Myrrh Essential Oil: properties, benefits, uses

Myrrh essential oil properties, contraindications and where to buy it. Benefits on nails, hair and to combat wrinkles. Healing and cosmetic properties.

The essential oil of myrrh is obtained from Commiphora myrrha, a  plant of the Burseraceae familyThe myrrh plant is popular for its  beneficial properties , once considered even magical! The use of myrrh, in fact, dates back to millennia ago: it is no coincidence that myrrh is mentioned several times in the Holy ScripturesOn this page we will focus on the essential oil extracted by steam distillation.

Myrrh essential oil, properties

Among its best known properties, we mention the antiseptic, healing and expectorant action. For these characteristics, the essential oil of myrrh is useful for counteracting cough, stomatitis and inflammation of the urinary tract.

In aromatherapy, the aroma of myrrh is diffused in an environment to balance the spiritual world with the material sphere. Gives strength and optimism. It is useful during meditation and was used in the past to help sufferers overcome the fear of death and the pain of separation.

To combat stomatitis it is possible to gargle by diluting a few drops of essential oil of myrrh in water. Perform very long gargles also to counteract gingivitis, pyorrhea, canker sores, sore throat and oral candidiasis.

To take advantage of the healing properties of myrrh essential oil, dilute a few drops in a vegetable oil (excellent is that of almonds) and dab on eczema, skin cracks and wounds to heal.

Myrrh essential oil to strengthen nails

To strengthen your nails, dilute 3 drops of lemon essential oil and 2 drops of myrrh essential oil in a tablespoon of olive oil. Apply the ointment on your nails and keep it for at least 30 minutes.

In case of nail fungus, a natural remedy is prepared with a tablespoon of olive oil, 5 drops of essential oil of myrrh, 5 drops of essential oil of clove, 3 drops of tea tree oil and 2 drops of oil. essential lavender. Use the ointment for direct application.

Myrrh essential oil for hair: strengthening and anti-hair loss remedy

Packs to counteract hair loss and promote hair growth are prepared by adding a few drops of essential oil of myrrh and essential oil of cedar, to a carrier oil capable of penetrating the scalp, that is jojoba oil.

Remedy against wrinkles

To combat wrinkles, this essential oil should be used in addition to carrot essential oil. Put 3 drops of myrrh essential oil and 2 drops of carrot essential oil in a tablespoon of mallow oil or avocado oil. Add a few drops of this ointment to your classic wrinkle cream before applying it to your face.

Tips before use

If you have no previous experience in aromatherapy and the use of essential oils, don’t start with myrrh. The myrrh essential oil is characterized by a denser consistency and therefore it is more difficult to manage. The essential oil of myrrh is extracted by steam distillation of the resinous component of the plant.

It is characterized by a bitter, balsamic and spicy note. Its resinous consistency makes it difficult to dose for the preparation of anti-wrinkle ointments or other natural remedies to strengthen nails and heal hair. Before you try your hand at using myrrh essential oil, practice with easier-to-use essential oils such as basil or lemon! 

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