An ancient healer and remedy for a multitude of ailments and symptoms, Myrrh is a remarkable essential oil that you will likely run out of quickly. A popular aromatherapy oil, Myrrh's woody and smoky aroma is simply astonishing.
Discovered more than 3,700 years ago, Myrrh oil was used by the Ancient Egyptians during the embalming process and in perfumery and cosmetics. Known for its healing properties, Myrrh essential oil is a popular skin care ingredient used to soften fine lines and promote healthy skin.
The Myrrh tree is a petite shrub with knotted branches, trifoliate aromatic leaves and small white flowers and comes from the Commiphora specific. A natural oleoresin exudes from the trunk, producing a pale yellow liquid which hardens into reddish-brown tears, known as Myrrh.
Native along the Red Sea region in Somalia, Yemen and Ethiopia, small incisions are made into the bark of the trees to increase the yield. The gum resin is put through a steam distillation process to extract and bottle Myrrh essential oil.
Myrrh is also known to be combined often with Frankincense to get the combined benefits of these essential oils. If you are interested in this blend, also check out our Myrrh & Frankincense Essential Oil Blend
Botanical Name: Commiphora myrrha
Method: Steam Distilled
Plant Part: Resin
Blends Well With: Bergamot, and other citrus; Geranium, and other florals
Aroma: Woody, smoky, resinous, and herbaceous
Consistency: Thin - Medium
Color: Pale Yellow
Safety: Keep out of reach of children. Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use internally unless instructed by a licensed aromatherapist or physician.
OK For Kids: 2+
Kids Max Dilution: 1%
Shelf Life: 4-8 Years
Apply Topically: Our Single Essential Oils and Synergy Blends are 100% pure and undiluted. To apply to the skin, dilute with a high-quality Carrier Oil. See our dilution chart here. We recommend performing a skin patch test when using a new essential oil topically, especially with sensitive skin.
Diffuse & Inhale: Breathe in your favorite essential oils using an essential oil diffuser or personal pocket inhaler. For instructions on how to use your diffuser, please refer to the diffuser's product page.
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RELAX: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 drops of Myrrh, 5 drops of Bergamot and 5 drops of Ylang Ylang.
FIRST AID: In a 1 ounce squeeze bottle add: 11 drops of Myrrh, 2 drops of Helichrysum, 3 drops of Lavender and 1 ounce aloe vera gel. Apply 2-3 times a day or as needed to assist the body's natural process of healing wounds.
TOENAIL CREAM: To a 2 ounce squeeze bottle add: 6 drops of Myrrh, 15 drops of Tea Tree, 4 drops of Clove and 2 ounces of unscented lotion. Apply on the affected area 2-3 times daily or as needed to help heal infection.
DRY SKIN LOTION: Add to a 1 ounce bottle with lotion pump: 3 drops of Myrrh, 3 drops of Rosewood and 2 tablespoons of Evening Primrose oil. Shake to mix well. Pump a small amount onto your finger and apply with gentle strokes to sensitive areas. (1% dilution)
MATURE SKIN: Add: 1 drop of Myrrh to 1 teaspoon of Rosehip oil. Apply to face, throat and the back of hands.
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