I've got to say, I was surprised. I just figured it would taste like ... well ... pepper. It doesn't. There is a touch of spice but it's really fruiter than I expected. This is not an oil I have used very much and after preparing this...I'm wondering why. I had IBS for twenty years and most of my body aches. Two good reason I should have tried this oil sooner.
The Where From
doTERRA sources Black Pepper Oil from where it originates, India. It is steam distilled from the fruit of the plant. The plant is a vine that can climb up to 32 feet hight. Clusters of flowers grow alongside large green leaves. The fruit, found near the flowers, are about a quarter of an inch round. They start out green then turn red and after they are picked and dried they turn the dark black we are used to seeing. The oil is steam distilled when the fruit is full and green right off the vine.
The What For and How To
Well, now, this seems to be a very obvious use - cooking. I'm going to put a couple drops in my next soup. How great to get that amazing aroma and all of the benefits below.
Because it's high in monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes, it provides antioxidant support. That means it help fights against environmental and seasonal threats. It also has Peperine which enhances the digestive system and helps us with all those uncomfortable challenges that we don't like to talk about. I'm so thrilled to learn that it can help relive aches and pains. Black Pepper provides anti-inflammatory support. So that means your achy muscles and joints will love it when you apply a drop with Deep Blue Rub or fractionated coconut oil. In addition to all that, Black Pepper supports healthy circulation, soothes anxious feelings, helps with detoxing the body, and can reduce cigarette cravings.
- 2 drops internally or apply 2-3 drops to the bottoms of the feet
- diffuse or inhale from bottle
- 2-3 drops in a veggie cap daily
- 1-2 drops in smoothie, soup or a savory dish
The oil of unmasking. Black pepper oil exposes masks that we have developed throughout our life to help us fit in and be accepted. Black Pepper helps you get familiar with those covered-up feelings. It also can help with motivating, energizing and giving strength to overcome challenges.
Black Pepper essential oil blends well with Bergamot, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Geranium, Lavender, Clove, Juniper Berry, Sandalwood, and Cedarwood.