Nutmeg Essential Oil
Nutmeg comes from an evergreen tree indigenous to Indonesia containing mace on the inside and the nuts containing nutmeg.
- Botanical Family: Myristicaceae
- Part of Plant Used: Seeds
- Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
- Variations: None
- Chemistry: Nutmeg is comprised of monoterpenes (sabinene, α-pinene).
- Digestion: aids sluggish digestion and relief from diarrhea
- Musculoskeletal: soothes aches, pains, and inflammation
- Nervous System: promotes calming and relaxation for sleep; helps to relieve mental fatigue and nervous exhaustion
- Spiritual: supports the Sacral Chakra associated with the emotions, sensuality, and creativity.
- Scent Profile: Mid to base note that has a warm and deep, heavy spicy aroma
- Longevity: The aroma of Nutmeg can last up to 52 hours.
- Fragrance Classification: Spicy
- Blends well with: Blue Tansy, Cardamom, Cinnamon Bark, Cinnamon Leaf, Ginger, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lavender, Leather, Lily of the Valley, Nag Champa, Niaouli, Sweet Marjoram, Neroli, Sweet Orange, Petitgrain, Rose, Rosemary, Rosewood, Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood, Tonka Bea, Tuberose, Ylang Ylang
- Psychotropic in high doses, but no known issues contraindications
- May cause psychotropic effects and contraindicate pain-relieving drugs during labor and delivery.
Products Using Nutmeg Essential Oil
- Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin. A Pathfinder Book Reprint Edition, 2017.
- “Flavor, Fragrance, Food and Cosmetics Ingredients Information.” The Good Scents Company, The Good Scents Company (TGSC), 2019, www.thegoodscentscompany.com/.
- Shutes, Jade and New York Institute of Aromatic Studies. "Foundations of Aromatherapy" and "Aromatic Scholars" Aromatherapy Certification Programs and Course Materials. 2017-2019.
- Tisserand, Robert, et al. Essential Oil Safety: a Guide for Health Care Professionals. 2nd ed., Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2014.