Nutmeg Essential Oil is derived from the evergreen tree capable of growing 20 meters in height. It produces a fleshy red fruit. The exterior husk is dried and produces Mace essential oil, while the seeds produce the Nutmeg essential oil.
Botanical Name: Myristica Fragrans
Plant Part: Seeds
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Colour: Clear Pale Yellow
Aromatic Scent: Rich, spicy, sweet, woody. It is similar to the cooking spice, but richer and more fragrant.
Aromatic Strength: Medium to Strong
Blends Well With: Nutmeg is a valuable addition to many aromatherapy blends, adding warmth, spice and inspiration, when used in very small amounts. Lavender, Clary Sage, Geranium, Rosemary, Petitgrain, orange, other spices.
Common Uses: Arthritis, constipation, fatigue, muscle aches, nausea, neralgia, poor circulation, rheumatism, slow digestion.
History: Nutmeg was used by the Indians for intestinal disorders, by the Egyptians in embalming and by the Italians during the Plague. In the Middle Ages Nutmeg was grated and mixed with lard as an ointment for piles. Nutmeg oil is used in soap, candle making, dental products and hair lotions.
Never use pure oils on the skin without diluting, never use internally, keep away from children and eyes, always check if there are any medical issues which could cause a problem. Seek help if you have any doubts.
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