Myrrh have long been associated with Christmas and was used as incense in Winter Solstice celebrations and rituals.
The healing properties of Myrrh were mentioned in both the Bible, and the Koran. It was taken into battle by the ancient Greeks and used in Chinese medicine in the 7th century for this reason. Ancient egyptians used Myrrh for everything from perfume, treating hay fever, and most importantly, healing.
Myrrh (Latin name Commiphora Myrrha) is a small shrub-like tree that grows in countries with dry climates such as India, Saudi Arabia, and Somalia. Myrrh is often used in mouth wash and tooth paste. Try it for:
Myrrh is a thick, resinous oil that has a warm, spicy scent. While it can be a little difficult to use, I find that it is always worth the effort. (Just warm your bottle of Myrrh oil in a cup of really warm water until it returns to its liquid state). Myrrh is a base note, and it adds a depth to any blend that it is used in.
On the spiritual side, like Frankincense, Myrrh is very comforting and takes you to that place of “stillness”, which is what we need in our very busy word.
Contraindications: Avoid if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. For ages 5 & up.
My blog is for information only & is not meant to replace medical advice.
Essential Oils are not for ingestion & should always be diluted before topical use.
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