Myrrh Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Commiphora Myrrha
Composition of Oil: Furanoeudesma-1,3-diene, Furanodiene, Lindestrene, B-Elemene, Germacrene B, Delta-Elemene, 2-Methoxyfuranodiene
Plant Part: Resin
Scent: Earthy, Woody, Warm, and balsamic
Color: Golden Yellow/Brown
Perfumery Note: Base
Initial Aroma Strength: Medium - Strong
Extraction Method: Distillation
Historical Background of Myrrh Essential Oil
Myrrh essential oil is a product of a natural gum/resin which is secreted by Myrrh tree, a member of the genus Commiphora. Myrrh tree is wounded in order to bleed its resin. And we prepare Myrrh essential oil via steam distillation process. The oil has a warm, earthy, woody, and balsamic scent and a beautiful golden brown color.
Main producers of Myrrh tree and its oil are Egypt, Ethiopia, Somalia, Oman, Yemen, Eritrea, and other parts of Saudi Arabia. We choose Egyptian variety for you because it is considered more useful and pure than other ones.
Ancient Uses of Myrrh Essential Oil
Myrrh tree and its resin had a significant reputation among Egyptians and other ancient civilizations. Resin and essential oil of Myrrh resin was an important and valuable component in Chinese traditional medicine because it was very helpful in circulating blood flow, relieving colds and coughs, promoting good digestion, and to rejuvenate other physical ailments. Moreover, due to Myrrh essential oil’s protective properties, ancient Egyptians used it to embalm mummies to protect them from bacteria and other insects.
Modern Uses of Myrrh Essential Oil
Latest clinical research has proved that Myrrh essential oil is rich in such powerful chemical constituents that this oil can be very effective for various physical problems. Most importantly, the usefulness of myrrh oil for teeth is unavoidable. This oil contains some components that are very effective for oral issues such as toothache and gum-swelling etc. Myrrh essential oil is used in toothpaste, mouthwashes, and other oral health-related medicines.
To get a clear idea of what science says, let’s briefly discuss a few of Myrrh essential oil’s chemical components.
- Furanoeudesma-1 - Furanoeudesma-1 has pain-killing ability thus makes Myrrh essential oil a good pain killer.
- Furanodiene - Furanodiene fights against bacteria that can cause cancer.
- B-Elemene - B-Elemene helps in boosting immunity and promoting good digestion and healthy stomach.
- Germacrene B - The presence of Germacrene B in Myrrh essential oil makes it preventive against harmful bacteria and other microorganisms.
Not only this, Myrrh essential oil has calming, relaxing, and soothing properties and you can diffuse it to avail these benefits of the oil.
Best Blending Partners for Myrrh Essential Oil
You can increase the usefulness of Myrrh essential oil by blending it with some other effective oils such as Spearmint, Peppermint, Clove, Sandalwood, Tea tree, Thyme, and Lavender.
Disclaimer: These statements (and all statements herein) have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Essential Oils sold by VINEVIDA are to be used for cosmetic purposes only. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, mitigate, cure, or prevent a disease or ailment. Research citations are added merely to support the claims to a certain extent. VINEVIDA makes no representation to the comprehensiveness or accuracy of the published information. Read our DISCLAIMER for further details.
Caution: Beware of excessive use as it may lead to nausea and headaches. For topical use, always dilute the oil with a carrier oil. We do not suggest the internal use of any essential oils. Keep it out of children’s reach. It is not recommended for a pregnant woman without a proper prescription by a specialist.