Myrtle (Red) Oil
Our organically grown red myrtle essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves of the flowering myrtle plant growing in beautiful, mountainous Albania. We love using our red myrtle essential oil to help support healthy lung activity, especially if one is feeling congested from a cold, flu, or seasonal allergies.
We carry both red myrtle and green myrtle essential oils distilled from the Myrtus communis plant. Red myrtle typically comes from either Albania or Morocco, while green myrtle comes from Corsica. Red myrtle contains more 1,8-cineole than green myrtle. It also contains Myrtenol acetate, which green myrtle has little to none of. 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.