Pink Peppercorn Essential Oil (Schinus molle)


Pink Peppercorn may also be referred to as Peruvian mastic tree, Peruvian peppertree, escobilla, false pepper, molle del Peru, pink pepper, and peppercorn tree. It is typically processed using steam distilled as a method for extracting oil from the peppercorns.


I love cooking with pink peppercorns, and one of my peppercorn grinders is full of these stunning little orbs. The aroma of Pink Peppercorn Essential Oil is reminiscent to the freshly ground pink peppercorns, but it has a somewhat more complex and slightly fruitier/floral aroma. Compared toBlack Pepper Oil, I find Pink Pepper Oil to be a bit more pungent in aroma.

Aromatically, Pink Peppercorn Essential Oil has a fresh, peppery aroma. As withBlack Pepper Oil, it is not one that I ever use in a diffuser or blend on its own, but it really helps to perk up and add heat and spice to your blends. It is a middle note and can help to bring together fleeting top notes and heavy base notes. Pink Pepper Oil blends well with most other essential oils including other spice oils, citrus and floral oils. It can be used as a substitute for Black Pepper Oil.

Emotionally, Pink Peppercorn Essential Oil acts as a stimulant and is a good choice for inclusion in blends intended to help enhance alertness and stamina. It should be avoided before bedtime.

Essential Facts

  • Aroma Description:

    Astringent Slightly camphoraceous Spicy Warm

  • Taste Description: Astringent, Slightly camphoraceous, Spicy, Warm
  • Common Name(s): Peruvian mastic tree, Peruvian peppertree, escobilla, false pepper, molle del Peru, pink pepper, and peppercorn tree
  • Synonyms(s) for Schinus molle: Mauria schickendantzii, Schinus bituminosus

  • Botanical Family: Anacardiaceae
  • Botanical Genus: Schinus
  • Chemical Family: Monoterpenes, Sesquiterpenes
  • Major Compounds: B-Myrcene, a-Phellandrene, p-Cymene, delta-Cadinene, Limonene, B-Phellandrene
  • Perfumery Note: Middle
  • Consistency: Thin
  • Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium
  • Color: Clear
  • Indigenous Country: Madagascar
  • Cultivation: Unsprayed
  • Processing Methods: Steam Distilled
  • Part Typically Used: Peppercorns
  • Vegan Vegan

Essential Details


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Cautions & Safety

Cautions when using Pink Peppercorn:

Tisserand and Young do not indicate any special precautions when using Pink Pepper Oil. Reading Tisserand and Young's full profile is recommended. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young,Essential Oil Safety(Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 385.]

Safety Precautions for Pink Peppercorn:

Do not take any oilsinternallyand do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin without advanced essential oil knowledge or consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils withchildrenand be sure to first read therecommended dilution ratios for children. Consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children, the elderly, if you have medical issues or are taking medications. For in-depth information on oil safety issues, readEssential Oil Safetyby Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.

Energetic, Spiritual, and Emotional Qualities

Energetics and Chakras Qualites of Pink Peppercorn:

4th Chakra - Unconditional Love Energizing Expansive Protective


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