Benefits of Pink Pepper Essential Oil

I love introducing people to essential oils that are not as popular as others, but are just as powerful and useful. And pink pepper is one of those oils. 

Pink pepper essential oil is distilled from the berries of the pink peppercorn tree of Peru (and also Kenya), which was used by Ancient Incans as herbal solutions to health needs.

Chemical Components 

This oil is a unique oil because it contains a relatively high concentration of alpha-phellandrene, a  monoterpene alkene. This makes it one of the best sources for this extraordinary constituent. Experimental studies have discovered the remarkable effect alpha-phellandrene can have on some of the cells and biomolecules involved in a healthy immune response (source).

Limonene, another monoterpene alkene, is also found in pink pepper essential oil. Some recent research has proposed several cardiovascular benefits associated with the chemical constituent limonene. Limonene may help in maintaining healthy levels of blood-circulating lipids that are already in the normal range (source).

Benefits of Pink Pepper Essential Oil


Supports Cellular Health

Our cells are the building blocks that make up our entire body. The amazing thing about essential oils is that they are active at this microscopic, cellular level of our bodies. Pink pepper can help you maintain healthy cellular function and overall cellular health.

To use: diffuse a few drops in your home to keep your family healthy.

Supports Immune System

As stated above, with the chemical makeup that includes both alpha-phellandrene and limonene, pink pepper is a great oil to help support your immune system and keep illness at bay.

To use: add 1 drop to 4 oz your morning tea or water.

Supports Respiratory System

The results of a German study found that monoterpenes, such as limonene, support the health of the lungs and respiratory system when consumed orally (source). 

To use: add 1 drop to at least 4 oz of water, or add a few drops to your favorite salad dressing or savory dish.

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Relaxes Nervous System

Limonene and α-Phellandrene, two of the main chemical components of pink pepper oil, may be calming to the nervous system when ingested.

To use: customize a massage by combining one to two drops with fractionated coconut oil to soothe the body.

Supports a Healthy Metabolism

Being able to maintain a healthy weight is closely tied to how well your body burns calories, also known as your metabolic rate. Taking this oil internally gives your metabolism the support it needs. 

To use: add 1 drop to at least 4 ounces of water and drink to give your metabolism a boost.

Enhances Cooking

Pink pepper is a more subtle pepper flavor than black pepper. And since it’s a mildly fruity and peppery flavor, you can use it to flavor meats, sauces, and other dishes. 

To use: check out this recipe for grilled veggie skewers using it. 

Oils that Blend Well with Pink Pepper Oil

Citrus or floral oils blend well with this oil, and create an invigorating aroma. In addition, frankincense, clary sage, eucalyptus, lavender, spearmint, and patchouli are all excellent options to create a blend with it.

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    Leann Forst, MBA, CHC, CEOC — Holistic Health Practitioner

    Leann is a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner and Certified Essential Oils Coach. She holds a Master’s degree from Drake University and a Bachelor of Science from Upper Iowa University. Accredited by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, Leann is an award winning author of 2 books How to Get Your Kids to Beg for Veggies and 100 Ways to Lose Weight”.

    Born and raised as an Iowa farm girl, she moved to Texas in 1998 where she lives with her husband and 2 kids.

    As a wife of a brain cancer survivor, Leann has a special interest in anti-cancer nutrition and detoxification. She works with individuals and groups, and speaks regularly at hospitals, schools and organizations. Leann’s goal is to teach people how to attain optimal health by getting to the root cause of chronic and inflammatory conditions, while using healing modalities such as essential oils. Click here to get Leann’s free report, “37 Cancer Facts You Should Know…But Probably Don’t

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