Latin name: Myristica fragrans
Country of origin: Indonesia
Part of the plant: Seed (dried)
Extraction method: Steam distilled
Main biochemical components*: Sabinene, alphapinene, beta-pinene
Properties: Antiseptic, analgesic, antirheumatic, stimulant, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac.
Physical uses: Muscle aches, muscle spasms, joint stiffness, inflammation, infections (bacterial) feeling cold, poor circulation, general fatigue, nerve pain, poor digestion, indigestion, nausea.
Skin care uses: Not recommended for skin care use. (e3 defines skin care as a condition that affects the surface of the skin.)
Psychological uses: Nervous fatigue, mental fatigue, low libido.
Subtle uses: Increases creativity.
Notes: Use Nutmeg in a 1-5% dilution. Avoid during pregnancy and nursing.
*Chemical components: Chemical component percentages may vary. Essential 3 offers a Certificate of Analysis for review.
Methods of use
Compress: Fill a basin with water. (Warm water relaxes and increases circulation. Cool water invigorates and relieves inflammation.) Add 3-5 drops of essential oil and briskly stir. Lay in a washcloth, wring, and apply to the area in need for approximately 1-5 minutes. Dip, wring, and apply 3 more times.
Massage (Specific Area): Mix 6-12 drops of essential oil in 1 ounce of carrier oil or fragrance-free, natural lotion.
Room Mist: Mix 30-60 drops of essential oil in 4 ounces of water in a mister bottle. Shake well before each use and avoid getting the mist into the eyes.
Spot Application: Mix 1-4 drops of essential oil in 1 teaspoon of carrier oil or aloe vera and apply to the area in need.
The Methods of Use are general guidelines. Individual sensitivities, desired results, and the characteristics of the essential oil(s) used must all be considered. Adjust methods and proportions accordingly.
For external use only. Always dilute before use. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid eyes and other sensitive areas. Keep away from direct flame – essential oils are flammable. If pregnant or nursing, consult a physician before using essential oils. Store at room temperature and avoid direct sunlight.
Aromatherapy: The use of natural, aromatic substances, known as essential oils, to enhance the well-being of body, mind, and spirit. (This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. No information provided is intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.)