If you’re looking to learn about different essential oils, then you’re in the right place! Read below to find out more about Mace essential oil and its many wonders.
Found in India, the husks of Myristica fragrans are steam distilled to produce an essential oil that’s sweet, spicy and reminiscent of Nutmeg. This middle note oil blends well with Clary Sage, Coriander, Geranium, Lavender, Lime, Mandarin, Orange, Petitgrain, and Rosemary.
It’s not surprising that Mace has an aroma that’s similar to Nutmeg, as these two oils are distilled from the same plant (Nutmeg is distilled from the seeds). Like its counterpart, Mace is widely used in the food, beverage, and distillery industries. It can also be added to homemade perfumes, colognes, or body sprays to act as an aphrodisiac. Use it in homemade massage blends to help promote circulation and ease muscle tension (add Rosemary too!).
If you’re looking to clean the air, then you can place a drop or two of Mace and Mandarin to an ionizer or diffuser to utilize its antioxidant properties. Like Mandarin, Mace is also a wonder for the digestive system and can be applied to the abdomen to alleviate diarrhea.
Want to find out more about other essential oils? Check out our Essential Oils A to Z Series, where we’re constantly adding new profiles.