Chili Seed Essential Oil

Chili Seed Essential Oil
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Product Rating: 4.2/5 (As per 9 Customer Reviews)


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Botanical Name: Capsicum annum L

Main Constituents:
Capsaicin: 0.10.5%

Plant Part: Seeds

Origin: India

Processing Method: Steam Distilled

Description / Color / Consistency: This is a viscous dark red liquid.

Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A base note with a mild aroma and a somewhat spicy scent.

Blends With: Chili Seed is not typically blended with other essential oils.

Product Abstract: The chili pepper, a hotly pungent variety of Capsicum was first cultivated by the people of Central and South America in around 3000 BC. Columbus brought the seeds back to Europe in 1493, and from there it spread throughout the entire world as a favoured spice for cooking. The oil is derived by passing steam through the seeds - the source of the most intense spice. Chili Seed Essential Oil has capsaicin, as one of its main components, and also capsicina, capsanthin, oligoalimenti, lecithin, Vitamin C and flavonoids.

Cautions: Dilute very well before use; May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes and mucous membranes should be avoided; wash hands immediately after use. Excessive use of this product should be avoided. It may stain clothing and skin.

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Rating: Star
I am a long time customer and am usually very happy with New Directions oils. But I must say that the Chile oil is a HUGE disappointment. Little to no heat when blended with my home made cream. I added 18 drops to a small 1 ounce jar, should have been enough. Then I took a chance and put a drop straight on my skin. Nothing. Maybe I got a bad bottle, but will not order this again. Currently searching for a truly warming chile oil.

By:Diana, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Loyal Customer Since: 2007

Rating: Star
It almost does not have any smell. In an oil massage blend, it hardly provides any heat. I'll have to try adding more, but this oil is not what I thought it would be.

By:Silvia, Riverside, California
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Loyal Customer Since: 2013

Rating: Star
It didnt have much of a kicking smell, so I touched my tongue to a drop i let out on my finger and WHOOEY! That is some HOT STUFF. I'm using it along with turmeric and ginger in an arthritic cream.

By:Anna, Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Loyal Customer Since: 2014

Rating: Star
I'm using this mixed with Jojoba as a hair growth aid. It's very warming but make sure to wash your hands immediately after use.

By:Adriana, New Orleans, Louisiana
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Loyal Customer Since: 2011

Rating: Star
I use this in my pain rub and it works great. It's thick and red, but has kind of a mild scent that just disappears into other eos. The only thing I would warn against is using it on broken or rashy skin. I also use just a drop in my kittys flea repellent.

By:Brandy, Davenport, Iowa
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Loyal Customer Since: 2010

Rating: Star
I tought about smelling the bottle and it was hot ! This is deep red both in smell and appearance ; it does not smell particularly stigny as it's nutty and light, this part of the oil gives an interesting support to a more active smell. The other part is more sirupy (very thick) actives like capsaicin and capsaicinoids which is exactly what one would love of such an oil. It is unbeatable in topical muscle ache application, it goes deep and numbs pain as it enhances circulation. This is a truely wonderful quality product again from mexico ! Very high quality, very spicy ! Irritant to mucous membranes, wash hands after massaging with this oil, and do not massage for too long as hands will become oversaturated ; use very diluted !

By:Samuel, Quebec, Quebec
Loyal Customer Since: 2005

Rating: Star
I bought this oil because I wanted something different for a new fragrance I was working on. All I can say is I am so very sorry I did not order the 3.3 oz bottle. This oil added just the right spice I was looking for. The oil was very tricky to work with because it is more like a paste, but I just removed the orifice reducer and set the bottle in warm water for a few minutes. Before I did that it was a little tough to get the oil out of the bottle. I did not have any trouble mixing this oil with my other oils , it mixed well with the other oils and did not separate from the other oils. I am so happy I found this I will order a 3.3 oz bottle next time

By:Jarekhye, Oakland, California
Loyal Customer Since: 2008

Rating: Star
Although the scent is wonderful, sinus clearing and invigorating, chilly seed oil is difficult to mix in with other base/carrier oils and waxes. It is best used in light oils for massage. It was a bit disappointing when I tried to use it in a balm, only to watch it separate and drift to the bottom. I am however, exited about experimenting with it in the future.

By:April, Flagstaff, Arizona
Loyal Customer Since: 2009

Rating: Star
The first thing to know about this oil is that it probably has no aromatherapeutic purpose. On its own, this oil smells like a freshly chopped red bell pepper, with all the piquant, fruity backnotes that go with it. If you inhale a whiff straight from the bottle, it will likely clear any sinus or chest congestion you had before taking that whiff. Blended with a carrier oil and/or other essential oils and applied topically, however, capsicum really shines. Personally I like to use this rather viscous oil combined with cinnamon, clove, black pepper and ginger essential oils, blended with an easily absorbed carrier oil. I use this blend as a spray or rub to treat muscular, joint and nerve pain. This is also a great blend during flu season, as it breaks up sinus and chest congestion (when applied to the chest and allowed to "breathe" a bit), and it alleviates the muscle soreness that usually accompanies a bout of influenza. NOTES: a) This is a viscous oil, so if you use it in combination with other oils in a bottle, give the bottle a thorough shake before use, b) ALWAYS WASH HANDS IMMEDIATELY AFTER USE, AND AVOID CONTACT WITH EYES AND MUCOUS MEMBRANES, c) This is a brightly colored essential oil that will stain clothing or sheets. A very good buy. I don't like going without this!

By:Amber, Ludlow, Kentucky
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Loyal Customer Since: 2007

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