Mace Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Myristica fragrans
Common Method Of Extraction: Steam distillation
Parts Used: Aril
Note Classification: Middle
Aroma: Bright, warm, spicy
Largest Producing Countries:
Traditional Use: Flavoring agent for baked goods and pharmaceuticals. Also used in perfumery as an addition to mens fragrances.
Properties: Analgesic, antioxidant, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, carminative, choloagogue, laxative, stimulant, tonic
Benefits: Colds, constipation, cough, exhaustion, fever, flatulence, halitosis, loss of appetite, muscle fatigue, nausea, slow circulation. Added to a blend, mace oil is used as a fixative.
Blends Well With: Bay leaf, citrus oils, clary sage, geranium, lavender, oakmoss, and neroli
Of Interest: Mace is incredibly close in profile to Nutmeg, both chemically and botanically. It has been postulated that the myristicum in mace might counter the potentially carcinogenic effects of safrole.
Safety Data: Avoid while pregnant. Not for internal use.
This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.