MYRRH ESSENTIAL OIL | Pure Plant Extract
Pure Commiphora myrrha essential oil from Ethiopia.
Myrrh essential oil is distilled from Commiphora myrrha (myrrh, or common myrrh), a tree native to the Arabian peninsula (Oman, Yemen) and to Africa (Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia, Northeast Kenya). Myrrh resin from this and other Commiphora varieties has been used throughout history as perfume, incense, and medicine. It is harvested in the same way as opopanax and frankincense, by slashing the bark of trees and collecting the viscous resin, or 'tears,' that bleeds from the wounds.
In Christianity, gold, frankincense, and myrrh were the gifts given to the infant Jesus by the three wise men. In ancient Egypt, myrrh was used in embalming rituals.
The oil is pale yellow to pale orange or amber-coloured, and oily but not viscous. The scent is warm-spicy with peculiar, sharp-balsamic, slightly medicinal topnote and a sweet dryout.
It is traditionally used in aromatherapy to relieve colds, congestion, and coughs, and for its sedative properties, to lift negative moods, promote groundedness, and encourage the feeling of spiritual awakening.
It blends well with frankincense, lavender, palmarosa, patchouli, rose, rosewood, sandalwood, tea tree, cypress, juniperberry, mandarin petitgrain, and thyme.
Characteristics: bitter, warm, rich, spicy, balsamic
Presented in a 5ml or 15ml black glass bottle with euro dropper.
*This is an essential oil and is not meant to be ingested or taken internally. Essential oils should be diluted before being applied to the skin.