Latin Name: Commiphora myrrh
Country of Origin: Somalia
Extraction Method: Hydro-distlled resin
Base note with a warm, spicy, smoky, balsamic aroma.
Historically, very effective with wound healing, hemorrhoids, athletes foot, scars and eczema. Very nurturing to dry, aging skin. (Egyptian women were said to use myrrh in facial preparations). It is also a strong addition to blends that address inflammation. Often seen in respiratory blends related to its ability to go head on against bacteria and viruses. It has expectorant qualities. It is said to be a uterine stimulant and can promote menses. An ancient resin oil, it has a long history as a strong meditative and grounding oil.
Avoid during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Skin sensitization is possible if using old and/or oxidized oils. Essential Oils are typically used via inhalation and/or topical application while properly diluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified aromatherapy practitioner to address a specific health need, for a specified period of time. Keep away from children and pets.
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