Black Pepper - a fruit? Really?

Aromatherapy Series - Fruits

Whether you use essential oils or the actual fruit to explore your sense of smell, let's take a look at what fruits have to offer emotionally and energetically in our continuing series on fruits! Typically fruits offer an uplifting and cleansing effect, they're refreshing and offer protection and nurturing. BUT please do not use synthetic or artificial scent and expect therapeutic benefit!


What I learned about black pepper that really surprised me is that it's actually a fruit. I always sort of thought of it as a seed but it's a fruit that grows on a vine. Each fruit produces one seed and peppercorns are the dried fruit including the seed of the plant. The peppercorn is not the seed, it’s the entire fruit 😮 wow right?

Black pepper (Piper nigrum) does THREE amazing things: energetically it reduces fear and motivates change. It can protect from negative energy and helps release blocked energy. It also helps reduce fatigue and low energy.

Aromatically it is dry, warm, spicy and woody. To experience black pepper aromatically simply rub some peppercorns between your palms, set down the peppercorns and place your palms over your nose and mouth like a tent and take a nice deep breath.

When using black pepper essential oil, keep in mind it is a hot oil and should be diluted in a carrier. To do this simply mix one drop black pepper essential oil into sweet almond oil, coconut oil or some other oily oil. I like to use oil blend called V6 that is a variety of various organic oils. Here's some of my favorite DIY supplies: DIY Supplies

For me personally black pepper was one of the very first essential oils in my personal custom blend. It’s deep dark scent helped me feel grounded and protected. I blended it with other grounding oils to use in a diffuser necklace and smell when I was afraid around people I considered emotionally unsafe until I could safely exit the situation. That’s how I experienced it before I learned that is exactly what it’s supposed to do energetically. Pretty amazing huh?

Physically black pepper can also help with circulation and digestion. Some studies show that has been helpful for people who wish to stop smoking. Oh and if you get ones specially labeled for internal use like I do you can do a toothpick swirl in an adult beverage - sooooo amazing!!

So the next time you’re feeling stuck in fear and wish to motivate some change, feel protected from negative energy or release blocked energy, either grab a few peppercorns and use as above or try a drop of black pepper in your diffuser!

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4 Comments

  1. Hi Dee - been following you. Any kind of pepper makes me sweat terrible at night and interrupts my sleep.
    Do you know why this happens and is there anything I can do about it.
    Dee Castelli AUTHOR  07/01/2021 10:00 AM Central
    Hi Debbie and thanks for your comment. Pepper is a bit spicy and can have that effect. If it doesn’t agree with you it might be best to stay away from it. I’m not certain if smelling the oil might have the same effect as internal use. Sometimes if someone is allergic to the plant the oil doesn’t agree so approach inhaling with caution. If you have the essential oil then hold it far from your nose and don’t let it touch the skin since it’ll absorb into your skin into your bloodstream. Does that make sense?
  2. Yes, thank you very much.
    Dee Castelli AUTHOR  07/01/2021 04:40 PM Central
    You’re most welcome!
  3. Carolyn Walton-Smith  07/01/2021 03:53 PM Central
    Very interesting. My whole life has been nothing but negative. I need something to boost my mind & body. I think my sense of smell is leaving. I can barely smell certain things.
    Dee Castelli AUTHOR  07/01/2021 04:40 PM Central
    Some have found aromatherapy with pure oils helps. Synthetic smell is horrible and does real damage
  4. Such interesting information! Black pepper has been drawing me lately, but I only have it in the blend En-R-Gee. Have been applying a roller ball over my adrenals. Need to be a bit more consistent, but I just rolled peppercorns between my hands and it smells so good!
    Dee Castelli AUTHOR  07/09/2021 05:18 PM Central
    That’s just so cool!!! Thank you so very much fir sharing that experience!

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