Synonyms: Commiphora molmol, Somalian myrrh
Cultivation: USDA and EcoCert Organic Cultivation in Somalia
Product Origin: Resin grown in Somalia. CO2 extraction in Germany.
Composition: 100% Myrrh essential oil, certified organic by USDA and EcoCert
Extraction: Organic CO2 Extraction
Active Constituents: Terpene hydrocarbons and sesquiterpenes: curzerene, isolindestrene, lindestrene
Viscosity: Thin to solid. Age and air exposure turn it into a hard sap.
Color: Clear yellow brown
About: Myrrh is a dwarfed conifer tree with knotted branches found in the arid deserts of Northern Africa. It produces a thick sap from which the essential oil is produced through CO2 extraction. The essential oil has a rich, resinous, earthy aroma and has many uses. Historically, Myrrh resin has been used as medicine, tea and incense throughout Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Today it is best known as one of the gifts presented to the baby Jesus by the Magi.
Suggested Uses: Myrrh is used in many formulations. Used by herbalists for millennia, Myrhh has been applied traditionally to minor cuts and scrapes. It is used to maintain oral health and is added to mouthwash, toothpastes, tooth powder and applied to teeth and gums. It can be used in skin care to promote toning, regular cellular regeneration, and overall healthy skin. Myrrh smells amazing in blended soaps, candles, diffusers, and body care products and can also be used as food flavoring.
Blending Recommendations: Myrrh essential oil is used as a base note in many colognes and perfumes. Myrrh blends well with all essential oils in the proper setting.
Bay Laurel, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Black Spruce, Cistus, Cinnamon Bark, Clove, Eucalyptus Globulus, Eucalyptus Radiata, Frankincense, Geranium Rose, Ginger, Jasmine Absolute, Lavender, Lavender Absolute, Neroli, Sweet Orange, Patchouli, Peppermint, Petitgrain, Rose Absolute, Rose Otto, Rosemary Verbenone, Sage, Sandalwood, Tea Tree, Tulsi, Vanilla Perfume, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang.
Safety Information: Myrrh essential oil is very safe, but sources recommend avoiding during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Maximum Adult Dilution: 8%; 48 drops per ounce
Maximum Dilution for Children: 2%, 12 drops per ounce
Shelf Life: Myrrh never goes bad; it does solidify with air exposure in 6 months to 2 years time.
Storage: Store with the cap firmly closed, standing upright, out of direct heat and sunlight.
Notes: Sustainably harvested, Non-GMO, No pesticides, No insecticides, No additives, Gluten free, Vegan, Cruelty free, No carrier oil added.