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The Egyptians believed that the fragrant odor pleased the gods and, therefore, burned the oil during religious ceremonies...

Commiphora myrrha

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Parts Used: oleo gum resin from bark of shrub

Source: steam distillation of the gum of the small tree native to North-East Africa and South-West Asia

Description and Odor Effect: light amber viscous liquid with a warm, balsamic odor which improves as the oil ages. The warm and musty scent of myrrh is a slight stimulant with euphoric properties, clearing as an inhalant.

Nature: warming, relaxing

Blends well with: camphor, lavender, frankincense, cypress, geranium, juniper berry, mints, patchouli, pine, sandalwood

Physical Uses: Myrrh is revitalizing for dry/mature skin and can preserve a youthful complexion. Myrrh promotes healing and is very good to use in the treatment of wrinkles, cracked skin, acne, dermatitis, eczema, skin ulcers, and athletes foot. In addition, myrrh can be used to treat bronchitis, coughs, colds and influenza. It is effective in any pulmonary conditions (lung conditions) gangrene, mouth ulcers, pyorrhoea (gum disease) or any degenerative disease. This oil is a cell re-builder.

Mental and Emotional Uses: Myrrh can help one who is in the grip of deep depression, grief and despair. This oil is sedative (nerve) soothing, uplifting....similar to neroli.

Caution: Avoid during pregnancy.

Therapeutic Properties: analgesic, antibacterial, antidiabetic, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antiputrid, antiseptic (strong), (infected gums), antispasmodic, antitussive, aperitive, astringent, balsamic, carminative, cicatrizant, cooling, deodorant, depurative, disinfectant, diuretic, drying, emmenagogue, expectorant, fixative, healing (traumatic injuries), hemostatic, invigorating (immune system), meditation aid, moisturizer, pectoral, rejuvenator (skin cells), revitalizing (skin), sedative, stimulant (digestive system), stomachic, sudorific, tonic (stomach), tonifying (cleanses and tightens the skin), vulnerary

Applications: massage, inhalations, mouthwash, vaporize

Keyword: Resinous

Myrrh Magic: Enhance meditation and spiritual awareness. Burn myrrh in conjunction with frankincense or other resins.

Myrrh Harmony

Add these essential oils to 20 ml / 4 teaspoons carrier oil

To heal skin wounds:

  • 4 drops Myrrh
  • 2 drops German Chamomile
  • 4 drops Frankincense is free to access and use.
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