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Nutmeg Essential Oil


Common Name: Nutmeg

Latin Name: Myristica fragrans Houtt.

Plant part: Seed

Distillation Method: Steam

Shelf Life:  About 3 years

Country of Origin: Indonesia, Unsprayed. 

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Aroma: This essential oil has a sweet, woody, spicy, and soothing aroma similar to the aroma given off when baking. It's a great middle note to help balance top note blends that adds warmth and depth. It's one of my personal favorite aromas when I need a substitute for the aroma of cinnamon!

Personal notes: I love this essential oil in blends that are soothing digestive concerns. It's also a great alternative to cinnamon for those that are allergic to cinnamon.

Safety Data: The use of the oil on the skin is considered safe at low dilutions at about 0.8% for East Indian or about 5% for West Indian Nutmeg oil based on the amount of safrole content according to "Essential Oil Safety by Tisserand and Young." Nutmeg can irritate the skin when oxidized or if used in higher dilutions too frequently. It is not reccomended to use during pregnancy.

Usage ideas: 

Create a beautiful holiday blend:

  • 1 part Nutmeg
  • 1 part Buddhawood
  • 3 parts Sweet Orange  

Emotional/Energetic Qualities: Offers energetic protection, very grounding, and can be emotionally supportive.

Recommended applications: Diffuse, topical application using safe dilution ratios, steam inhalation.

Other considerations:

  • Always dilut if using topically
  • Do not place on broken skin.

California Prop 65 Statement:This product does contain constituents on the CA Prop 65 list of toxic chemicals. This product conforms to the reporting requirements of California Proposition 65 (Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986). We are conforming to the regulation by reporting the existence, or lack thereof, of ingredients deemed reportable by the above mentioned regulations via a Safety Data Sheet (SDS), in Section 15 "Regulatory Information." Ingredients from Natural Food Sources (NFS) are exempt from reporting in accordance with Title 27, § 25501(a).