Myrrh Essential Oil*
*This oil is wildcrafted (and therefore about as organic as it can possibly get). However, our facility is not certified organic. You get it though. ;-)
Botanical Name: Commiphora myrrha
Plant Origin: Ethiopia
Extraction Method: Steam distilled from gum/resin (organically grown but not certified)
Shelf Life: 8 years in proper storage conditions
Storage: Store upright, lid tight, out of direct heat and sunlight
Selah Oil blends that contain Myrrh essential oil:
Click here to see our Health Issues Reference Guide for information on which oils may help with specific needs.
Myrrh may support the body's proper natural response to and assist in maintaining a healthy state of the following:
- Abrasions - Cuts - Scrapes - Wounds
- Candida - Candidiasis - Thrush - Yeast Overgrowth - Yeast Infection
- Canker Sores - Mouth Ulcers
- Chapped Lips or Skin (also Cracked)
- Cystitis (Bladder Infection, Urinary Tract Infection, UTI)
- Fungal Skin Infections - Impetigo - Skin Candida - Ringworm - Staph
- Gingivitis - Gum Disease - Periodontal Disease
- Hyperthyroid - Graves Disease
- Hypothyroid - Hashimoto's Disease
- Liver - Detox Support
- Oral Infection
- Scarring - Scar Tissue (even old scar tissue)
- Sexual Topics - Libido - Sex Drive - Intimacy
- Stretch Marks
Please see our Health Issues Reference Guide for detailed essential oil remedies for the above-listed issues/topics.
1 drop in a glass of water helps with pain and inflammation, relief for gums (Schnaubelt, 134).
Myrrh drains toxins from the kidneys during and after chemotherapy (Schnaubelt, 179).
Bone / Joint pain or discomfort: A blend of 50mL carrier with the following essential oils has consistently proved effective in relieving this type of pain. Myrrh (anti-inflammatory), Frankincense (analgesic, anti-inflammatory), Niaouli (analgesic, anti-inflammatory). "In an audit carried out in NHS Walsall during 2009 it gave partial or good relief to the 100% of patients who used it, being the only one in the audit to give relief to all users" (Price, 283).
Diverticulitis (Diverticulosis): Massage with myrrh as it is an anti-inflammatory oil that acts on the digestive system (Price, 267).
Myrrh is thought to promote menstrual flow in non-pregnant women suffering from amenorrhoea, or irregular or scanty menstruation (Price, 60-61).
Myrrh is thought to help balance mood swings in pregnant women (Price, 245).
Myrrh balances the production of thyroxin. Rose... advises that myrrh be used in inhalation in the early morning to stimulate and regulate the thyroid (Price, 99).
It is an effective wound healer from ancient times to the present... being specifically healing to bedsores, as it is highly antibacterial (Price, 211).
“It is specially valuable for wounds that are slow to heal, and for ‘weepy’ skin conditions, including weepy eczema and athlete’s foot” (Davis, 209).
“Myrrh is a powerful treatment for respiratory infections. Its cleansing and drying properties help to kill infection and loosen and remove mucus during attacks of asthma, bronchitis, coughs and colds” (Purchon, 85).
More info about myrrh essential oil, click here.
- analgesic - deadens or relieves pain; anodyne
- antibacterial - prevents bacterial growth
- antifungal - prevents fungal growth
- anti-inflammatory - reduces inflammation
- antimicrobial - resists or destroys pathogenic micro organisms
- antiseptic - destroys and prevents the development of microbes/bacteria
- astringent - causes contraction of organic tissues, reducing secretions or discharges
- balsamic - soothes sore throats, coughs, etc.
- carminative - expels gas (flatulence), easing abdominal pain and bloating
- cicatrizing - promotes the formation of scar tissue, thus healing
- expectorant - promotes the discharge of mucous from the respiratory system
- pectoral - remedy for pulmonary or other chest diseases
- vermifuge - expels intestinal worms
- vulnerary - heals wounds and sores by external application
Apply diluted to area of concern.
Ok for children 6+ when diluted properly.
It is recommended to avoid this essential oil during pregnancy and lactation.
Click here for the essential oils dilution chart.
Generally regarded as safe (GRAS) by the FDA
Although the quality of Selah Oils is excellent, it is not advised to take essential oils internally unless under the guidance of a certified physician who is also certified in aromatherapy. We recommend getting internal dosing instructions from a licensed physician as some essential oils are not recommended for oral consumption. This is in no way a reflection on our oil quality, only a matter of safety and caution with respect to how concentrated essential oils are. When used within safe parameters, and under your physician's care, the quality of our essential oils is such that they can be used internally if deemed appropriate.
However, with that said, it is important to remember the extreme concentration of essential oils. "Using essential oils by rubbing them into the skin or via inhalation is in many cases more effective than oral delivery" (3. p. 96).
All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion.
Avoid using this oil while pregnant or breastfeeding.
Contraindicated during pregnancy and lactation.
General EO Cautions:
All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion. It is not advised to take essential oils internally unless under the guidance of a licensed physician who is also certified in aromatherapy.
If for any reason you get essential oils in your eyes, put carrier oil along the eyebrows above the eyes and on the cheekbones below the eyes.
Do not put essential oils inside the ear canal.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
GC/MS Key Constituents:
Bicyclo [3.3.3] hept-2-ene-2-ethanol, 6,6-dimet 6.52%
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- Tisserand, Robert, et al. Essential Oil Safety: a Guide for Health Care Professionals. Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier. 2014. Print.
- Aletha Press. Essential Oils Natural Remedies: The Complete A-Z Reference of Essential Oils for Health and Healing. Berkeley: Aletha Press. 2015. Print.
- Davis, Patricia. Aromatherapy an A-Z. London: Vermillion. 2000. Print.
- Higley, Connie & Alan. Reference Guide for Essential Oils. Spanish Fork: Abundant Life. 2012. Print.
- Purchon, Nerys and Lora Cantele. The Complete Aromatherapy and Essential Oils Handbook For Everyday Wellness. Toronto: Robert Rose. 2014. Print.
- Buckle, Jane. Clinical Aromatherapy Essential Oils in Practice. New York: Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier. 2003. Print.
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The first time I used this oil it was very special it smelt pure and I felt it improved the overall condition of my skin .very pleased with my purchase.! Thankyou for supplying an authentic oil and very good customer service.
I sent an email regarding my purchase on February 16, 2021. I never received a response.
I received my order, but sent an inquiry email on February 16th that I never received a response. Still waiting on March 1st for a response.
This has been amazing. At a 1% dilution I've been taking it ****** with frankincense to help with long standing lymes. The only issue I have is the dropper is kinda hard to control.
We mix Myrrh, Frankincense and Coconut Oil in a roller bottle and use for Neuropathy pain causes by cancer medications. It is a go to remedy when this pain comes on.
I was gifted this one by a friend, and I'm so happyI was! It is a great antiviral, and antimicrobial. It helps to reduce fever and ward off food poisoning! Works as a great antibiotic on cuts and infections! This one needs to be in your natural arsenal!