Myrtle Certified Organically Grown Essential Oil

Price: $20.18
Myrtus communis

Myrtus communis Steam distilled from the leaves and twigs, social enterprise from Tunisia.

Aroma: Myrtle Essential Oil has a clear, fresh scent that is slightly camphoraceous – much like Eucalyptus. It reminds me of a cross between carrot seed and everlasting.

History: The ancient Egyptians used Myrtle, a plant native to Africa, to remedy sore throats and coughs. As early as 1867 there is also evidence that the essential oil was commonly being used by medical practitioners.

Description: Myrtle Essential Oil comes from a small tree with many tough slender boughs. It has a brownish-red bark with small pointed leaves. It produces flowers which turn into blackberries; both the flowers and leaves are very fragrant.

Colour: Reddish brown liquid.

Common Uses: Myrtle Essential Oil has common use as an astringent, antiseptic, vulnerary, bactericidal, expectorant and as a decongestant. Aromatherapy applications include usage to combat sore throats and coughs.

Consistency: Thin

Note: Middle

The strength of Aroma: Medium

Blends well with Bergamot, Clary Sage, Clove Bud, Hyssop, Eucalyptus, Ginger, Lavender, Peppermint, Rosemary, Spearmint, Thyme, and Tea Tree.

Constituents: Limonene: 8 – 12 %, Myrtenyl Acetate:12 – 18 %, α-Pinene: 25 – 30 % 1,8-Cineole: 30 – 35 %, myrtenol, myrtenyl acetate, limonene, linalool, pinene, cineol,
p-cymene, geraniol, nerol, methyl eugenol, terpinenol, linalyl acetate, carvacrol.

Cautions: Myrtle Essential Oil can be possibly toxic in high concentrations, and should not be used during pregnancy.

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