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Nutmeg (India) Essential Oil

Nutmeg (India) Essential Oil
Product Rating: 4.3/5 (As per 11 Customer Reviews)


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Rich in Skin-Loving Properties: Packed with antioxidants, Nutmeg Essential Oil may assist in maintaining a healthy-looking complexion by protecting the skin from free radicals.

Enhances Hair Health and Shine: Known for its stimulating effects on the scalp, Nutmeg Oil may help improve scalp health, promoting healthier hair growth.

Naturally Balancing Aroma: Nutmeg's relaxing, warming and spicy essence can inspire a sense of calm and emotional balance while also being energizing and uplifting.


Nutmeg Essential Oil is extracted from the dried seeds of the fleshy red fruit of the Myristica fragrans, a large evergreen tree that can reach up to 20 meters in height. Known for its sweet, spicy, and warming aroma reminiscent of the actual spice, this aromatic gem carries a rich history that spans cultures and centuries. Highlighted by Hildegard of Bingen in the 12th century, this oil possesses soothing properties that are key to alleviating muscle tension and promoting tranquility. Today, Nutmeg Essential Oil of India continues to be cherished by the food and cosmetics industries, as well as esteemed aromatherapists and naturopathic practitioners.


  • Muscle Relaxation: Dilute Nutmeg Essential Oil with a carrier oil for a soothing massage. Target areas of tension to ease muscle discomfort and promote an overall sense of tranquility.

  • Glowing Skin: Add 2-3 drops of Nutmeg Essential Oil to your favorite moisturizer or carrier oil. Gently massage onto cleansed skin for a revitalizing and antioxidant-rich boost.

  • Scalp Massage: Mix a few drops of Nutmeg Essential Oil with a carrier oil and massage into the scalp. Leave it on for at least 30 minutes before shampooing.

  • Inhale Tranquility: Reap Nutmeg Oil's aromatherapeutic benefits by adding 5-6 drops of Nutmeg Essential Oil to your diffuser. Allow the sweet and spicy aroma create a serene ambiance and support your relaxation and emotional balance.

Botanical Name:

Myristica fragrans

Plant Part:


Main Constituents:

  • Sabinene: 14 - 32%
  • Myristicin: 1.8 - 3.2%



Extraction Method:

Steam Distilled


Color / Consistency:

A thin, colourless to pale yellow liquid.

Aromatic Scent:

A middle note of medium aroma, Nutmeg's scent is soft, spicy, and woody with a slightly musky note.

Blends Well With:

Lavender, Clary Sage, Geranium, Rosemary, Petitgrain, Orange and other Spice Oils.

Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. If used in large amounts, Nutmeg Essential Oil can cause toxic symptoms such as nausea and tachycardia. Contact with eyes should be avoided.

Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping) be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.

IMPORTANT: All New Directions Aromatics (NDA) products are for external use only unless otherwise indicated. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner. Please refer to our policies for further details, and our disclaimer below.

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Rating: Star
I wasn't too sure about the scent of this one. But I added it to my rollon for joint pain, and it really seems to help! It's about warming and anti inflammatory.

By: , Calgary, Alberta
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Loyal Customer Since: 18-Sep-2018

Rating: Star
Felt that this last order of all the oils in my order were off and possibly defective, all had a medicinal smell and nothing like their name. Even though I suspect batches were defective company still made me pay for the return courier of $32.00

By: , Grimsby, Ontario
Loyal Customer Since: 01-Jun-2018

Rating: Star
Smells almost just like nutmeg powder. A bit more fresh then the powder.

By: , Chatsworth, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 06-Dec-2012

Rating: Star
This went into a M&P Soap, and made it smell like heaven in a bar. If you are making products for Christmas, you would be silly not to purchase this oil! Wonderful quality!

By: , Coquitlam, British Columbia
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Loyal Customer Since: 13-Nov-2013

Rating: Star
This is definately greener than the spice - if you were after the nutmeg spice scent try the mace EO instead.

By: , Winnipeg, Manitoba
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Loyal Customer Since: 07-Dec-2010

Rating: Star
A bit less complex and more "green" than fresh nutmeg, but still a wonderful scent. I'll probably continue to use freshly grated nutmeg in my soap, but I could see using this in an oil blend. It would blend beautifully with both warmer, spicy smells and with more herbaceous oils.

By: , Vancouver, British Columbia
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Loyal Customer Since: 15-Mar-2010

Rating: Star
Awesome ! It's earthy yet light, from up close the scent is biting and fresh very woodsy and mysterious. From a little distance it smells medicinal, calming and soothing, less overpowering than I expected. With some distance we find that burnt wood rosewood like smell, with very colorful and sweet overtones.

By: , Quebec, Quebec
Loyal Customer Since: 15-Oct-2009

Rating: Star
This essential oil is a must in a soap full of honey and beeswax. It is one of my best sellers. AND it is hard to find it ! Thank you again to New Directions

By: , Montreal, Quebec
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Loyal Customer Since: 25-Feb-2006

Rating: Star
mix with benzoin and cardamom, and voila! Instant holiday scent. this EO is pretty strong too, so a little goes a long way. This will not disappoint!

By: , Calgary, Alberta
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Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2008

Rating: Star
This reminds me of a classier version of coffee. Similar to the cooking scent. Slightly musky, and reminiscent of burnt wood. On the bitter side. Good EO, long lasting in natural perfume.

By: , Scarborough, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 27-Jul-2006

Rating: Star
Probably more rich than the nutmeg you are used to, this one is of superb quality and wonderful for a warming blend. Really nice during the holidays and especially useful in the cold winters.

By: , Sarasota, Florida
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Customers may purchase products from New Directions Aromatics Inc. only with the clear understanding that all products must be used at their own discretion, and only after referring to the Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and all other relevant technical information specific to the product. New Directions Aromatics Inc. shall not be held responsible for any damages to property or for any adverse physical effects (including injury or bodily harm).

New Directions Aromatics Inc. shall not be responsible for any damages resulting from use of or reliance upon this information. The user of the product is solely responsible for compliance with all laws and regulations applying to the use of the products, including the intellectual property rights of third parties.

The certifications, statements and product descriptions shown on this website are strictly for information purposes only. The information in this document is obtained from current and reliable sources but makes no representation as to its comprehensiveness or accuracy. Nothing contained herein should be considered as a recommendation by New Directions Aromatics Inc. as to the fitness for any use.

Further, New Directions Aromatics is not responsible for the comments made in the customer reviews, nor when products are used in ways not suitable to their purpose (for example, fragrance oils in toothpaste; bath salts in metal containers; additives used in larger amounts than recommended).

As with any manufacturing process, New Directions Aromatics strongly recommends small lab scale testing for evaluation purposes prior to full commercial manufacturing. As the ordinary or otherwise use(s) of this product is outside the control of New Directions Aromatics Inc., no representation or warranty, expressed or implied is made as to the effect(s) of such use(s) (including damage or injury), or the results obtained.

The liability of New Directions Aromatics Inc. is limited to the value of the goods and does not include any consequential loss. New Directions Aromatics Inc. shall not be liable for any errors or delays regarding an order, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon. Please note, the International Federation of Aromatherapists do not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. In addition, Essential Oils must be properly diluted before use in order to avoid any damages to property or adverse physical effects (including injury or bodily harm).

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