myrrh

Myrrh

Ancient records show that Myrrh was deemed so valuable that at times it was valued at its weight in gold. Myrrh essential oil is derived from the gummy resin of the small, thorny Myrrh tree and has been used for centuries for its internal and external health benefits. Myrrh has been used throughout history as a perfume, incense, and health aid. It was also employed in embalming and religious ceremonies. Myrrh has powerful cleansing properties, especially for the mouth and throat. It is also soothing to the skin—promoting a smooth, youthful-looking complexion—and promotes emotional balance and well-being.

Primary Benefits

  • Powerful cleansing properties, especially for the mouth and throat
  • Soothing to the skin; promotes a smooth, youthful-looking complexion
  • Promotes emotional balance and well-being

Aromatic Description

Hot, smoky, herbaceous, woody, dry

Collection Method

Steam Distillation

Plant Part

Resin

Main Constituents

Furanoedudesma 1, 3-diene, curzerene

Uses

  • Add 1–2 drops to toothpaste for added cleansing benefits
  • Diffuse to help promote awareness and lift your mood.
  • Add to your lotion/moisturizer to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Add 1–2 drops to ¼ cup of water with a little agave or honey to help ease the stomach.*

Directions for Use

Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.

Cautions

Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

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