“Black peppercorns have been used as a spice for over 4000 years in cooking and medicine in the Far East. In the 5th century AD Attila the Hun demanded 3000 pounds of peppercorns as a ransom for the city of Rome – the spice was considered as valuable as gold.In modern society the price of Black Pepper is far more affordable, however it’s value in treating immune, circulatory and digestive issues is still price-less.The black pepper plant is a trailing vine with perfect, heart shaped leaves. It can climb up to 5 meters in height and produces long clusters of 20-30 flowers which hang down and turn into tiny round fruit – the peppercorn. Once dried, the peppercorns become recognisable as the spice we use in cooking today.It is used in aromatherapy to ease aching muscles, boost the immune system, improve circulation and comfort a tired spirit.
It’s what’s inside…
Ingredients: 100% Piper nigrum (black pepper) seed oil
Extraction Method: Steam distillation
Plant Part: Peppercorns
Aroma: Warm, pungent and spicy
Fragrance Family: Spicy
Perfumery Note: Top to Middle
Consistency and Colour: Thin and pale yellow/green
Blends Well With: May Chang, Geranium & Lemon Tea Tree
Shelf Life: Once opened, store in a cool dark place and use within 12 months.
For external use only. Do not use undiluted on the skin. Avoid contact with sensitive areas, such as eyes. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use essential oils on children under 5 years old. Consult your healthcare professional before using essential oils during pregnancy. Best kept in a cool dry place. Black pepper has a warming, slightly reddening effect on the skin, due to its circulation boosting effects; this is fine on normal skin types, but this oil is not recommended for those with sensitive or allergy-prone skin. Naturally occurring allergens: Limonene, Linalool.”