Myrrh Essential Oil Profile

Posted by Daniela Pelonara on

 

Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha) essential oil benefits

Myrrh is possibly the oldest known perfume, used 3700 years ago by the Egyptian as holy ointment. The Chinese used Myrrh to treat swelling and treat wounds.

Myrrh is a wonderful extract to heal many skin problems; from deep wounds, to extremely dry skin and scars. It is one of the best essential oil for mature skin, for wrinkles and fine lines. It is also very soothing for sunburn skin. 

It has an intense, balsamic, musky deep aroma that exudes calm, composure, relaxation. Perfect for meditation and mindfulness

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Botanical Name: Commiphora myrrha

Origin: Ethiopia

Method of Extraction: Steam distillation of the resin

Color:  yellow resin 

Aroma: woody, creamy, balsamic with a citrus top note

Note: base

Blends well with:   Bergamot, Clary Sage, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Juniper Berry, Patchouli, Pine, Spruce,, Sandalwood, and Turmeric 

Therapeutic properties: Analgesic, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiseptic, astringent, digestive, diuretic, expectorant, sedative, tonic, vulnerary

Safety:  Do not use with children and while pregnant 

 

 

HOW TO USE

To calm emotions, sleep better, and fight negativity burn or diffuse 2-5 drops; steam inhalation for bronchitis, colds, coughs, and sore tr. 

Add 1% max Myrrh oil to a cream base as anti-aging, anti-scarring.

Wound care: add directly to the wound 2-3 drops of undiluted Myrrh. For mouth ulcers apply one drop undiluted directly on the affected area. 

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