Nutmeg was used by many ancient civilizations very aware of its stimulating, digestive, nerve tonic and aphrodisiac properties. Nutmeg oil is invigorating for the mind and for healthy sexual desire. It is widely used also in cooking for its digestive properties (helps assimilate food, stimulate healthy appetite, resolves indigestion). Nutmeg is very suitable for arthritis, nerve pain, deep musculo-skeletal pain especially with older people. In perfumery nutmeg oil is used as a fixative for citrus oils.
Method of Extraction: steam distillation of the fruit
Color: pale yellow
Aroma: spicy, warm, and nutty
Blends well with: clary sage, coriander, geranium, lavender, lime, mandarin, orange, petitgrain, rosemary, frankincense, black pepper
Therapeutic properties: Analgesic, antioxidant, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, apertive, aphrodisiac, carminative, cholagogue, laxative, stimulant, tonic
How to Use:
To invigorate the mind and promote readiness burn or diffuse 2-3 drops of nutmeg oil, ideally blended with Rosemary and all citrus oils.
For muscle, nerve pain add 3 drops of nutmeg (+ 2 -3 drops of Lavender) every 5 ml of carrier oil or the same dilution + Chamomile or Marjoram 3 drops directly in the bath tub with warm water.To calm upset stomach and promote healthy appetit dilute 2-3 drops of nutmeg oil in 5 ml (1 tea spoon) or carrier oil and massage the stomach area clockwide.
Try a very captivating sensual massage using 1 drop nutmeg, 2 drops ylang, 1 drop ginger, 1 drop of geranium every 5 ml of carrier oil.
For very upset stomach try 2 drops of nutmeg and 2 drops of Peppermint every 5 ml of carrier and massage tummy clockwise.
Chemical components: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(<9%).