Essential Oils 101 – Black Pepper – Carrot Seed


  • Black Pepper
  • Cajuput
  • Camphor
  • Caraway
  • Carrot Seed

Black Pepper Essential Oil (Middle)

Properties: Black pepper essential oil is a digestive, diaphoretic (inducing perspiration), carminative, aperient (relieve constipation), antispasmodic, antirheumatic (slow rheumatoid arthritis down), antiarthritic (relieves arthritis symptoms), antibacterial and an antioxidant.

Health benefits: It aids in digestion, increases perspiration and helps remove toxins from the body, removes gas from the intestines and does not let them build up, acts as a purgative, cures spasms, treats arthritis and rheumatism by removing uric acid and other toxins from the body. It inhibits bacterial growth, fights premature aging and neutralises free radicals.

Cajuput Essential Oil (Middle)

Properties: Cajuput essential oil is an antiseptic, cosmetic, bactericide, insecticide, decongestant, analgesic (pain relief), expectorant, febrifuge (reduce fever), vermifuge (destroys or expels parasitic worms), antispasmodic, anti-neuralgic (pain in the distribution of nerves), carminative, stimulant, tonic, sudorific (induces sweating) and emenagogue (stimulates or increases menstrual flow).

Health benefits: It protects wounds from becoming septic, takes care of skin, kills bacteria and insects, cures congestion in the respiratory system, reduces pain, cures coughs, reduces fever, cures spasm, and gives relief from the pain of neuralgia. Cajuput, removes gases, stimulates secretions and nerve responses, tones up organic systems, increases perspiration, gives relief from obstructed menses and regulates consistent menstruation.

Camphor Essential Oil (Middle)

Properties: Camphor essential oil is a stimulant, antispasmodic, antiseptic, decongestant, anaesthetic, sedative, nerve pacifier, anti-neuralgic (pain in the distribution of nerves), anti-inflammatory, disinfectant, and an insecticide.

Health benefits: It stimulates, cures spasms, protects wounds from infections, eliminates congestion, desensitises and acts as local anaesthetic, calms nervous disturbances, cures neuralgic pain, soothes inflammation, fights infection and kills insects.

Caraway Essential Oil (Middle)

Properties: Caraway essential oil is a galactogogue (increases the flow of a mother’s milk), antihistaminic, antiseptic, anti-spasmodic, carminative, digestive, stomachic (promoting the appetite or assisting digestion), disinfectant, diuretic, emenagogue (stimulates or increases menstrual flow, expectorant, aperitif, astringent, insecticide, stimulant, tonic and vermifuge (destroys or expels parasitic worms).

Health benefits: It increases milk in the breasts, curb histamine to fight coughs, protect wounds against becoming septic, and is very good for the heart, cures spasms and cramps, removes excess gas, promotes digestion, maintains stomach health, fights infections, increases urination removes toxins from body, regulates menstrual cycles, cures coughs, increases appetite, contracts gums and muscles, kills insects, stimulates secretions, and increases overall health.

Carrot Seed Essential Oil (Middle)

Properties: Carrot seed essential oil is antiseptic, disinfectant, detoxifying, anti-oxidant, carminative, depurative (purifying and detoxifying), diuretic, emenagogue (stimulates or increases menstrual flow), stimulant, cytophylactic (protects cells) and a tonic.

Health benefits: It protects wounds from becoming septic, fights infections, removes toxins from the body, neutralises free radicals and reverses the effects of oxidation, removes excess gas and does not let it build up in the body, while purifying blood by removing toxins, increasing urination, opening and regulating menses, stimulating secretions, and promoting the regeneration of new cells.



Information provided is for personal information and interest only, it is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease and does not offer medical advice or treatment for any condition. It is recommend you consult your doctor or aromatherapist if you are pregnant, nursing, take medication, have any health/medical conditions and want to include using essential oils.


8 thoughts on “Essential Oils 101 – Black Pepper – Carrot Seed

  1. I just started trying out essential oils. Lately, I’ve been using some on my face with my night cream. I have also tried some on my hair as well. I haven’t heard of some of these oils but I will definitely seek them out. I’ve missed your site, Mandy.

    • Hi Kia, lovely to hear from you. Each time I pop over to your blog it says you are busy with maintenance even when I get an email notice of a new post. Hope all well. Have a wonderful day. 🙂 xo

  2. Ooh some new ones for me. I wonder if I can use black pepper oil in some way for one of my dogs who has recently been diagnosed with arthritis? Will have to investigate. Any news on little kitty?

    • There are a few more weeks of EO’s coming, all the way through to Ylang Ylang. 🙂 All I know is EO’s are toxic to cats – have not looked at using them for pups. Oh Tanya, our little girl took a really bad turn yesterday and I was fearing the vet was going to give me the worst news this morning. Thankfully he said she is still fighting so we will fight with her. She is truly a very strong wee thing, considering she is literally half the size of a normal cat. We see the vet again tomorrow. She hasn’t eaten at all today and can’t possibly have anything left in her after all she has purged. The vet injected her with saline again so hopefully that will suffice along with the other injections of meds until later. Poor little thing. Breaks my heart seeing her like this. xoxoxo

    • What a pity about your massage therapist not being able to use black pepper. Even though carrot oil doesn’t have the most favourable scent, I use it in my day and night serums as well as sunblock. Have a happy day. 🙂 xo

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