Myrtle – Myrtus communis
Plant Parts used
flowers and leaves
Dilute at a percentage of 1% of the finished blend, typically 20 drops or 1ml of essential oil to 100ml of carrier oil. Do not use undiluted on the skin. You can use up to 3% dilution for use on your body or in the bath. Consult your doctor or midwife before using during pregnancy.
Sweet, floral and camphoraceous
Blends Well with
Lavender, Bergamot, Clary sage, Clove, Hyssop, Eucalyptus, Ginger, Peppermint, Rosemary, Spearmint, Thyme and Tea Tree
Myrtle oil is valued for its antimicrobial, astringent, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, expectorant, decongestant and stimulant qualities. People suffering from hypothyroidism can use this oil to regulate under active gland as it possesses adaptogen quality.
The oil can treat haemorrhoids, acne, sagging skin, wrinkles and open pores as it is rich in high tannin content.
Useful for respiratory disorders like asthma, cough and bronchitis. Harmful bacteria like Escherichia Coli, Staphylococcus Aureus, Bacillus Subtilis, Salmonella species, and Listeria species can be controlled with Myrtle essential oil.
Myrtle oil is widely used in aromatherapy to soothe nervous system ailments and to alleviate stress and depression. It also works very well to alleviate problems like impotency, frigidity, erectile dysfunctions, and loss of libido
- Blend it with a carrier oil like Almond (Prunus amygdalus), Grapeseed (Vitis vinifera) or Coconut (Cocos nucifera) for a revitalising massage oil blend.
- Add a few drops to your diffuser or oil burner and enjoy the invigorating and uplifting scent of Myrtle.
- Can be used as an ingredient in your own homemade lotions, serums, creams and balms.
- Can be used to make your own eco-friendly cleaning products at home.
- Helps prevents microbial infection of wounds so protects against sepsis and tetanus, in case of an iron object being the cause of the damage.
Refreshing and clean aroma, Myrtle is uplifting in nature, helpful when used in cases of addiction and self-destructive behaviour – it is said to cleanse the inner being and dissolve disharmony. It is perfect for settling the mind and promoting restfulness. Myrtle carries a deep inner wisdom and may serve as a companion for the dying.
May cause liver damage, lung damage, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, low blood pressure and blood circulation disorders. Avoid with children under 12 years, pregnant and lactating women. Never ingest
1,8-Cineole, α Pinene, Myrtenyl acetate, Myrtenol, Geraniol, Linalool, Camphene, Borneol.
- Essential oils can be powerful so to avoid all risks do not use during pregnancy.
- Keep away from clothing or articles which may be affected by oil-based products.
- Use sparingly and no more than 4 times per day.
- Gluten, peanut and dairy free.
- Suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
- If you are using existing medication, please consult your doctor before using any complementary products and check for pharmaceutical interactions by accessing this page https://www.drugs.com/drug-interactions.html
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