Nutmeg Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Myristica aromata, M. fragrans, M. officinalis, Nux moschata
Aroma: Warm, spicy
Perfume Note: Middle
Method of Extraction: Steam distilled
Main Chemical Components: Pinene, sabinene, limonene, terpinen-4-ol
Blends Well With: Lavandin, bay, orange, geranium, clary sage, rosemary, lime, petitgrain, mandarin, and coriander essential oils
Description and Uses: Nutmeg Essential Oil is an invigorating, enlivening and uplifting oil. It's said to help stimulate digestion, and to be useful in cases of nausea and indigestion.
Nutmeg oil also has anti-inflammatory properties, and is said to be helpful (well-diluted in a massage oil) for joint pain and sore muscles.
Traditional use: antiseptic, muscle relaxant, and aphrodisiac
Cautions: Nutmeg essential oil is toxic if used in large quantities, and can be stupefying. Use half recommended dilution or less. Avoid during pregnancy. Because of these cautions, we recommend this oil for practitioner use only.
Recipes Using Nutmeg Essential Oil:
Soothing Muscle Blend:
5 drops Roman Chamomile Essential Oil
5 drops Ginger Essential Oil
5 drops Nutmeg Essential Oil
2 Tbsp Carrier Oil
Blend well and massage into sore joints or muscles.
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Disclaimer: The information provided here is for educational purposes only, and not intended to treat, prescribe, cure, or diagnose any disease or condition. This information is not intended as a substitute for consulting with your physician or other health care provider. Dreaming Earth Botanicals is not responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of any of the suggestions, preparations, or procedures discussed. All matters pertaining to your physical health should be supervised by a health care professional. Keep all aromatherapy products out of reach of children.