Allspice Essential Oil Properties (Pimenta officinalis)
Golden-yellow in color with a distinctive green-spicy top and bottom scent.
- 100% Pure, Concentrated, Undiluted
- Therapeutic Quality
- Steam Distillation from Berries
- Country of Origin: Jamaica
Allspice Essential Oil Packaged
Amber glass bottle with Euro dropper. Tamper proof safety seal. Shrink wrapped.
Background Information on Allspice Essential Oil
Allspice is a strong essential oil that has properties ranging from anesthetic to antioxidant to stimulant. The taste and aroma is a mixture of cinnamon, clove, cardamom, and pepper. The essential oil is also referred to as pimento in the Caribbean islands. It is created from a large evergreen tree, and the leaves and fruits are used with steam distillation in order to extract the essential oil. It has been widely used across the globe for medicinal and therapeutic purposes. The plant was given its name by the Spanish because of the dried berry that appears similar to the peppercorn. The tree is native to the West Indies, the Caribbean, as well as Mexico and Central and South America. It’s grown commercially in Honduras, Cuba, Mexico, Jamaica, and Trinidad.
Allspice Essential Oil Uses and Benefits
Allspice has a similar scent to clove and cinnamon. It’s cocoa brown in color with a thin consistency. It is used in small dilutions and can act as an aphrodisiac. It complements masculine blends and is rich and warm. Used traditionally for muscle stiffness and arthritis, allspice is used commonly in topical applications as well as in fragrances. It is known to be a dermal irritant, so it is always recommended to dilute it with a carrier oil to not burn skin.
Allspice offers a wide array of benefits, including being able to soothe indigestion, relieve joint pain, and acts as a diet supplement.* Due to the anti-diarrheal and digestive stimulant properties, is commonly used to support symptoms of colic, diarrhea, vomiting, indigestion, and stomach aches.* Allspice essential oil can also help aid with depression, exhaustion, nervous tension, as well as coughs and bronchitis.*
See our references at the bottom of this page for additional information.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease.
Allspice Essential Oil Uses and Benefits / Blends & Suggestions
Dilute with carrier oil for direct skin contact.
- To relieve joint pain, mix 2 drops of allspice with a carrier oil and use as a massage oil.
- To exfoliate face, mix 2 drops each of allspice and lavender with 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of coconut oil to create a sugar scrub.
Allspice Essential Oil Safety Information
- Potentially carcinogenic, based on eugenol and methyl eugenol content.
- May cause reproductive hormone modulation and may inhibit blood clotting.
- Do not use if pregnant, breastfeeding, have endometriosis, have an estrogen-dependent cancer(s).
- Do not use on children under the age of five.
- Allspice essential oil is a dermal irritant. It should be diluted before using on the skin.
- Should not be taken in orally. (Per “Essential Oil Safety” by Robert Tisserand and Robert Young).
- See our Safety Information page for further details when using essential oils.
Suspected of causing some cancers. Suspected of causing genetic defects. See Allspice SDS for additional safety information.
Allspice Essential Oil Reviews
”I love the way this smells when I mix it into my liniments. Plus it gives that aroma that appeals to men, so they can have skin care things that don’t smell fru-fru.” – J. Havins