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Essential Oils

Organic black pepper essential oil

A spice used in Greek antiquity and a treasure used as a currency in the Middle Ages. Cultivated since the 16th century, the pepper plant attaches itself to and wraps itself around trees with few leaves to support it. Its long spikes of flowers give rise to berries, which dry out after harvesting and become pretty little peppercorns. The essential oil extracted from it gives us all the strength of this beautiful tropical vine, with its warm and spicy aromas.

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Our opinion

A universal spice and, despite its pungency, its excellent essential oil is sought after in perfumery for its roundness and sensuality!

Botanical family: Piperaceae
Latin name: Piper nigrum
Origin: India, Sri Lanka, Madagascar
Cultivation: Controlled organic agriculture - Certisys-BE1 control
Part used: Fruit
Production process: Steam distillation
Quality: 100% pure, natural, integral and chemotyped - Food
Olfactory notes: spicy, warm

Monoterpenes: delta3-carene (12%), limonene (12.5%), alpha-pinene (9%), beta-pinene (9%), sabinene (8%)
Sesquiterpenes: beta-caryophyllene (24%)

  • Not to be used by pregnant and breastfeeding women or children under 8 years of age.
  • Irritating essential oil in its pure state. Be sure to dilute it sufficiently for skin use.
  • To be used on the advice of a health professional and for short periods of time.
  • Risk of allergy (limonene): take care not to overdose in mixtures. An elbow test is recommended prior to any skin application (min 48 hours before use).
  • Avoid contact with the eyes.
  • Keep out of reach of young children.
  • Store away from heat and light.

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