If you’re looking to learn about different essential oils, then you’re in the right place! Read below to find out more about Myrrh essential oil and its many wonders.
The resin of Commiphora myrrhais steam distilled to produce an essential oil with an aroma that’s warm, earthy, and balsamic. This base oil blends well with Bergamot, Chamomile, Clove, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Lemon Eucalyptus, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Pine, Rose, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Tea Tree, Vetiver, and Ylang Ylang.
With one of the most recognizable names around, Myrrh has been used for thousands of years by various cultures and religious groups. Often associated with Frankincense due to its use in the Christian Bible as a gift to the baby Jesus from the wise men, these two oils pair well together for numerous reasons. Both oils are wonderful for use in meditation. You can add a few drops of each oil to a diffuser or massage oil, or you can use our pre-formulated blend Frankincense & Myrrh (also available in pre-diluted Roll-On and Herbal Soap). To soothe dry and sensitive skin, particularly eczema, you can add this oil to homemade soap and body butter.
Emotionally, Myrrh can help alleviate anxious feelings when used in a diffuser or inhaler. You can combine it with other calming oils like Chamomile, Lavender, or Vetiver and use in times of high stress or to help settle the mind before meditation. To help protect against cold and flu germs, Myrrh can be used to promote a healthy immune system by boosting antioxidants. If you do come under the weather, this oil can aid in removing excess mucus from the lungs.
Want to find out more about other essential oils? Check out our Essential Oils A to Z Series, where we’re constantly adding new profiles.