Black Pepper Oil, Some Uses

Black Pepper Oil, Some Uses

Black Pepper (Piper nigrum) not only warms the body but also re-energizes your system. The oil has a spicy, pungent aroma with a slightly sweet overtone that makes you smile.

Aromatic influences: Motivate into action when feeling “stuck”, stimulating mental energy, feelings of courage, and bravery, particularly about speaking in public. Fiery, stimulating, and summery. Fortifying.

Combines well with:

Cinnamon Bark, Clove Bud, Ginger Root, Nutmeg, Coriander, Lavender, Rose, Jasmine, Marjoram, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Frankincense, Ylang Ylang, Geranium, Orange, Tangerine, Lemon, Lime, Grapefruit, Bergamot

Ways to use it

  • G.R.A.S.
  • As it is a spice oil, can be mildly irritating or sensitizing. Avoid in baths or massage if you have sensitive or allergy-prone skin.
  • Use Black Pepper and Marjoram in a firm abdominal massage to relieve constipation.
  • Dissolves spiritual exhaustion, breaking through your self-doubt.
  • Stimulates the appetite. Helps relieve flatulence.
  • Slight aphrodisiac properties.
  • Use in a compress to treat chilblains and bruises.
  • Revives inner conviction and gives you strength to act.
  • To cope with ongoing stress, vaporize 3 drops Black Pepper and 3 drops Red Mandarin.
  • Can help fight addictions.
  • To warm cold feet, soak them in a warm water basin and 2 drops Black Pepper.
  • It can be used with cardamon and chamomile diluted in a carrier oil to make a stomach massage for indigestion, gas and bloating and to improve peristalsis.
  • Helps stimulate the spleen so it is useful in treating anemia.
  • Helps you move on when you feel stuck and trapped.
  • Mainly you should inhale the scent and see how it makes you feel. That’s a great way to get started. And have fun with it!


Here are a few recipes involving Black Pepper oil. To check for more, you can click on Black Pepper in the tagged section at the end of the article. That will show you all articles mentioning it.

*Please note: With any recipe’s involving bath or massage blends, always test on a small part of your skin first before using all over your body. Please be sure your skin can handle the blend before being covered in it.

Rejuvenating Foot Bath

  • 5 drops Lemon
  • 4 drops Spearmint
  • 3 drops Black Pepper
  • 3 drops Pine
  • 1 teaspoon F.C.O. (Fractionated Coconut Oil)

Fill a basin with warm water, add the formula. Swirl water to disperse oils and soak feet for at least 15 minutes. (9)

Stimulate Circulation

  • 2 drops Black Pepper
  • 4 drops Coriander
  • 2 drops Rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon F.C.O.

Massage formula into chest, back and shoulders. Can also vaporize just the essential oils, without the F.C.O. (6)

Warm Cold Feet Massage

  • 6 drops Black Pepper
  • 4 drops Cinnamon Bark
  • 1 tablespoon jojoba

Massage into feet every night before going to bed. (10)

Aphrodisiac Mist Spray

  • 20 drops Black Pepper
  • 20 drops Ylang Ylang
  • 40 drops Sandalwood
  • 4 ounces pure water

Put formula into a 4 ounce, fine mist spray bottle and spritz the bedroom liberally in beginning of the evening to enhance the romance. (6)

Ease Muscle Pain Massage

  • 2 drops Black Pepper
  • 2 drops Bay Rum
  • 6 drops Lavender
  • 1 tablespoon F.C.O.

Massage formula into affected area twice a day until feeling better. (10)

Hand Rejuvenator Massage

  • 5 drops Grapefruit
  • 5 drops Black Pepper
  • 5 drops Spearmint
  • 5 drops Ginger Root
  • 1 tablespoon Jojoba

Massage formula into both hands, from fingers to shoulders. (9)

Romance Massage Blend

  • 5 drops Sandalwood
  • 5 drops Ylang Ylang
  • 3 drops Black Pepper
  • 2 drops Ginger Root
  • 1 tablespoon F.C.O.

Massage formula into back, neck, and shoulders of partner until fully absorbed. This treatment should be reciprocated for best results. (9)

And finally,

Have I piqued your interest? Try it out an let everyone know what you think in the comment section below.


  1. Natural Home Spa by Sian Rees
  3. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils: The Complete Guide to the Use of Oils in Aromatherapy & Herbalism by Julia Lawless
  4. Medical Aromatherapy: Healing with Essential Oils by Kurt Schnaubelt
  5. The Art of Aromatherapy: The Healing and Beautifying Properties of the Essential Oils of Flowers and Herbs by Robert B. Tisserand
  6. The Encyclopedia of Aromatherapy by Chrissie Wildwood
  7. The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Worwood
  8. The Aromatherapy Bible: The Definitive Guide to Using Essential Oils by Gill Farrer-Halls
  9. 500 Formulas for Aromatherapy by Carol Schiller and David Schiller
  10. The Essential Oils Handbook: All the Oils You Will Ever Need for Health, Vitality, and Well-Being by Jennie Harding

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