Myrrh essential oil

NZ $25.00

100% pure


Essential Oils: J - O


Myrrh essential oil


Commiphora myrrha




Dark brown, viscous


Warm, sweet, amber, spicy balsamic

Plant part used


Extraction method

Steam distillation






Oil and alcohol

Usage rate

Skincare : 0.1 - 1%
Soapmaking: 1 - 3 %



Blends well with

Lemon, lavender, frankincense, spice oils



Palm oil


Animal tested




Description: Myrrh is a reddish resin collected from the short thorny tree of the Commiphora myrrha plant. The trunk exudes a natural oleoresin that hardens into what is classified as reddish brown 'tears'. Native collectors make incisions into the trees in order to increase the yield. This oleoresin is steam distilled to create the essential oil.

History: It is documented that the Egyptians were the first to use myrrh during worship and at funerals. The Parsees of northern India still use the resins in religious ceremonies: myrrh symbolises self-denial; frankincense represents spirituality, and gold the wealth of humankind.

Consistency: medium to heavy

Common uses

Aromatherapy: Myrrh essential oil has a warm, earthy, and slightly sweet aroma that is often used in aromatherapy to promote relaxation, reduce stress, and create a calming atmosphere.

Meditation: The rich and grounding scent of myrrh essential oil is often used in meditation and spiritual practices to enhance focus, deepen mindfulness, and create a sense of connection to one's inner self or spiritual realm.

Fragrance: Myrrh essential oil is used in perfumery and cosmetic products to add depth and complexity to fragrances. Its unique aroma can contribute to the overall scent profile of perfumes, colognes, and other scented products.

Incense and rituals: Myrrh has been traditionally used as incense in religious and spiritual ceremonies. The aromatic smoke released when myrrh resin is burned is believed to purify the air and create a sacred ambiance.

Air freshener: Due to its pleasant and grounding scent, myrrh essential oil can be added to homemade air fresheners, potpourri, or diffusers to naturally fragrance indoor spaces.

Safety data: Very potent and not to be used on sensitive skin. Avoid use during pregnancy.

Packaging - See our blog on our commitment to sustainable packaging.
Our essential oils come in amber glass bottles with dripulator caps:
5ml and 20ml with an 18 neck dripulator cap, either white or black, depending on stock availability.
30ml, 50ml, 100ml, 250ml, with a 28 neck white dripulator cap (except for oils that are too thick for a dripulator, which have a black open pour cap).
500g and 1kg options come in an aluminium bottle; 5L comes in a plastic jerrycan.
If you need precise drops for your products we suggest you buy our 5ml or 20ml dropper bottles and transfer the oils or buy our disposable or glass pipettes

Important note: The information provided is for educational purposes only. It is not considered complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate.

General safety information: Do not take any oils internally.
Do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin.
Essential oils should be avoided in pregnancy due to their possible skin sensitising effects.
If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner.
Use extreme caution when using oils with children and give children only the gentlest oils at extremely low doses.
It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children.
A skin patch test should be conducted prior to using an oil that you've never used before.



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