Nutmeg Essential Oil CO2 Extracted
Active Ingredient: Myrsistein: 3.5%
Botanical Name: Myristica fragrans
Plant Part: Seeds
Extraction Method: Carbon Dioxide Extraction
Description: The CO2 extraction method yields a greater number of aromatic compounds from Nutmeg than any other process used to distill essential oils. At a low temperature, carbon dioxide (or CO2) can be pressurized until it becomes liquid. This liquid then acts as a solvent, and is used to extract the oil from plants. After the extraction is completed, the vessel is brought back to room temperature, and the CO2 rapidly converts to gas, leaving behind a high-quality oil that is free of chemical solvents.
Color: Colorless to pale yellow liquid.
Common Uses: Nutmeg Essential Oil CO2 Extracted can be used as a treatment for the following: arthritis, constipation, fatigue, muscle aches, nausea, neuralgia, poor circulation, rheumatism and slow digestion. It is a valuable addition to many aromatherapy blends, adding warmth, spice and inspiration, when used in very small amounts. Nutmeg Oil can be used in soaps, candle making, dental products and hair lotions.
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Blends well with: Lavender, Clary Sage, Geranium, Rosemary, Petitgrain, Orange and other Spice Oils.
Aromatic Scent: Nutmeg Essential Oil CO2 Extracted has a rich, spicy, sweet, woody scent. It is similar to the cooking spice, but richer and more fragrant.
History: Nutmeg was used by the Indians for intestinal disorders, by the Egyptians in embalming and by the Italians during the Plague. In the Middle Ages nutmeg was grated and mixed with lard as an ointment for piles.