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 a 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.

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

Botanical Name: Piper nigrum
Country of Origin: India*
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 https://www.rockymountainoils.com/get-gcms-test-results/.



  • 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 extracted by steam distillation of the peppercorns of Piper nigrum.

Click here for dilution rates.

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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
1 month ago
Black pepper
The black pepper essential oil scent was weak.
March 18, 2018
2 months ago
Diffuses efficiently.
Very different from my other oils. Really gets into your respiratory system. You can feel it going to work.
December 17, 2017
5 months ago
Fantastic oil! Does all I had hoped it would
December 12, 2017
5 months ago
Love black pepper oil!
I use black pepper oil in a blend for sore and knotted muscles. It's fantastic. Feels warm and smells good too.
December 9, 2017
5 months ago
So good for muscle pain
My shoulders around my neck hurt a LOT! I took a few drops of this oil mixed it with FCO and applied around my neck & shoulder muscles, shortlyI felt extremely relaxed and I could move freely.. i think this is perfect for muscle pains & the aroma is very good too.
October 24, 2017
9 months ago
Don't think I can live without this fragrance.
August 11, 2017
10 months ago
Great for sore muscles and pain.
June 9, 2017
1 year ago
Love the smell
Smells wonderful
April 28, 2017
1 year ago
Patricia Corbin
Rocky Mountain Oils are the only oils I use. I have tried many different oil companies and Rocky Mountain Oils is my favorite by far! Great prices on pure oils!
December 29, 2016
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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.


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Does it help with pain?
Cynthia C on Jul 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I love black pepper for pain relief. Seems to be more beneficial When used in a blend with other essential oils targeted for the specific problem, but yes. I have had good results. Please be sure to use essential oils safely, and to always understand the usage guidelines. Enjoy!
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.


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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.