Plant part used
Place of origin
The most important commercial species is the common, true or fragrant nutmeg, Myristica fragrans (Myristicaceae), native to the Moluccas (or Spice Islands) of Indonesia.
A warm, spicy essential oil that is sweet and somewhat woody.
Method of extraction
Nutmeg is the spice made by grinding the seed of the fragrant nutmeg (Myristica fragrans) tree into powder. The spice has a distinctive pungent fragrance and a warm slightly sweet taste.
Blends well with
Bergamot, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Lemon, Tangerine, Lime, Grapefruit, Lavender, Rosemary, Ginger, Eucalyptus, Orange, Ylang Ylang.
Mind & Spirit – This oil stirs the senses and helps to relax the body and mind. Nutmeg has been used to ensure a peaceful and full night’s sleep.
Body – Nutmeg has a long tradition of topical support for seasonal aches and pains. (Massage or a hot bath)
Skin & Hair – Nutmeg is a good ingredient for skincare because of its anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties as well as its ability to remove blackheads, treat acne and clogged pores.