Grown and steam distilled from organically grown, harvested, comminuted and dried seeds (the outer shell is known as Mace) in Sri Lanka.
Nutmeg is native the Moluccaas, other islands of Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and is grown widely in these areas because of its long historical use as a spice. Nutmeg is familiar as a spice used for baking, and is often associated with sweet, warm, comforting kitchen aromas—it’s also found in savory dishes. Animals might be attracted to it, but they shouldn’t eat it as it can be poisonous to pets.
Nutmeg also gives a fixed oil, which is odorless and tasteless
last kiss collapses
on hymeneal amber
like grated nutmeg
--Rajat Kanti Chakrabarti
First, he says that nutmeg is excellent to mask the odor of cooking cabbage, whose odor is one of the most obnoxious of the household odors. Mace or nutmeg sprinkled upon cooked cabbage completely masks the sulfide odor (compare lemon oil on fish etc).
Nutmeg oil is a pale yellow or almost water-white mobile oil of a light, fresh, warm-spicy and aromatic odor, a distinctly terpeney top-note and rich, spicy-sweet, warm body-note. The undertone and dryout is somewhat woody, but remains warm and sweet in good oils. There is some similiarity to the odor of sweet marjoram oil.
The oil has found increasing use in perfumery (remember this is 1960) for modern spicy perfumes and for “men’s fragrances” in after shaves and other lotions. Small additions in fantasy bouquets or aldehydic perfumes, florals, chypres, etc can have some very interesting effects.
The following actions are supported by clinical studies
And the following actions are commonly cited in aromatherapy:
If you practice aromatherapy, you are probably also aware that nutmeg is very useful, for a variety of conditions—if you don’t own The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, it’s well worth including in your healing library.
Nutmeg can be attractive to animals as well as children and the flavor is not too strong, Therefore, one must pay attention to keep this oil (and the spice too) out of reach of children and pets--nutmeg can be poisonous. It can also cause psychotropic reactions with unpleasant consequences. Not for internal use except very dilute as a flavor.
As with most essential oils, dilute before using on skin. Perform a patch test before use if essential oil sensitivity is suspected. Do not take essential oils internally. Do not use on children or pets. Seek advice from a trained aromatherapist before using on people with compromised immune systems. Keep away from eyes and mucus membranes.
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