Black Pepper Extract (essential oil and oleoresin)

Aadrea Black Pepper oil is extracted from the seeds of Piper nigrum L, a flowering plant from family Piperaceae, (cultivated for its fruit known as a peppercorn which is usually used as an important spice), through the process of steam distillation and supercritical fluid extraction. 


Aadrea Black Pepper extract is pale green in colour, with a spicy pungent odour. The active component(s) in a typical oil sample are β-caryophyllene (28 – 40%), L-Limonene (7-13%), 3-Carene (25-30%), β-Pinene, Sabinene, α-Pinene and others. Additionally, piperine is the naturally occurring and principal bioactive alkaloid constituent of black pepper owing to its potential therapeutic properties, including cerebral brain functioning and increased nutrient absorption.

Indications (benefits from use of product):

Black Pepper extract has good antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory/analgetic, antioxidant, anti-cancer, hepatoprotective, insecticidal and antipyretic properties, and others.

The raw plant has been used since ancient times as a spice, but it has also been used in various traditional medical preparations, as well as in cosmetics. Some studies suggest that black pepper extracts can inhibit enzymes responsible for the development of very complicated diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and others. The oil is viable for use in aromatherapy, soothing and warming blends body rubs and massage blends, food condiment, and immune boosters, among its very many uses.

How to Use:

Aromatherapy: Black Pepper extract can be used to help relieve a bad mood or awaken your senses and improve your breathing. Diffuse using 4-5 drops per 100 mL of water for periods not exceeding 45 minutes at a time. You could also apply the oil, topically, along your spine, bottoms of the feet, and pulse points for a warm, awakening sensation. A simple blend of 2 drop of black pepper, 3 drops of lavender, and 2 drops of a citrus essential oil (bergamot, lemon, and orange) in 100ml water in your diffuser can be a great way to recover from nervousness and unease.

Condiment: You may use limited portions (1-3 drops) of the extract to flavour cuisines in soups and salads, curries, poultry, and others. A single drop is in most cases sufficient for a food-meal preparation, or a toothpick dip for the case of beverages per cup. All or some of the internal benefits already outlined above can be achieved when the oil is used as a flavorant. In addition, 1–2 drops of black pepper oil in a smoothie, soup or savoury dish can help ease the discomfort of constipation, diarrhoea and gas.

Perfumery: Black pepper extract is a middle note and can help to bring together fleeting top notes and heavy base notes. Black Pepper essential oil blends well with most other essential oils including other spice oils, citrus and floral oils.

Blemish control: Place some 1-2 drops of oil in 5ml of jojoba, argan or grapeseed carrier oil; this simple facial rub is great for preventing blemishes (marks create don skin by conditions including acne, papules, and changes in pigmentation), as well as revitalising the skin. Do a patch test first to ensure the oil is suitable for your skin.

 Massage and Spa therapy: Black Pepper extract is beneficial for relieving sore and aching muscles, or warm up cold feet. Dilute 4-5 drops in 15ml of a good carrier oil (jojoba, grapeseed).

Detoxification: Black pepper extract is useful for detoxifying your body due to its great antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. To help detoxify the body, take 1–2 drops internally or apply 2–3 drops topically to the bottoms of the feet, at most once daily for a few days.

Side effects and management in event of misuse/ingestion:

Wilful misuse of Black Pepper extract can take the form of oral ingestion or use of undiluted concentrate in excess proportions. 

Before Use:

Black pepper extract is strong and can be irritating to some people, especially if used on the skin or inhaled in larger quantities. Always combine it with carrier oil and perform a patch test before topically using on skin, as it can cause allergic reactions for some users. Use in a diffuser in a well-ventilated room and minimise the periods of time (30-45 minutes per session). Avoid using black pepper extract on children, pets, or if you are pregnant. Store out of reach of children.

Additional information:

Aadrea Black Pepper extract is packaged in durable aluminum cans or labelled amber bottles with a dropper. Alternative packaging and seals will be specified as they become available.

Essential oils are volatile and lose their potency when exposed for long periods to oxygen and direct sunlight. Store the oil in its original sealed container, in a cool dark space.

This information is for reference only. The recommendations have not been evaluated for, and are not meant to treat, cure or remedy  diseases.

Shelf-life Information

Our essential oils, oleoresins, absolutes and hydrosols have been made using an ideal and chemical neutral /free process of either steam distillation, cold press and supercritical extraction. The purity of the oils has been ensured by keeping the amount of hydration/water content and other elements at the lowest level. With this in mind, we are confident that the product will remain effective if you store it in its primary bottle/container, away from direct sunlight, excessive heat and minimize the periods the bottle is opened (during which the oil potentially gets exposed to oxygen).

Your essential oil should remain viable (with the full optimal potential to deliver the intended benefit) for an average of 36 months (3 years)*** from the date of its manufacture.

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