Oil Summary: Pimento Leaf Oil is better known as Allspice in some countries. The reason behind the name Allspice is that its aroma can be described as a mixture of the scents of clove, cinnamon, cardamom, pepper and a few other spices. The essential oil of pimento is extracted by steam distillation of its leaves and fruits. The oil acts as anesthetic and can suppress certain types of pain, including those of neuralgia, bone and muscular injuries. It is also known to prevent bacterial infection, relieve flatulence, reduce stress and stimulate blood circulation. In modern herbal medicine, pimento essential oil is used to relieve pain from sore muscles and joints. Moreover, its calming and grounding scent helps to combat stress, anxiety, depression, and headaches.
Botanical Name: Pimenta dioica l. merrill
Plant Origin: Jamaica
Processing Method: Steam distillation
Plant Part: Flowers-Flowering Tops
Odor and Color: yellowish brown in color and has a smell similar to cloves.
Blends well with: ginger, geranium, lavender, orange, patchouli and ylang-ylang.
Contraindication: Pregnant women or those who are breastfeeding should avoid use. As with many essential oils, pimento leaf essential oil may irritate the skin if used in its pure form. Therefore, always dilute it with a carrier oil such as castor or coconut oil. For people with sensitive skin, a patch test is recommended in the inner forearm to check for any allergic reactions. It is also best to avoid using pimento around sensitive areas such as the ears and eyes. Avoid pimento essential oil If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding because its potency can harm the fetus. Moreover, if under any medication, always consult your doctor before using this oil. Pimento essential oil is rich in Eugenol, which is considered safe for dogs and cats. You can use it to repel external parasites like fleas, ticks, and lice. However, do not disregard consulting your veterinarian before using any new product on your pet.