The essential oil of Myrrh is extracted from the resin of Myrrh. Myrrh, in scientific nomenclature system, is called Commiphora Myrrha and is a native to Egypt. While the resin was in use in incenses and perfumes in ancient Egypt, the oil obtained from it was used for healing Wound
s in ancient Greece. Apart from being very reputed oil in the field of Aroma
therapy, it has plenty of medicinal uses too. These are Antimicrobial
: This does not let microbes grow or infect you. It can be used against any ailment resulting from microbial Infection
, such as Fever
, Food poisoning
s on Wound
s. It has no adverse side effects unlike other Antibiotic
s, such as weakening of Liver
, malfunctioning of Digestion
etc. Some of myrrh oil's healing characteristics are that it is an Anti-Septic
, and a Fungi
cidal agent and Tonic
In the past myrrh was used by many cultures for religious ceremonies, to enhance Meditation
and as a healing agent. It was mentioned in the Bible as a gift at the birth of Christ. The Egyptians believed in its healing powers: they burned it every day as part of their worshiping rituals. In the Greek culture when soldiers went to battle is was an essential part of their combat gear because of myrrh's extremely high Anti-Septic
properties. It was used to clean Wound
s and to prevent Infection
. It was also used to prevent the spread of Gangrene
in already infected parts of the body.
In today's society since it has a cooling action it is used to alleviate Ulcers
s and Chapped Skin
. It is also still used to prevent the spread of Gangrene
. Some herbalists prescribe to help alleviate Athlete
s foot, Ringworm
. It can be used to help alleviate Wrinkles
and to uplift aging Skin
. It also is used to Rejuvenat
e mature complexions. One of the most important uses for myrrh oil is on older, Mature Skin
. Dehydrated, traumatized, Dry Skin
, and very diStress
will react to an Aroma
therapy oil treatment using myrrh oil. Even chapped heels react to myrrh oil. The oil prevents Skin
degeneration so after a few treatments the Skin
ed. Myrrh oil interacts with Skin
cells so the free radicals that destroy the cells are eliminated. Toxin
s damage Skin
cells and the result of that damage manifests as dry, Chapped Skin
in some areas, and saggy, wrinkled Skin
in other areas.
Myrrh Essential Oil is an Astringent
. It strengthens hold of Gums
on teeth, contracts Skin
s and other internal organs. It also affirms grip of Scalp
roots,thereby preventing Hair
fall. One more serious use of this property can be seen in stopping hemorrhage, when this astringency makes the Blood vessel
s to contract and checks flow of blood.
: Good against Cough
and cold. It fights the viral Infection
s which give Cough
& cold as well as relieves Congestion
and eases deposition of phlegm in the Lung
s and Respiratory
: It acts as a Fungi
cide too. It can be used internally and externally to fight Fungal Infection
: Helps relieve you of those gases which often put you in embarrassing situations in public and cost heavy on your health by stealing your Appetite
, slowing down Digestion
, giving you Stomach
aches and Headache
s and sometimes Chest Pain
s too and by raising you Blood Pressure
ic: Myrrh Oil is beneficial for all-round health of your Stomach
al: This property of Myrrh Essential Oil relieves you of excess Mucus
and phlegm and troubles associated with it such as Congestion
, breathing trouble, heaviness in Chest
Diaphoretic: It increases sweats and keeps you free from Toxin
s, extra salts and excess water of your body. Sweating also cleans the Skin
-pores and helps the harmful gases like nitrogen escape.
: This property of Myrrh Essential Oil protects Wound
s from Infection
s and makes them heal quicker.
: You need not be afraid of little cuts and Wound
s. This oil can take care of them and will not let them go Septic
, since it is an Anti-Septic
. It can protect you from Tetanus
too to some extent.
Booster: Myrrh Oil strengthens and activates the Immune
system and keeps you protected from Infection
Circulatory: It stimulates blood Circulation
and ensures proper supply of oxygen to the tissues. This is good for attaining a proper metabolic rate as well as for boosting the Immune
system too. The better the blood reaches to the corners of your body, the better the nutrients and oxygen reach the body parts and they will function better and stay healthy
: This property is for a total good health. Being a Tonic
, Myrrh Oil is anti-sging and tones up all the systems and organs in the body, gives them strength and protects them from Infection
: It sedates Inflammation
s in tissues in cases of Fever
or viral Infection
s, in Digestive
system resulting from ingestion of too much of spices with food and in circulatory system when something inflammatory or toxic gets into the blood stream.
: It gives relief from unwanted contractions or Spasms
and thus from Cramps
, aches etc. Other Benefits: This oil is highly appreciated in Aroma
therapy as a Sedative
, anti depressant and as a promoter of spiritual feelings. This oil takes care of Uterine
health and stimulates it, helps fading away of Scars
and spots, is good in treating Skin
ailments, pyorrhea, Diarrhea
diseases such as Eczema
, itches etc. It is also Emmenagogue
which means that it normalizes menstruations.
Few Words of Caution: It can have toxic effects if used in excess. It should be avoided by Pregnant
women since it stimulates uterus.
Blending: Frankincense, Lavender, Palma Rosa, Patchouli, Rosewood, Sandal Wood, Tea Tree and Thyme
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Helichrysum infused Jojoba Oil - Helichrysum essential oil reduces Inflammation
in the Nerve
s. Thus the cause of Nervous Pain
is alleviated. Jojoba Oil resembles the sebum the body naturally produces to keep the Skin
moist. Its contains vitamins E and B.
Melissa Infused Jojoba Oil - Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis), is considered a calming herb. It was used as far back as the Middle Ages to reduce Stress
Campherweed Infused Jojoba Oil - Camphorweed is diminishing to Pain
, and the fluid build-up of acqute injury.
Myrrh Oil - It sedates Inflammation
s in tissues in cases of Fever
or viral Infection
s, in Digestive
Eucalyptus Oil - A potent Anti-inflammatory
. It owes these properties to its capacity to stimulate Circulation
by opening up the Blood vessel
s. This flushes out the Toxin
s from the system.
Vetiver Oil - Pacifies all sorts of Inflammation
in both the circulatory and Nervous
Shea Butter - Anti-inflammatory
Benefits Of Myrrh Essential Oil
therapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art: Myrrh is beneficial for the Digestive
systems. In Skin
care, the essential oil is good for chapped, cracked, Sensitive
, dry, or aged Skin
and may reduce Dermatitis
, Varicose veins
, and Ringworm
. The oil also inspires prayer and Meditation
therapy for Dummies: Use myrrh to help relieve Varicose veins
, candidia, Herpes
blisters, dry Hair
, chapped/cracked/aged Skin
, and mouth and gum diseases. This oil supports the Immune
therapy: Use myrrh in daily Skin
care to help Rejuvenat
e damaged Skin
, soothe Skin
irritation, and calm Inflammation
and redness. The essential oil provides Respiratory
support and helps clear mucous and Congestion
. The oil promotes emotional peace and tranquility and is useful for Meditation
The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils: Myrrh can help relieve gum Inflammation
and is useful in a mouthwash or mouth rinse.
The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aroma
therapy: Myrrh may help relieve Cough
s, excess mucous, and Bronchial Congestion
. For the Skin
, use the oil for Wound
, ulcerations, Eczema
, Skin Infection
, scabies, and Insect Bites
. Other uses include gum disease, mouth Ulcers
, and nail fungus.
The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (updated edition): In Skin
and body care, use myrrh for Athlete
's foot, chapped and cracked Skin
, mature complexions and Wrinkles
, and Wound
s. The essential oil may help relieve Arthritis Pain
, gum Infection
, mouth Ulcers
, Sore throat
, voice loss, mucous, Cough
, and Appetite
therapy For Healing the Spirit: In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the energy of myrrh is warm and dry, making the oil useful for those who are lethargic, cold, and congested due to weakness of the Spleen-Pancreas
and accumulated dampness. The essential oil calms the Nervous
system and soothes, clarifies, and grounds the Intellect (Yi). Spiritually, the oil supports inner stillness and peace.
tica: A Clinical Guide to Essential Oil Therapeutics, Volume 2: Psychologically, myrrh stabilizes the mind and promotes integration, stability and strength, and cognitive flexibility. Physically, the essential oil restores hypoTonic
/weak conditions and dries congestive/damp conditions. In Traditional Chinese Medicine the essential function of the oil is to constrict fluids, resolve damp, and stop leakage and discharge.
therapy: Use myrrh in Meditation
and before healing sessions. The oil is especially useful for people who feel emotionally or spiritually stuck and want to move forward.
The Essential Guide to Aroma
therapy and Vibrational Healing: Spiritually, myrrh is beneficial for grounding and protection in spiritual ceremonies and rituals. Mentally, the essential oil can stabilize thoughts and help you align with the vibration of safety. Emotionally, the oil helps heal, stabilize, and sedate rampant emotions and heal energetic Wound
s from trauma.
therapy and Subtle Energy Techniques: Myrrh grounds, warms, calms, protects, and strengthens. It helps us let go of the past and move forward. The oil is especially useful for the seventh Chakra
to strengthen spirituality, promote spiritual calmness, and assist moving forward on a spiritual journey.
Myrrh Oil Uses and Recipes
Reduce the appearance Stretch marks
: Mix 5 drops each of myrrh, frankincense, and grapefruit essential oils with 1 tablespoon coconut oil. Rub onto Stretch marks
twice a day.
Soften lines, Scars
, and other Adhesion
s: Blend 3 drops myrrh essential oil and 3 drops helichrysum in 1 tablespoon carrier oil.
Strengthen nails: Mix 10 drops each of myrrh, frankincense, and lemon essential oils into 2 tablespoons of vitamin E oil. Rub on cuticles once or twice a day.
Menís aftershave splash: Combine 3 drops frankincense and 3 drops myrrh in 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) jojoba oil. Apply after shaving.
blend: 2 drops frankincense, 2 drops myrrh, and 1 drop sweet orange.
therapy inhaler to help clear the Congestion
: Add 7 drops myrrh and 7 drops eucalyptus globulus essential oil to the inhaler.
Sources: 101 Ways to Use Essential Oils from Dr. Axe, 18 Best Immunity Oils by Aroma
therapist KG Stiles, 150 Ways to Use Essential Oils from Edens Garden, and Aroma
Warming Massage Oil for Pain
Use this massage oil for tight, tense Muscle
aches. This warming oil works best on areas of the body experiencing stiff, stagnant Pain
. Great for Arthritis
1 ounce (2 tablespoons) Trauma Oil
8 drops myrrh
6 drops ginger essential oil
6 drops elemi essential oil
One 1-ounce PET plastic or glass bottle
Fill the empty bottle with jojoba oil. Add the essential oils, screw cap on tightly, and shake.
Source: Essential Living
Massage Oil for Immune
10 drops myrrh essential oil
10 drops tea tree essential oil
8 drops lemon essential oil
8 drops thyme essential oil
6 drops geranium essential oil
5 drops elemi essential oil
4 ounces (1/2 cup) carrier oil
Source: New Directions Aroma
Use this balm for severely dry, cracked, chapped lips. This recipe fills four to five 1/8-ounce (4-ml) containers.
2 tablespoons light coconut oil
1.5 heaping teaspoons beeswax (use more for a firmer balm or less for a softer balm)
25 drops myrrh
15 drops patchouli essential oil
10 drops helichrysum essential oil
Use a double boiler over low heat to melt and combine the coconut oil and beeswax.
Remove the mixture from the heat and let cool slightly.
Stir in the essential oils.
Pour the blend into lip balm containers. Refrigerate to cool.
Adapted from The Essential Oils Complete Reference Guide