Nutmeg Oil, Some Uses

Nutmeg Oil, Some Uses

Nutmeg oil (Myristica fragrans) is a lovely sounding word. It sounds crunchy, warm and nutty. The scent of Nutmeg is light, fresh, with deep, sweet, warm woody undertones.

Aromatic influences: Adding zest, fun, and enchantment to life. Inspires creativity and imagination. Cheering, fortifying and refreshing.

Combines well with:

Cinnamon Bark, Clove Bud, Ginger Root, Black Pepper, Clary Sage, Bay Leaf, Red Mandarin, Orange, Geranium, Lavender, Rosemary, Lime, Petitgrain Bigarade, Balsam of Peru, Bergamot

Ways to use it

  • G.R.A.S.
  • Can be ingested but only in small doses. In large doses it can have psychotropic properties.
  • The seed is covered in a red layer used to make Mace. The layer is always in a lovely design.
  • Used for centuries as a remedy for kidney and digestive problems.
  • Can be used in soaps and candles for a lovely scent.
  • Dissolves fear and promotes self-confidence.
  • Works great in massage blends for muscular aches and pains.
  • Helps to relieve chronic fatigue.
  • To even out mood swings, vaporize 2 drops Nutmeg and 4 drops Grapefruit.
  • Add 1-2 drops to your morning hot cereal, like oatmeal.
  • Mainly you should inhale the scent and see how it makes you feel. And have fun with it!


Here are a few recipes involving Nutmeg oil. To check for more, you can click on Nutmeg in the tagged section at the end of the article. That will show you all articles mentioning it.

*Please note: With any recipe’s involving bath or massage blends, always test on a small part of your skin first before using all over your body. Please be sure your skin can handle the blend before being covered in it, especially when it comes to spice oils.

 Ache and Pain Reliever Massage Oil

  • 5 drops Rosemary
  • 5 drops Nutmeg
  • 5 drops Lavender
  • 1 tablespoon F.C.O.

Massage formula into specific area(s) in need of help. (2)

Sleep Restfully Massage Oil

  • 4 drops Celery Seed
  • 4 drops Lavender
  • 4 drops Nutmeg
  • 3 drops Lemon
  • 1 tablespoon F.C.O.

Before going to bed, massage blend into upper chest, back of neck, shoulders, and along the back. Do not drive or do anything that requires concentration after applying the formula. (2)

Romantic Bedroom Formula

  • 8 drops Palmarosa
  • 1 drop Ylang Ylang
  • 2 drops Clary Sage
  • 2 drops Nutmeg
  • 4 drops Lime
  • 4 ounces pure water

Add all ingredients to 4 ounce, fine mist spray mister and spritz room liberally. Or, mix a bottle of the formula, without the water, and diffuse in room. (1)

Sprain Treatment

  • 20 drops Ginger Root
  • 17 drops Nutmeg
  • 3 drops Clove Bud
  • 2 tablespoons F.C.O.

Apply ice pack to sprain for 10 minutes 3 – 4 times a day. After ice pack, massage this blend into area. Use an elastic bandage in between treatments. (1)

Improve Mood and Lift Anxiety Massage

  • 2 drops Nutmeg
  • 4 drops Litsea
  • 4 drops Neroli
  • 1 tablespoon F.C.O.

Gently massage blend into neck and shoulders every evening. (3)

To Aid Restful Sleep Massage

  • 2 drops Nutmeg
  • 4 drops Lavender
  • 4 drops Rosewood (or Linaloe Wood)
  • 1 tablespoon F.C.O.

Gently massage blend into neck and shoulders every evening. (3)


And finally,

What do you like to use Nutmeg oil for? What recipe are you going to try first? Please share with us in the comment section down below.



  1. The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Worwood
  2. 500 Formulas for Aromatherapy by Carol Schiller and David Schiller
  3. The Essential Oils Handbook: All the Oils You Will Ever Need for Health, Vitality, and Well-Being by Jennie Harding




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