Botanical Name: Pimenta dioica
Origin: West Indes
Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
Characteristics: Allspice, Pimento dioica is a mobile liquid as a steam distilled essential oil. It has a density very similar to water and it tends to be a tea colored oil. It is like clove in that it is high eugenol. The aroma is spicy and similar to cinnamon leaf and clove bud. It features a slight fruity facet that makes it very distinct. Like many modern aroma therapy products the history of this plant is both culinary and medicinal. It is sometimes difficult to determine the ultimate source of medical claims. Native peoples used the berries and leaves to treat indigestion, flatulence and muscle pain. A paste was also made using the leaves and fruit to treat fungal outbreaks. It is logical that the aromatherapy use of Allspice would be consistent with that of clove bud and cinnamon leaf since the constituency is very similar.
Naturally Allspice blends well with other spice oils like cardamom, cinnamon, coriander, nutmeg and pepper. It also blends well with lemon and wood oils and commonly used to create masculine scent profiles. It is a good alternate in homemade thieves blends in place of clove. It is a warm and comforting holiday scent when blended with a bit of orange, cinnamon bark and vanilla. It is a nourishing and comforting oil to help create a close family ambiance.
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1 oz, 4 oz, 1 lb, 1 kg