Black pepper essential oil
One of the oldest and most used spices in the world, Black Pepper is known as the ‘King of Spices’. Indian monks travelling long distances ingested several peppercorns a day to give them energy and the spice became so sought-after it was more expensive than gold and often used as currency instead of money.
Aroma: Middle Note.
Perfume: Warm, uplifting and spicy that is a bit sharp, peppery and faintly reminiscent of clove oil, yet more refined and woody. It can range in colour from clear to yellow to yellow-green and has a watery viscosity.
Blends well with: bergamot, clary-sage, coriander, fennel, frankincense, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, lavender, juniper, lemon, lime, mandarin, sage, rose, sandalwood, ylang ylang.
Indications (based on both empirical usage and scientific research of historical and modern times): aperitif, analgesic, antiseptic, antimicrobial, anti-fungal, antispasmodic, antitoxic, aphrodisiac, carminative, diaphoretic, digestive, diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge, laxative, rubefacient, stimulant, stomachic and tonic (especially of the spleen).
Part of plant used: unripe fruit
Type of extraction: steam distilled
Origin of Raw Material: Madagascar, Country of Manufacture: France