Myrtle essential oil

NZ $8.00

100% pure therapeutic grade


Therapeutic Grade: J - O


Myrtle essential oil

100% pure therapeutic grade
Botanical name: Myrtus communis
Plant part: blossom
Extraction method: steam distilled
Origin: India

Description: Myrtle essential oil comes from a small tree with many tough slender boughs. It has a brownish red bark with small pointed leaves. It produces flowers which turn into black berries; both the flowers and leaves are very fragrant.

Colour: pale yellow to orange

Common uses: Myrtle essential oil has common use as an astringent, antiseptic, and as a decongestant.

Consistency: light / thin

Note: middle to top

Blends well with: bergamot, clary sage, clove, hyssop, eucalyptus, ginger, lavender, peppermint, rosemary, spearmint, thyme, and  teatree.

Aromatic scent: Myrtle essential oil has a clear, fresh scent that is slightly camphoraceous – much like eucalyptus.

History: The ancient Egyptians used myrtle, a plant native to Africa, to remedy sore throats and coughs. As early as 1867 there is also evidence that the essential oil was commonly being used by medical practitioners.

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

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.
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.

Everyday, super simple uses for essential oils

Essential oils are used to fragrance soap (2%-3%), balms (0.5%), skin creams and butters (0.5%).

Other uses
Make your own perfumes



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