“Good for concentration,
Latin name: Myristica fragrans
Description of plant: A tropical evergreen tree growing to a height of 24 m. The fruit is large and fleshy, and splits open to reveal the nut rapped in a bright red net – this is the spice we know as mace
Nature of oil: Pale yellow with a warm, sweet spicy aroma; a gentle stimulant and reported aphrodisiac
Method of oil extraction: Steam distillation of the leaves and flowering tops
Blends well with: Other citrus essential oils, chamomile roman, lavender, petitgrain, neroli, geranium, rose
Specific precautions required: Use sparingly; may irritate sensitive skin
Stress-relieving properties include: Good for concentration, nervous exhaustion, indecision, overwork
Medical properties include: Analgesic, anti-emetic, antioxidant, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic
- Wildwood C. Aromatherapy. Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 1996.
For the best effects, it is advisable to buy pure essential oils. Products containing synthetic ingredients will not provide the same degree of benefit.
A word of caution about essential oils:
The essential oils supplied with Aroma4U products are 100% pure and natural, but even natural products can have side effects if not used properly,
and some degree of care is needed when handling them. Pure undiluted essential oils should not (in general) be used directly on the skin.
Do not take essential oils internally. Essential oils should be kept away from children, pets and the eyes. Essential oils are also very volatile and,
therefore flammable – keep them away from naked flames. Aromatherapy products are never to be used in place of medical treatment.
If you are pregnant, epileptic, suffering from high blood pressure or already taking medication consult your medical practitioner or a qualified aromatherapist.
The essential oils info provided above is for general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric,
psychological, legal, or other professional advice. Aroma4U.co.uk (CUS Busting Ltd) does not endorse, and expressly disclaims
liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in the above article.
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10 September 2012