Black pepper essential oil is steam distilled from the fruits of the Piper nigrum vine, which are commonly called peppercorns. It is used to treat arthritis, bacterial infections, digestive problems, colds, flu, congestion, edema, poor appetite, muscle spasms and to fend off free radical damage.
This essential oil has analgesic, anti-arthritic, antibacterial, anti-catarrhal, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antitoxic, aperient, aphrodisiac, carminative, diaphoretic, digestive, diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge, laxative, rubefacient and stimulant therapeutic properties.
1. Alleviate Fatigue
Add 2 to 4 drops of black pepper EO to your diffuser along with 1/4 to 1/2 cup of distilled water and run it for 30 to 60 minutes to alleviate fatigue and put a little pep in your step. Black pepper oil has a warm, peppery-spicy fragrance. Try just 2 drops at first. The fragrance can be a bit overwhelming.
2. Improve Circulation
Mix 1 to 2 drops of black pepper essential oil into 1 teaspoon of carrier oil. Massage the blend into the chest then any areas of the body that are affected by poor circulation. The legs and arms are the most common areas where circulation slows, but you might want to increase the circulation in your abdominal area and back, too.