Allspice essential oil has a sweet, spicy, clove-like odor with a fresh top note and a long-lasting, sweet, balsamic-spicy body note. It is useful for warming and releasing tightness in the body, Allspice helps reduce pain and cramping in muscle tissue. People have also found great results when using this oil with the nervous system. It blends well with Sweet Orange and Bergamot,Ginger, Ylang ylang, Patchouli, Neroli & Lavender.
Botanical Name: Pimenta dioica
Part Typically Used: Fruit/Berry
Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
Country of Origin: Jamaica
Class: Phenolic ether
Typical Main Constituents
Eugenol – 64%
Methyl eugenol – 20%
beta-Caryophyllene – 5%
Myrcene – 2%
1-8-Cineole – 2%
alpha-Humulene – 1%
Actions: Anesthetic, Antiseptic, Analgesic, Carminative, Stimulant, Muscle relaxant, Carminative, Rubefacient Tonic.
Special use: Warming and Drying, Tonic for Digestive, Nervous, Muscle & Skeletal Systems.
Blends Well With: Ginger, Ylang ylang, Patchouli, Neroli, Lavender, Opopanax, Sweet orange & Bergamot.
Safety Data: Avoid in allergic & inflammatory skin conditions. Avoid in pregnancy. Do not use with babies or young children.
Description: Colour – pale yellow with a sweet, spicy, clove-like odor with a fresh top note and a long-lasting, sweet, balsamic-spicy body note. Berries of the evergreen tree Pimenta dioica are used to distill the lovely Allspice essential oil, it has a sweet, spicy, clove-like odor with a fresh top note and a long-lasting, sweet, balsamic-spicy body note. Because of the high eugenol content Allspice oil is one of a handful of essential oils with a density slightly greater than water. The name “Allspice” originates from the likening of the odor to a mixture of nutmeg, clove and cinnamon. Allspice essential oil is typically used as a modifier in men’s fragrances, particularly in spicy fougeres and in oriental types.
Aromatherapy / Home Use
Circulatory, Muscle & Skeletal system: Neuralgia, Bone and Muscular injuries, and Joint strain, Muscular Aches & Pains, Rheumatism, Stiffness & Cramp.
Digestive: Flatulence, Cramp, Colic, Indigestion & Nausea.
Nervous System: Depression, Neuralgia, Headaches, Nervous exhaustion & Stress.
Respiratory: Chills,Coughs, Whooping cough, Bronchitis, Catarrh.
Genito-urinary System: Menstrual cramps & Pain
Studies indicate that Allspice essential oil can act as a mucous membrane irritant if it is used at full strength in a diffuser so it is best diluted with other complimentary oils like Sweet Orange and Bergamot. Tisserand and Young recommend a dermal maximum of 0.15%. They indicate that it may interfere with blood clotting. Reading Tisserand and Young’s full profile is recommended. Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014). Because this essential oil poses a higher risk of causing irritation and sensitization it is recommended that it be avoided in the bath, even if it is diluted.
General Essential Oil Safety Recommendations
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