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Black Pepper Essential Oil

Piper nigrum | Essential Oil
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Black Pepper Essential Oil (Piper nigrum) is also commonly known as Peppercorn. Black Pepper Essential Oil has medium-strength warming, stimulating, and slightly sweet aroma presenting a top-middle fragrance note.

Black Pepper Essential Oil is part of our Rocky Mountain Oils Relief and Wellness collections, and also offers a host of other benefits. Apply topically, diluted with a carrier oil, to create a warming, stimulating effect on the skin. This makes Black Pepper great in a massage or in a post-workout compress for achy muscles.

Diffuse the oil in any space to refresh the mind and encourage feelings of progression, so you’ll want to get up and get moving.

The statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Neither Rocky Mountain Oils nor its products are intended for the purpose of diagnosing, treating, curing or preventing any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using these products.

Botanical Name: Piper nigrum
Country of Origin: India / Madagascar*
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Plant Part: Peppercorns
Aroma: Spicy, Earthy
Consistency: Thin
Blends Well With: Bergamot, Cinnamon Bark, Lavender, Lemon, OrangeSandalwood, Ylang Ylang

*Some of our oils have multiple countries of origin. To confirm which country your specific bottle of oil originates from, please consult its GC/MS test at



  • Try diffusing for a strengthening, fortifying, and uplifting effect on the mind
  • Try adding to massage blends. Creating a warming stimulating effect on the body/skin
  • Use with a carrier oil for topical application
  • Add to a cold or warm compress

Stimulate Digestion Massage formula into the abdominal area using clockwise strokes.

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  • 2 drops Black Pepper
  • 5 drops Blend of Rose
  • 1 tablespoon Carrier Oil
  • ½ cup Sea Salts

Dissolve oils in salts. Add to a warm/hot bath. Soak for 20 - 30 minutes.

Black Pepper Essential Oil is also non-sensitizing and non-irritating.

Click here for dilution rates.

Kids Safety: Safe to use topically with children 2 years of age and older. Dilute to a .5-2% dilution rate for topical application.

Practice safe diffusing:

- Diffuse in an open, well-ventilated area.

- Keep children out of the direct line of mist.

- Diffuse in 30-60 minute intervals with ample break periods for safe and effective use.

Your trust and confidence is very important to us. As part of our S.A.A.F.E. Promise™ to you, we provide GC/MS (Gas Chromatography / Mass Spectrometry) test results from a verified third party, independent lab for each one of our essential oil products.

GC/MS tests verify purity and quality of the oils we sell, so you can be sure you’re using the highest quality oils available on the market today.

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Customer Reviews

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Rated 5 out of 5
Rocky Mountain Oils are great. Love them.
March 28, 2021
6 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Black Pepper oil provided relief from joint pain and inflammation
The RMO Black Pepper oil is an excellent essential oil that i used on my knee to relieve soreness and pain. The Rocky Mountain Black Pepper Oil is a most active essential oil, it provided relief far faster and longer lasting than other alternatives. If you suffer from Knee pain or gout, you may wish to add this to your home remedies kit to address joint pain & Inflammation from rheumatoid arthritis
August 21, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I used it on my husbands knee for pain, & it did give him relief.
July 15, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
February 27, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
One of my Favorites
I use Black Pepper oil in several of my pain remedies and it works amazing!
September 13, 2019
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great company
Love it!! I appreciate the variety of sizes ????
September 12, 2019
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Use daily, a favorite oil here.
When I use Black Pepper it helps me feel more focused and able to deal with stress. It also helps me feel more energized. I like to mix it with Basil, Marjoram, and Nutmeg, for a very earthy grounding perfume blend. It's a little strong for some folks taste, but suits my needs perfectly.
January 9, 2019
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
A winner with me!
It smelled different than I expected to. But it was a good different and it’s a smooth smell. It has turned out to be one of my favorites!
December 11, 2018
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Really nice
Using it on sore muscles and it works miracles.
May 19, 2018
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
It's so useful it doesn't have to smell sweet
I love this oil for its benefits, but it's not exactly aromatic. I mix about five drops with an eighth of a cup of melted (and cooled to warm) coconut oil, rub it on my hands and put soft gloves on. It really helps my hand flexibility.
April 6, 2018
over 3 years ago
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Has anyone used this in conjunction with turmeric? I read that it increases the efficacy of turmeric but haven’t found a good way to mix it. If so what would be a safe dilution for ingestion?
Rochelle M on Nov 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You always want to add black pepper to turmeric. The amount depends on how much turmeric. I don’t go by an exact measurement. I simply add black pepper to my turmeric which is a dash or a pinch for me to about 1tbsp turmeric.
Saw someone using it to help Break husbands addiction to cigarettes. Wondering if this works with Alcon & if so how to use it - diffuse or topically? Or maybe just drink it instead of the alcohol?? Just kidding of course but would love to hear about anyone's experience with this! Thanks!!!!
A shopper on Sep 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: One of the objectives of the use of essential oils is for the therapeutic properties of the oils to be absorbed into the bloodstream. To best receive these therapeutic benefits, diffusion and topical application are advised. The most common areas for topical application include rubbing the diluted oil on the back of the neck, behind the ear, on the wrist, the bottom of the feet or on the targeted area.


-RMO Team
Can this oil be taken internally?
A shopper on Dec 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Rocky Mountain Oils feels that essential oils are very potent and can be dangerous if not used correctly. All of our oils are 100% pure, natural, and authentic. They are of the quality to ingest. However, we cannot provide dosing suggestions or directions on how to ingest if you choose to do so. If you do choose to ingest the oils, we suggest consulting an Aromatherapist or trusted health professional for guidance.


-RMO Team
Does it help with pain?
Cynthia C on Jul 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Black Pepper great in a massage or in a post-workout compress for achy muscles. Remember to dilute though!
I have noticed a substantial price increase in many of your essential oils since my last purchase 1 weeks ago. Why have some oils, black pepper included, had such a rise in price?
Nelly F on Sep 11, 2018
BEST ANSWER: To continue to offer premium essential oils, pricing adjustments have been made. We only provide oils from the highest quality sources around the world. All of our essential oils go through extensive quality testing through an independent third party lab. No matter the cost our company values sustainability, integrity, and purity.

-RMO Team