Nutmeg Essential Oil
Botanical binomial: Myristica fragrans Houtt.
Other names: Myristicaceae Officinalis, Myristica Oil, Myristicae Fragrantis Aetheroleum, Oleum Myristicae
Country of Origin: Indonesia
Part of plant used in production: Dried nutmeg seeds
Methods of production: Steam Distillation
Description: Nutmeg trees are evergreens consisting of egg shaped seeds.
Characteristics: A colourless to almost colourless or pale yellow essential oil or pale green, with a light fresh, warm spicy and aromatic odour of nutmeg.
Properties: Anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-oxidant, antispasmodic
Constituents: alpha-pinene, beta-pinene, Sabinene, Myrcene, Limonene, Linalool, Citronellal, Citronellol, Eugenol, 1,8-cineole, Terpinen-4-ol, Myristicin, Elemicin, Safrole.
Safety: For external use only. Should be diluted prior to skin application. Avoid contact with eyes and mouth. May cause skin irritation for some individuals, a skin patch test is recommended prior to use. Consult your healthcare professional before using essential oils during pregnancy.