If you’re looking to learn about different essential oils, then you’re in the right place! Read below to find out more about Allspice essential oil and its many wonders.
Reminiscent of baking during the holidays, Allspice has a distinct sharp and spicy aroma that is similar to that of Cinnamon and Clove. Steam distilled from the Pimenta dioica plant, this oil originates in the West Indies. Allspice is a middle note oil and combines well with Black Pepper, Coriander, Geranium, Ginger, Lavender, Patchouli, Ylang Ylang and citrus oils (like Grapefruit and Sweet Orange).
Some of the properties for Allspice include analgesic (minor pain relief), antiseptic (protects minor wounds from infection), and antioxidant. This oil is used in massage application to help relieve the effects of minor arthritis, joint pain, and stiffness. Geranium is a good oil to pair it with for this reason, and as a bonus, Allspice blends well with the fresh and floral oil. It can also be beneficial to add a drop or two to diffuser blends, as Allspice can help relieve mild coughing and cold symptoms.
If using in a diffuser or other fragrancer, it is recommended that you combine with another oil, as the aroma of Allspice can be quite strong and a mucus membrane irritant. For the same reasons, be sure to dilute in high concentrations when applying topically for muscle relief.
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