Botanical Name: Myrtus communis
Plant Part: Leaves and Twigs
Origin: France or Morocco
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Plant Description: Myrtle Essential Oil comes from a small tree with many tough slender boughs. It has a brownish red bark with small pointed leaves. It produces flowers which turn into black berries; both the flowers and leaves are very fragrant.
Color: Reddish brown liquid.
Aromatic Fragrance: Myrtle Essential Oil has a clear, fresh scent that is slightly camphoraceous much like Eucalyptus.
Aromatic Strength: Medium
Common Applications: Myrtle Essential Oil has common use as an astringent, antiseptic, vulnerary, bactericidal, expectorant and as a decongestant. Aromatherapy applications include usage to combat sore throats and coughs.
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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: Bergamot, Clary Sage, Clove, Hyssop, Eucalyptus, Ginger, Lavender, Peppermint, Rosemary, Spearmint, Thyme, and Tea Tree.
Cautions: Myrtle Essential Oil can be possibly toxic in high concentrations, and should not be used during pregnancy.