Myrrh Essential Oil (Commiphora Myrrha)
In ancient times, myrrh was highly prized, also mentioned in the bible. Was and still widely used in perfumes, incense and ointments for healing wounds. It’s a small, tough desert tree with aromatic leaves, white flowers and sharp needles. The bark produces a yelloew resin that hardens into red brown tears, myrrh essential oil is steam distilled from those tears.
The name myrrh comes from the Arabic word mur which means bitter.
People use myrrh as medicine since more then 4000 years ago, it is mentioned in the bible and ancient greek soldiers used it for psychic protection and first aid.
Used in western medicine to treat mouth ulcers, gum disease and skin wounds.
Scent: Musky, balsamic and smokey.
Extraction Method: Steam distillation.
Colour: Golden yellow to amber.
Properties: Mildly calming.
Caution: Do not use during pregnancy.
Easy uses of myrrh essential oil
Anger buster – 2 drops myrrh and 4 drops geranium oil in a nice warm bath.
Stress relief – 2 drops myrrh and 4 drops clove oil in the diffuser.
Cough – Steam inhale 2 drops myrrh and 4 drops cedarwood oil.
One of the most spiritual essential oils, like frankincense, excellent for meditation, calms the breath. Connected to the base chakra and helps stuck people to move on in life. promotes a sense of peaceful mind, tranquility and inner peace. Dissolves feelings of anger, mental stress or hurt.
Myrrh teaches us to let go of our wounds and look forward.
Myrrh was given as a gift to baby Jesus by one of the 3 wise men in Bethlehem.
Was burnt by the Egyptians for their sun god Ra and to embalm mummies.
It is mentioned in the bible plenty of times.
Baths: add 5-8 drops to bath
Massages: add 2-3 drops of essential oils to 15 ml (1 tablespoonful) of carrier oil
Vaporisation: add 2-4 drops of essential oils to a burner.
100% pure, best value therapeutic grade essential oil suitable for use by therapists and in making cosmetics, candles and soaps and for the home e.g. in oils burners, diffusers, saunas, adding to the bath, etc.