Mace essential oil - Myristica fragrans - Sri Lanka
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Botanical Name: Myristica fragrans
Plant Part: Husk
Origin: Sri Lanka
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Description / Color / Consistency: A thin, clear, pale yellow to brownish yellow liquid.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A middle note with a medium aroma, Mace Essential Oil has sweet, spicy scent reminiscent of nutmeg.
Product Abstract: The Mace tree may reach heights of about 65 feet (20 metres). They yield fruit eight years after sowing, reach their prime in 25 years, and bear fruit for 60 years or longer. The nutmeg fruit is pendulous and similar in presentation to a peach. When fully mature, it splits in two, exposing a crimson-colored aril. This is the mace which surrounds the nutmeg pit. Mace is a vibrant red-colored seed husk covering (aril). Mace Essential Oil has a history of medical use in combination with nutmeg.
Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only in small doses. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping) be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.