Nutmeg is a very interesting spice and many people don’t know that it can be used in many ways. It is not only used for cooking. Nutmeg essential oil can be used in many different ways to enhance your life and the lives of others.
It has been said that “nutmeg is a treasure chest of flavor and scent.” This statement is not only true but also very true. Nutmeg has been used for centuries in cooking and the fragrance industry. Because of its distinct smell, nutmeg has been used as a natural air freshener to banish musty odors from closets, cupboards and rooms.
You may use fragrant nutmeg essential oil to scent clothing as well as in potpourris. The fragrance is reminiscent of ancient times when people would cover their bodies with perfumes made from spices such as nutmeg and sandalwood. The aroma can be worn by men or women or it may be added to your favorite cologne or perfume. You will have a unique scent all your own.*
The uses for nutmeg essential oil are almost limitless, so let’s discuss some ways you can craft with nutmeg essential oil.
Nutmegs have been used for centuries as a spice, yet not many people know that their
Nutmeg is the seed of Myristica fragans, a tropical evergreen tree indigenous to the Spice Islands in Indonesia. It is harvested by hand and dried prior to extraction.
Nutmeg was used in traditional medicine for hundreds of years as an anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic and carminative. Not only that, but it has also been used to induce abortions and as an aphrodisiac.
It can be used topically on the skin, as well as ingested through consumption or infusion into drinks or foods. Ingesting nutmeg can lead to hallucinations and delirium, so care should be taken when using it this way. Nutmeg can be toxic in large amounts, so use caution when working with it. 
Here is a link that I found useful when researching this post: http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-nutmeg-extract-used-for.htm
Nutmeg is the product of Myristica fragrans, a tropical evergreen tree. The tree’s trunk can reach a height of fifteen to twenty-five feet and the leaves are darkly colored and leathery. It produces fruit that is either red or brown in color, oblong and egg-shaped, and have a hard shell with an oily flesh inside. The nutmeg seed, or nutmeg kernel, is actually the dried meat of the seed capsule surrounding the seed. Nutmeg has been used for centuries for its aromatic oil, which can be extracted from the ground nutmeg by grinding it into a fine powder.
This article will present some ideas and tips on how you can use one of your kitchen spices in ways you may never have thought of before!
Nutmeg is native to Indonesia but was cultivated in India in 600 B.C. This spice was much more expensive than gold once upon a time and was used as currency at various times in history. It was also traded throughout Asia, Europe and Africa well into the 1500’s as it was considered an essential ingredient in many recipes.
The History Of Nutmeg And Its Use
The word nutmeg derives from the Old French noix muscade (nutmeg) and this term came from the Latin
nutmeg consists of the dried and cracked seeds of the nutmeg tree, Myristica fragrans. The spice is derived from the seed kernel of several species in the genus Myristica. The most important commercial species is Myristica fragrans, an Indonesian tree indigenous to the Banda Islands in the Moluccas (or Spice Islands).
The seed kernel of the tree has a spicy, aromatic flavor and aroma that is largely retained in ground nutmeg but largely lost in freshly grated nutmeg. The outer shell of the seed is mace, also known as “blade”; it has a red color and an orange, tangy taste.**
**nutmeg is used for flavoring many commercial products such as mulled wine and eggnog; it is also used in soups such as bouillon and borscht. It is also eaten on bread or cream cakes.
nutmeg can be used to add a pleasant medicinal aroma to incense blends or homemade potpourri. It has a very strong scent and should not be used without diluting it first with another oil because it can irritate your skin or make you feel sick if you inhale too much at once.
nutmeg essential oil can be used as a fragrance in so
Nutmeg essential oil is derived from the seed of the fruit of an evergreen tree. It is considered a very valuable spice and has been used for many years in several forms of medicine including aromatherapy, homeopathy, and traditional systems of medicine in India and Asia.
Taken internally, nutmeg oil can be used as a carminative, which means it helps to ease flatulence and digestive disorders including indigestion and morning sickness. It can also help to relieve muscle aches, cramps, and spasms.
Nutmeg essential oil is also an excellent pain reliever with properties similar to those of ordinary analgesics like paracetamol or ibuprofen but nutmeg essential oil does not have any negative side effects associated with its use. It also has antiseptic properties that have been found to be effective against fungal infections like athlete’s foot.
Nutmeg essential oil can also be used as a stimulant for the brain making it useful for boosting mental performance without causing any negative side effects such as drowsiness or loss of motor control. In addition, it has antispasmodic properties making it useful for treating asthma, breathing difficulties, epilepsy, and migraines.
The nutmeg essential oil has antibacterial
Nutmeg is a deliciously sweet, fragrant, and powerful spice that is a must-have in any kitchen. It can be used to make nutmeg butter, nutmeg tea (which was the most popular type of tea in the seventies), nutmeg cream cheese, and even fashion an old favorite like pumpkin pie into something new and exciting. But sadly, not many people know what exactly nutmeg is or how it’s made.
Tis’ the season for delicious spiced food, so I thought I’d share with you some interesting facts about this exotic spice.
Everything but the Bagel Seasoning
2 tsp. poppy seeds
2 tsp. sesame seeds
2 tsp. dried onion flakes
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1/4 c. salt (or however much you want to use)
2 Tbsp. white pepper
Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl and store in an air-tight container away from light and heat. It should last several months if stored properly.**
* A good spice rack is a must-have for every kitchen! I love my turntable spice rack; it makes it so easy to grab what you’re looking for! If you don’t have one, I would highly recommend picking one up!
** You can substitute regular flour, but the end product will be slightly heavier, denser and very grainy.*
* Does NOT taste like bagels! I know some reviewers have said it does and I really don’t think so… at least not with everything else you put on your bagel or bread.*
* You could obviously leave out the poppy seeds and still have a delicious seasoning, but I personally prefer mine with them for texture and color!*
* Feel free to experiment with amounts of each ingredient to make your own