The membership section is getting very close to completion. I finished revamping the earlier datasheets, and have now completed 20 EO datasheets, 21 carrier oil datasheets, and 8.5 herb datasheets. I've coordinated the informational format across all the datasheets to make it easy to find information.
Remaining are 11.5 herb datasheets and 15 chemical datasheets. I anticipate being able to get this done by September 6, 2019. Members are welcome to print and share these sheets. Each month, I will add at least 1 new sheet per section (6 total). Below is a sample EO Datasheet.
Essential Oil Datasheet
by Karen Dragoo Updated August 26, 2019
Essential Oil: Allspice
Botanical Name: Pimenta dioica , L (also Pimenta officinalis Lindl.)
Common Names: Allspice, Jamaica pepper, Pimento Berry
Plant Family: Myrtaceae
Related to: clove and myrtle
Part(s) used: Berries
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Flash Point: 199.94° F 93.3° C
Aroma: spicy, like a combination of cinnamon, clove, pepper, and other spices -hence the common name ‘allspice’ (Note: Allspice is a spice by itself, it does not contain any of the above mentioned spices.)
Note: Middle note
Shelf Life: 4 years
Emotional/Energetic Qualities: relaxing, calming, reduce stress and nervous tension, help with depression
anesthetic (local), analgesic, antibacterial, anticoagulant, anti-convulsant, anti-diabetic, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antihistaminic, antioxidant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiulcerogenic, antiviral, carminative, circulatory stimulant, hepatoprotective, hypotensive, immunostimulant, neuroprotective, relaxant, rubefacient, stimulant, tonic, vasodilator,
Traditional & Common Uses:
Intergumentary: (skin, hair, nails): Athlete's Foot, bites, cuts, minor skin infections, stings, warming effect on skin, wounds
Note: Phenols make up the majority of this oil, and they are very harsh on the skin.
Skeletal: arthritis, numb local nociceptive & neuropathic pain, muscle pain, muscle spasms, sprains, strains
Respiratory: bronchitis, colds, coughs, sinus congestion, sinus infection, sinusitis
Digestive: bloating, calm stomach, cramping, gas, indigestion, nausea
Circulatory: increase blood flow, lower blood pressure
Immune: stimulate immune system,
Neural/CNS: anxiety, depression, headache, stress
Organs: liver, heart
Excretory: relieves gas,
Other: may lower the germ count in the air when diffused
Primary Chemical Families: Phenols, sesquiterpenes
Eugenol 67 – 80 %
Methyleugenol 2.9 – 13.1 %
beta-caryophyllene 4 - 6.6%
(+)-limonene tr - 42%
alpha-Phellandrene 0 - 1.8%
Terpinolene 0.1 – 1.5 %
alpha-Humulene 0.1 – 1.5 %
alpha-Selinene 0 - 1%
alpha-Myrcene 0 - 1%
1,8 Cineole 0.2 – 3 %
Safety: According to Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, the methyleugenol content has the potential to cause cancer. There is a moderate risk of skin sensitization and mucous membrane irritation. This oil may inhibit blood clotting. Avoid during pregnancy. Do not use before major surgery. Dilute to 0.02 % if using topically. Do not take orally.
Maximum dermal use levels: EU = 0.0015 %, IFRA = 0.003 %, Tisserand & Young = 0.02 % dermal limit (1 drop per 10 oz carrier oil)
Phenol-rich oils should be used at low dilutions for very short periods of time.
* Do not use if you are taking blood thinners or have a blood-clotting disorder.
* As with all essential oils, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult your doctor before using (or inhaling) any essential oil.
* Avoid using essential oils on children under the age of 6, and limit use on children from ages 6 - 10 to 0.5% or less (3 drops per 1 oz carrier oil).
* Always check with your doctor before using any essential oil.
* For topical and inhalation use only.
* For short term use only (max 3 days).
+++ Phenols are chemicals that have powerful therapeutic properties. EOs that have a high level of phenols are strongly therapeutic. It's important to note that they must be used in very low dilution and for very short periods of time only because they are also powerfully damaging to skin cells and mucous membranes.
1. Tisserand, R. Y. (2014). Essential Oil Safety Second Edition. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, ©2014, pages 392 - 393
2. Lawless, Julia, The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils, Conari Press, San Francisco, CA, © 2001, pages 33 - 34
3. Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica, List of plants in the family Myrtaceae, Encyclopaedia Briticannica, August 2016, https://www.britannica.com/topic/list-of-plants-in-the-family-Myrtaceae-2075387, Accessed August 25 - 26, 2019
4. Healthy Focus LLC, 7 Benefits of Allspice Essential Oil, Healthy Focus LLC, (c) 2018, https://healthyfocus.org/benefits-of-allspice-essential-oil/, Accessed August 26, 2019
5. Patil, Kiran, 10 Best Benefits of Allspice Essential Oil, Organicfacts.com, last updated Apirl 18, 2019, https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/essential-oils/health-benefits-of-allspice-essential-oil.html, Accessed August 26, 2019
6. Butje, Andrea, Eugenol, Component Database in Aromahead Institute, © 2019 Aromahead LLC, Accessed August 26, 2019