There are two main types of nutmeg; "East Indian" type, from Indonesia and Sri Lanka, and "West Indian" nutmeg, grown particularly in Grenada. The former is preferred for its higher aromatic value and richer body. Nutmeg is the dried ripe seed of the fruit of an evergreen tree. The husk of the seed is Mace, which can also be used to produce Mace essential oil. Nutmeg essential oil is complex to produce because a large proportion of the oil is fixed oil as opposed to essential oil. Great skill is therefore required in the production, which is reflected in the excellent quality of this Indonesian oil selected by Absolute Aromas.
Add 1 drop each of Nutmeg and Cinnamon Leaf and 3 drops of Mandarin to the water in an oil burner to create a wonderful, spicy room fragrance over the Festive season. For a warming bath on a cold winter's night, blend 1 drop each of Nutmeg, Benzoin and Geranium in 10ml of Peach Kernel oil, add to the water and soak in it for 10 minutes. Do not use Nutmeg during pregnancy.