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Nutmeg Essential Oil

Nutmeg Essential Oil

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Botanical Name: Myristica fragrans
Country of Origin: Indonesia
Cultivation: Organic
Extraction Method: Certified Organic Steam Distilled 
Distillation Date:  Mar 2016
Shelf Life: 3 years
Plant Part: Seed
Perfume Note: Middle
Aroma: Warm, sweet, spicy, creamy, smooth, nutty
Blends well with: Bay W IndiesBay LaurelCardamomCassiaClary SageClove BudGeranium S AfricaLavenderMandarin PetitgrainMandarin RedOrange SweetRosemaryTangerineVanilla Co2Ylang Ylang Complete

Nutmeg comes from the Myristica fragrans tree indigenous to the Spice Islands (Moluccas) of Indonesia.  Nowadays it is grown in the tropical climate of Malaysia and Grenada.  Nutmeg, one of the spices used in trade by the Dutch East India Company, is an integral part of modern day Dutch cooking used to season vegetables and certain meats.

Nutmeg is an interesting botanical for two types of essential oil.  The interior of the fruit contains a nut surrounded by a red waxy aril that is used to distill Mace essential oil.   The nut without the aril is distilled for Nutmeg essential oil.  The dried nut is the source of nutmeg powder for culinary use.  

Aromatherapy benefits of Nutmeg essential oil include digestive aid and to reduce inflammation and pain in joints and muscles.  It is said to help reduce joint pain in conditions of arthritis and rheumatism. Nutmeg is an oil best used in moderation because several reliable sources indicate exposure to large undiluted amounts has the propensity with some individuals to cause a state of disorientation.  Nutmeg is considered a skin irritant undiluted, so use in small amounts of no more than 1% in a blend intended for skin use.  To calculate dilutions see our dilution chart.

Because of its stimulating effects Nutmeg may be an excellent choice for fatigue (physical and metal), is a strong psycho stimulant, perhaps making it a good choice for chronic fatigue syndrome.  Some sources say Nutmeg with its stimulant properties is useful with instances of frigidity and impotence and recommend combining with Vanilla Co2 for an aphrodisiac blend.


Batch specific GC/MS report for our Nutmeg essential oil is available. Select option during checkout to include it with your order or contact us prior to purchase to receive by email.

Aromatherapy use: Analgesic, antibacterial, anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, arthritis, carminative, digestive, fatigue, flatulence, frigidity, gout, impotence, indigestion, mental stimulant, muscular aches, nausea, neuralgia, rheumatism 

General use: Oil diffusers, potpourri, bath oil, bath salt, bath and shower gels, spa treatment oils and creams, soap and candle making 

Contraindications
: Some sources indicate avoid during pregnancy. Use in low dilution 1%, skin irritant undiluted.

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