Pink Pepper comes from the pink pepper or molle tree. It is a fragrant, fast-growing, evergreen tree native to Peru and other areas of South America. The tree can grow up to 14 metres tall with equivalent width and produces hundreds of berries that grow in thick clusters.
Whilst the bark and leaves of the tree are highly aromatic and frequently used in herbal solutions, Pink Pepper essential oil is extracted from the berries. Once the berries have been harvested, they must be cleaned and crushed before going through steam distillation the very same day.
The pink pepper tree was considered sacred by the ancient Incas who used all parts of the tree to support their health needs. Today pink pepper is a popular ingredient in perfumes, due to its pleasantly fruity, spicy aroma.
Aromatic use has a calming, soothing effect, whilst internal use supports the digestive and immune systems.
Use three to four drops in a diffuser for a soothing effect.
Dilution with a carrier oil is recommended due to possible skin sensitivity.
- Digestive Stimulant
Dilute with a carrier oil prior to topical application to minimise any skin sensitivity. Avoid using at bedtime due to stimulating properties.
Blends well with
Supports the lymphatic system
When taken internally, Pink Pepper can help to cleanse the lymphatic system. Combine with Frankincense and take one to two drops in a glass of water or a capsule twice per day.
Supports the digestive system
Pink Pepper also supports the digestive system when taken internally. Combine with Cardamom and apply topically to the areas of concern, or take one to two drops several times per day.
Supports cartilage and joint function
Combine Pink Pepper with Frankincense and apply to problem areas, or take internally to promote healthy functioning of cartilage and joints.
Helps with women’s health concerns
Combine Pink Pepper with Marjoram and Geranium and apply to areas of concern or related reflex points to help ease the symptoms of PMS, cramps, and menstrual pain, and support breast health.
Supports the respiratory system
Pink Pepper may support the respiratory system when administered topically, aromatically, or internally. Apply to the chest and back over the lung area, diffuse with melaleuca, or take one to two drops internally.
Reduces feelings of anxiety and sadness
Aromatic and topical use of Pink Pepper may soothe and lift the mood. Apply over the heart or diffuse with Green Mandarin, Roman Chamomile, or Lavender.
Supports the immune system
Pink Pepper is well-known for its ability to support a healthy immune system. Take internally or dilute as required and apply topically with Tea Tree.
Relieves muscle tension, cramps and pain
If you’re suffering from tense, cramping, or painful muscles, combine Pink Pepper with Marjoram and apply every hour to areas of concern to help provide relief.
Helps to restore mental alertness
To relieve mental fatigue and restore alertness, diffuse Pink Pepper essential oil or inhale from cupped hands, or apply to the chest and the bottom of the feet.
Repels environmental threats
For a natural insect repellent, diffuse Pink Pepper essential oil, spray onto surfaces, or dilute and apply topically.
Invigorates and promotes euphoria
For an invigorating, warming, aphrodisiac effect, diffuse Pink Pepper essential oil or apply topically with Ylang-Ylang and Jasmine.
Helps to maintain healthy blood sugar and cholesterol levels
Take Pink Pepper twice daily or diffuse with Grapefruit and Clove to help maintain healthy blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
Maintains healthy circulation
Take Pink Pepper internally or dilute with Clove and apply topically to help maintain healthy circulation.
Adds flavour to cooking
The mildly fruity and peppery flavour of Pink Pepper essential oil makes an excellent addition to a variety of dishes such as marinades and sauces. Dip a toothpick into the oil and add to the food.
Restores emotional balance
Use aromatically and topically to go from feeling impeded to feeling aroused.