myrrh

Myrrh Essential Oil {Commiphora myrrha}                   

Source: Oman, Wild Harvested

Method of Extraction: Steam distilled from the resin.

Myrrh has long been used in spiritual ceremonies. The Egyptians used it during the mummification process and the Bible mentions it as an important anointing oil. Ayurvedic and Chinese practitioners consider it a valuable medicine.

AROMA

The thick, resinous oil varies from golden yellow to light brown. The irresistible aroma is rich, warm, creamy, earthy and balsamic. It is a base note in perfumery.

BLENDS WELL WITH

Atlas cedarwood, bergamot, chamomile, clove, cypress, eucalyptus lemon, frankincense, geranium, juniper, lavender, lemon, neroli, patchouli, peru balsam, pink grapefruit, rose, rosemary, sandalwood, sweet orange, tea tree, vetiver, ylang ylang.

REPORTED THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES

Myrrh can be used "neat" (undiluted) on the skin. This oil is prized for its ability to speed wound healing, relieve chronic skin conditions like eczema, and strengthen nails. It also has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anti-fungal and anti-tumor properties.  

AROMATHERAPY

Inhale directly or diffuse to relieve anxiety, uplift the mind, soothe stress, negativity and fear. Myrrh encourages feelings of peace, enhances mental focus and meditation, promotes creativity and reduces irritability. 

PRECAUTIONS:

SPECIFIC

Avoid during pregnancy and lactation, due to up to 10% beta-elemene content.

GENERAL

As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted, in eyes or mucus membranes. 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 oil).

{For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.}

 

 

 

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