This warming oil has a spicy aroma and is distilled from the dried, crushed fruit of the pepper vine.  With grounding properties, it helps to boost your body’s natural defenses and also helps to ease aching muscles when combined with a therapeutic massage. 

  • Key benefit: Energizing
  • Latin name: Piper nigrum
  • Country of origin: Sri Lanka
  • Blends beautifully with: cedarwood, frankincense, juniper, lavender and rose

Works well with:

  • Frankincense Organic Essential Oil
  • Lavender Essential Oil
  • Rose Absolute Essential Oil

Bath & Shower
Inhale the aromatic stream while your skin absorbs all the benefits of the oil. For adults, add up to 5 drops in 2 tbsp bath oil, shower gel, full fat milk or carrier oil. For children over 2 years old or adults with sensitive skin, reduce the amount to up to 2 drops per 2 tbsp.


This technique helps to clear your head and nose. For adults, add 4–6 drops to a bowl of steaming water, pace a towel over your head and breathe. Children over 2 years old, adults with sensitive skin and asthmatics should not inhale directly. Instead, place the bowl of hot water with added oils in the room nearby.


A natural air freshener, this technique creates an energizing ambiance and mood. For adults, add 1–3 drops in a diffuser or burner. For children over 2 years old, add 1–3 drops in a diffuser.

Diffusers & Burners

A natural air freshener, using essential oils in an aroma diffuser or burner helps to create an ambiance and set a mood. For adults, add 1–3 drops in a diffuser or burner. For children over 2 years old, adults with sensitive skin or if applying to the face, add 1–3 drops in a diffuser.

WARNING: Do not use undiluted on the skin. For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. Keep out of reach of children. Flammable. Use within 12 months of opening.
Piper Nigrum (Pepper) Fruit Oil

Customer Reviews

Based on 14 reviews

has the exact right tone of black pepper. Neal's yard delivers superb quality

Ann-Marie B.
Black pepper essential oil

Lovely fragrance and versatile organic product. Looking forward to my next purchase of black pepper organic essential oil

Ed G.
75% bcp

Just got this for the bcp to treat infection and nerve damage from a dog bite, it quickly healed the infection and the nerve damage is slowly improving.
I’d normally use clove for something like this as I prefer the aroma but it was out of stock, it worked just as well and smelled great mixed with rosemary so I’ll get some clove when it’s re stocked and use all three to make a bcp blend for any future mishaps.

Gustavo C.
Amazing uplifting oil

Absolutely loved this oil. Uplifting and reinvigorating. Heaven to the senses. Highly recommend.

Mark L.
Great customer service

Super helpfully team at Neal’s Yard, they responded quickly when the courier returned the order back to them and they resent the order the next day. Oils are great for defusers.

Jill B.
Black pepper oil

It offered a lovely earthy musky scent that paired well with the bay oil.

Sarah H.

One of my favourite oils. It has helped me with all sorts of problems from warming muscles, providing pain relief and being part of my rundown and cold/cough blend.

A great addition

A nice aroma to add to others (like orange or clove) when I want to have a bit of a lift in my diffuser