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Nutmeg Essential Oil

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You may be more familiar with Nutmeg as a spice for tasty Autumn dishes and wintry beverages, but Nutmeg essential oil offers so much more.

Similar to the aroma when baking with Nutmeg, the essential oil has a spicy and woody fragrance.

Native to Moluccas and nearby islands, Nutmeg is generally cultivated in the areas surrounding Indonesia. An evergreen tree that produces smooth bark, dense foliage and small yellow flowers, the plant’s seeds are steam distilled to extract the essential oil. 


Botanical Name: Myristica fragrans

Origin: Indonesia

Method: Steam Distilled

Plant Part: Seeds

Note: Middle

Family: Myristicaceae

Blends Well With: Cardamom, and other spices

Aroma: Spicy, woody, and true to Nutmeg commonly used in baking

Consistency: Thin

Color: Clear

Comments from GC/MS report:The analysis of this Nutmeg batch sample meets the expected chemical profile for authentic essential oil of Myristica fragrans. No contamination or adulteration was detected. The results provided in this GCMS quality analysis reflect the chemical composition of the oil and lot referenced above on the date of analysis.

Safety & Shelf life

Safety: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use internally unless instructed by a licensed aromatherapist or physician.

Adult Max Dilution: 0.8%

Shelf Life: 1-2 Years

How to Use

Apply Topically: Our Single Essential Oils and Synergy Blends are 100% pure and undiluted. To apply to the skin, dilute with a high-quality Carrier Oil. See our dilution chart here. We recommend performing a skin patch test when using a new essential oil topically.

Diffuse & Inhale: Breathe in your favorite essential oils using an essential oil diffuser or personal pocket inhaler. For instructions on how to use your diffuser, please refer to the diffuser's product page.

DIYs: Explore simple and fun recipes on The Drop, our essential oil blog with expert tips, EO news, and informative reads.

MASSAGE BLEND: Add to a 2 ounce squeeze bottle: 6 drops of Nutmeg, 6 drops of Helichrysum, 3 drops of Peppermint and 5 drops of Copaiba, then fill with Jojoba oil. Shake to mix well. Apply enough of this mixture to cover any overworked areas and massage into the skin. (1.7% dilution)

SLEEP: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 drops of Nutmeg, 5 drops of Vetiver and 5 drops of Cedarwood (Atlas). Or add Nutmeg to your Thera Lux Nebulizing Diffuser and diffuse for 15-30 minutes before bedtime to encourage sleep.

RELAX: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 drops of Nutmeg, 5 drops of Lavender and 5 drops of Mandarin. Or add 5-6 drops of Nutmeg to your Scent Ball Diffuser and diffuse for 30-60 minutes.

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