Allspice essential oil is a lovely, warm, and spicy essential oil as you’d guess from the name. It’s very similar to my personal favorite essential oil, cinnamon. It has some great positive health benefits and uses which I know will be of interest to some of you reading this.
It’s a popular choice in the colder months as a lot of the allspice essential oil benefits and uses combat the problems that come with colder weather. It delivers a spicy warmth and helps you to fight off viruses by strengthening your immune system and clearing up respiratory issues.
This oil is extracted from the leaves and fruits of the allspice plant. Also known as the Jamaica pepper, myrtle pepper, pimenta, Turkish Yenibahar, and newspice. It’s most commonly known as Allspice, and is used in fragrance products and lotions as well as an essential oil.
Allspice Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil
This is one of the best brands of essential oils and their Allspice Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil. I always recommend picking up quality brands so you know you’re getting pure products without any chemical enhancement.
Allspice Essential Oil Benefits and Uses
The oil is a cocoa brown color and has a thin consistency. The aroma is strong, but it’s a very pleasant spicy scent. Here are some of the health benefits of this oil;
Reduces Muscle Stiffness
When used topically with a carrier oil, allspice essential oil is very good at working deep into the muscles and helping to relieve stiffness. If you are aching from working out, or suffer from a condition that gives you stiffness, give this oil a try.
Treats Stomach Cramps
Stomach cramps can be difficult to treat and incredibly painful. Allspice is commonly used to help relieve these camps and other tension in the gastric and stomach area.
Strengthens Immune System
A lot of essential oils strengthen the immune system as they contain a lot of natural goodness. Allspice is a stimulant that will help give your body’s natural healing system a boost.
Lifts Mood and Depression
The sedative properties in this essential oil help to lessen stress and anxiety, and can lift your mood a little if you use it while relaxing. It’s a great oil to diffuse while giving yourself some quality alone time.
A Natural Antioxidant
As with a lot of spices, allspice is high in antioxidants. This means it can actively help your body neutralize free radicals and oxidants. It’s refreshing for the mind and body, and an oil often used in meditation aromatherapy sessions.
Gives Relief from Sinusitis and Respiratory Issues
As mentioned in the opening comments it’s active in clearing airways, relieving some of the pressure from sinusitis, and helping you fight off colds and viruses.
Allspice Essential Oil Blends Well With
You can blend allspice with other spicy oils to make a unique and more potent blend. Try some of the following oils:
Ways to use Allspice Essential Oil
There are a couple of methods for best-suggested use:
Aromatic – This is a great oil to use in a diffuser. It has a really nice, warm scent and a lot of the benefits discussed above are best achieved through diffusing.
Topically – You can apply allspice topically by mixing with a carrier oil and massaging into the body to help relax your muscles, Or, try massaging a little into your temples to relieve headaches. Read this post on the benefits of Indian Head Massage to learn more about head massage and headache relief.
Allspice Essential Oil Side Effects and Precautions
It’s not recommended that you use this oil in large amounts as it can irritate the mucous membrane which is very uncomfortable. When using topically always dilute with a carrier oil and carry out a test patch to make sure you’re not going to have an allergic reaction.
Pregnant women, breastfeeding women, and children should not come into contact with allspice oil. If you notice any adverse effects from using it you should stop immediately and consult professional medical advice as soon as possible.
Discovering new essential oils has become both a passion and a fascination of mine. I loved using allspice essential oil as spicy oils are my favorites. As you can see from the benefits and uses above they are always versatile and fun to make blends with.
I recommend giving this one a try and I’d love to hear back any thoughts or comments on these allspice essential oil benefits and uses. If you have any blends or remedies please share with others reading this article. Thanks.
I’m a MA, (CMT) Certified Massage Therapist, Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), and Reiki Master — I’m a licensed massage therapist with over 10 years of experience in the industry.