Black pepper essential oil, certified organic

NZ $10.20


Essential Oils: A - B, Certified Organic Essential Oils


Black pepper essential oil, certified organic


Piper nigrum


Certified organic, BioGro


Clear to pale yellow, thin liquid


Strong, sharp and spicy

Plant part used

Dried berries

Extraction method

Steam distillation






Oil and alcohol

Usage rate

Skincare : 0.1 - 1%
Soapmaking: 1 - 3 %



Blends well with

Bergamot, clary sage, clove, coriander, fennel, frankincense, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, lavender, juniper, lemon, lime, mandarin, sage, sandalwood, ylang ylang



Palm oil


Animal tested


Description: The plant is originally a forest plant and this climbing woody vine uses trees or other supports to grow to about 7m high, but is normally kept to about 4m for commercial purposes and has a lifespan of about 20 years.

History: The word pepper is derived from the Latin word piper, which in turn is taken from the Sanskrit word pippali. It has been used since the times of the Ancient Romans and Greeks and even the Turks levied a tax on pepper, while the French, Portuguese and Dutch often went to war in the Middle Ages to fight for this lucrative trade from the far east.
Black pepper essential oil is derived from the Piper nigrum plant and is known for its distinct aroma and potential health benefits. While it is often used for therapeutic purposes, it's important to note that essential oils should be used with caution and under proper guidance due to their concentrated nature. Here are some potential non-therapeutic benefits and uses of black pepper essential oil:

Aromatherapy: Black pepper essential oil has a warm and spicy aroma that can be used in aromatherapy to create a cozy and comforting atmosphere. Its scent is believed to have mood-enhancing properties, promoting feelings of warmth and positivity. The strong aroma of black pepper essential oil can stimulate the senses and create a sense of alertness. 

Massage: When diluted properly in a carrier oil, black pepper essential oil can be used in massage blends or added to a warm bath to potentially promote relaxation and relieve muscle tension.

Cautions: Black pepper oil may cause irritation to sensitive skins and using too much could over-stimulate the kidneys. Should be avoided in pregnancy due to its possible skin sensitising effect.

Safety data: Avoid during pregnancy; skin irritant (dilute before using externally); may trigger epileptic seizures in susceptible individuals.

Packaging - See our blog on our commitment to sustainable packaging.
Our essential oils come in amber glass bottles with dripulator caps:
5ml and 20ml with an 18 neck dripulator cap, either white or black, depending on stock availability.
30ml, 50ml, 100ml, 250ml, with a 28 neck white dripulator cap (except for oils that are too thick for a dripulator, which have a black open pour cap).
500g and 1kg options come in an aluminium bottle; 5L comes in a plastic jerrycan.
If you need precise drops for your products we suggest you buy our 5ml or 20ml dropper bottles and transfer the oils or buy our disposable or glass pipettes

Important note: The information provided is for educational purposes only.
It is not considered complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate.

General safety information: Do not take any oils internally.
Do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin.
If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner.
Use extreme caution when using oils with children and give children only the gentlest oils at extremely low doses.
It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children.
A skin patch test should be conducted prior to using an oil that you've never used before.

All our products are for external use only.
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