• Pimento Berry Essential Oil

Pimento Berry Essential Oil

  • Product Code: EO-P09
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Pimento Berry essential oil has warm, spicy-sweet, clove-like aroma. It is a comforting, warming oil that is especially useful for rheumatism, chest complaints and for treating stress and depression.
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Pimento Berry essential oil (also known as Allspice oil, Jamaican Pepper and Pimenta) is steam distilled from the fully grown, but unripe, dried, crushed fruits of the Pimenta officinalis tree. The tree is native to the West Indies and South America where the berries are widely used as a culinary spice. The spice has a strong, pungent flavour and aroma that is similar to several spices combined - namely cinnamon, clove, ginger, nutmeg and black pepper - hence why it is commonly known as 'Allspice'.

Pimento was traditionally used as an embalming agent, as well as for flavouring chocolate and curing and preserving meats. Russian soldiers also put it in their boots during the Napoleonic War to help keep their feet warm and to mask odours. Today it is still commonly used for cooking, for fragrancing men's toiletries and flavouring liqueurs such as Benedictine and Chartreuse. 

Pimento essential oil has a lovely warming effect on the body but isn’t quite as fiery as some of the other spice oils. When used in small quantities it produces a lovely, gradual, warming sensation that can be particularly soothing for aches, pains and tension (especially those caused by the cold). It can also be helpful for soothing the emotions, relieving fatigue and helping with digestive and respiratory ailments.

  • Species: Pimenta officinalis
  • Plant family: Myrtaceae 
  • Origin: West Indies 
  • Note: Middle 
  • Extraction method: Steam distilled


Safety Note:
Use in small amounts and dilute well as it can irritate the skin and mucous membranes.
Pimento Berry essential oil has a warming effect on the emotions. It can be helpful for stress-related disorders, depression, nervous tension and exhaustion.
Pimento Berry essential oil also has a warming effect on the muscles and joints and can help relieve the pain and tension associated with muscular cramps, spasms, arthritis and rheumatism. It is has a tonic effect on the digestive system and can aid digestion, flatulence, stomach cramps and nausea. It is also beneficial for respiratory problems such as coughs, bronchitis and chills.
Blends well with:
Bergamot, Cinnamon, Clove, Geranium, Ginger, Juniperberry, Mandarin, Orange, Patchouli, Tangerine.

Allergens Listing:

Eugenol 85%, Isoeugenol 1%, Limonene 2%, Linalool 0.5%

Aches & Pains:

Blend 2 drops of Ginger, 4 drops of Sweet Marjoram and 1 drop of Pimento Berry essential oil in 15ml of Arnica infused oil and massage into the affected area in a direction towards the heart.

Alternatively try 1 drop Pimento Berry essential oil, 3 drops Cinnamon and 2 drops Ginger in 15ml Arnica oil.

Or, for warm, relaxing soak mix 2 drops Pimento Berry, 2 drops Geranium and 2 drops Bergamot with a solubilising bath base such as our Bath Oil or SLS Free Bath & Shower Gel and add to bath water once run.

Nervous Tension:

Add 1 drop of Pimento Berry essential oil, 2 drops of Bergamot and 4 drops of Geranium to an aromatherapy vaporiser. to help reduce stress and nervous tension. This is nice blend to use for lifting Winter Blues or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

You could also try an aromatherapy massage blend to support quiet contemplation whilst meditating: Mix 1 drop Pimento, 2 drops Myrrh and 3 drops Mandarin with 15ml of carrier oil and massage into your chest. Inhale and enjoy the aroma while you meditate.


Blend 1 drop of Ginger, 4 drops of Sweet Orange and 1 drop of Pimento Berry essential oil with 12ml of fragrance free Moisturising Lotion and massage into the abdomen in a clockwise direction.

Boosting immunity:

Pimento has anti-viral properties that can help keep viruses at bay. Try diffusing 3 drops Pimento Berry, 3 drops Sweet Orange and 2 drops Clove. This is a particularly lovely blend for the festive season

Chesty coughs and bronchitis:

Try a steam inhalation with 3 drops Pimento Berry and 3 drops Benzoin. Add the essential oils to a bowl of steaming hot water, cover your head, close your eyes and lean over the bowl and inhale the steam for up to 10 minutes.

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