The famous Indian spice Black peppers come from the Piper nigrum plants native to the Western Ghats. The plant is a perennial climber growing up to 10 m in height and has short roots. Because of its hot and spicy flavour and potent health benefits, it is one of the most frequently used spices all over the world. In the past, Black peppers were considered so valuable that they were used as a form of currency for international trade. They were valued more than gold until the middle of the 18th century. Ancient Greeks and Romans were known for their love of this spice, and peppers marked an important link of trade between the east and the west.
Ecodrop’s Black Pepper essential oil is extracted from dried black peppers through the steam distillation process. The peppers are sourced from organic Piper nigrum plantations in India, certified organic by the UK Soil Association. The oil has a warm, spicy, and musky aroma.
|Country of Origin:||India|
|Botanical Name:||Piper nigrum|
|Extraction Method:||Steam Distillation|
|Parts of Plant used:||Pods|
|Colour:||Colourless to Pale Yellow|
|Odour:||Spicy, Warm & Woody|
|Main Components:||β-caryophyllene, Limonene|
|Bottled in the UK|
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Black Pepper, Clove, Ginger, Geranium, Bergamot, Frankincense, Lavender, Lemon, Sweet Orange, Tea Tree, and Ylang Ylang.
Benefits and Uses
Therapeutic uses: The warming property of Black Pepper oil is excellent for thinning mucus and clearing sinus blockages. Inhaling the essential oil immediately clears nasal congestions. It is traditionally used as a natural medicine for cold, cough, headaches, and allergies.
Aromatherapy: The deep, penetrative aroma of Black Pepper promotes mental alertness and boosts brain function. Its energy-boosting properties are considered similar to that of caffeine. It helps in cases of drowsiness, lack of motivation, absent-mindedness, etc. This oil discourages inactivity and is ideal for day time use.
Haircare: Black Pepper oil is great for stimulating hair growth and supports hair health by reaching deep layers of the scalp. The oil is also a strong antioxidant that prevents dullness and discolouration of hair.
Skincare: It increases blood circulation to the skin and is a natural detoxifier that protects against environmental damage.
Aids digestion: Black Pepper oil stimulates the production of digestive juices and helps in conditions of indigestion, partial digestion, and constipation. It may also help with abdominal discomfort associated with IBS.
Diffusion: Add 4-5 drops to home diffusers. Black Pepper oil blends well with Cinnamon, Turmeric, and Bergamot oils.
Hair growth: Add 3-4 drops in 15 ml of castor or jojoba oil. Massage the scalp and hair twice a week. During summers, use coconut or olive as the carrier oil.
Beauty products: Add one drop to creams, shampoos, conditioners, and DIY hair packs.
Bath: Add 2 drops in a tsp of coconut oil. Add this to the bathwater. Please do not add Black Pepper oil directly to the bathwater.
Cold, cough, sinus relief: Add 5-6 drops to 10 ml of almond or sesame oil. Massage the chest, neck, and back with this oil. Do not use coconut oil for this purpose.
Muscle cramps: Add 5-6 drops to 15 ml of any carrier oil. Massage the affected area.
UK SOIL ASSOCIATION CERTIFIED ORGANIC
Licence no: CS28221
This product is Soil Association certified* and free from any harsh chemicals, additives and preservatives that are destructive to our beautiful planet & us. It has been manufactured under the strict Soil Association standards (Genuine organic product with quality, integrity and transparency).
* “Soil Association Organic Certificate enforces the strict European laws about the production of organic food, animal welfare, protecting human health, and safeguarding the environment. No system of farming has higher levels of animal welfare than farms working to Soil Association organic standards.”
We feel the responsibility to care for our planet & our farmers. We only buy from small organic farms with highest ethical & environmental values. We’re on a mission to put nature at the forefront. As a society we’ve parted ways from naturalism following the industrial age, but we hope to change that. As close to nature as possible, our formulas prove the healing and beautifying powers of planet earth.
Through the utilisation of sustainable business practices, we strive to establish a deeper connection to the natural world. When you buy from us you can rest assured that the product you have purchased is: 100% pure and Organic, Vegan, Cruelty Free, GMO Free using Ethical Sourcing Practices.
- Black Pepper oil is very potent and exceeding the recommended doses may cause allergic reactions.
- Avoid using before bedtime, as it discourages sleep and promotes physical activity.
The information provided is general and should not be taken as medical advice. Neither Ecodrop essential oils nor associated business entities guarantee the accuracy of the information. Please consult your doctor, especially if being used during pregnancy, before using this product. You are also encouraged to test the product to ensure that it meets your needs, before using for mass production.