Nutmeg essential oil: Warm, spicy, and uplifting

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Nutmeg is such a versatile spice, both in the kitchen and as a vibrant scent to fill your home. But if you need some easy tips and tricks on using Nutmeg oil in your life, we’re here to help. Whether you’re trying to get ready for fall or want to add some flavor to your life, Nutmeg’s warm, spicy aroma can help set the right mood in your space.

Nutmeg essential oil uses

You probably already have a jar of nutmeg spice in your kitchen, but what about Nutmeg essential oil? Let’s talk about what it can do for you as you set the mood for fall:

  • Diffuse the warm, comforting scents of Nutmeg, Stress Away™, and Cinnamon Bark at your bedside to create a cozy environment as you prepare to catch some zzz’s.
  • Diffuse during study time while kids are working to invite a moment of concentration.
  • Dilute with V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex and massage on abdomen and feet for a little soothing self-care when you’re feeling off. Apply to the chest for an invigorating breathing experience while you do some grounding exercises.
  • Add a few drops right on top of your dollop of Thieves® AromaBright™ Toothpaste before brushing or to your Thieves Fresh Essence Plus™ Mouthwash to freshen breath and infuse your morning with the taste of fall.
  • Dilute with a carrier oil and massage topically onto tired muscles. Nutmeg’s spicy aroma can help make trips to the gym feel like a treat instead of a chore.
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Nutmeg essential oil diffuser blends

Nutmeg is already a powerful oil when diffused on its own, but blending it with other complementary oils can set the mood of your space. Try these easy-to-make blends!

Mountain Spice

Combine spicy Nutmeg, tranquil Lavender, and woodsy Pine to instill your home with the warm scent of the outdoors without having to head out into the cold.

Mountain Spice Diffuser Blend - Young Living Lavender Life Blog

Pumpkin Pie:

Cinnamon, Nutmeg, and Clove, oh pie! Add in Ginger and Cardamom, plus a little bit of Orange to give a zesty kick, and you’re on your way to a perfectly pumpkin diffuser blend. Give it a try to spice up your home!

Pumpkin Pie Diffuser Blend - Young Living Lavender Life Blog

Beach Vibes:

Take a break from the cold and head on a mental vacation to a seaside escape with fresh Jade Lemon, citrusy Neroli, velvety Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood™, and warming Nutmeg.

Beach Vibes Diffuser Blend - Young Living Lavender Life Blog

Linen spray

Make a homey spiced linen spray by combining Nutmeg, Clove, and Bergamot. Read here to learn how to elevate your space with DIY linen spray.

Nutmeg Vitality™ essential oil

Extracted from the steam-distilled fruit and seeds of the tree, Nutmeg Vitality™ has a sweet and distinctly spicy taste, making it both a powerful and versatile essential oil. The oil stays true to the flavor of the spice. Add a few drops to your favorite recipes to infuse them with warmth. Whether it’s baked into spice cake or blended into tea, this flavorful spice offers a warm, nostalgic taste and aroma.

  • Add Nutmeg Vitality to your favorite holiday baked goods for its cozy flavor reminiscent of past holidays.
  • Use in savory dishes to subtly enhance and round out the flavor.
  • Add 1 drop in a mug of eggnog for a sweet and spicy treat.
  • Enhance the flavor of winter produce like acorn squash, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin.
Nutmeg Vitality Essential Oil - Young Living Essential Oils

Pumpkin spice cocoa

From October to December, pumpkin spice reigns supreme! Bring its warm, cozy taste to your family with this naturally sweetened recipe. Just mix in Nutmeg, Cinnamon Bark, and Clove Vitality™. One sip will bring back memories of golden leaves, warm mittens, and pumpkin patches!


4 cups unsweetened dairy or plant-based milk
8 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 drop Nutmeg Vitality essential oil
1 drop Cinnamon Bark Vitality essential oil
1 drop Clove Vitality essential oil

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1. In a large saucepan over medium-low heat, warm up your milk and add the other ingredients.
2. Ladle into four mugs and enjoy this warming treat with loved ones! Read here for other delicious Vitality-infused hot cocoa recipes.

Whatever mood you’re trying to create, Nutmeg essential oil can help set the scene and infuse your life with comfort and warmth.

What is your favorite use for Nutmeg? Tell us in the comments below!

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