• 5ml black glass bottle of LVNEA's black pepper essential oil on black background. The label on the bottle is silver.
  • a sea of dried black peppercorns seen from a graphic overhead angle


  • $14.00

Pure Piper nigrum essential oil from India.

Black pepper essential oil is extracted from the dried berries of the Piper nigrum plant, a climbing flowering vine cultivated for its fruit known as a peppercorn. The vine is native to present-day Kerala in Southwestern India. Ground dried and cooked peppercorns have been used since antiquity both for flavour and as traditional medicine. Black pepper is the world's most traded spice and is one of the most common spices used in cuisines around the world.

The oil is a thin, colourless to pale greenish-grey liquid with a sharp, fresh, dry-woody, warm-spicy scent faintly reminiscent of clove.

In perfumery, it is used in minute quantities to pique the interest with the top (opening) notes of the perfume and to add depth to the composition. It particularly offers interesting nuances to floral.

It is traditionally used in aromatherapy to sharpen mental faculties and energize the body, and in magic, for protection and courage.

It blends well with bergamot, clary sage, clove bud, coriander, fennel, geranium, grapefruit, lavender, juniper, lemon, lime, mandarin, sandalwood, and ylang-ylang.

ASPECTS: Fresh · warm · spicy · dry-woody · sharp 

Presented in a 5ml or 15ml black glass bottle with a euro dropper. 

Essential oils, absolutes, and other pure plant extracts should not be applied to the skin without being properly diluted in a cosmetic carrier (such as jojoba oil, ethanol, Epsom salts, etc.) Always patch-test when using an essential oil or absolute for the first time, and research whether or not the extract you are using is skin-safe and in what quantity or that it is appropriate for its intended use. Do not ingest essential oils or apply them internally, and avoid contact with the eyes. Keep out of reach of children and pets, and consult a knowledgeable health practitioner before use when pregnant or breastfeeding. 

Store in a cool and dry area.