Commiphora myrrha

Origin: Somalia
Family: Burseraceae
Part used: Resin

Myrrh is a light orange resin extracted from a species of thorny desert tree in the genus Commiphora. It is native to northeast Africa and areas of the Arabian Peninsula. Its fragrance as incense is legendary. Myrrh's medicinal reputation is also celebrated by a variety of ancient civilisations. The broad range of applications included circulatory stimulants, analgesic and hormonal regulation. It's a popular pharmacological addition to gargles and mouthwashes featuring consistently in oral health formulas.
Fragrance notes
A very sweet, musky, resinous aroma with a hint of bitter pine and strong notes of earth, wood and spice.

Blending notes
Blends well with: Frankincense, Orange Sweet, Sandalwood and Rose.
Myrrh has been used since ancient times to make incense, perfumes, ritual ointments and medicines. The ancient Egyptians used Myrrh while worshipping the North African sun. They also used it in embalming compounds and burned pellets of Myrrh to repel fleas. The Chinese have used Myrrh to treat wounds and relieve swelling. The intense and restorative scent is believed to have protective properties and a calming effect on the mind. It has also been promoted as a beneficial treatment for loose teeth, gingivitis, bad breath and toothache.

Please note: the traditional uses listed here are for reference only and should not be taken as recommendations for treatment, or cure, of any disease or medical condition. Therapeutic plant oils are used to support natural body processes towards improved health and wellbeing.
Cuts and wounds
Add 3 drops and 5 drops of Lavender True to 500 ml of salty water and wash the affected area. Repeat twice and then as required.

Mouth care
Apply 1 drop directly to the ulcer or affected gum. Repeat up to 3x a day for 5 days.

Add 1-2 drops to 2-5gms of Untouched Face Cream and apply to the face prior to sleep. Repeat every night. In addition, it has a calming effect on the mind.

Calm and composure
Add 3-5 drops to a diffuser. As a resin, it is sticky, so best to blend with other harmonising oils like Orange Sweet, Lavender Sweet, and Cedarwood when diffused. Repeat as required.
Safety considerations
Safe when used as directed. Safe to use with other medication when necessary. If accidentally ingested do not induce vomiting, follow with olive oil or milk and seek advice from a health specialist. Avoid contact with eyes - flush with water. Keep out of reach of children.

Please note: Therapeutic plant oils are used to support natural body processes for optimum health and wellbeing. The information here is NOT meant as a recommendation to cure any medical condition or disease.
Key ingredients
100% pure Commiphora myrrha, distilled resin, Somalia
Key component
Furanoeudesmadiene-1,3-diene, Curzerene, Lindestrene, Methoxyfuranodiene, beta-Elemene