Pink pepper (Schinus molle) essential oil is steam distilled from the fruit of the plant. It belongs to the Anacardiaceae—commonly known as sumac or cashew—botanical family. The aroma is warm, spicy, and fruity, with a slightly woody undertone. Pink pepper properties: antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antitumor, antiviral, antimicrobial, antispasmodic, astringent, diuretic, stimulant (digestive), and wound healing.
Topical: Can be applied neat (without dilution) to area of concern or to reflex points
Internal: Generally regarded as safe (GRAS) for human consumption by the FDA. Dilute 1 drop oil in 1 tsp. (5 ml) honey, in 1 cup (250 ml) of beverage (e.g., soy/rice milk), or in a capsule with ingestible carrier oil. Not for children under 6 years old; use with caution and in greater dilution for children 6 years old and over.
Safety Data: May irritate highly sensitive skin. Dilute as needed for topical use. Consult with a physician before using pink pepper if taking medications, pregnant, or nursing.
Ways to Use
Diffuser Blends: Pink pepper is enlivening to the mind without being overstimulating.
Digestive Aid: A complementary trio to help support digestion and relieve digestive difficulties
Internal: Combine 1 drop each pink pepper, turmeric, and fennel in a capsule. Fill remainder with fractionated coconut oil. Take with a meal to stimulate digestion.
In a double boiler, melt the beeswax and coconut oil over low heat until completely melted; then add sweet almond oil or fractionated coconut oil. Note: You can create a double boiler by placing a heat-proof glass container (containing ingredients) in a pan filled with an inch (2.5 cm) of water.
Allow mixture to cool for about 5 minutes before stirring in the essential oils.
Pour mixture into a glass salve jar or tin container. It should solidify within 30 minutes to an hour.
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