Nutmeg may go back to the Arabian word “mesk”. The French translation is noir muguette and the English may have shortened it to “nutmeg”. There are many species of Nutmeg, however, the most commonly used is Myristica fragrans. It is native to the Banda Islands of Indonesia. The tree’s essential oil is produced from the kernel of its peach-like fruit through steam distillation.
Cleaning, energizing, stimulating, soothing and balancing
Tone digestive system; relieves cramps and spasms in the intestines, help to expel gas from the intestines, ease indigestion, diarrhoea, nausea and poor digestion; protect liver; stimulates the appetite; use in massage blend to soothe and comfort muscular aches and poor circulation; invigorating and strengthening mind; support nervous system and nervous fatigue
Nutmeg is sweet-spicy aroma brings encouragement and spontaneity.
Blends Well With:
Black pepper, clary sage, cypress, geranium, lavender, lemon, orange, patchouli, rosemary
- For age 7-11, use 1 drop of essential oil to 1 drop of carrier oil.
Apply 1-2 drops on location
Apply to chakras/Vita Flex points
Directly inhale or diffuse
Do not use during pregnancy
May act as a sedative
May be toxic if taken internally
Not for use by people with epilepsy
Possible circulatory enhancer, use caution if using blood thinners or aspirin regimen
May cause overexcited mental behaviour
Extreme use may cause mental discomfort or delirium, and could over-stimulate the heart. Use caution and always dilute.
Do not use for children under 6