Black Pepper is best known as a common cooking spice
that enhances the flavor of foods, but it’s internal and
topical benefits are equally noteworthy. Black Pepper
has a chemical structure similar to Melissa, contributing
to its reputation as an oil that soothes nerves and
lessens anxious feelings. 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
promotes healthy circulation both internally and
externally, but should be used with caution when
applied topically due to its strong warming sensation. It
can also help with the digestion of foods, making it an
ideal oil to cook with and enjoy both for its flavor and
• Combine one to two drops with dōTERRA
Fractionated Coconut Oil to soothe sore muscles
and joints or to warm the skin during cold weather.
• Diffuse or inhale directly to soothe nerves and
• 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
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area.
Dilute with dōTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize
any skin sensitivity. See additional precautions below.
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If
you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care,
consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner
ears, and sensitive areas.