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Latin Name:  Myristica fragrans

Part of Plant:  Fruit

Country of Origin:  Indonesia

Method of Production:  Steam Distillation


Myristica fragrans, also known by other names such as Myristica officinalis and Myristica aromatica, is an evergreen tree indigenous to the Moluccas (or the Spice Islands) of Indonesia that is a member of the Myristicaceae botanical family.  Nutmeg is a culinary spice that comes from the dried inner seed/nut of the Myristica fragrans tree.  Mace also comes from the same tree and is the red, lacy covering of the seed.  Indonesisan Nutmeg oil is said to be the best quality in the world with the highest myristicin content.  


Nutmeg essential oil with its warm, spicy aroma, blends well with other spice oils and makes a wonderful addition to Holiday blends.  Try adding to Orange, Clove, Cinnamon, and your choice of fir oils for a warming Holiday diffuser blend or to make a room potpourri.  Consider adding to oils like Mandarin, Sandalwood, Vetiver, or Patchouli for a calming and relaxing aroma.  


Usage ideas:

  • Add a few drops of essential oils to a diffuser, cotton round, or a tissue.

For convenience on the go…

  • Properly dilute with your choice of carrier oils in a roller bottle.

  • Add up to a total of 15 drops of essential oils to a personal aromatic inhaler (aroma stick).



Dermal Max: 0.8%

Potentially carcinogenic and can be psychotropic in high doses.  If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, please consult with a healthcare professional prior to use.  Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.  Keep out of reach of children and pets.  If swallowed, seek medical attention or contact a Poison Control Center.  Do not use undiluted essential oils topically.  Possible skin sensitivity.  Do not use on broken skin.  Watch for any possible interactions or side effects.  Discontinue use if any reaction including skin irritation occurs and if condition persists, seek medical attention.  Be sure you are familiar with all safety precautions including any recommended dermal maximums before use.  



This product is not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  The information on this site is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and is for educational and informational purposes only.  These statements have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).



Sheppard-Hanger, S. (1995). The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual. Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy


Tisserand, R. and Young, R. (2014). Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Second Edition. Churchill Livingstone


Burfield, T. (2016). Natural Aromatic Materials: Odours & Origins, Second Edition. Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy



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