Nutmeg Oil
Nutmeg Oil
Nutmeg Oil

Nutmeg Oil

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  • Type: Essential Oil
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    Nutmeg or Myristica Fragrans fruit has a hard shell protecting the inner kernel or seed. The oil is extracted via steam distillation from the dried kernel. Found naturally in the Far East and West Indies, its tall tree is covered with green leaves and fascinating yellow flowers which have no petals. Its fruits are yellow containing the nut. The outer covering of the nut is a husk called mace used as a spice in cooking.  Nutmeg has a refreshing, warm, spicy aroma note with a sweet and slightly woody base note. High in terpenes, nutmeg has properties that range from soothing everyday aches and pains to provoking deep restful sleep due to presence of Myristin and Licarin-B. It is antiseptic, a general tonic and stimulating circulation and digestion. Myristin is known to have protective properties for the liver.

    General: As an essential oil it is extensively used in perfumery and pharmaceuticals. It is also a popular natural flavouring agent for baked goods, beverages, syrups and sweets.

    Perfumery: Nutmeg is found in many male fragrances, for seasonal candles and in some toiletry formulas.

    Spa: Nutmeg oil needs to be used in moderation in topical applications, but it can be used in antiseptic foot baths before pedicures, as a compress, massage blend at between 0.8%-5% depending on where it is from. For diffuser blends or inhalation it encourages feelings of comfort, calm and inner peace.

    Do not use nutmeg during pregnancy.

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