wrists and back of the neck.**

2 drops frankincense

2 drops black pepper

2 drops Douglas Fir

** Statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.