Our black pepper essential oil is extracted from the dried fruits through steam distillation. Black pepper is native to India and is extensively cultivated there in tropical regions. Most people associate black pepper to the flavoring spice.
|Botanical Name:||Piper nigrum|
|Country of Origin:||India|
|Extraction Method:||Steam distillation|
|Aromatic Scent:||strong, sharp, spicy, faintly reminiscent of Clove oil|
|Blends Well With:||Bergamot, Clary Sage, Clove Bud, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Lavender, Juniper, Lemon|
The word pepper is derived from the Latin word piper, which in turn is taken from the Sanskrit word pippali. It has been used since the times of the Ancient Romans and Greeks and even the Turks levied a tax on pepper, while the French, Portuguese and Dutch often went to war in the middle ages to fight for this lucrative trade from the Far East. Egyptians utilized black pepper in the embalming process.