GENERAL INFORMATION FOR MYRRH ESSENTIAL OIL:
Myrrh essential oil is extracted from the resin of the Myrrh tree.
This tree grows to a height of about 30 feet and is full of thorns.
Cuts are made into the branches, which allows resin to ooze out. This resin is allowed to dry and harden, at which point it is steam distilled to create myrrh essential oil.
Myrrh essential oil is one of the few essential oils that actually improves with age.
The sacred trees used to produce Myrrh are nearly impossible to grow outside the Arabian Peninsula. Because of this and because Myrrh is such a popular spice, Myrrh is constantly in short supply and high demand. This results in the high price for Myrrh essential oil.
For at least 3,000 years, Myrrh has been used by different people for a variety of purposes.
The Egyptians would use it for religious rituals and for embalming because of its ability to preserve flesh. Egyptian women would also use the oil to remove wrinkles.
Greeks would use myrrh to treat battle wounds.
In biblical times, myrrh was burned with frankincense to help purify the air and to help prevent the spread of disease. In the biblical story about the birth of Jesus, myrrh was one of the three gifts given to Jesus by the wise men.
In India, as far back as 3,000 years ago, myrrh was used by Ayurvedic monks as a tonic to relieve head pains, arthritic pains, and infections. Around this same time, the Chinese were using Myrrh to treat illnesses and ailments of the liver, heart, spleen, and uterus.
The two main chemicals in myrrh essential oil that are so effective for healthcare are known as terpenoids and sesquiterpenes.
These two chemicals, also found in many fruits and vegetables, are known for their antimicrobial and antiseptic qualities along with their natural antioxidant content.
Because of these qualities, myrrh essential oil is good for applying on wounds. Some have mixed myrrh with wine, which forms a potent analgesic, which is good for pain.
Others have used myrrh as a natural mouth wash by combining a few drops along with peppermint, lemon, or cinnamon, and adding it to a cup of water.
There are currently studies underway looking at Myrrh being used as a potential cancer treatment.
Myrrh is a thick essential oil. Instead of an orifice reducer on the bottle, we include an essential oil pipette (dropper) with this bottle.
Myrrh has a sedative effect that can help lift negative moods and can give one a feeling of being grounded. It helps to promote a peaceful environment. Myrrh can be used alone or mixed, depending on what you are looking for. Traditionally, myrrh has been used during somber events, such as funerals. Blended with citrus oils, myrrh can produce an uplifting aroma that can be used to promote moments of insight and inspiration. This oil can give one a sense of spiritual awakening.
THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES OF MYRRH ESSENTIAL OIL:
Antimicrobial, anti fungal, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent, balsamic, expectorant. Can be used with coughs, bronchitis, allergies, wounds, sores, ulcerations, skin infections, ringworm, scabies, mouth issues, gum disease, mouth ulcers, fungal nail infections.
METHOD OF EXTRACTION:
Resinous, warm, smokey, bitter, spicy, balsamic.
BLENDS WELL WITH:
Bergamot, cedarwood, chamomile german, chamomile roman, clary sage, cypress, frankincense, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, hyssop, juniper berry, lavandin, lavender, lemon, myrtle, patchouli, turmeric, orange, pine, spruce.
MYRRH ESSENTIAL OIL RECIPES:
Here are a few blends you can try with our wildcrafted myrrh essential oil. These amounts are for a diffuser in the 100 – 200 ml capacity. Refer to our diffusing guidelines or your instruction manuals to adjust the amount you use for your particular size of diffuser by either adding or decreasing the drops depends on your diffuser capacity.
- 1 drops Myrrh
- 2 drops Frankincense
- 1 drops Cedar
- 3 drops Sweet Orange
- 2 drops Myrrh
- 2 drops Frankincense
- 1 drops Sandalwood
- 2 drop Pine or Spruce
- 1 drop Myrrh
- 1 drop Frankincense
- 3 drops Lavender
- 2 drops Cedarwood
- 4 drops Myrrh
- 2 drops Sweet Orange
- 1 drop Peppermint
A NOTE ABOUT VOLUME
General Essential Oil Guidelines:
- Do not take internally unless directed by a medical professional.
- Do not apply to eyes, sensitive areas, or mucous membranes.
- Do not apply undiluted to skin.
- Pregnant women, nursing mothers, and children should not use essential oils without first consulting a medical professional.
- Keep essential oils from, and out of reach of children.
- If you are experiencing adverse side effects, stop using immediately.
- The information on this website is not intended to be used in the diagnoses, treatment, or mitigation of any physical or mental illness.
- The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA.
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Information provided in this description is for educational purposes 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 following historical uses of essential oils.