November Essential Oil of the Month…Black Pepper!

2 Nov

Botanical Name: Piper nigrum

Source: dried, unripe fruit (berries)


The aroma of black pepper essential oil is warm and spicy and perhaps you could say a benefit of its aroma is it will not make you sneeze!  While black pepper essential oil is not typically popular to use in diffuser blends it can help to pack a spice “punch” when blended with other spice oils such as clove bud and cinnamon.   In addition to blending well with other spice oils black pepper essential oil blends nicely with citrus and floral essential oils.  Be sure to schedule your massage this month to experience black pepper essential oil blended with florals.  Our massage blend of the month, “Autumn Comfort” consists of black pepper, lavender, geranium and clary sage essential oils.

Therapeutically black pepper essential oil is analgesic, antiviral, stimulating and helps increase circulation.  The analgesic, warming and circulatory qualities of  black pepper essential oil make this essential oil ideal to use with massage.  Black pepper essential oil is excellent to use to reduce pain associated with sore muscles, arthritis and sciatica.  Black pepper is also beneficial to the respiratory system; you can even use it in a massage blend to rub on your chest when suffering from the common cold, flu or bronchitis.

An interesting bit of information associated with black pepper essential oil is it has been shown to be a helpful aid for those trying to quit smoking.  The aroma of black pepper essential oil has been found to reduce cigarette cravings.  Some have found it helpful to carry a bottle of black pepper essential oil with them while quitting this habit and when cravings arise, simply breathe in the aroma instead of pulling out that cigarette.

Don’t forget to book your massage this month and experience black pepper in our blend of the month,”Autumn Comfort”.  Call the office today to schedule your appointment.  443-292-4395.

Uses & Facts:


Bruise Healing Blend

To one ounce of grapeseed oil add the following:

5  drops Black Pepper essential oil

2 drops German Chamomile essential oil

5 drops Lavender essential oil

Massage into bruise 2-3 times a day to promote circulation and healing.

Sore Muscle Aroma Bath Blend

4 drops Black Pepper essential oil

2 drops Rosemary essential oil

1 drop Ginger essential oil

1. Draw a warm bath.

2. Add essential oil drops right before you get in the tub.

3.  Soak away your sore muscle pain!


Come on in and shop our studio or on-line! For the month of November receive 10% off your Black Pepper Pure Essential Oil purchase!

As always, check out our website at for more information and recipes!


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