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Oil Profile - Myrrh Essential Oil

Myrrh – Commiphora myrrha 

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Countries of production – Ethiopia, Arabia, Yemen, Somalia
Processed - Steam distilled
Part used -  Resin, gum
Smell -  sometimes, warm, peppery spicy, pungent, earthy  balsamic
Color-  amber, yellow, golden orange to brown
Note -  middle to base note (rarely used in perfumery as too medicinal smelling)

BLENDS with:   Frankincense, sandalwood, cedarwood, cinnamon, coriander, cypress, elemi, geranium, juniper berry, lavender, lemongrass, mandarin, palmarosa, patchouli, peppermint, pine, thyme  


PROPERTIES & USES:
Traditional Therapeutic actions: 
 anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial (bacteria, viruses), anti septic, astringent, cicatrizant, expectorant, anti fungal, revitalizing, vulnerary, stimulant for stomach and intestines,
 
Inhalation:  -  upper respiratory infections, coughs, colds, bronchitis   

External as blended in oil or other carrier:  maybe helpful for:   mouth washes for oral care of gums and throat; skin care - skin conditions including eczema, bruises, wounds, athlete’s feet; dry and cracked skin, aging skin, leg ulcers     

Industry & Household uses:   used in mouth preparations for gums and mucous membranes,

 
Cautions:  
Safe when properly diluted.  Can be used at 8% or less when used in massage, no irritation or sensitization noted but we encourage you to use 3% or less in any blend.  

*Any essential oil - ingested in large amounts can be fatal.*
*Keep out of reach of children.*


BLENDS TO TRY

A Simple refreshing mouth wash
Lemon - 4 drops
Peppermint - 2 drops

Myrrh  - 1 drop
Add to 2 cups distilled water, Shake well before each use. Swish a mouthful for about 1 minute and spit out.

This is an interestingly, yet refreshing mouth rinse.

Therapeutic Gum Oil
Myrrh - 6 drops
Tea Tree - 10 drops
Peppermint - 1 drop
Lemon - 3 drops
Almond oil or carrier oil of your choice - 1 teaspoon

After brushing your teeth and rinsing your mouth with mouthwash. Mix together the above recipe. Apply a small amount on your gums once a day, If the source of irritation, or gums do not heal, please see your dentist.

Therapeutic Breath Freshening Mouthwash
Myrrh - 2 drops
Tea Tree - 2 drops
Peppermint - 1 drop
4 to 8 Ounces distilled water.

Mix together and swish about a 1/2 ounce in your mouth after brushing your teeth or after eating as needed.

Blend well in a Plastic PET or glass bottle. Shake well before using.


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You should not use this information to replace medical advice given by a licensed medical practitioner. Anyone considering alternative therapies should remember to consult with their licensed medical professional before using any alternative or complementary method.  We do not give nor is any opinion on our web site medical advice, they are merely suggested uses.


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