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The nutmeg tree (Myristica fragrans) is truly a gift from nature, as it provides two important international spices: nutmeg, which are the seeds, and mace, which is the crimson aril (a lacy covering) found surrounding the seeds. Native to the Spice Islands (Moluccas) of Indonesia, this small evergreen tree is also cultivated in the Caribbean, Malaysia, and India, where it’s used in everything from cuisines, perfumery, soap making, and more!
Medium strength. Rich, spicy and warm, reminiscent of freshly ground nutmeg.
Invigorating, revitalizing, & stimulating. Warming for the emotions, helping to promote a sense of comfort and openness.
Blends Well With
Bay, Black Pepper, Clary Sage, Coriander, Geranium, Lavender, Lime, Mandarin, Peru Balsam, Petitgrain, Rosemary
History of Mace
Nutmeg and mace
have been a prized part of the spice trade for centuries. During the Middle Ages, it was primarily traded by Arab people, who mysteriously never revealed the source of the highly demanded spice, making it an exotic prized and costly spice throughout Europe. Today, mace lends its delicate flavor and saffron-like color to many cuisines, and is also a unique and wonderful addition to any aromatherapy collection as an essential oil.