In this post, we’ll be looking at the black pepper essential oil benefits and how to use it.

Black pepper is used all over the world and is one of the most popular spices around. Black pepper, probably best known as a common cooking spice that enhances the flavor of foods AND its uncanny ability to make us sneeze, it has real power (and science) to soothe anxious feelings, boost circulation, lower cigarette cravings and much more.

Let’s take a look at the many black pepper essential oil benefits and ways aromatherapy can be uplifting, energizing and lessen cravings or at least distract people from giving in to urges.  You just might be surprised.

Black Pepper Essential Oil Benefits You Need To Know

1. Promotes healthy circulation

When black pepper essential oil is taken internally, it promotes healthy circulation and stimulates mucus and bile flow. It has warming properties when taken internally and applied topically. Dilute with Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity, when using topically.

2. Soothe anxious feelings and cigarette cravings

Black pepper oil may help reduce cravings for cigarettes and symptoms of anxiety in smokers quitting smoking. A 1994 study published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence found that black pepper oil can reduce some smoking withdrawal symptoms, including cravings for cigarettes. Just under 50 cigarette smokers participated in a three-hour session conducted after not smoking overnight. The participants were divided into three groups: One group of smokers puffed on a fake cigarette that delivered black pepper essential oil, a second group used a fake cigarette with a mint/menthol cartridge and a third group had a device with an empty cartridge. After puffing and inhaling from the devices throughout the session, the group using the black pepper reported significantly fewer cravings for actual cigarettes relative to each of the two control groups.

In addition, negative effects and symptoms of anxiety were alleviated in the black pepper group. This study suggests that black pepper essential oil is useful in alleviating smoking withdrawal symptoms and may prove useful in smoking cessation treatment. Black pepper oil is also among the best essential oils for anxiety and nervous conditions.

To reduce cigarette cravings, diffuse black pepper oil or inhale it directly from the bottle when having a craving.

Today I found myself struggling with the need for a smoke. I found myself discovering that BLACK PEPPER essential oil works for the craving. I put mine in a aroma necklace and I kept it near me all day. When I felt a crave I inhaled the Black Pepper. Honestly I’m shocked how much it helped me today. I highly recommend it.


3. Assists body detox

This essential oil is high in monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes, known for their antioxidant activity and ability to help ward off environmental and seasonal threats. Black pepper oil creates a warming sensation when applied topically, so it increases sweating. It also serves as a diuretic and increases urination, helping remove bodily toxins and excess water from the body. This reduces swelling and inflammation; plus it can help lower blood pressure naturally.

4. Aids food digestion

Black pepper oil has been shown to increase hydrochloric acid secretion, which helps proper digestions.  Better food digestion may help ease the discomfort of constipation, diarrhea and gas.  A healthy and well functioning gut is crucial to overall wellness; making it an ideal oil to cook with and enjoy both for its flavor and internal benefits.

5. Relieves Aches and Pains

Because of its warming, anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties, black pepper oil works to reduce muscle injuries, tendonitis, and symptoms of arthritis and rheumatism.

6. Exhibits Anticancer Activity

According to a 2010 study conducted at Michigan State University, black pepper oil and its constituents showed anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anticancer activities. Although peperine was the most effective compound, all compounds derived from black pepper suppressed human cancer cell proliferation.

7. Lowers Cholesterol

A 2002 study on the lipid-lowering effect of black pepper in rats fed a high-fat diet showed a decrease in the levels of cholesterol, free fatty acids, phospholipids and triglycerides. The study concluded using black pepper essential oil internally may reduce high triglycerides and improve one’s total cholesterol levels.

How to Use Black Pepper Essential Oil

  • Create a warming, soothing massage by combining one to two drops with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil.
  • Diffuse or inhale directly from the bottle to soothe anxious feelings.
  • Take one to two drops in veggie caps daily when seasonal threats are high.*
  • Add to meats, soups, entrees, and salads to enhance food flavor and aid digestion.*

Directions for Use

Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid. When taking black pepper oil internally, be sure to purchase a high-quality, 100 percent pure-grade product.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with Fractionated Coconut Oil (or other “carrier” oil) to minimize any skin sensitivity.

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Black Pepper contains important antioxidants.*
It maintains healthy circulation.*
The aroma of Black Pepper is uplifting and may be useful when abstaining from unhealthy habits.
It supports healthy lungs and respiratory system function.*


Clove essential oil contains powerful antioxidant properties.*
It may help to support healthy cellular function.*
It promotes a healthy immune response when under stress.*
It supports healthy respiratory function.*
This essential oil promotes healthy blood circulation.*


Creates a perfect escape with its calming, renewing fragrance.
Diffuse to help promote relaxation and decrease stress.
Diffuses into a subtle aroma ideal for relaxation.
Diffuse in situations when tensions may run high.

The Beginner’s Guide to Essential Oils (and Quitting)


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The webinar is free. We’ll give you a 10 page “How Best to Incorporate Essential Oils into Your Quitting Plan” eBook absolutely free, as well. During the webinar, you don’t have to buy anything; however, if you see something that makes sense to you and you’d like some help placing an order, we’ll be happy to help with that.

Although essential oils are not cures …

It is important to note that I am not giving you a cure-all prescription for quitting. Aromatherapy and essential oils can help relieve some of the symptoms you might experience while quitting smoking, as well as to help uplift the mood, relax, calm nerves, and extend the period of time you can go without a cigarette. You can use aromatherapy for both quitting “cold turkey” or while slowly reducing your nicotine intake daily, weekly, or monthly.


The good thing about essential oils is that they don’t produce the side effects that some nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) products can have. Side effects of using NRT include headaches, dizziness, nausea, heart palpitations, hiccups, dyspepsia, muscle pain, poor concentration and skin irritation.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.

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