Myrrh CO2 Extract Oil
Botanical binomial: Commiphora myrrha
Other names: Balsamodendron Myrrha, Molmol, Gum Myrrh, Myrrha
Country of Origin: Somalia
Part of plant used in production: Resin
Methods of production: CO2 extraction
Description: Commiphora is a species of shrubs that grows in desert regions. A pale yellow liquid oozes out of the trunk and stems and hardens into a reddish-brown substance known as myrrh. This process is amplified by incisions on the bark of the tree by humans.
Characteristics: Myrrh oil is pale yellow to pale orange or light-brown to green in colour. It's pungent odour is warm and peppery with a sharp-balsamic note.
Properties: Anticatarrhal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic, astringent, carminative, cicatrisant, emmenagogue, expectorant, fungicidal, sedative, digestive and pulmonary stimulant, tonic, vulnerary.
Constituents: Curzerene, furanoeudesma-1,3-diene, curzerenone, lindestrene.
Uses: Myrrh is renown for it's spiritual purposes in rituals, healing and meditation. It can be burned as an incense or in an oil burner or inhaled directly. It is usually combined with frankincense to enhance emotional and/or spiritual liberty. Myrrh is also used in floral, forest or moss-like perfumes, mouthwashes and throat medicines. Other uses include: clearing coughs and colds due to it's expectorant properties, cleansing of toxins, promoting tissue repair.
Blends well with: Frankincense, Lavender, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood, Tea Tree, Thyme
Safety: Avoid use during pregnancy. For external use only. Should be diluted (at 8%) prior to skin application. Avoid contact with eyes and mouth. May cause skin irritation for some individuals, a skin patch test is recommended prior to use.