Myrrh Essential Oil


(Commipihora myrrha)

topical aromatic

Myrrh has been used since ancient times as an ingredient in incense and perfumes and has been found in ancient Egypt as part of the embalming process.  Biblical scholars and theologians have offered different interpretations of the meaning and significance of the gold, frankincense and myrrh that the 3 magi presented to Jesus. It is widely believed these valuable items were standard gifts to honor a king or deity in the ancient world: gold as a precious metal, frankincense as perfume or incense, and myrrh as anointing oil.

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Myrrh has a rich, smoky, balsamic aroma that is purifying, restorative, revitalizing, and uplifting. It is a helpful aid to meditation, having one of the highest levels of sesquiterpenes available. Sesquiterpenes are a class of compounds that have a direct effect on the hypothalamus, pituitary, and amygdala, the seat of our emotions. Myrrh is referenced throughout the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. The Arabian people believed it helped wrinkled, chapped, and cracked skin. Today, myrrh is widely used in oral hygiene products

As you can see, there are good reasons why Myrrh is still an important and valuable ingredient in any natural home.

How to use: For aromatic or topical use. Diffuse, inhale, or add to bath water. Apply to crown of head, back of neck, behind ears or inside wrists. Possible skin sensitivity.

  • Meditation: Use during meditation to increase spirituality.
  • Bath: Add to Epsom salts in a bath for soothing experience.
  • Dryer: Place drops on a wool ball and toss in the dryer cycle
  • Vacuum: put a few drops on the vacuum filter to make the whole house smell like the gifts of Christmas

Myrrh bath salts

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Disclaimer: I provide my personal opinion and experiences with essential oils, and I am not endorsed by the Young Living Corporation. None of what I talk about on this site has been evaluated by the FDA, nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. I am not a registered physician and I encourage you to discuss your health concerns with your own doctor. I simply share resources and tools based on my own personal experiences.

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