This is part of an ongoing educational series on essential oils. Today’s topic is all about nutmeg essential oil. In previous parts of this series I have talked about, bergamot essential oil, releasing grief with Ravintsara essential oil as well as the top essential oils for dry skin. Stay tuned for more!
Today let’s learn all about nutmeg essential oil. You are probably familiar with the spice, and the essential oil has a similar, although stronger scent. It is a warm and spicy aroma that is familiar from baking. A fun fact, did you know that essential oils were in the original Coca-Cola? It had nutmeg essential oil in it! Additionally mace comes from the same plant.
Nutmeg Oil Uses:
- Gargle with nutmeg oil to freshen breath. Add a drop to water and swish.
- Sleep support! Nutmeg has a very physically calming effect to the body. You can run it in the diffuser at night with Orange for a great aroma and sleep.
- Stress! The calming effect that helps support sleep can also help support you during times of stress!
- Nutmeg can also help during that time of the month ladies! Dilute and apply to the abdomen area every few hours.
- Circulatory support- nutmeg supports your circulation so your hands and feet can stay warm!
- Nutmeg is said to make dreams more colorful and vivid is some people!
- Nutmeg is stimulating, and will energize the brain and body! Oils are amazing because they adapt to what we need. Nutmeg will not be stimulating if used before bed in most people.
- Apply to joints and muscles after exercise. Since the oil is stimulating and supports circulation it is perfect post exercise. Mix 1 drop wintergreen, 1 drop peppermint and 1 drop nutmeg with 5 drops carrier oil and apply where I need it!
- Emotionally- The musky aroma brings encouragement and spontaneity.
You can find nutmeg essential oils in the following blends.
- Endoflex (supports endocrine system),
- En-R-Gee – supports healthy energy and adrenals- also the oil that powers this blog!
- Magnify Your Purpose
- Light the Fire– smells like cookies!! Love this blend!
Recommended Dilution: 50:50 ratio for adults. One drop of oil to one drop of carrier oil. I have sensitive skin to I dilute a bit more, like 1 drop nutmeg to 3 to 4 drops carrier oil.
Remember diluting the oil does NOT dilute it’s efficacy. Instead, it spreads the oil over a larger area, reduces evaporation of the oil off your skin and prevents skin irritation when done correctly. I err on the side of caution with dilution because it does not hurt to dilute more. If you ever apply a pure essential oil and your skin becomes irritated apply more carrier oil over the top until your skin is calm again! Works like a charm!
Nutmeg Essential Oil Blends Well With:
The main constituents of nutmeg are: sabiene, alpha-pinene, beta-pinene, myrcene, limonene, terpenes, safrole, and myristicin. If you want to learn more about how these work in the body I highly suggest googling them. I am not able to provide more information as that dances into the medical claims realm and I am NO doctor!
There are many Nutmeg uses because it is Generally Regarded as Safe (GRAS). However, it is advised to not use this oil on children under 5 years of age.
Although it may be used as a dietary supplement, it is advised not to use it in this manner for children under 6 years of age.
People with epilepsy should not use Nutmeg. Women who are pregnant should use caution.
I only use and trust one brand of essential oils. The brand where I can walk onto the farm and see the planting of non GMO seeds, hand weeding and careful distillation and bottling of pure essential oils myself. Learn more about these oils here.
I hope this in depth look at nutmeg essential oil helps you!! Give these oils a try and you will not regret it!
P.S. Learn more about one of my favorite oils to support dry skin!!
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