• Nutmeg Essential Oil

Nutmeg Essential Oil

  • Product Code: EO-N03
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Nutmeg essential oil has a rich, spicy, sweet, woody aroma. Nutmeg is beneficial for the nervous and digestive systems and for easing muscular aches and pains, as well as joint pain.
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Nutmeg is an aromatic, evergreen tree with yellow flowers and fruit. It is native to the Molucca Islands (previously known as the Spice Islands), but is also grown in West Indies, Indonesia and Sri Lanka. The essential oil is steam distilled from the kernel of the fruit.

Although Nutmeg is most well known as a food spice it also has a long history of medicinal use. It has been used for centuries for kidney and digestive problems and ancient Indian and Chinese Royalty were reputed to add nutmeg to their drinks for hallucinogenic purposes. Malaysian women also used nutmeg in the final stages of pregnancy to help prepare and strengthen the uterine muscles for labour.

In modern aromatherapy Nutmeg essential oil is reputed to be beneficial for the nervous system, digestive system, muscular aches and pains, and for invigorating and stimulating the mind. 
Nutmeg is considered to be a 'winter' oil, due to its warming properties, and can be used as an alternative to Cinnamon. (Nutmeg essential oil is more powerful than Cinnamon and care should be taken not to use it in large quantities).

  • Species: Myristica fragrans
  • Plant family: Myristicaceae 
  • Origin: East Indies 
  • Note: Middle
  • Extraction method: Steam distilled


Safety Note:
Do not use during pregnancy. Use in moderation and do not use consistently over long periods of time.
Nutmeg essential oil is not recommended for general skincare however it can be of benefit for muscular aches and pains when applied topically in a cream or other suitable base product.
Nutmeg oil is psychologically uplifting and a good nerve tonic. It can help to comfort, calm and focus the mind and relieve fatigue. It can be particularly useful for people who feel tired of life and ‘at the end of their tether’.
Nutmeg essential oil is analgesic, anti-rheumatic and anti-spasmodic and is therefore useful in massage blends for muscular aches and pains and painful joints. It can also help stimulate the digestive system and is beneficial for indigestion, nausea and diarrhoea. Nutmeg is also helpful for poor circulation.
Blends well with:
Other Spices, Bay Leaf, Clary Sage, Mandarin, Geranium, Lavender, Rosemary, Lime, Petitgrain

Allergens Listing:

Eugenol 0.6%, Gerniol 0.4%, Isoeugenol 1%, Citronellol 0.2%, Limonene 7%, Linalool 0.4%

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