Nutmeg Essential Oil
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.
Nutmeg Essential Oil Constituents
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.]
Quality & Experience
All our Artisan Aromatics pure essential oils, aromatherapy blends and oil products are therapeutic quality. Using our 20+ years of experience, we’ve gathered the finest quality oils from around the world. To ensure that our pure oils are as fresh and potent as possible, our oils are bottled by hand here in the USA only after we receive each order.
IMPORTANT: All issues that pertain to your physical or mental health should be discussed with and supervised by a licensed health care professional. Keep all essential oils away from and out of reach of children. We recommend you consult a trained aromatherapist before using essential oils with children under 16 years of age. Always follow the general safety guidelines for using essential oils; these can be accessed by clicking the link below.
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