Myrrh essential oil is steam distilled from the gum of the plant, myrrh presents a strong base fragrance note with earthy, resinous and balsamic aromas. It has a pale to medium yellow color, and is prized for use both in skin care and to elevate the mood. Dilute into carrier oil for use on the skin to strengthen the nails, relieve itching and calm skin irritations. Diffused or vaporized, it acts as an effective expectorant while balancing the immune and endocrine system. Myrrh essential oil promotes deep concentration, so it is good for meditative practice and can be used to allay distractions and the agitation that comes with generalized anxiety. Has been used in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine and is a common scent for use in religious ritual. ***Avoid use completely during pregnancy and while brestfeeding.
Suggested Uses of Myrrh Essential Oil
Diffuse 2-3 drops per 100ml of water during meditation to create a serene environment
Add 2 drops to facial moisturizer or carrier oil and apply to face to improve appearance of lines, wrinkles and scars
Also works on the back of the hands, diluted 2- 3 drops in a teaspoon of carrier oil
Make a batch of facial cleansing pads for on the go:
Fill an 8oz glass mason jar 3/4 way with water
Add 1 tablespoon castille soap, 1 tablespoon Coconut Oil and 1/2 teaspoon witch hazel and stir
Add 5 drops of Myrrh and 10 drops each of Lavender and Tea Tree, stir
Finally add a stack of cotton rounds until all liquid is absorbed
On the recommendation of the International Federation of Aromatherapists, TruGardens does not endorse taking essential oils internally unless specifically directed and prescribed by a qualified healthcare practitioner who is also trained in clinical aromatherapy. Avoid using during pregnancy, or if you suspect you might be pregnant, except on the advice of a qualified practitioner. Store all essential oil products safely out of reach of children. Essential oils are potent, and a little bit goes a long way. Do not use essential oils undiluted directly on the skin as they can cause irritation. Keep away from children, and do not apply near the eyes, mucous membranes, sensitive or broken skin. Every individual reacts differently to essential oils: Always perform a ‘test patch’ properly diluted in carrier oil to determine sensitivity. This statement has not been approved, assessed or otherwise endorsed by the FDA. TruGardens does not in any way support the use of these products for the diagnosis, treatment, cure or prevention of any disease.