Origin: a Latin derivative
meaning "Gift of the Earth."
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.
Ancient Incans used the oil from the feather-like leaves of the pink peppercorn tree in early mummification techniques.
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.
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.