Nutmeg essential oil is a volatile liquid, that is thin and light yellow in colour, which exudes a strong spicy scent with a unique pleasant, musky undertone. It has been used in traditional medicine since ancient times, due to the plethora of therapeutic characteristics it contains. These include significant anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving, antimicrobial, cleansing and energizing traits. The primary compounds which offer these helpful qualities are monoterpene hydrocarbons – sabene, pinene and limonene.
Not only does nutmeg essential oil relieves joint pain, elevates mood, regulates menstrual cycles, hormones in women and treat the common cold, lung problems, but it also has several fortifying compounds that supply crystal clear skin and healthy hair This, coupled with its revitalizing scent, makes it a popular addition to perfumes, soaps, shower gels, cleansers, moisturizers, as well as shampoos, conditioners and oral, dental care products.