The Pepper plant is a perennial, woody vine with heart shaped leaves and small white flowers. Native to south west India, Pepper is cultivated primarily in tropical climates such as Indonesia, Malaysia and Madagascar.
About The Oil
The essential oil is extracted from dried, fully grown yet unripe fruit of the pepper plant. Black pepper essential oil can be used in both aromatherapy formulas and in natural perfumery.
The essential oil benefits significantly from the cold distillation process, retaining more of its lovely spicy nature.
Black pepper has been used since antiquity in the culinary and healing arts. Indian monks had been prescribed seven to nine peppercorns a day in times of distant traveling; apparently a great energizer!