Warming and stimulating
Black pepper oil is warming and stimulating. It is often used as part of the perfume of a product for its radiating warmth.
The black pepper oil found in Lush products is from India. This woody plant grows berries that are harvested unripe and dried in the sun to develop flavour and colour. The oil is extracted from the berries by method of steam distillation. It is usually colourless to pale green and has a spicy and sharp peppercorn smell.
Pepper has been among the most important spices used around the world for thousands of years. Initially, it was used medicinally and later added to food for its flavour. Black pepper has a distinctive aroma and an intense taste.