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BLACK PEPPER


BLACK PEPPER


Keywords: SEXY (OH HELLO). RISK. MOVE. VIGOR.


ESSENTIAL OIL OVERVIEW: Did you know black peppercorns are technically berries? It’s sweet to think that with each twist of the pepper shaker, we are mashing up spicy berries to add vigor and flavor to our dishes. Black pepper oil lights you UP. It is stimulating, warming, and offers movement. When I first smelled black pepper as an essential oil, my eyebrow cocked and I thought “oh purrrr, HELLO!” It’s truly a sexy oil. There’s a self-assuredness to it, like it KNOWS it has the answer to pulling you out of your slump. It’s cocky. It’s smooth…but spicy. And there’s definitely a sense of mischievousness to it…like it will get you into a little trouble. RISKY BUSINESS!


BLACK PEPPER MAGIC: The most magical thing about black pepper is that I can guarantee 90% of us have this spice, this scent stocked in our kitchens. So it’s magic is readily available and accessible! Take a pause from this blog post and go find your pepper shaker…have a sniff. (Beware of the sneezes it often eschews.) After you breathe in the scent…what do you feel? Notice anything in particular? A part of your body that awakened or a memory that floated up? That right there is your personal pepper magic.


Black pepper is a wonderful oil/scent to work with when you’re feeling sluggish, uninspired, and/or stuck. It is such a cheerleader plant. It knows you’re capable of experiencing all that you desire. I would not say it is gentle…it will give you a push, but not exactly in a tough love way, either. Black pepper is there for you WHEN YOU ARE READY to awaken and make movement. If you need comfort and/or self-love along the way, grab chamomile or rose and pair with the black pepper. But if you’re looking to simply get moving and want to be enticed…black pepper is your plant. If the idea of running toward a goal or taking a risk or FINALLY making a decision/choosing a direction feels seductive and exciting to you, you are aligned with this peppercorn berry, and it wants to come along for the journey. YEEHAW!


Lastly, Black Pepper can bring forward your sexy swagger. Think about black pepper in your favorite dish…doesn’t it kind of, pull you into your meal, each bite? It’s strong. It’s alluring. Working with black pepper can assist you in connecting with your own innate allure and magnetism. YUM!


BLACK PEPPER AFFIRMATIONS:


I AM SPICY. I AM ALLURING.


I HAVE FUN TAKING CALCULATED RISKS.


I ENTICE YOU.


I CONNECT TO MY PERSONAL SWAGGER WHEN I’M FEELING STUCK.


I AM THE LIFE OF THE PARTY.


FUCK RULES TROUBLE IS FUN!


I PULL OTHERS INTO A DANCE WITH LIFE.


I AM A SEXY YUMMY BERRY CRUSH ME UP.


PLANT AT THE PARTY: Peppercorn arrives in a RUSH… with fervor, with vigor. If the party was beginning to lull, black pepper wakes it back up with a rousing game of charades or a rooftop dance party. They are not interested in simply sitting and chatting–they want to play Spoons or bet on a sports game or make a card tower. It’s not that they’re competitive, though they’ll gladly challenge you in Dance Dance Revolution…it’s more that they naturally bring out the life, the rush, the energy in people.


Their energy is mesmerizing and to many…sexy. The other plants are drawn to black pepper’s swagger spirit, their decisiveness, their leadership. Black pepper is also very open-minded, curious, and down for anything. So their exploratory and open nature is attractive. In other words, they have made out with many of the other plants at the party. Lol.


BLACK PEPPER AND THE HOLY FAM:


Black pepper resonates with the sexy friendship of Mary Mag and Jesus. These two can get into some sweet “trouble” together. I imagine them both wearing their black faux leather jackets and getting into Mary Mag’s muscle car and heading to a drivethru, buying shakes and french fries, sprinkling extra salt and black pepper onto the fries. Then they head to a drive-in movie and giggle watching some old horror flick, throwing fries at each other and annoying the people around them with their frivolity and giggles. Next they head to a CVS and steal some makeup, spending the rest of the night playing dress-up with Mary Mag’s amazing vintage wardrobe, painting each other’s nails and trying out different eyeliners.


BLACK PEPPER AND HAIL MARY PERFUMERY:


Black pepper oil is in Mary’s WRATH perfume, now available for purchase. This perfume is perfect for fiery Aries season/the start of a new season, supporting wearers as they MOVE into new projects, feelings, dreams, etc. It’s a sexy scent, reigniting the swagger that perhaps was dulled by a cold winter or a hot summer. Still time to grab your WRATH perfume while supplies last!

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