Botanical name: commiphora myrrha
Use: reduces inflammation, fights bacterial and fungal infection. Encourages new cell growth and wound healing. Helps with digestion, gas, expels mucus, strengthens the lungs, and maintains healthy gums.
Perfume Note: Base
Blends well with: Frankincense, Clary Sage, Benzoin, Bergamot
Production method: steam distillation
Aroma type: sweet, smoky, musky, spicy
Warning: stimulates menstrual flow
Safety Information: Avoid during pregnancy
Myrrh is very popular among ancient cultures. The Chinese value it as a medicine, while Egyptians use it for sun worshipping rituals. In Ayurveda, a related species, called guggul, is considered one of the best substances for the treatment of circulatory problems, nervous system disorders and rheumatic issues. Maintaining healthy skin is one of myrrh oil’s renowned uses, as it prevents the signs of aging and soothes cracked or chapped skin. Use it as a mouthwash to help eliminate dental infections.Put it in a cold compress to relieve sores and wounds. Add it to creams and lotions to help relieve skin infections, such as athlete’s foot, ringworm, weeping eczema, bedsores, boils, carbuncles, and acne.