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Myrrh

Commiphora myrrha

Myrrh from Aromatics

Myrrh

Commiphora myrrha

Description

Myrrh essential oil is steam distilled from the resin of the small, thorny myrrh tree which has strong knotted branches and delicate white flowers on the boughs. The oil is light yellow to light orange in color.

Among its many benefits, Myrrh essential oil is wonderfully suited to individuals prone to over-thinking, worry, and mental distraction. 

Predominate Uses

  • deep sense of calm and tranquility
  • warming and drying
  • skin nourishing

Other Uses

  • May contain germ fighting properties and help maintain healthy skin integrity and aide in painful swollen areas. 
  • Useful in supporting lung support for healthy respirations
  • may assist in relieving painful periods by helping to stimulate overall uterine health

If you would like to know more about this essential oil and its uses, we highly recommend…

  • The Aromahead Institute
  • Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit, by Gabriel Mojay
  • The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, by Salvatore Battaglia (second edition)
  • Essential Oil Safety, by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young
Properties Applications + Recipes

Emotional and Energetic Qualities

Calms the mind, brings tranquility
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

Recipes
Resources

1. Battaglia S. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy. 2nd edition, The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2003
2. Davis P. Aromatherapy an A-Z. New revised edition C.W. Daniel Company Limited, England, 1999
3. Keville, K. Aromatherapy, A Complete Guide to the Healing Art, The Crossing press, USA, 1995
4. Mojay G. Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit, Henry Holt and Company Inc., England, 1996
5. Price S. Aromatherapy for Health Professionals, 3rd edition, Churchill Livingstone, 2007
6. Schnaubelt K. Advanced Aromatherapy, The Science of Essential Oil Therapy, Healing Arts Press, USA, 1998
7. Tisserand R. The Art of Aromatherapy, Healing Arts Press, USA, 1977
8. Nye, S. (2006) Aromatic interventions for decubitus ulcer: a case report from South Africa. The International Journal of Clinical Aromatherapy 3 (2B): 25-28
9. Tisserand, R., Rodney Young.  Essential Oil Safety, 2nd edition. Churchhill Livingstone, UK, 2014. 

Safety + Shelf Life

Safety 

  • non-toxic
  • non-irritating
  • non-sensitizing

The suggested shelf life is 6-8 years.

Batch History
Batch Number Distillation Date
MRH-108 Fall 2015
MRH-107 Fall 2013
MRH-106 Spring 2013
MRH-105 Fall 2010
MRH-104 Winter 2009
MRH-103 Winter 2009
MRH-102 Fall 2006
MRH-101 Fall 2006

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Description

Myrrh essential oil is steam distilled from the resin of the small, thorny myrrh tree which has strong knotted branches and delicate white flowers on the boughs. The oil is light yellow to light orange in color.

Among its many benefits, Myrrh essential oil is wonderfully suited to individuals prone to over-thinking, worry, and mental distraction. 

Predominate Uses

  • deep sense of calm and tranquility
  • warming and drying
  • skin nourishing

Other Uses

  • May contain germ fighting properties and help maintain healthy skin integrity and aide in painful swollen areas. 
  • Useful in supporting lung support for healthy respirations
  • may assist in relieving painful periods by helping to stimulate overall uterine health

If you would like to know more about this essential oil and its uses, we highly recommend…

  • The Aromahead Institute
  • Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit, by Gabriel Mojay
  • The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, by Salvatore Battaglia (second edition)
  • Essential Oil Safety, by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young
Properties Applications + Recipes

Emotional and Energetic Qualities

Calms the mind, brings tranquility
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

Recipes
Resources

1. Battaglia S. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy. 2nd edition, The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2003
2. Davis P. Aromatherapy an A-Z. New revised edition C.W. Daniel Company Limited, England, 1999
3. Keville, K. Aromatherapy, A Complete Guide to the Healing Art, The Crossing press, USA, 1995
4. Mojay G. Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit, Henry Holt and Company Inc., England, 1996
5. Price S. Aromatherapy for Health Professionals, 3rd edition, Churchill Livingstone, 2007
6. Schnaubelt K. Advanced Aromatherapy, The Science of Essential Oil Therapy, Healing Arts Press, USA, 1998
7. Tisserand R. The Art of Aromatherapy, Healing Arts Press, USA, 1977
8. Nye, S. (2006) Aromatic interventions for decubitus ulcer: a case report from South Africa. The International Journal of Clinical Aromatherapy 3 (2B): 25-28
9. Tisserand, R., Rodney Young.  Essential Oil Safety, 2nd edition. Churchhill Livingstone, UK, 2014. 

Safety + Shelf Life

Safety 

  • non-toxic
  • non-irritating
  • non-sensitizing

The suggested shelf life is 6-8 years.

Batch History
Batch Number Distillment Date
MRH-108 Fall 2015
MRH-107 Fall 2013
MRH-106 Spring 2013
MRH-105 Fall 2010
MRH-104 Winter 2009
MRH-103 Winter 2009
MRH-102 Fall 2006
MRH-101 Fall 2006

Product Q&A
Can we use this oil for diffusion ?
As this oil is distilled from a resin, it is thicker than some other essential oils and may clog your diffuser.
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The orfice reducer on my bottle of myrrh has become crusty yellow. Has the oil gone bad or is this normal for myrrh? It is from the meh-107 batch.
Myrrh essential oil is from a resin. The resin oils are "sticky" and can accumulate around the rim. This is normal.
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