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Nutmeg Essential Oil

Adam Michael has this to say “This aroma is sweet spicy, full of warmth, nutty, balsamic, and just like smelling nutmeg powder that used to grace the home made rice pudding my mum made for me as a young child.

Nutmeg essential oil is useful diluted in carrier oil and massaged to treat sore muscles and nervous fatigue. British Herbal Pharmacopoeia suggests nutmeg is useful for flatulent dyspepsia, nausea, diarrhea, dysentery and rheumatism.”

Arctander has this to say “Nutmeg Oil is a pale yellow or almost water white mobile oil of a light, fresh, warm-spicy and aromatic odor, a distinctly terpeney top note and a rich, sweet-spicy, warm bodynote. The undertone and dryout is somewhat woody, but remains warm and sweet in good oils. There is some similarity to the odor of sweet marjoram oil.

The oil has found increasing use in perfumery lately for the modern “spicy” perfumes and for “men’s fragrances” in after-shaves and other lotions. Small additions in fantasy bouquets or aldehydic perfumes, florals, chypres, etc., can have very interesting effects. Nutmeg oil blends well with amyl salicylate, oakmoss, bay leaf oil, linalool, lavandin oil, coumarin or deertongue extract, methyl cinnamic aldehyde, Peru balsam oil, etc.”

Botanical Name: Myristica fragrans Houtt

Origin: India

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