Origin: a Latin derivative
meaning "Gift of the Earth."
Sourced from the berries of the pink peppercorn, it may look similar to the black peppercorn in your pepper grinder, but Schinus molle is more closely related to cashews. Ancient Incans revered the tree and different indigenous peoples used every part of the tree for various health needs. Once available for a limited time only, Pink Pepper will now be permanently available at doTERRA starting in October of 2018.
Ancient Incans used the oil from the feather-like leaves of the pink peppercorn tree in early mummification techniques.
The pink peppercorn tree is a fast-growing evergreen tree. It can grow up to 45 feet tall and wide, making it the largest of all the schinus species. The fruit grows in thick clusters with hundreds of berries. Aside from the berries, the bark and leaves are also highly aromatic when crushed.
doTERRA Pink Pepper oil is wild-harvested from two different countries: Kenya and Peru. The molle or pink peppercorn tree is indigenous to Peru, but British colonialists also brought the trees with them to Kenya. For both countries, the farmers and harvesters are excited about the new increased economic opportunity that Pink Pepper oil represents.
The harvesting process can be highly labor-intensive because once they are picked, the berries must be distilled the same day to preserve their oil content. When the berries turn from green to pink, the picking process begins. Pink peppercorn trees can be very large; harvesters often have to climb the branches to pick off the berries, or shake them so that they fall to the ground to be collected. From there, berries are cleaned and crushed before going through steam distillation. Learn more about the Pink Pepper sourcing story by watching the video at the bottom of this page.
Citrus or floral oils blend well with Pink Pepper, and create an invigorating aroma. In addition, Frankincense, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Spearmint, and Patchouli are all excellent options when you want to create a blend with Pink Pepper.
Due to Pink Peppercorn being closely related to cashews, should those with cashew allergies be cautious when using Pink Pepper oil?
Essential oils do not contain plant protein, and we do not anticipate an issue with allergens. However, we would recommend working with your primary care physician if you have additional concerns.
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