(Eugenia pimenta) Allspice is the dried berry of the pimento, an evergreen tree that is found in the Caribbean and South & Central America. The name "allspice" was coined by the English, who thought it combined the flavor of several aromatic spices, such as cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Medicinally allspice has been used for its digestive properties. It has a wide range of uses in culinary recipes and is a key ingredient for pickling.
Use in baking recipes or in cosmetic recipes.
Victorian Handkerchief Cologne
Recipe from Natural Beauty at Home by Janice Cox
1 Tbsp dried rosemary
1 Tbsp dried
5 whole allspice seeds
¼ cup vodka
1/8 tsp glycerine or castor oil or orrisroot power
Mix together all ingredients in a glass or ceramic container with a lid or plastic wrap. Place in a cool, dark place and let sit for 1 week before using.
The best way to apply scents is by spraying them onto the skin, but you can also use your fingers to dab them on - especially at the pulse points (behind the ears, wrists, knees, inside the elbows).
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