Aromatherapy Essential Oils

Nutmeg Essential Oil

Nutmeg Essential Oil

Myristica fragrans

Nutmeg essential oil is sharp, spicy and rather musky in aroma.

It is a native of the Molucca islands, but is also found in Peneng, Java and Sri Lanka.

Extraction Method:
Nutmeg oil is extracted by steam distillation.

Chemical composition:
A-pinene, camphene, b-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, a-phellandrene, a-terpinene, limonene, 1,8-cineole, y-terpinene, linalool, terpinen-4-ol, safrole, methyl eugenol and myristicin.

Therapeutic properties:
Analgesic, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, digestive, emmenagogue, laxative, parturient, stimulant and tonic.


  1. Nutmeg oil stimulates the heart and circulation.
  2. It activates the mind and revives people from fainting spells, while stimulating the digestive system and fighting wind, nausea, chronic vomiting and diarrhea. 
  3. It encourages appetite and averts constipation, fights gallstones and is a tonic for the reproductive system, while regulating scanty periods, relieving frigidity and impotence. 
  4. It can aid births by strengthening contractions.
  5. The oil has shown good anti-inflammatory action, and is also successful in relieving pain, especially muscular aches and pain, as well as rheumatism.


  • Nutmeg oil is considered non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing, yet in very large dosage may become toxic with symptoms such as nausea and stupor. 
  • This oil should not be used during pregnancy.

Blends well with:

 Black pepper, Cypress, Geranium, Clary sage, Rosemary and Orange.