Organic Nutmeg Essential Oil
Nutmeg, Myristica fragrans, grows on an evergreen tree originally native to the Spice Islands, a small group of islands to the north-east of Indonesia. Nutmeg essential oil is steam distilled from the sun-dried seeds of the tree. The fruit of this tree has a single seed, which makes it a drupe, like an apricot with its pit. In this case, the nutmeg is the seed or pit and it is surrounded by a soft reddish outer coating, which is actually another valuable spice called “mace.”
Nutmeg, a strong oil like cinnamon and clove, contains eugenol, which makes it useful for treating muscular and joint pain. A massage oil that incorporates nutmeg oil can help improve circulation and ease arthritis and joint pain, muscle cramps, and lower back pain. Its antiseptic properties make it useful in the antiseptic soaps and washes.
Nutmeg oil has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties that may help with acne-prone skin. The eugenol also has stimulating properties, which can increase blood flow to the skin for a more radiant complexion. It can be found in treatments for dull or oily skin.
In hair care, nutmeg essential oil can help soothe an itchy scalp and improve the appearance of dull, brittle, or damaged hair strands.
Aromatherapy Properties: Nutmeg is a sweet, spicy, warm, slightly woodsy essential oil. The spicy aroma stimulates the brain, helps decrease mental exhaustion and stress, enhances concentration, and adds clarity to the mind. The warming scent may also help promote sleep, calm the senses, and induce a sense of relaxation. When used in a diffuser it can help set a mood as well as freshen the air.
Lemongrass essential oil, Cymbopogon flexuosus, has a wonderful, uplifting lemony scent that is steam distilled from a grass harvested in Guatemala. Lemongrass has long been used in Eastern medicine to treat muscular pain and stiffness. Its astringent properties make it useful in the treatment of acne, blemishes, and other skin inflammations. Lemongrass essential oil is particularly high in anti-bacterial, antiseptic, healing and soothing properties. Skin-soothing properties help cleanse your skin without the drying that overexcites the oil glands.
In hair care, lemongrass oil increases fullness and body and adds luster to dull hair. It may also be an effective treatment to combat hair loss and oily hair and scalp conditions. Some herbalists believe that lemongrass oil can strengthen the hair follicles, another benefit for those suffering from thinning or weak hair.
Aromatherapy Properties: There has been recent research in India that shows that lemongrass acts as a sedative on the central nervous system which helps relieve tension and promotes the sensation of being calm. The scent of Lemongrass is soothing, stimulating, and refreshing. Aromatherapists value lemongrass for its ability to both calm and revitalize, to relieve tension, invigorate, and inspire.
Pregnancy & Children: We do not provide information on the safety of essential oils during Pregnancy or for use in Children because the available information is very ambiguous and often contradictory. If you’re interested in using essential oils during pregnancy or with young children please do your own research and consult your doctor, midwife, or health care professional before use.
Precautions: If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, have a medical condition, or have any medical concerns regarding yourself or your family consult a qualified, licensed health professional prior to use. For external use only. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes. Keep out of reach of children.
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