Nutmeg Essential Oil – Restricted (Best Used by Skilled Practitioners)
Nutmeg Essential Oil (Myristica fragrans) from Indonesia is Therapeutic Quality Essential Oil extracted from the seeds by steam distillation. This Indonesian oil is also known as East Indian.
This warming spicy nutmeg essential oil is used in aromatherapy to stimulate and invigorate the mind.
Myristica frangrans essential oil is sharp, spicy and rather musky in aroma and is extracted by steam distillation from the dried seeds.
The main chemical components of nutmeg oil are a-pinene, camphene, b-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, a-phellandrene, a-terpinene, limonene, 1,8-cineole, y-terpinene, linalool, terpinen-4-ol, safrole, methyl eugenol and myristicin.
This team distilled oil is a warming when used sparingly, it is a wonderful essential oil for use in helping to ease digestive complaints as well as muscular aches and pains. As for all essential oils, a little goes a long way but this especially holds true for this oil.
Nutmeg oil is considered non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing, but in large dosage it may become toxic. This oil should not be used during pregnancy.
It blends well with black pepper, cypress, geranium, clary sage, rosemary and orange.
Essential Oil Safety Information
Tisserand and Young warn that Nutmeg Essential Oil is potentially carcinogenic and can be psychotropic in high doses. The authors recommend a dermal maximum of 0.8% for East Indian and 0.5% for West Indian Nutmeg Oils. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 366-367.]