Botanical Name: Commiphora Myrrha
Plant Part: Resin
Extraction Method: Steam distilled from a natural oleoresin, taken from the trunk, stem and branches.
Plant Description: Myrrh is a reddish resin collected from the short thorny tree of the Commiphora myrrha plant. The trunk exudes a natural oleoresin that hardens into what is classified as reddish brown "tears". Native collectors make incisions into the trees in order to increase the yield.
Color: Dark Brown
Aromatic Fragrance: Myrrh has an aroma that is hot, bitter and musty.
Common Applications: Baths, Compresses, Inhalations, Massages, Vaporizers.
Typically Used By: Cosmetic Makers, Aromatherapists.
Storage Directions: Essential Oils should be stored in a cool dry place out of direct sunlight. Essential Oils should be stored in colored glass, the most common storage method being used today are Boston Round Bottles in the amber tint.
Blends Well With: Cypress Essential Oil, Frankincense Essential Oil, Geranium Egyptian Essential Oil, Juniper Berry Essential Oil, Lavender French Essential Oil, Mandarin, Patchouli Essential Oil, Sandalwood Essential Oil, Pine Scotch Essential Oil, Tea Tree Essential Oil, Vetiver Essential Oil.
Cautions: Avoid if pregnant or if you are diabetic. Do not use in high concentrations.