*Please note - Myrrh's consistency is very thick and viscous; solid at room temperature. Bottle should be placed in a hot water bath in order to liquefy
BOTANICAL NAME: commiphora myrrha
ORIGIN: Africa, Ethiopia, Somalia
PARTS USED: resin
DISTILLATION METHOD: solvent extraction
FRAGRANCE: balsamic, sharp, spicy, warm
BLENDS WELL WITH: cypress, frankincense, galbanum, geranium, juniper, lavender, orange, patchouli, pine, sandalwood.
AROMATIC BENEFITS: clearing, concentration, focusing, soothing, stimulating, warming.
MAGICAL USES: astral projection, attraction, balances chakras, blessing, consecration, crown chakra, exorcism, healing, meditation, protection, psychic energy, spirituality, unhexing.
PHYSICAL USES: acne, amenorrhea, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antiviral, athlete's foot, blisters, bronchitis, carminative, chapped skin, cirrhosis of liver, cuts, dermatitis, diarrhea, emmenagogue, emollient, fixative, gum disorders, impetigo, insect repellent, mouth ulcers, ringworm, stimulant, thrush, vulnerary, whitlows, wounds, wrinkles.
The essential oil of Myrrh is solvent-extracted from the resin of Myrrh. Myrrh is native to Egypt. While the resin was in use in incenses and perfumes in ancient Egypt, the oil obtained from it was used for healings wounds in ancient Greece. The main components of this essential are Alpha Pinene, Cadinene, Limonene, Cuminaldehyde, Eugenol, Cresol, Heerabolene, Acetic Acid, Formic Acid and Sesquiterpenes.
Antibacterial: kills or inhibits bacteria.
Anti-inflammatory: an agent that prevents or counteracts inflammation.
Antiseptic: a substance that inhibits the growth and reproduction of microorganisms.
Antiviral: inhibits the growth and production of a virus.
Carminative: relieves discomfort of gas in the digestive tract.
Emmenagogue: stimulates blood flow in the pelvic area and uterus, causing menstruation.
Emollient: Something which softens or lubricates the skin.
Stimulant: increases physiological or nervous activity in the body.
Safety Warning: It can have toxic effects if used in excess. As with many other essential oils, pregnant and breastfeeding women should avoid using myrrh essential oil, mostly due to its emmenagogue property. Never ingest essential oils without a prescription. Use carrier oil when applying to skin.