Botanical name: Pimenta dioica
Perfumery note: Middle
Related Planets/Deities: Mars
Aroma: Spicy, fresh, warm
Energetic Properties: Very warm
Aromatherapy Properties: Pimenta berry oil is a pale yellow liquid with a powerful sweet, warm, balsamic-spicy bodynote and a fresh, clean top note. It blends well with ginger, geranium, lavender, opopanax, labdanum, ylang-ylang, patchouli, orange blossom, oriental and spicy bases. Great as a holiday scent: it smells like a combination of cloves, juniper berries, and cinnamon.
Spiritual Uses: Associated with Mars (and sometimes Venus), Allspice has traditionally been used in Haitian Voodoo, and is believed to help draw money and luck to the practitioner. Being ruled by Mars, Allspice is a fine choice for protection spells; some also use it to facilitate better communication.
Blends well with: Ginger, Geranium, Lavender, Calamus, Benzoin, Orange, Patchouli, Ylang Ylang, Cinnamon, Clove, Sandalwood, and Vanilla.
History: The dried unripe fruit of a mid-canopy tree native to the Greater Antilles, southern Mexico, and Central America, Allspice has long been used as both a culinary ingredient and a magickal agent in Voodoo. Columbus was the first European to learn of Allspice, as he encountered it in Jamaica, during his second voyage to the New World. Allspice is unique in that the seeds must pass through an avian digestive tract for successful germination. Indeed, those who tried to cultivate the tree outside of Jamaica were puzzled by this fact for some time.
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