Allspice Essential oil in Aromatherapy
The common name of Allspice is
Jamaica pepper or Pimento
and its botanical name is Pimenta officinalis. It belongs to Myrtaceae family. The seed part of the plant is used for oil extraction by steam distillation method.
is the principal oil extracted from the plant.
Allspice essential oil blends well with Geranium, Ginger, Lavendar, Patchouli, Orange and Ylang Ylang oils. It is used traditionally for its calming and uplifting clarity and it also gives relief from stress and exhaustion.
Aromatherapy uses of Allspice oil:
Allspice leaves has a combination aroma of juniper berries, clove, pepper and cinnamon. Hence, it is also referred to as Allspice. The oil has a warm, sweet and spicy aroma. The therapeutic grade of aromatherapy oils of Allspice can be used as follows –
- Soap making industry
- Massage oils
- Scent and body fragrance
- Bath oils and Perfume oils
- Spiritual, ritual and anointing oil
- Towel scenting
- Facial steam
- Hair treatment
- The aroma is used in spicy or masculine perfumes.
- The oil when used n small amounts with some carrier oils can alleviate stiff and tired joints and muscles.
- It is a powerful disinfectant.
- It can be used as a less penetrating, sweeter substitute for clove oil in aromatherapy applications.
The essential oil can irritate the mucous membrane and should always be used diluted.
It should not be used during pregnancy.