Pepper Tree-Pink (Schinus molle L.)

Origin: Kenya
Family: Anacardiaceae
Process: Steam Distilled- Fruit-Berries

Description:  Schinus molle L. is a tropical evergreen tree native to Argentina and Peru and known by several different names such as California pepper tree, Chilean pepper tree, mastic tree, molle, pepper berry tree, pepper tree, Peruvian mastic, Peruvian pepper tree, pink pepper, and weeping pepper.   The common name ‘pepper-tree’ is due to the fact that the bright pink and red fruits contain seeds with a sharp taste, used for flavouring as a pepper substitute.  Commonly known as Pink or Red peppercorns, it is actually not related to commercial black pepper (Piper nigrum), but closely related to the mastic tree (Pistacia lentiscus).  The similarity of this species to the mastic tree (Pistacia lentiscus) is revealed in the origin of its generic name, from the Greek name for the mastic tree, ‘shinos’. The specific name ‘molle’ is the name by which the tree is known in western South America and is derived from ‘mulli’, the old Peruvian name.

The essential oil is steam distilled fruit/berries and the oil has a fruity-floral, peppery aroma with a smoky undertone.  The essential oil constituents consists of alpha & beta pinene, alpha & beta phellandrene, limonene, beta-caryophyllene, delta-cadinene, pinene, carvacrol, among others. 

Extensively used in the perfumery and flavoring industries.  It is now grown and distributed all over the world:  Australia, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Greece, Haiti, India, Kenya, Mexico, Paraguay, South Africa, Spain, Sudan, Tanzania, Turkey, and Uganda.


Product Application:
Essential oils should never be applied directly on the skin without diluting properly, usually blending with a carrier oil.

Pepper-Pink  -5 ml. -          $11.55
Pepper-Pink  -10 ml. -        $20.85
Pepper-Pink  -15 ml. -        $30.15
Pepper-Pink  -1 oz. -           $55.50
Pepper-Pink  -2 oz. -           $111.00


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