• 5ml black glass bottle of LVNEA's myrrh essential oil on black background. The label on the bottle is silver.
  • raw myrrh resin in a wooden bowl

MYRRH | Essential Oil

  • $38.00


Pure Commiphora myrrha essential oil.

Myrrh essential oil is distilled from Commiphora myrrha (myrrh, or common myrrh), a tree native to the Arabian peninsula (Oman, Yemen) and 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. 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.

The scent is warm-spicy with a peculiar, sharp-balsamic, slightly medicinal top note and a sweet dry down.

ASPECTS: balsamic · rich · warm · spicy
APPEARANCE: pale yellow to amber-coloured, oily but not viscous liquid

Presented in a 5ml or 15ml black glass bottle with a euro dropper top that may have to be removed depending on the viscosity of the item selected. Please note that essential oils and absolutes vary widely in thickness and consistency.

Essential oils, absolutes, and other pure plant extracts should not be applied to the skin without being properly diluted in a cosmetic carrier (such as jojoba oil, ethanol, epsom salts, etc.) Always patch-test when using an essential oil or absolute for the first time, and research whether or not the extract you are using is skin-safe, or that it is appropriate for its intended use. Do not ingest essential oils or apply them internally, and avoid contact with the eyes. Keep out of reach of children and pets, and consult a knowledgeable health practitioner before use when pregnant or breastfeeding. Store in a cool and dry area.