RED MYRTLE Essential Oil
Size: 5 ml. Violet glass bottle
Botanical Name: Myrtus communis
Method: Steam distilled from wild aerial parts, by an artisan distiller
Analgesic • Anti-allergic • Anti-bacterial • Angi-fungal • Anti-infectious • Anti-microbial • Astringent • Balsamic • Calming/Sedative • Decongestant: respiratory and lymphatic system • Deodorant • Expectorant • Hormone Balancing • Stimulant: immune system • Tonic: skin and cardiovascular
Internal: oral, inhalation, suppository
External: topical application, bath, massage, local or spinal compress, application to energy centers and meridian points
Top note: Fresh, green, slightly sweet, herbaceous, medicinal notes
Heart Note: Green, slightly sweet, herbaceous, pungent, spicy notes
Base Note: Green, slightly sweet, herbaceous, pungent, spicy notes
Classification: Heart note
In natural perfumery, myrtle essential oil is used to create herbal blends, colognes, and spice blends. It blends well with many oils, including bay, nutmeg, lemon ironbark, and ruby grapefruit.
Observations and Anecdotal Information
Myrtle essential oil produces 2 chemotypes. This oil is the cineole chemotype, also known as Red Myrtle. When inhaled, it helps one to reclaim emotional balance and mental composure. It is a calming and sedative oil, dissolving the feelings of anger, anxiety, stress, despair, worry, and tension. It is especially helpful for those with eating disorders and hypochondriac tendencies; it eases the fear of illness.
Myrtle has long been used as a hormone balancer; it is helpful for all pelvic disorders, menstrual imbalances, uterine and prostate issues. It can be used effectively for treating bladder infections, and can be diluted and taken internally for that purpose. It is also an effective respiratory tonic, easing breathing and opening the breathing passages for bronchitis, sinus and respiratory infections, and smoker’s cough.
Generally recognized as safe in normal dosage.
Avoid use while pregnant or lactating.
Avoid use with small children or infants.
Keep all essential oils away from eyes.
Store in a safe place, out of the reach of children.
**All internal uses should be researched and/or supported by a health care professional. Product quality and dosage are critically important when using essential oils internally.
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