Extremely popular during the Elizabethan era, nutmeg was thought to be very useful in fighting off the plague. The tree from which these essential oils are processed grows as tall as 70 feet high and bears fruit. The oils are derived through steam distillation from the seeds of the fruit. Those wishing to experiment with the blending of essential oils may wish to try these: ylang-ylang, ginger, eucalyptus, clary sage, black pepper, orange, rosemary, or lavender.
OVERALL BENEFITS OF NUTMEG ESSENTIAL OILS
USES FOR NUTMEG ESSENTIAL OILS
The uses of nutmeg essential oils are very nearly limitless but can include the following: blend with tobacco products for flavor, as a room freshener, in cosmetics, in soaps for their refreshing nature and antiseptic qualities, flavoring desserts, burned as incense (and by Roman priests), and as a spice in the culinary world on everything from potatoes to meats.
Always practice caution when using this or any other essential oil. Pregnant women should see a doctor before using nutmeg. Overly excessive use of these oils may have overstimulation effects as well as causing other related adverse reactions.
Botanical Name: Myristica Fragrans
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Plant Part: Seeds
Common Uses: Nutmeg Essential Oil stimulates the brain to remove mental exhaustion and stress. It’s also believed that Nutmeg essential oil improves the quality of your dreams, making them more intense and colorful. It is a good remedy for anxiety as well as depression. Nutmeg Essential Oil can be toxic if used in excessive amount.