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Like its balsamic cousin Frankincense, Myrrh is not only one of the oldest essential oils, but for centuries it was literally worth its weight in gold. The ancient Egyptians used it in the embalming of mummies, while the ancient Greeks burned it as incense to cure virtually every known illness and Greek soldiers even wore it into battle.
Like Frankincense, Myrrh is the dried gum resin produced by the Commiphora species of trees when cuts are made in the tree’s bark. The essential oil is steam distilled from that resin. Our Myrrh oil is sourced from a distiller in Ethiopia, its unique strength attributed to resins collected by the same nomadic tribes whose skills have been passed down through the generations.
Myrrh oil, used for centuries to heal and protect the skin, also has analgesic, antibacterial, antiseptic, expectorant, and mucolytic therapeutic properties; it’s great for treating coughs, colds, congestion and flu. Known for its ability to help calm the mind and promote tranquility and peace, Myrrh is also commonly used in meditation.
Click here to view the current gas chromatography-mass spectrometry report for the Myrrh essential oil used in our blends.
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