Nutmeg was a much prized spice used throughout history, for numerous medications and also in cooking - including desserts, baking, hot drinks and liqueurs. The essential oil is steam distilled from the worm-eaten nutmeg seed (the worms eat the starch and fat in the seed) to obtain a sweet, warm-spicy scent with a terpene-like top note. Brings warmth and energy and assuages aches when used in liniments and massage blends. Great for a happy gut – stimulating, eases gas, breaks down starch and fats. Stimulating and warming to the chest.
Aroma: Middle Note.
Perfume: Fresh, spicy top note and deep, sweet, warm and woody undertones. Somewhat musky.
Blends well with: lavender, rosemary, black pepper, clary-sage, eucalyptus, ginger, geranium, pettigrain and ylang ylang. Also with the sweeter citrus oils and other spice oils.
Part of plant used: fruit
Type of extraction: steam distilled
Origin of Raw Material: Indonesia, Country of Manufacture: France
Precautions: Seek professional advice regarding use during pregnancy.