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Nutmeg Essential Oil

Nutmeg Essential Oil

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Nutmeg Essential Oil, derived through the steam distillation of nutmeg seeds, presents as a clear to yellow liquid with a sharp, spicy, and sweet scent. Extracted from the evergreen nutmeg tree, which can reach up to 20 meters in height, this oil complements various blends with Peru balsam, geranium, clary sage, petitgrain, coriander, and orange. Native to the Malaku islands, nutmeg has a greyish-brown smooth bark, dense foliage, and small yellow flowers. 

Usage Guidelines

  • Common Uses: Commonly used in aromatherapy, body care products, candles, hair care, and soap making.
  • Directions: When incorporating Nutmeg Essential Oil, add a few drops to the diffuser for aromatherapy. In soap making, include approximately 1-3% of the total weight during the cold process or melt and pour phases. For candle making, adhere to fragrance load guidelines. Always consult specific guidelines for each essential oil and product type, considering variations in usage rates, compatibility, and potential reactions.
  • Blends Well With: Nutmeg Essential Oil blends well with Peru balsam, geranium, clary sage, petitgrain, coriander, and orange.
  • Precautions: Essential oils are concentrated essences from plants and should be diluted before application to the skin to avoid irritation. Avoid internal use. Consult with a doctor or certified aromatherapist if you have health concerns.

Technical Information

  • Botanical Name: Myristica fragrans
  • INCI: Myristica Fragrans (Seed) Oil
  • Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
  • Plant Part: Seed
  • Origin: Indonesia
  • Aroma: Sharp, spicy, sweet
  • Aromatic Strength: Medium
  • Aromatic Note: Middle
  • Color: Pale yellow liquid
  • Flash Point: 42°C

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