Essential Oils

Allspice Essential Oil: Uses in a Diffuser

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Sources: West Indies and South Americaallspice essential oil
Extraction: Steam distilled
Note: Middle
Scent: Spicy, similar to clove, warm, sweet

Key points:

  • Warming oil
  • Useful for colds and sinus conditions
  • May ease stress and depression

Properties: Analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic, antiviral, aphrodisiac, stimulant
Uses: Bronchitis, colds, fatigue, nausea, sinus conditions, stress, nervous tension, depression
Cautions: Allspice can be a mucous membrane irritant should be diluted with other oils (Lawless). Avoid while pregnant.

Allspice oil is distilled from the berries of the Pimenta officinalis plant, which is part of the Myrtle family.  It is a warm, spicy oil that has scents of cinnamon, clove and pepper.  Allspice can be irritating to mucus membranes (examples of mucus membranes include the eyes, inside of your nose and mouth, as well as genital areas) so it is best used blended with other oils to keep its concentration low.  Allspice blends well with geranium, ginger, lavender, neroli, ylang ylang, and orange.

Best uses for allspice in a diffuser include easing stress and depression.  It is an essential oil that is both a relaxant and a stimulant. As a relaxant, it can be useful for insomnia.  Blend with other oils for insomnia such as lavender, bergamot, frankincense or ylang ylang.  Another great use for allspice in a diffuser is to ease symptoms of colds and other respiratory diseases. Its warming properties can bring comfort, its analgesic effects can ease headaches, and it also can help with congestion.

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  1. Leros E. May 17, 2018

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