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|100% Natural Myrrh Oil from NOW® contains the essential oil Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha) prediluted in a natural base of Grape Seed Oil. We use Grape Seed Oil because it is a light, natural oil with no noticeable odor that can be used on all skin types. Myrrh was one of the most popular aromatics of ancient times that was widely used in incense and perfumes. Myrrh has a musky, balsamic aroma.|
Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha) Fun fact: According to Greek mythology, Aphrodite transformed Myrrha, the daughter of the king of Cypress, into a shrub (Commiphora myrrha) as punishment for sexual deviancy. Best known for its presentation as a gift to the baby Jesus, myrrh appeared several more times in the Holy Bible. Myrhh has been in use for its therapeutic value for over 3,000 years, and continues to be a powerhouse in the world of holistic medicine. Ancient Egyptians used myrrh to treat herpes and hay fever. Myrrh was also important to Greek soldiers who took myrrh into the battlefield with them, as its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties made it helpful for cleaning and healing wounds. Even today, healers all over the world are still using it. Tibetans use myrrh to help alleviate stress and nervous disorders, while the Chinese use it for arthritis, menstrual problems, sores, and hemorrhoids. Warm, rich, and spicy in scent, myrrh is a welcome addition to every aromatherapy kit. Mixes well with: Allspice, basil, bergamot, clove, frankincense, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, juniper, lavender, lemon, nutmeg, palmarosa, patchouli, peppermint, pine, rosemary, sandalwood, spearmint, tangerine, tea tree, thyme, and ylang ylang. Parts used: Oleoresin-gum Extraction method: Steam distillation. Safety Information: Avoid if pregnant. Do not use in high concentrations.