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25 Outstanding Uses of Nutmeg Essential Oil

Written by Reannan Raine and updated on October 11, 2017
Nutmeg essential oil

Nutmeg essential oil is steam distilled from the dried seeds produced by the tropical nutmeg tree. The tree is known botanically as Myristica fragrans syn. M. officinalis, M. oromata and Nux moschata.

Nutmeg oil is good for the treatment of arthritis, bacterial infections, bad circulation, digestive tract conditions, inflammation, menstrual troubles, pain, tension, anxiety, stress and sore muscles. This essential oil has analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, bactericidal, carminative, digestive, emmenagogue, laxative, parturient, relaxant, sedative, stimulant and tonic therapeutic properties.

1. Treat Neuralgia

Add 1 to 2 to drops of nutmeg essential oil to 1 teaspoon of a carrier oil and apply a few drops of the blend to areas affected by neuralgia. You can also add 4 to 6 drops of the nutmeg oil/carrier oil blend to your bathwater for all-over relief of nerve pain and inflammation.

Use a lighter carrier oil for bath oil blends. Abyssinian oil, grapeseed oil and rosehip seed oil are nice, light carrier oils that are ideal for use as bath oils.

2. Improve Circulation

Vascular/Blood System

Blend 1 to 2 drops of nutmeg essential oil into 1 teaspoon of carrier oil. Apply the oil to the chest then the legs and arms or any other areas of the body where poor circulation is a problem.  

3. Get Relief from Arthritis

Apply a 1% to 2% nutmeg essential oil/carrier oil blend to painful, arthritic joints to get relief from pain and inflammation. Nutmeg oil’s analgesic, anti-inflammatory and anti-rheumatic therapeutic properties will provide quick relief. A 1% to 2% nutmeg oil blend can be used two to three times a day as necessary.

4. Treat Gout


Use the 1% to 2% nutmeg EO/carrier oil blend to alleviate gout pain and inflammation. You can also add rosemary essential oil to the blend. Mix 1 to 2 drops of nutmeg and 2 to 4 drops of rosemary essential oil to 1 teaspoon of carrier oil for quick and effective gout relief.


*Using too much, either topically or t