Family: From the piperaceae family.
Country Of Origin: India
Extraction: Steam distillation of the dried peppercorns
Volatility: Base note (fixative)
Colour: pale, greenish-yellow liquid
Aroma: hot, spicy, pleasant odor
Toxicity/safety data: Care should be taken by those with sensitive skins. Use in the lowest concentrations as it may irritate the skin. Do not use during pregnancy.
Insider's tip: the darker it is, the longer it has been distilled, can be a less quality the oil