Essential Oil Profile: Myrrh

Latin Name: Commiphora myrrha

Family: Burseraceae

Plant Part: Resin

Method: Distillation

Note/Element: Note: Base Element: Earth, Mental

Functional Groups: Sesquiterpene, ketone, aldehyde

Type: Euphoric

Ayurvedic Dosha ( Balances): Vata, Kapha

Scent: Smooth, sweet, warm, earthy, woody

For Skin Type: Dry, mature

Cautions: Not during pregnancy, Not with estrogen dependent cancers.

Physical Uses: Weepy cuts, cracked skin especially hands and feet, gingivitis ( 1 drop in mouth wash), sore throat, cough, toenail fungus, athlete’s foot, thrush,colds, wasting digestive diseases, ulcers, diarrhea, gas, loss of appetite, balancing sexual appetite.

Mental/Emotional Uses: Soothing, comforting, an emotional balm

Other Uses: Spiritual and ritual use, meditation, symbolic of wealth, perfumery

Blends Well With: Resins, roots, woods, citrus, flowers,

Possible Substitutions: Benzoin


Graf, Katherine:Aroma Studio:Aromatherapy Home Study Certification Master Level, 2001-2012.






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