Myrrh has been used since ancient times as a sacred incense, a perfume, and as a therapeutic agent. It has a rich, smoky, balsamic odor and is soothing to the skin, centering, visualizing and meditative. The sap or resin from a tree rather than a true essential oil. One of the oldest-known perfume materials.
|County of Origin||Somalia|
|Therapeutic Properties||Analgesic, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, astringent, cicatrisant, expectorant, mucolytic|
|Approx. Shelf Life||8 years|
|Method of Extraction||Steam Distilled|
|Blends well with||Clove, Frankincense, Olibanum, Galbanum, Lavender, Patchouli, Sandalwood|
History: This is the Myrrh of the Bible. It was used as an anointing oil, incense, medicine, ointment and as an embalming oil. It has also been used to maintain healthy teeth and gums. In China it was used for arthritis, menstrual problems, sores and hemorrhoids. t has also been used to treat leprosy. The Egyptians called this oil "phun", and used it in noon, sun worship rituals as well as in their "kyphi" incense. Ancient Greeks used it in a perfume called "megaleion".
Characteristics: A middle note with a medium aroma, Myrrh Essential Oil has a warm, rich, spicy balsamic odor.
Indications: Used for inflamed or cracked skin, athletes foot, wrinkles, voice loss, sore throat, asthma, bronchitis, cough, gum disease, colds, wasting digestive diseases, ulcers, diarrhea, gas, loss of appetite, balancing sexual appetite, emotional coldness, balancing upper and lower chakras, emotional trauma and stimulating white blood cell production.
Mode of Administration: We would recommend placing the bottle in a very hot water bath, and changing the water frequently until it is back to its liquid state. Be sure to shake before use. Aroma lamp, bath, inhaler, light bulb ring, liquid candles, massage, mist spray, salve, skin lotion, toothpaste.
Safety: Nontoxic, avoid use on damaged or hypersensitive skin (especially the crude resin), avoid in pregnancy.