Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha)
Myrrh Essential Oil Information
Common Name: Myrrh
Latin Name: Commiphora myrrha
Plant part: Resin
Distillation Method: Steam
Distillation Date: August 2015
Shelf Life: About 6-8 years
Country of Origin: Somalia, Wild Grown
Aroma: This essential oil has such a beautiful and peaceful smell. It is resinous, sweet, warm, radiant, with hints of spicy undertones. It makes a wonderful base note for most blends and is truly an addictive aroma that I personally enjoy. When I say or write the words "Warm & Aromatic Regards," I instantly think of myrrh because it's aroma is so friendly.
Personal notes: I am a big fan of myrrh as it can be very supportive for healing skin concerns and is a wonderful component in respiratory support blends. This is an essential oil that ages quite well and thickens over time. At times you may find that because of this, it may make the cap difficult to remove. A quick tip to help relieve this, is to use a Q-tip with a drop or two jojoba around the bottle's neck. This will loosen anything on the glass as well as lubricate the cap when it is placed on the bottle alleviating the sticky resin and hardening of the myrrh in that area.
Safety Data: Myrrh essential oil is contraindicated for individuals who are pregnant or lactating.
Usage ideas: This oil can be very useful with dry, chapped skin, and irritated skin. Blend this oil with Palmarosa and add to your favorite nourishing carrier oil like avocado to create your own skin soothing blend.
Emotional/Energetic Qualities: Calms the mind, brings tranquility, grounding. Soothes those who are prone to over thinking and distraction. Brings inner stillness and a sense of peace. Used in meditations to connect physical and spiritual.
Recommended applications: Diffuse, topical application using safe dilution ratios, use in inhaler and steam inhalation blends.
- Do not place on broken skin.