Aroma: Intense, dry, earthy, woody, and resinous
Latin Name: Comiphora myrrha
Country of Origin: Somalia
Cultivation Method: Harvested from wild growing trees
Extraction Method: Carbon dioxide (CO2) extracted
Extracted From: Gum / resin
Color: Dark amber / brown
Perfumery Note: Base
Consistency: Very thick, needs to be warmed to turn more liquid. For this reason we recommend our pre-blended version that is diluted to 10% in jojoba oil.
Aromatherapy Properties: Purifying, restorative, and meditative
Suggested Use: Myrrh is a favorite for use with yoga and meditation, with a peaceful grounding effect. Topically, it is cleansing and purifying. In essential oil blends, only a tiny amount of myrrh is needed, otherwise its scent can be overpowering. Myrrh offers a fixative benefit in perfumery, so a scent can linger longer.
Note: Aromaland offers myrrh 100%, or diluted to 10% in jojoba carrier oil. The diluted version is less thick and easier to use in aromatherapy applications, but still requires further dilution with topical use.
History: Myrrh is one of the oldest known perfumery materials, and has been used for centuries as an incense and embalming ingredient.
Specific Safety Information: Not for internal use. Dilute properly with topical use. Avoid myrrh with pregnancy, breastfeeding, and with young children. May be contraindicated with certain medical conditions. Ask your doctor if you have any questions before use.
This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure a disease.