Common Name: Nutmeg
Latin Name: Myristica fragrans
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!
Blend with: Allspice, Black Pepper, Black Spruce, Buddha Wood, Citrus Oils, Clary Sage, Clove, Cypress, Douglas-fir, Eucalyptus Ironbark, Ginger, Ho Wood, Alligator Juniper, Nutmeg, Patchouli, Rosemary ct cineole, Scotch Pine, Virginia Cedarwood, Vetiver.
Energetic Qualities: Offers energetic protection, very grounding, and can be emotionally supportive.
Recommended applications: Diffuse, topical application using safe dilution ratios, steam inhalation.
Recipe idea: Create a beautiful holiday blend:
- 1 part Nutmeg
- 1 part Buddha Wood
3 parts Sweet Orange
Aromatherapist 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.
Extraction Method: Steam distilled seed
Distillation Date: Dec 2018
Shelf Life: About 3 years
Country of Origin: Indonesia, Unsprayed.
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 recommended to use during pregnancy.
- 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).