The black pepper plant is a trailing vine with perfect, heart shaped leaves. It can climb up to 5 meters in height and produces long clusters of 20-30 flowers which hang down and turn into tiny round fruit – the peppercorn. Once dried, the peppercorns become recognisable as the spice we use in cooking today. It is used in aromatherapy to ease aching muscles, boost the immune system, improve circulation and comfort a tired spirit.
For external use only. Do not use undiluted on the skin. Avoid contact with sensitive areas, such as eyes. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use essential oils on children under 5 years old. Consult your healthcare professional before using essential oils during pregnancy. Best kept in a cool dry place. Black pepper has a warming, slightly reddening effect on the skin, due to its circulation boosting effects; this is fine on normal skin types, but this oil is not recommended for those with sensitive or allergy-prone skin. Naturally occurring allergens: Limonene, Linalool.