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Essential Oil - Myrrh

(Commiphora myrrha) 

regenerative, purifying

Myrrh oil is used in aromatherapy to revitalize wrinkled and aging skin when blended into a carrier oil like evening primrose oil. Renowned for thousands of years as an oil prized for beauty, it also has incredibly therapeutic properties for skin maladies, like dry skin, chapped skin, eczema, psoriasis. Myrrh oil should be added to a carrier oil for topical treatments. It is commonly used as an effective ingredient in natural mouth rinses to combat gingivitis and gum disease, but it's not intended for ingestion in aromatherapy.



Myrrh Essential Oil Profile

Origin: Ethiopia Method: Steam Distilled

The oil is a pale yellow to dark amber oily liquid with a warm, sweet-balsamic, slightly spicy-medicinal odor. It blends well with frankincense, sandalwood, benzoin, oakmoss, cypress, juniper berry, mandarin, geranium, patchouli, thyme, mints, lavender, pine and spices.

Principal Constituents: These are naturally occuring in the essential oil.

  • heerabolene
  • limonene
  • dipentene
  • pinene
  • eugenol
  • cinnamaldehyde
  • cuminaldehyde
  • cadinene
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Anticatarrhal, antiphlogistic, astringent, balsamic, carminative, cicatrizant, emmenagogue, expectorant, fungicidal, revitalizing, sedative, stimulant (digestive, pulmonary), stomachic, tonic, uterine, vulnerary.

Non-irritant, nonsensitizing, possibly toxic in high concentration.

Primary Therapy Agent:
Athlete's foot, chapped and cracked skin, hemorrhoids, piles, irritated and inflamed skin, mouth and gum infections, ringworm, toothache, teething pain, wounds bronchitis, amenorrhea, leucorrhea, pruritis.

Secondary Therapy Agent:
Cuts/sores, eczema, wrinkles, mature skin, arthritis, asthma, catarrh, chronic coughs, coughs, laryngitis, hoarseness, sore throat, throat infections, indigestion, flatulence, loss of appetite, thrush, candida.

Important Note: The information on is only provided for educational purposes, and further research should be done on each essential oil to be assured of its proper usage for each individual. Aromatherapy is not meant to be a replacement for care under a qualified health professional, but should be considered a complimentary modality.

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