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Everything You Need to Know about Black Pepper Essential Oil

Black Pepper essential oil is most recognized for its capacity to spice up meals and enhance the taste of dishes, but it is a multi-purpose oil with a wide range of applications and benefits. Black Pepper’s strong taste makes it an excellent accent to meats, soups, and dinners. However, due to the potent chemical components of black pepper, this essential oil is much more than simply a useful spice in the kitchen.

Black pepper essential oil contains a high concentration of monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes, two natural compounds recognized for their antioxidant activity and capacity to strengthen the immune system when it is most required.




In ancient Greece and Rome, black pepper was extremely popular and was even used as a medium of exchange.

The chemical compounds limonene and caryophyllene are abundant in black pepper. Recent studies suggest that caryophyllene helps support healthy osteoblast, the cells in charge of preserving bone structure and function. Limonene, a molecule found in high concentrations in citrus oils, is responsible for the oils’ purifying and cleansing effects.

Native to India, the black pepper plant is a climbing vine that can grow up to 10 meters high. The stem of the black pepper plant grows into a plentiful green column as the many shoots that grow from the stem begin to produce green, almond-shaped leaves.

The peppers, or fruits, are round and can grow to be approximately 6 mm in diameter. These fruits turn from green to red and are picked at various times of their ripening stages to produce varying types of peppers.


1. Create your own warming and soothing massage blend by adding two drops of doTERRA’s Black Pepper essential oil to a carrier oil in a roller bottle. This massage blend not only provides warm sensations but its aroma also induce relaxing experience. Best combined with Juniper Berry and Cedarwood.

2. Place a few drops of doTERRA’s Black Pepper essential oil into a diffuser or inhale it directly from your palm to soothe tightened emotions. 

3. Black Pepper essential oil contains monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes which are both helpful as antioxidant support especially when Black Pepper essential oil is put into a Veggie capsule and take internally. 

4. Black Pepper essential oil, just like Clove Oil or Cilantro Oil  is flavorful and can provide a burst of spice to any home cooked meals, including meats, soups, or entrees, making it handy in the kitchen.


Monday Morning
  • 3 drops Pepper
  • 2 drops Wild Orange
  • 1 Ylang Ylang
  • 2 drops Black Pepper
  • 2 drops Copaiba
  • 1 drop Sandalwood
  • 1 drop Vetiver
Flower Chill
  • 2 drops Black Pepper
  • 3 drops Patchouli
  • 3 drops Sandalwood
Hot Spice
  • 3 drops Black Pepper
  • 3 drops Clove
  • 3 drops Sandalwood
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Calming and Grounding Body Massage DIY Oil

  • 5 drops Black Pepper
  • 4 drops Lemon
  • 8 drops Lavender
  • 4 drops Marjoram
  • 3 drops Lemongrass
  • 4 drops Juniper Berry
  • 2 drops Peppermint
Combine into a 4oz glass bottle. Top with doTERRA’s Fractionated Coconut Oil. Massage into sore areas and on back/neck  twice a day.
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