Below you will find a summary of information you need to know about Myrrh essential oil compiled from posts we published this week. Check our Free EO Class page for more information on this and other essential oils. Questions? Leave a comment below or ask in our facebook group.

Lea Jacobson Certified Clinical Aromatherapist and author of Essential Oil Profiles.

Basic information for Myrrh essential oil…

Botanical/Latin name(s): Commiphora myrrha, Commiphora molmol

Steam distilled from the resin of the plant.

Shelf life is 7 years.

Therapeutic properties of Myrrh essential oil…

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Benefits of Myrrh essential oil…

Digestivebloating, gas, poor digestion, indigestion
Muscularspasm, cramp
Respiratorycongestion, bronchitis, pneumonia, tuberculosis, whooping cough
Skinbacterial infection, athlete's foot, eczema, psoriasis, fungal infection, wrinkles, scar, wounds
HOMEairborne germs, surface germs

Safety of Myrrh essential oil…

Safe for everyone except…
  • pregnant women (fetotoxic)
  • breastfeeding women – not likely to be dangerous if used during breastfeeding (fetotoxic means “toxic to baby growing in utero”), but that is a call you alone have to make 
  • around cats

No topical max – but always dilute!

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