For centuries, people have used myrrh essential oil. Indeed, it is one of the earliest oils listed in the Bible and was widely used for spiritual as well as purifying and aesthetic purposes. It is frequently derived by steam distilling pure myrrh, which is collected from the resin of myrrh trees. This procedure is the most effective in capturing the plant's "spirit" and allowing its advantages to come through.
Why doTERRA Myrrh Essential Oil?
Myrrh Essential Oil is one of the most widely used essential oils in the world. For many years, it has been used in beauty products and as medicinal field. Because of its versatility and effectiveness, the resin extracted from the myrrh tree is transformed into an herbaceous, woody essential oil perfect for skincare, emotional balance or body cleansing.
If you are wondering how Myrrh smells like - think of a hot, smoky, herbaceous, woody and dry aroma that has resemblance of Christmas and holiday season, with all the crispiness in air while promoting grounding feelings.
Here are other key benefits of Myrrh:
- Powerful cleansing properties, especially for the mouth and throat
- Promotes a smooth, youthful-looking skin
- Reduces appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Promotes emotional balane and well-being when diffused
How to use Myrrh Essential Oil and Tips
Known for its ability to cleanse the mouth and throat, add one or two drops of Myrrh oil to your toothpaste when you want added cleansing benefits. You can also add a drop of Myrrh oil to two ounces of water and use as a mouth rinse. All you need to do is to gargle for 30 seconds, and get that extra clean feeling.
Because of its properties and antioxidants, Myrrh Essential oil is beneficial for smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles as well as providing substantial moisture to skin - especially when used daily. Add one or two drops of the oil to your daily lotion or moisturizer as part of your daily skincare routine (you can use either scented or non-scented lotion or moisturizer).
When feelings of anxiousness and tense start kicking in, diffuse Myrrh to promote emotional balance. With its earthy grounding aroma, it promotes awareness and uplift mood. You can diffuse this as a single oil, or can be diffused with Adaptiv or other citrus oils.
Don’t forget that Myrrh and Frankincense oils are considered to be one of the ‘sacred’ oils and are ideal for meditation!
Ultimate Personal Care at Home
Apart from the Aromatherapy benefits mentioned above and knowing its grounding and calming benefits, you can also have an at-home spa night with Myrrh essential oil. Add two or three drops of the oil to doTERRA Spa Lotion to give your feet some extra TLC. You can also mix Lemon, Frankincense, and Myrrh essential oil with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut oil to help soften your cuticles or callused feet.
Recipes with Myrrh Essential Oil Made Just for You
Chic Vibin’ Diffuser Blend
2 drops Myrrh
3 drops Serenity
2 drops Clary Sage
Evening Bliss Diffuser Blend
2 drops Myrrh
3 drops Lavender
2 drops Hawaiian Sandalwood
Immunity Support Diffuser Blend
2 drops Myrrh
3 drops On Guard
2 drops Frankincense
Razor Relief Serum
½ cup doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil
¼ cup rosewater
5 drops Myrrh essential oil
5 drops Frankincense essential oil
5 drops Tea Tree oil
5 drops Helichrysum oil
In a glass spray or glass pump bottle, add essential oils to Fractionated Coconut oil and shake. To use, spray directly on skin or place two to three pumps in palms and rub on desired skin area.
Myrrh essential oil is still revered today for its rich aroma and skin-beneficial qualities. Oftenly associated with emotions and of spirituality during breathing exercises, meditating, and religious practices, it’s still best to use this oil with caution for any skin sensitivities.
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