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Myrrh Essential Oil

Myrrh

Myrrh Essential Oil

Myrrh essential oil is often used for its spiritual and calming properties and is popular for fragrancing a room. It is extracted from the tree resin by the method of steam distillation to produce a golden yellow oil. Myrrh oil can be used to help improve oral health and there are many products available that contain it such as toothpastes and mouth rinses. 

For usage in Aromatherapy, Myrrh essential oil can be blended in a carrier oil to help alleviate digestive issues such as constipation, bloating and diarrhoea. It can be burned or vaporized to help protect against airborne germs and can relieve the symptoms of colds, flu and bronchitis. Myrrh oil is also an expectorant so can aid congestion and that bunged-up feeling you get when you have a cold.

Myrrh

Botanical Name
Commiphora myrrha

Extraction Method
Steam distillation

Part of the Plant Used
Resin

Description of Aroma
Woody, warm, earthy

Color
Golden yellow

Properties and Uses
- Aromatic and spiritual
- Room fragrancing
- Aids oral health
- Alleviates digestive issues
- Expectorant

Blends Well With
- Clove
- Frankincense
- Lavender
- Sandalwood
- Vetiver

 

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