Essential Oil - Myrrh
Myrrh essential oil
INCI: Commiphora myrrha.
Steam distillation of resin.
Origin: Somalia (distilled in India)
Myrrh has a warm, sweet balsamic, slightly spicy medicinal scent. Has been used in China for many centuries for arthritis. In the West it is used in tincture form for asthma, coughs, common cold, catarrh, sore throat, ulcers, sores and gingivitis.
The oil can be diffused in an aromaburner.
Externally, the essential oil is useful in skincare preparations for eczema, chapped and cracked skin, some fungal infections. It is used in natural toothpastes, soaps and a variety of cosmetics.
Caution: Possible sensitization in some individuals. We recommend a patch test (dilute the essential oil in a cream or carrier oil first) before using any new skincare preparation. As with virtually all essential oils it should not be used neat on the skin nor be taken internally!
If you are not familiar with the use of essential oils please read our Essential Oils - Important Safety Points.
Bestnot combined with Benzoin essential oil
5ml (in 10ml bottle), 10ml or 30ml brown glass bottle with dropper cap. Larger sizes available on request.