Latin name: Piper nigrum
Country of origin: India
Part of the plant Dried, crushed fruit
Obtained by: Steam distilled
Main biochemical components*: Beta-caryophyllene, limonene, sabinene
Properties: Antiseptic, antiviral, bactericide, insecticide, astringent, refreshing, antidepressant, uplifting.
Physical uses: Muscle aches, stiff joints, poor circulation, feeling cold, indigestion, sluggish digestion, infections.
Skin care uses: Not recommended for skin care use. (e3 defines skin care as a condition that affects the surface of the skin.)
Psychological uses: Mental fatigue or apathy.
Subtle uses: Dispels apathy.
Notes: Use Black Pepper in a 1-5% dilution.
*Chemical components: Chemical component percentages may vary. Essential 3 offers a Certificate of Analysis for review.
Methods of use
Inhalation: Put 1-3 drops of essential oil on a tissue and inhale the aroma through your nose. Pause and inhale again.
(Avoid touching your nose with the tissue.)
Massage: (USE ONLY ON SPECIFIC AREA not for full-body massages) Mix 6-18 drops of essential oil in 1 ounce of carrier oil or fragrance-free, natural lotion.
Spot Application: Mix 1-4 drops of essential oil in 1 teaspoon of carrier oil or aloe vera and apply to the area in need.
The Methods of Use are general guidelines. Individual sensitivities, desired results, and the characteristics of the essential oil(s) used must all be considered. Adjust methods and proportions accordingly.
For external use only. Always dilute before use. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid eyes and other sensitive areas. Keep away from direct flame – essential oils are flammable. If pregnant or nursing, consult a physician before using essential oils. Store at room temperature and avoid direct sunlight.
Aromatherapy: The use of natural, aromatic substances, known as essential oils, to enhance the well-being of the body, mind, and spirit. (This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. No information provided is intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.)