Myrtle (Green) Oil
Our certified organic green myrtle essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves of flowering green myrtle plants growing wild in the dry, rocky mountains of Corsica. One of our favorite ways of using green myrtle essential oil is to help support healthy lung activity, especially if one is feeling congested from a cold, flu, or seasonal allergies.
We carry both green myrtle and red myrtle essential oils distilled from the Myrtus communis plant. Green myrtle comes from Corsica whereas red myrtle typically comes from either Morocco or Albania. Green myrtle contains less 1,8-cineole than red myrtle. It also has little to no Myrtenol acetate. Both are soft and lovely oils to use during a cold or flu to reduce tension, congestion, and muscle pains. Myrtle essential oil can bring balance and rejuvenation to both mind and body. It is a wonderful oil to add to a diffuser, bath, or body lotion. Besides being wonderful for supporting the respiratory system, myrtle essential oil is great for rejuvenating skin. It is soothing for the digestive system when dealing with gas, cramps, or upset stomach. Its antimicrobial activity can help keep germs at bay and may help inhibit the viruses encountered in daily life. It is also antifungal and known to help combat Candida. Myrtle’s properties make it useful for bringing soothing relief to numerous types of red, irritated conditions. Myrtle can also clear the mind when it feels foggy and may help relieve headaches.
Emotionally and energetically, myrtle can promote a positive, harmonious, and calming atmosphere. It can help soothe nerves and calm an overactive mind, thus making it a great sleep aid. Myrtle is traditionally associated with Aphrodite, the goddess of love, and perfect for promoting love and intimacy, especially if combined with Jasmine.