Black Pepper Oil – Cosmetic

**Botanical name:** Piper nigrum

**Plant part:** Berryfruit


**CAS:** 8006-82-4

**EINECS CAS:** 84929-41-9

**EINECS:** 284-524-7

**Manufacturing:** Steam distillation

**Cosmetic Ingredient**

**Documents:** Available upon request

SKU: 00002444-V Category:


**Description:** Black Pepper essential oil is obtained from the crushed fruit of the pepper plant (Piper nigrum) through the process of steam distillation. The yield of essential oil from the plant mass ranges between 1 and 2.6%.

**Special Characteristics:** Black Pepper essential oil is a colorless to yellow-green, sometimes blue-green liquid. It has a warm, spicy, and characteristic peppery aroma. The essential oil easily dissolves in alcohol (1:3 ethanol 95%), vegetable oils, and other essential oils. It is almost insoluble in water. The main components of Black Pepper essential oil are isomeric pinene and limonene.

**Cosmetic Applications:** In natural medicine, Black Pepper essential oil is used as a natural analgesic. It is said to provide relief from toothaches and muscle pains when used as a mouthwash, rubbed on, applied in ointments, or used in baths. Additionally, Black Pepper essential oil is believed to have digestive regulatory function. Therefore, it is assumed to combat flatulence and support metabolism. Many naturopaths use it during the cold season because it is said to have antibacterial and antiviral effects, thus it can even reduce mild fever. Also, some smokers who want to quit this habit describe a subjective reduction in withdrawal symptoms when quitting smoking.

For the cosmetics industry, Black Pepper essential oil is mainly used for creating men’s fragrances or as a spicy ingredient in luxurious fragrances.

In aromatherapy, Black Pepper essential oil is said to provide more self-confidence, draw new strength, and improve concentration. It is also considered aphrodisiac.

**CAUTION: ALWAYS use diluted in a base oil or other solvent.**

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