Botanical Name : Commiphora myrrha
Common Method of Extraction : Steam Distilled
Plant Part Typically Used : Resin
Color : Golden Yellow/Brown
Consistency : Medium
Perfumery Note : Base
Strength of Initial Aroma : Medium - Strong
Aromatic Description : Warm, earthy, woody, balsamic.
Myrrh is a tree resin that has been used and valued since ancient times for its medicinal, cosmetic, aromatic and spiritual applications. In Christianity, Gold, Frankincense
and Myrrh were the gifts given to the baby Jesus by the three wise men.
Myrrh Essential Oil is used most often for spiritual and incense /room fragrancing applications, and it is heralded for its contribution to oral health. You can find toothpastes,
mouth rinses and other natural oral care products that contain Myrrh Essential Oil and/or the powderized resin.
Myrrh Oil is steam distilled directly from myrrh resin. Myrrh Essential Oil smells more pleasant than the resin, but I still find the aroma of the oil to be a bit harsh on its
own. The aroma of Frankincense Oil helps to round out and freshen the aroma Myrrh Essential Oil. The aroma is woody, earthy and a bit balsmic. It is a wonderful base note to
include in blends intended for spiritual, meditative and Christmas room fragrancing applications.
Emotionally, Myrrh Oil is grounding and helps to mellow out the emotions.
Read below for more information and for important safety information.
Benefits, Uses & precautions:
Amenorrhea, athlete's foot, bronchitis, chapped skin, dysmenorrhea, gums, halitosis, hemorrhoids, itching, mouth, ringworm, toothache.
One of the gifts of the Magi to the infant Jesus, myrrh is an ingredient in sacred ointments, incenses and oils. As a powerful guard against any evil which may be directed
toward one, anoint the temples each morning.