Allspice Essential Oil Recipes and Uses - EO Spotlight

Allspice essential oil is a great way to add some spice into your life without adding too much. It has a light, bright aroma that is perfect for those who don't want their space to be heavy with aromatherapy. This blog post will cover what allspice essential oil can do for you, plus DIY recipe blends to make at home.

Allspice Essential Oil Recipes and Uses Spotlight by Loving Essential Oils

Allspice essential oil is a spicy oil with an aroma true to the spice used in baking. Here you will learn practical ways to incorporate it into your aromatherapy routine with our Allspice Essential Oil Recipes and Diffuser Blends.

The name “allspice” refers to its scent that resembles a combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. Allspice essential oil has a sweet, spicy aroma that can add a nice twist to your favorite oil blends. It is also great for giving yourself the feeling of being refreshed.

Allspice comes from an evergreen tree that is indigenous to the West Indies and South America. Historically it has been used as a digestive aid. 

Keep reading to find out more about this exciting essential oil and how it can help your health and wellness. 

Allspice Essential Oil Spotlight

Allspice essential oil (Pimenta dioica), also called Jamaican pepper or pimento berry, has a sweet, spicy scent that is similar to cloves. The allspice tree can reach the height of about 30 feet. The fruits are picked before they are fully ripe and are then dried in the sun. The berries turn from green to a dull reddish brown during drying.

Botanical Name Pimenta dioica
Botanical Family Myrtaceae
AKA Jamaica Pepper, Pimento Berry
Note Middle
Aroma Spicy, sweet, woody
Extraction Method Steam distilled
Plant Part Used Fruit (berries)
Shelf Life 4 years
Kid Safe? No
Safety Concerns Irritates the mucous membranes. Use in low dilutions when applied to the skin (less than 0.3% for topical use).


Allspice Essential Oil Blends Well With

Allspice essential oil is a versatile oil that can be used in a variety of ways. One of the most popular ways to use allspice oil is to create aromatic blends. Allspice oil has a warm, spicy scent that goes well with other spice essential oils, such as clove, nutmeg, and cinnamon.

Allspice blends well with:

  • Cinnamon
  • Clove
  • Geranium
  • Ginger
  • Laurel Leaf
  • Lavender
  • Neroli
  • Nutmeg
  • Orange
  • Patchouli
  • Black Pepper
  • Spearmint
  • Ylang Ylang

Therapeutic Uses:

Arthritis, fatigue, muscle cramp, rheumatism, muscle/joint stiffness, chills, congested coughs, bronchitis, stomach cramp, flatulence, indigestion, nausea, depression, nervous exhaustion, neuralgia, tension and stress (from The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils by Julia Lawless, page 34).

Therapeutic Properties:

Antiviral, Antispasmodic, Calmative, Antibacterial, Analgesic, Muscle

All Spice Essential Oil Substitutes

Allspice essential oil can be difficult to find and can be quite expensive. Luckily, there are several substitutes that can be used in its place. Clove essential oil is one of the most popular substitutes for Allspice essential oil. Clove oil has a similar spicy-sweet scent and can be used in many of the same ways.

Ginger essential oil is another great allspice essential oil substitute. Other spice essential oils like nutmeg and cinnamon essential oil are excellent choices. Cinnamon oil has a strong, spicy aroma that can be used to add depth to any recipe.

Allspice Essential Oil Benefits

Allspice oil has a high content of eugenol, similar to clove oil. Allspice and clove oil share many of the same benefits and uses as well, which is why it is the best substitute for allspice oil as noted above. Eugenol is a known irritant to both mucous membranes and skin so it should never be used full strength when applying it topically, dilute in a carrier oil first. 

Allspice essential oil has a wide range of benefits, including alleviating anxiety, reducing inflammation, and promoting healthy digestion. Here are more allspice oil benefits:

  • Relieves muscle cramps and stiffness
  • Acts as a mild sedative
  • Calms indigestion and nausea
  • Eases cold symptoms
  • Relaxes the body and mind
  • Has a warming effect (rubefacient)
  • Grounding scent for cologne
  • Localized numbing effect 
  • Protective against infections in cuts (antiseptic)

Allspice Essential Oil Uses

When creating a blend recipe, it's important to start with a small amount of allspice oil and then add other oils until you find a combination that you like. Allspice oil can also be used on its own to create a pleasant and inviting environment.

Whether you're diffusing it in your home or adding it to your favorite lotion, allspice oil is sure to bring a smile to your face.

Muscle Rub

It's analgesic and anesthetic (numbing) qualities that make it effective for pain. This oil helps to dull sensation to the location it is applied to and can be used to help decrease pain registered by the pain receptors (nociceptors). It has also been useful in relieving pain caused by neuralgia. Add one drop to a tablespoon of carrier oil, apply it to the sore area.

Massage Oil

Allspice makes a nice therapeutic addition to a massage. Add it to a massage blend to provide a gentle warming sensation that stimulates circulation and increases blood flow. Its pleasant scent can assist with relaxation too.

Immune Boost

Excellent for supporting the body’s natural immune system due to its antioxidant properties. Try using a few drops in an aromatherapy inhaler blend for immune support, see our wellness inhaler recipe below.

Digestive Aid

This oil is wonderful for digestive issues. Allspice can help relieve digestive upset, gas discomfort, as well as nausea. It can also ease stomach cramps and spasms. For quick use, add one drop of allspice and two drops ginger to a tablespoon of carrier oil. Then massage onto your stomach in a clockwise motion.

Allspice Essential Oil Recipes

Looking for some ways to include allspice into your DIY blends? Here are 4 simple yet effective essential oil blend recipes.

 Allspice Muscle Rub Recipe

This pain relieving essential oil lotion blend can assist with sore and achy muscles.

  • 14 drops Lavender Essential Oil
  • 7 drops Lemongrass Oil
  • 3 drops Allspice
  • 2 oz Unscented lotion
  • 2 oz Glass jar

Directions: Put the unscented lotion in the glass jar. Add drops of essential oils to the jar and mix well with lotion to blend together. Apply to the affected area. 2% dilution. You can use a carrier oil instead of unscented lotion if you prefer.


 Sweet Fire Massage Blend

Try this oil blend!

  • 6 drops Sweet Orange
  • 2 drops Allspice
  • 2 drops Black Pepper
  • 2 drops Ylang Ylang
  • 1 oz Sweet Almond Oil
  • 1 oz dropper bottle

Directions: Add all ingredients to the dropper bottle. Place on dropper top and shake to mix the oils together. Use for massaging a specific area or general body massage. Works great for muscle cramps and discomforts too. 2% dilution.


 Tummy Calm Roller Recipe

Calming essential oil blend to ease tummy discomforts and digestive issues.

  • 4 drops Lavender
  • 1 drop Allspice
  • 1 drop Spearmint
  • Jojoba Oil
  • 10 ml Roller Bottle

Direction: Add drops of oil to the roll-on bottle, fill the rest of the bottle with jojoba carrier oil. Roll onto belly in a clockwise motion.


 Wellness Spice Inhaler Blend

Take these inhalers on the road

  • 4 drops Grapefruit
  • 4 drops Ginger
  • 3 drops Allspice
  • 3 drops Cinnamon
  • Blank Inhaler

Directions: Add oils to your personal aromatherapy inhaler. Use as needed when you want an immune boost.


Allspice Diffuser Blends

Allspice oil is a favorite in diffuser recipes, especially in fall blends. Blend it with cinnamon, clove, and sweet orange to create an immune-boosting autumn aroma.

Add one of the allspice essential oil blends below to your aromatherapy diffuser with recommended water for your diffuser tank. I like to use a 100-200 ml water tank diffuser but you can use whatever size you prefer, adjust drops as desired. Read more about diffusing essential oils.

Allspice and Orange Diffuser Blend

Here is a spicy citrus oil blend with a hint of lavender. Turn on and enjoy this uplifting and revitalizing recipe. 

  • 3 drops Allspice
  • 2 drops Orange
  • 1 drop Lavender Oil


Allspice Diffuser Blends by Loving Essential Oils | Allspice and Orange with lavender

 Welcome Home

Vanilla helps to sweeten up this diffuser blend that will freshen up your home and give it a welcoming scent.

  • 3 drops Vanilla
  • 2 drops Allspice
  • 1 drop Sandalwood


Allspice Diffuser Recipes by Loving Essential Oils | Welcome Home with vanilla and sandalwood

 Peaceful Morning

Here is an uplifting blend to brighten your morning, its scent is energizing and refreshing.

  • 5 drops Bergamot
  • 3 drops Allspice
  • 2 drops Pine


Allspice Essential Oil Benefits by Loving Essential Oils | Peaceful Meadow blend with bergamot and pine

 Autumn Spice Diffuser Blend

Need some spice in your life? Here is a powerful all spice blend!

  • 4 drops Allspice
  • 3 drops Nutmeg
  • 2 drops Cinnamon Bark (or Leaf)


Allspice Essential Oil Blends by Loving Essential Oils | Autumn Spice Blend with nutmeg and cinnamon

 Relaxing Meadow

Allspice blends well with floral oils, including chamomile and ylang, give it a try.

  • 3 drops German Chamomile
  • 2 drops Ylang Ylang
  • 2 drops Allspice


Allspice Essential Oil Substitutes by Loving Essential Oils | Relaxing Meadow Blend with chamomile and ylang ylang

Where to Buy Allspice Essential Oil?

Buy only high quality, 100% pure essential oils when purchasing. If you are looking to buy allspice essential oil, here are some brands we like:

General Essential Oil Precautions

Never use essential oils undiluted, in eyes or mucous membranes. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified practitioner. Keep out of reach from children.

Use essential oils with extreme caution on children, be sure you have researched the oil and that it is safe for use on kids. Plant Therapy clearly labels their oils "KidSafe" on the bottle if the oil can be used for children ages 2–10).

If applying an essential oil topically (on your skin), you may perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body, use 1-2 drops in a teaspoon of carrier oil like jojoba oil, read more here.

If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, epileptic, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. For more information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.

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