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4 ways to use allspice essential oil

Our 4 Ways to use Allspice Essential Oil

If you love the warm, comforting aroma of spices, then Allspice will be right up your alley! But I’m sure you could have probably guessed that from the name alone. Also called Pimento Berries and Jamaica Pepper, Allspice is native to the Caribbean and Central America.

Allspice essential oil from plant therapy

Allspice Essential Oil is steam distilled from the berries of an evergreen tree with fragrant bark, twigs, leaves, and white flowers. The berries are harvested when they turn green, dried in the sun for a week or two, then crushed and distilled [1]. What results is a pale liquid with a sweet and spicy scent, reminiscent of clove and cinnamon.

Allspice tree leaves

Let’s take a look at our top four ways you can get the most out of this spicy selection!

Aches and Pains

woman experiencing aches and pains in bed

Most notably, this essential oil is extremely warming and helps reduce discomfort. If you’re looking for an oil to include in a blend addressing muscle aches or stiff joints, Allspice might just be the perfect addition! It is known to quickly stimulate circulation and increase blood flow to the areas it is applied topically [2].

To help with occasional muscle aches and pains such as after a strenuous workout, add 1 drop each of Allspice, Clove, and Peppermint to two tablespoons of carrier oil and gently massage onto the areas of concern. These are powerful oils, so we recommend using them on small, specific areas of the body, rather than all over. You can also use Allspice alone, but please adhere to our maximum dilution recommendation of 0.3%.

Digestive Upset

Like many spicy oils, Allspice can be a wonderful aid when your stomach isn’t feeling quite right. Whether you’re experiencing nausea, cramps, gas, or indigestion, reach for Allspice. It can be helpful when dealing with a wide range of stomach issues. Its carminative properties help to relax spasms in the intestinal tract [2], which helps everything move along smoothly!

We recommend that you use it topically for this concern. Keeping the very low dilution recommendation in mind, you’ll only need a single drop of Allspice to a tablespoon of your favorite carrier oil. Simply massage it in a clockwise fashion on your stomach to encourage some relief. Or add 1 drop of Allspice and 2 drops of Ginger Root CO2 to a tablespoon of carrier oil and apply in a similar way.

Protect Against Seasonal Illness

Allspice is wonderful to diffuse when you’re experiencing some under-the-weather symptoms. It helps support the body’s natural immune system, encouraging a stronger, healthier you! Whether you’re suffering from coughs, chills, or the muscle aches often associated with sickness, Allspice offers assistance [1].

When you’re in need of an immune boost, try this diffuser blend: Add 1 drop each of Allspice and Cinnamon Leaf, with 3 drops of Sweet Orange to help support the body’s natural immune system.

Year-Round Holiday Atmosphere

Woman relaxing at home

Take a whiff out of a bottle of Allspice and you might be instantly thrown back into the holiday season! This essential oil is popularly used throughout that time of year and can bring about those warm fuzzy feeling associated with memorable family events and opening presents by the fireplace!

To evoke this kind of environment, diffuse or use in passive diffusion (link to allspice video).

Some more info about Allspice:

Allspice essential oil from plant therapy

If you have any questions about Allspice Essential Oil, make sure to reach out to our awesome team of aromatherapists at [email protected]

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[1] Worwood, V. (2016). The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, 25th Anniversary Edition. Novato, CA: New World Library. Pg. 613-614

[2] Purchon, N., & Cantele, L. (2014). The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, 25th Anniversary Edition. (Novato, CA: New World Library. Pg. 97-98


37 thoughts on “Our 4 Ways to use Allspice Essential Oil”

  • I just tried the pain relief formula with allspice, clove and peppermint! It worked right away! My husband and I both love it . Allspice essential oil is going on the list of oils we won’t run out of!

  • Allspice is one of those hidden gem, multitasking, but easily forgotten oils. I plan to buy some soon for pain blends, allergy blends and holiday blends.

  • Love Allspice… I used to grow the trees and also Bay Rum in my nursery… Nothing better than walking through them on a warm day with aroma coming off the leaves… MUST get some of this to use for muscle pain and stomach issues…

  • I love the oils from cooking spices. I couldn’t justify buying allspice before because I didn’t know how I would use it. Now I’m ordering.

  • Going to add this to my wish list! Sounds like it would make a great addition to my muscle rub. Thank you!

  • I’m really excited to try the Allspice/Clove/Peppermint blend for muscle aches. I never knew allspice had that property. Thanks for sharing this info with us.

  • I can’t wait to try this for muscle pain. I’ve got an SI joint injury which has had 5 spinal injections in the last few years. I’m not expecting a cure, but will enjoy getting some topical relief from the pain. Thank you PT for making EOs that we know are safe and pure.

  • WOW, I m use EO for two main things, stomach issues and body pain. This one does both and sounds like it smells good. I may have to try it 🙂

  • I’ve been debating whether to buy this one, and now I think I need to – especially to have the autumn/holiday scents 🙂

  • I will use this on my Pine-cones I bake for Fall! Bake them for 20 minutes at 200 degrees and put a drop of essential oil on them as soon as they come out hot. Don’t forget Clove, and Orange and Cinnamon!

  • It’s good to know that it’s helpful for digestive issues. I’ve been using ginger EO, but don’t care for the aroma. Hopefully using them together will become a more pleasurable experience on every level. Thanks for all the tips!

  • Allspice is and Always has been one of my favorites Year Round. Diffusing or adding to Room Sprays, cleaners and More! It brings back memories of warm spice. It’s got so many wonderful compounds/Constituents that it should be in every Oily Arsenal!

  • Thank you for giving ideas and recipes with Allspice. I have this oil and I had no memory of why I bought it. I still don’t remember but at least I now have recipes to use it for.

  • I’m surprised at how versatile this oil is. I love the scent and am glad to know the healing benefits I can get.

  • After reading this very informative article, allspice is going on my wishlist. It sounds like the perfect oil for many uses

  • I bought allspice just because I love the smell. I didn’t realize how useful it is. My girls are runners and after a workout their muscles are sometimes a little sore. I’m going to try the blend for sore muscles for them. Thanks for sharing

  • I love this EO! It also helps with food cravings since it has both sweet and spicy tones. It is among my favorites to apply when I have the munchies but shouldn’t be eating.

  • Love this oil and its deep, spicy scent. I bought a huge bottle a while ago…and then wasn’t quite sure what to do with it. As soon as I saw it was the oil of the week I was waiting for this article and it didn’t disappoint. Thank you for the great ideas!

  • I have loved Allspice for years, but I wasn’t aware it was beneficial for so many ailments. It always lifts my mood, but I didn’t realize it was excellent for aches or pain relief. Thanks for a great blog article!

  • I would love to try your immune blend using the allspice, cinnamon and sweet orange. This oil is more useful than i expected,

  • I have not used or purchased allspice however, it is now on my list for the next order I place. Thank you for the information!!!

  • I can’t wait to try this one! Just the descriptive words used about this oil make me want to buy it in bulk!!!

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