Myrrh was extensively used by ancient civilisations for religious purposes, incense and embalming. In ancient medicine it was used to treat wounds and chest complaints.
Source: Commiphora myrrha is grown in the Middle East, North Africa and Northern India.
Extraction: Myrrh essential oil is steam distilled from resin collected from the stem and shoots of the tree.
Myrrh was extensively used by ancient civilisations for religious purposes, incense and embalming. In medicine it was used to treat wounds and chest complaints.
Aroma: Myrrh essential oil has a rich, creamy, resinous scent.
Fragrance note: Base.
Properties: Myrrh essential oil is warming, healing, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory. In aromatherapy, it is used to help relieve congestion and in massage to improve poor circulation. It is rejuvenating and soothing to the skin.
Uses: Massage, baths and vaporization.
Blends well with: Bergamot, Chamomile, Clove, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Neroli, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Pine, Rose, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Tea Tree, Vetiver and Ylang Ylang.
Caution: Myrrh essential oil is safe to use when diluted to 5% or less in a carrier oil.
Avoid during pregnancy.