Myrrh Essential oil
What is myrrh oil?
Firstly, myrrh essential oil has been used since ancient times for its medicinal, cosmetic, and spiritual applications. Next, it is even mentioned in the Bible for its spiritual and symbolic uses. In addition, two primary active compounds are found in Myrrh, called terpenoids and sesquiterpenes, both of which have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.
First of all, myrrh oil has been used as an ingredient for oral health due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Secondly in topical applications, it can be used to promote wound healing, alleviate pain, and reducing swelling and inflammation.
Finally, it can also help in reducing coughs, colds and sore throats.
What does it do?
First off, in aromatherapy, Myrrh essential oil is used in religious practices as the warm and earthy fragrance induces a meditative state of mind, calmness and balancing the emotions.
Next, myrrh oil has a range of benefits for your body. On top of this, it has a long history of use in skin care, restoring a glow to dry, chapped skin. In conclusion, it also calms redness and heals blemishes.
Apart from this, as an anti-inflammatory, it promotes wound healing, eases pain and reduces swelling.
Finally, its powerful cleansing action also soothes coughs, colds and sore throats.
7 ways to use Myrrh oil for the body*
Swelling and inflammation
Initially, for instant relief, add a few drops of Myrrh oil to a cold compress and place directly on inflamed or irritated skin. Following this, its antibacterial and antifungal properties will get to work right away.
Asthma, coughs, sore throat
First of all, works as an expectorant to relieve cough and cold symptoms, and to reduce congestion.
Create a blend of:
- 10–12 drops Myrrh oil
- 30ml carrier oil (almond or jojoba)
Massage into your chest. You can also add 2–3 drops to a diffuser.
To ease tummy troubles, add 1–2 drops to 1/4 of a cup of water. Add a little agave nectar or honey.
Fine lines and wrinkles
Clean your face well, then mix:
- 8–10 drops Myrrh oil
- 30ml almond oil or Rosehip oil
Massage your face gently.
Create a healing blend of:
- 20 drops Myrrh oil
- 30ml carrier oil (jojoba, grape, almond)
Apply to the affected area to prevent infection. You can also mix Myrrh oil with an unscented lotion and use directly on your skin.
Myrrh oil is effective on infections such as athlete’s foot or ring worm. Apply it directly to the affected area.
For a soothing balm, mix:
- 2–3 drops Myrrh oil
- 2 tablespoons liquid lanolin
Massage into the affected area.
*This information is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure any illnesses.
For your Mind
Myrrh oil has long been used in religious and spiritual practices. The warm and earthy fragrance induces a meditative state, calming and balancing the emotions.
The compound sesquiterpene in Myrrh directly affects the emotions and the brain’s limbic system. It is centring and restorative, quieting busy minds.
Deep breathing blend
- 8 drops Myrrh oil
- 6 drops Eucalyptus oil
- 3 drops Peppermint oIl
- 3 drops Rosemary oil
Add to a diffuser, or you can mix with 30ml of jojoba oil and apply to the skin, or inhale.
For your Spirit
Myrrh is a spiritual oil. It releases fears and encourages more trust and acceptance, especially of ourselves. It also teaches us to harmonise our physical and spiritual aspects.
Myrrh oil opens the heart chakra and allows the release of stress and suffering. Myrrh oil is ideal if you feel emotionally stuck.
Add a few drops to a carrier oil and gently massage into the heart area to release distrust and embrace relationships with yourself and others.
Add to a diffuser to bring a sense of calm to the mind. Its grounding, complex aroma brings a deeper connection to practices such as yoga and meditation,
Dilute before using Myrrh Oil topically.
Keep out of reach of children
If sensitivity occurs, discontinue use.
Avoid contact with eyes and sensitive areas of the body.
blends well with lavender oil