What is Essential Oil of Myrrh?
Botanically related to Frankincense, Myrrh is one of the most widely used essential oils in the world. Myrrh oil comes from a dried resin extracted from the Commiphora myrrha tree, which belongs to the Commiphora plant genus. Like Frankincense, Myrrh comes from the Burseraceae plant family. Native to Northern Africa and the Middle East, particularly in Somalia, Ethiopia, Arabia, and Yemen, the tree grows up to five meters high, and can be identified by its light bark, knotted branches and small white flowers. The word “myrrh” comes from “murr”, which means “bitter” in Arabic, probably referring to the resin’s bitter taste.
What does Essential Oil of Myrrh do?
Maintaining healthy skin is one of Myrrh oils renowned uses, as it prevents the signs of aging and soothes cracked or chapped skin. This is why it’s commonly added to many skin care products today. Myrrh oil has been utilised for centuries and is now widely used in oral hygiene products, due to its anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties. Myrrh (tincture or oil gargled or applied topically) reduces dental abscesses and gingivitis. German and British regulatory authorities have approved the use of Myrrh for the treatment of sore throat (pharyngitis) and mouth ulcers. It also stimulates macrophage activity in the immune system. There are anecdotal reports that show it may help with Epstein Barr and papilloma warts but we make no medical claims.
Suggested Adult Use
For topical use or as directed by a health care professional.
Do not use undiluted. Do not use on broken skin.
Essential oils are potent and can provoke an allergic reaction. Supervision is advised is used by a child, pregnant women or if suffering from epilepsy, etc.
Suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
Store in a cool, dark place away from pets and children.
Health Leads formula
Steam distilled Myrrh essential oil (Commiphora myrrha)
Other ingredients: None
Supplied in a amber glass bottle with precisely designed glass pipette with uniquely formulated durable rubber bulb; using a pipette ensures a more accurate measurement of our essential oils.
After extensive research we sourced pipettes that have a chemical-resistant rubber bulb. This ensures that the rubber does not disintegrate or leach, so you can rest assured that particles won’t enter the essential oil during storage or transit.
Health Leads Quality and Purity Promise
We take seriously our responsibility to provide the highest quality products.
Our essential oils are extracted by steam distillation.
Other extraction methods include solvent and Florasol usage, but we believe steam distillation to be superior as this method preserves the integrity of the essential oil ensuring they are kept free from unwanted chemical and solvent contamination used in other extraction methods.
The pipettes we supply have a uniquely formulated rubber bulb and precisely designed glass pipette to ensure accurate measurement of our essential oils.
After extensive research we sourced pipettes that are made from a chemical-resistant rubber. This ensures that the rubber does not disintegrate or leach, so rest assured that particles won’t enter the essential oil during storage or transit.
For more information, please feel free to contact us. Our friendly and knowledgeable Customer Service team will be happy to answer your questions.
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