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Pink Pepper Uses and Benefits

Pink Pepper Description

The small pink fruits of the pink peppercorn tree were considered sacred to the ancient Incas and are used today for herbal holistic practices. They are also the source of Pink Pepper essential oil. Unlike its name, pink peppercorns are actually unrelated to black peppercorns and are more closely related to cashews. The oil is sourced from pink peppercorn berries and produces a slightly woody and spicy, fruit flavour and aroma which can be used in cooking, on the skin, or simply admired for its invigorating aroma. You’ll be tickled pink when you add Pink Pepper essential oil to your collection.

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How do I use Pink Pepper?

  1. Cooking: Out of black pepper? Never fear, Pink Pepper essential oil makes the perfect substitute for ground black pepper. Use it to season meats, doctor up sauces, and elevate your favourite dishes with its mildly fruity and peppery flavour.
  2. Drink Flavouring: Enhance the taste of an ordinary glass of water by adding a drop or two of Pink Pepper oil for a sweet, slightly spicy flavour or make your own homemade chai by adding a drop of Pink Pepper essential oil to your favourite tea. Pinkies up to Pink Pepper oil!
  3. Massage: Liven up a massage by combining one to two drops of Pink Pepper oil with Fractionated Coconut Oil, and gently massage pressure points for a soothing and energizing aroma.
  4. Afternoon Pick-Me-Up: For a quick afternoon aromatic boost, grab your bottle of Pink Pepper essential oil and inhale the invigorating, lively aroma to help you get back on track.
  5. Diffuse: Add three to four drops of Pink Pepper essential oil to your favourite diffuser and enjoy a slightly woody, sweet, uplifting aroma throughout your home or workspace.

Fun Fact

Ancient Incans used the oil from the feather-like leaves of the pink peppercorn tree in early mummification techniques.

What is Pink Pepper?

The pink peppercorn Schinus molle tree is a fast-growing evergreen tree, growing up to 13.7 meters high and wide. When crushed, the bark and leaves are highly aromatic, but the famed pink pepper essential oil comes from the pink peppercorn berries that grow in thick clusters on the tree. When they turn from green to pink, the berries are ready to be harvested. Once picked, the pink peppercorns are washed, crushed, and steam distilled the same day to produce the highest-quality Pink Peppercorn essential oil.

What Essential Oils blend well with Pink Pepper?

To create an invigorating aroma, blend floral and citrus essential oils with Pink Pepper essential oil. Additionally, Frankincense oil, Clary Sage oil, Eucalyptus oil, Lavender oil, Spearmint oil, and Patchouli oil make excellent pairings with Pink Pepper oil.


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. For external use only.  

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