Black Pepper Essential Oil
Black pepper essential oil is one oil that should not be applied directly to the skin without dilution. This oil is extremely potent and can easily irritate sensitive skin, producing a burning sensation.
It should always be diluted using a ratio of 1 drop per 10 drops of carrier or pure vegetable oil.
Black pepper is a good antispasmodic for sore muscles and joints and it can also help to dispel cold. Always patch-test it before applying directly to the skin.
In view of its strength it should not be taken internally. Use regular black table pepper for seasoning, not the oil.
You can also use it in the same way as oil of clove for toothaches and dental pain; dilute with oil in a ratio of 1:1. Black Pepper (Piper nigrum)
Botanical family: Piperaceae
Extraction: Steam distillation
Properties: Increases cell oxygenation; stimulates
glands and digestion; helps toothache, relief from pain and
fever; stimulates appetite; increases blood circulation;
assist with bowel discomfort, nausea and dianhea; helps
Uses: Patch test for topical application - but preferably diluted with a pure vegetable oil as it is a warming, strong oil; may apply directly to soles of feet but test it first on a small spot of skin; inhale for comforting and stimulating aromatic effect; take in liquid for dietary supplement or use in cooking for flavoring or seasoning
Cautions: Patch test skin for possible irritation, may be best diluted in a pure massage or vegetable oil
Planetary ruler: Mars
This oil mixes well with: Fennel
Other spice oils like Thyme, Basil, etc.
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