What Are The Magical Properties Of Myrrh?

Magical properties of myrrh

By Mark Piatt

Updated on January 28, 2023

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In magickal circles, the magical properties of myrrh are often associated with purification and cleansing rituals.  Myrrh is also used for protection against negative energies and to protect against psychic attacks.  Often, myrrh is combined with frankincense in rituals related to banishing.

The sweet-smelling resin known as myrrh is extracted from the desert Commiphora Makul tree.  

Myrrh is extracted by piercing the bark of the tree and then collecting the sap that forms around the cuts.

Myrrh has been used for many thousands of years for its spiritual/magickal benefits and its health benefits. 

Myrrh was known as one of the seven most sacred herbal oils in ancient Egypt.

Myrrh will increase the power of any incense it is added to.

As a general rule, myrrh has magickal and spiritual powers that include 5 main properties (although there are more):

  • Purification and Consecration
  • Cleansing
  • Protection
  • Banishing
  • Break hexes and curses

keep in mind there is always more than one way to accomplish your magickal goals.  Using the magical properties of myrrh is but one tool from an arsenal of tools and techniques you should be using. 

Take these suggestions we give you as a base, and make them your own. 

Magick is a spiritual and natural force that everyone possesses.  We all have the energy within us to manipulate these forces around us.  Learning to use magick just takes intent and practice.

The more committed you are to your intent, the more successful the outcome will be.

Using incense, candles, and other various props can stimulate your magickal senses, but they are not necessary.  But if they work, by all means, use them.

Magick works!

If you are interested in learning more about how you can use myrrh in your magickal rituals, check out the following book by Amy Blackthorn:

Blackthorn’s Botanical Magic: The Green Witch’s Guide to Essential Oils for Spellcraft, Ritual & Healing

DISCLAIMER: The information provided in this article is for educational purposes only.  Occult properties of herbs and essential oils are provided for historical interest only.  For possible treatments of physical or mental diseases, please seek a trained and licensed health professional.  Enchanted Aromatics is not responsible for any adverse side effects resulting from the use of any suggestions, products, preparations, or procedures mentioned or from the following historical uses of herbs and essential oils.

Myrrh Correspondence 

  • Today Myrrh has a strong feminine history.  The energy of Myrrh is feminine/receptive but also has masculine/expressive qualities.
  • Myrrh is complex.  Some religions consider the vibration to be part of the fire element while others say it should be part of the water element.  Yet others say it should be part of the earth’s elements.  Tough to peg myrrh down to a specific element, since it shares characteristics of all three.
  • Myrrh is associated with the moon, sun, and Mars.  A secondary match could also be Saturn
  • The astrological sign of myrrh is Capricorn because myrrh is associated with motherly love and is a perfect balance for the fatherly Capricorn.  Others also associate myrrh with Leo and Cancer.
  • Myrrh is associated with the great mother – Mary, Isis, or Binah.  
  • Myrrha is the mother of Adonis, the god of fertility.  Myrrh is also associated with the goddess Isis and is burned to Ra at noon.
  • Myrrh is associated with the solar plexus chakra (third chakra).   
  • When vaporized, myrrh also works with the throat chakra (fifth chakra).

5 Magical Properties Of Myrrh

Using plants and herbs is one of the oldest magickal tools in old-world magic.  Over many years, through observation and use, people have learned the magickal properties of myrrh.

Myrrh is one of the few sacred incenses found in both the old and new testaments of the Bible.

Myrrh has also found its way into many products such as skin creams, toothpaste, and many other cosmetics. 

Following are some examples of how you can use myrrh in your daily magic and spiritual rituals.

Note: We are talking about the magical and spiritual properties of myrrh, not the physical healing properties.  But myrrh does have many health benefits that we will not get into in this article.

Can myrrh be used in purification and consecration rituals?

In Esther 2:12 of the Bible, myrrh is used for the purification of women.  In the Hebrew Tanakh and Talmud, myrrh is used to make Ketoret, which is an incense blend used to consecrate temples in Jerusalem.

In ancient Egypt, inside the temples, myrrh was burned from Ra to noon to purify the spaces and create a peaceful atmosphere.

In Christianity, myrrh is used to consecrate new bishops.

In spell work, myrrh can be used to purify or cleanse a space or an object of negative energy.

To purify a space, you will typically burn myrrh which emits a holy smoke that will help purify your space of negative energies.

When burning myrrh, the resin will not light easily on its own, so you will usually place the resin on a lit charcoal disc such as these inexpensive charcoal tablets from Amazon.  The discs are then usually placed in a ceramic incense burner.

The smoke can be used to consecrate and purify your magickal and sacred tools such as amulets, talismans, charms, etc.

Warning: Don’t burn too much or else the smoke can become overpowering.

The smoke from myrrh can be quite powerful and can cause asthma to flair up for those people who are sensitive to smoke.

As an alternative, you can use an ultrasonic diffuser to diffuse myrrh essential oil.

Here is how to consecrate your magickal or holy objects.  Remember, this is just one example.  There are many ways to consecrate an object.

  • Light your charcoal disc and place it in your incense burner, such as these Ceramic Burners from Amazon.
  • Wait about 10 minutes or until the disc turns black or grey.
  • Place some myrrh resin on top of the charcoal disc, which should cause the resin to start smoking.
  • Draw down the divine or whatever power you may be calling.
  • Imagine the positive force of the divine that is flowing into you or the object you wish to consecrate.
  • Imagine becoming one with this power.
  • Project that power into your object.
  • Move the magickal tool you are consecrating through the smoking myrrh or move the smoking myrrh around your object.
  • State your intent out loud.  for example: “I consecrate this chalice, that with the force of true will, it may become a resource and tool for the accomplishment of my True Will.”

When you are done with your consecrated tool, keep it in a special place that has been consecrated so you do not need to consecrate the tool each time you use it.

Or if it makes you more comfortable, you can always consecrate your tool every time you wish to use it. 

Can myrrh be used for cleansing?

The resin of a tree is the lifeblood of the tree.  The resin cleans the tree of impurities and protects it against infections.  for this reason, myrrh is excellent to use during cleansing rituals.

The goal is to cleanse, evacuate, and purge yourself or whatever it is you are attempting to cleanse of negative energies.

Clearing your space or yourself of these negative energies will make your space or yourself feel brighter and lighter.

Even if you leave a negative situation, those feelings can continue to weigh you down.

The aroma of myrrh can cleanse the spirit and soul and can clear negative energy from a space.

If you feel like your mind has been taken over by negative thoughts, myrrh can help clear those thoughts out. 

If using a diffuser, some people have had success combing myrrh with sage and lavender to help clear their minds of negative thoughts.

Another good alternative to cleansing a space is to use a candle made of myrrh and sandalwood.  

The aroma of sandalwood invites positive energy.  

When combined with the ability of myrrh to clear out negative energy, the two combined complement themselves nicely.

The strong and grounding aromas of myrrh and sandalwood are beautiful fragrances when combined.

If you are interested in these types of candles, here is a nice selection of Myrrh and Sandalwood Candles from Amazon.

Can myrrh be used for protection?

When burned, myrrh emits a holy smoke that can be used to protect you or a space from negative energies, malevolent spirits, and psychic attacks.  You will find myrrh being burned in many religious ceremonies, especially in Christian ceremonies because of myrrh’s protective properties.

Typically when being used for protection, myrrh is burned in combination with frankincense.

The combination of myrrh and frankincense is a powerful and balanced incense with excellent protective qualities.

To learn more about the magickal properties of frankincense, check out my article “What Are The Magical Properties Of Frankincense?“.

In the story of when Christ was buried, Mary Magdalene and the other women used myrrh to prepare and protect his body for burial.

In some religious circles, myrrh is burned during a baby’s blessing to welcome a new life into the world and protect the child from harm.

When casting a circle, especially during the winter months, burning myrrh will help solidify the protection of the circle and heighten spiritual awareness.

Exorcists use a protective perfume made from myrrh, frankincense, and vanilla.

To learn about essential oils that can be used for magickal protection, check out my following article “16 Essential Oils For Protection“.

Can myrrh be used to banish demons or other evil entities?

If you think an unwanted spirit is dwelling in a location, burning myrrh can help drive out or encourage a spirit to move on its way.

Do you have an eerie feeling that there is a presence in your home or have a feeling of heaviness in the atmosphere or are you experiencing a phenomenon that can not be explained?

Energetic house cleaning rituals may help drive unwanted guests away.

Before starting your ritual, you want to make sure you are well grounded emotionally and let go of any anxiety you may be experiencing.

One of those rituals involves walking room to room while burning myrrh (or smudging with white sage and frankincense) and saying a prayer or a request for the unwanted guest to leave and find peace.

Also, placing rock salt on each corner of the property or room is a common practice when banishing demons or other negative spirits.

When burning your myrrh, you want to make sure you get all the corners, nooks, and crannies throughout the room, anywhere that negative energy can congregate.

While smoking your space, you may want to say a prayer out loud or a mantra to help banish the spirit.

Techniques of exorcisms vary widely across cultures.  In the following example, this is just one small part of a larger process of how Catholic priests exorcise demons from those who are possessed.

During an exorcism, while burning myrrh and frankincense, a Catholic priest will cite the following to the demon:

I command you, unclean spirit, whoever you are, along with all your minions now attacking this servant of God, by the mysteries of the incarnation, passion, resurrection, and ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ, by the descent of the Holy Spirit, by the coming of our Lord for judgment, that you tell me by some sign your name and the day and hour of your departure. I command you, moreover, to obey me to the letter, I who am a minister of God despite my unworthiness; nor shall you be emboldened to harm in any way this creature of God, or the bystanders, or any of their possessions.

Can myrrh break hexes and curses?

The magical properties of myrrh can be incorporated into various rituals to help break a hex or curse that has been cast by a magickal practitioner or from a psychic attack.

Hexes, curses, jinxes, sorcery, bewilderments, psychic attacks, enchantments, love spells, and witchcraft can all cause a multitude of problems.

These processes allow others to exert control over you and cause you to surrender your control over yourself.

All these processes have the same goal in mind – to influence, deceive, cajole, bind, impose their will against your will, and disturb natural inclinations.

There have been cases in Haiti where a person has been weakened so much by a hex that they have succumbed to the hex and died.  This is known as “hex death”

In some of these cases, the person being hexed believed in the hex so much, that they died from fright.

How do you know if you are under attack?

Depending on the type of occult attack, here are some common indications that may occur:

  • Feelings of despair
  • Feelings of oppression
  • Anxiety
  • Fear
  • Troubled dreams
  • Fatigue

  • Feeling out of touch with time
  • Feeling of being followed
  • See things that are not there
  • Smells with no source
  • Uncharacteristic compulsions

These same types of conditions can also occur from psychological and medical problems.  If you are having such problems, do not rely on magick to cure such problems, seek professional help.

To combat these forces, you simply need to take control of yourself.

Your goal is to undo what these processes have done to you.

There are many, many ways to deal with these situations.  Using myrrh is but one component that you can try using to break the process being used against you.

Here is one short and quick example.

After grounding yourself, light a combination of myrrh and frankincense and with great intent, state the following:

Spell, spell, spell be gone!

Back to which you belong.

Back to the caster

Take your disaster.

You can also purchase inexpensive incense sticks and cones made from myrrh and frankincense such as these Myrrh and Frankincense incenses from Amazon.  

Another way to break a hex is to perform an uncrossing ritual.

To remove a hex, burn a mixture of some or all of the following herbs in your caldron or pan.

  • Hyssop
  • Basil
  • Mugwort
  • Cedarwood
  • Patchouli
  • Vetiver
  • Wormwood
  • Myrrh
  • Frankincense

These herbs and resins can uncross the hex or curse, breaking it free.

Other magickal uses for myrrh

During Yule rituals, you can combine myrrh with frankincense for a traditional Winter Solstice incense blend.

Mix equal parts of myrrh and frankincense and burn them on a charcoal disc or toss the mixture in a wood-burning fire and bring the Yule season to life.

In some religions, during funerary rites, it is common to incorporate myrrh into the death ritual when appropriate.

Tuck a small pouch of myrrh into the casket or scatter it with cremated ashes to heal grief and send your loved one’s spirit to the other side in peace.


Myrrh is a very powerful ally in purification and consecration rituals but can be used in many other scenarios.

I personally enjoy the smell of myrrh.  It reminds me of Christmas.

The way you use myrrh in your magickal and spiritual practices is only limited by your imagination.

If you are interested in learning about some general magical properties of essential oils, check out my article “15 Magical Properties of Essential Oils“.  

If you know of other magical properties of myrrh or different ways in which you use myrrh on your spiritual journey, we would love to hear from you so we may incorporate what you share in this article.

2 thoughts on “What Are The Magical Properties Of Myrrh?

  1. Jacinta Lashley says:

    Another excellent combination for myrrh and frank is to add sweet orange oil or dry orange peel if using rock incense, clove, and camphor (oil or dry). If using dry ingredients, grind them separately first, add equal amounts to a mortar, and pound it into a paste. Form it into balls and store them for later use. Depending on what you are focusing on, substitute added ingredients to the oil blend or dry rock mixture. Be blessed in love and light

    • Mark says:

      I bet that smells heavenly. Plus, oranges are associated with love, fertility, success, prosperity, and friendship. And, oranges bring about a sense of calm. I am planning on starting a youtube channel pretty soon where I demonstrate making various incense. Your example would make a good demonstration.

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