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Myrrh EO

Family: burseraceae

Extraction: Steam Distilled from the crude myrrh (gum or resin)

Plant source: Ethiopia, North Africa, Somalia

Colour: Golden Yellow/Brown

Consistency: Medium/thick

Perfumery Note: middle/base

Aromatherapy class: meditative and soothing

Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium - Strong

Benefits: Anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent, expectorant, revitalizing, uplifting, purifying, restorative

Blend Classification: Modifier (5%-8% of blend)

Blends well with: bergamot, chamomile, cedarwood, clove bud, cypress, frankincense, geranium, all citrus oils, juniper berry, lavender, patchouli, peppermint, rose, pine, sandalwood, vetiver

Aromatic Description: Warm, earthy, woody, rich spicy-balsamic.

Skin type: dry, mature

Traditional use: antiseptic, mouth-wash

Properties: Antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, digestive stimulant. An ancient oil/resin that was traded for silks and gold which has a powerful meditative quality to it. Rolled in incense sticks in Japan, Tibet and India for monks seeking a clear meditative state. A warm and exotic scent to wear or use in a diffuser.

Common Uses: Used for mature complexions, eczema, and chapped, rough or dry skin. Aids in arthritis, asthma, coughs, gingivitis, sore throat, appetite loss and colds, athlete's foot, colds, chest infection, sores, ulcers, wrinkles, bronchitis, chapped skin, boils, cuts, gums, halitosis, haemorrhoids, itching, mouth, ringworm, toothache, promote menstruation, scanty periods, diarrhoea, flatulence

How to use: bath, massage, diffuser, mouthwash, room fragrance, skin care preparations

Safety Information: Mildly toxic when taken internally (no essential oil should be taken internally without the guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner). It may be toxic in high concentration and it should be avoided during pregnancy. Do not use during pregnancy. Use only in small doses.

Cautions:  Avoid in allergic and inflammatory skin conditions. Avoid during pregnancy. Please use this oil in moderation. Do not take any oils internally. Do not apply undiluted oils, absolutes or other concentrated essences onto the skin.

If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, cancer or any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a certified Aroma therapist. Keep out of the reach of children.

Important Note:  The information provided herein, is for educational purposes only. This data is not considered complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate.

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