Myrtle essential oil has an uplifting effect on the body and mind and is helpful when used in cases of self-destructive behaviour – it is said to cleanse the inner being and dissolve disharmony.
It has an excellent healing effect on acne prone skin as it is bactericidal and antiseptic.
Myrtle Essential Oil has a clean camphoraceous smell, similar to eucalyptus and usually has a pale yellow colour.
Myrtle essential oil comes from the same family as eucalyptus, tea tree, bayberry and English bog myrtle. Myrtle is a small tree or large bush with lots of small, tough branches, small shaply pointed leaves and flowers followed by small, black berries. The leaves and flowers have a prominent fragrance.
Myrtle Essential Oil is extracted from the leaves and twigs of myrtus communis by stem distillation.
The main chemical components are benzoic acid, vetiverol, furfurol, a and b-vetivone, vetivene and vetivenyl vetivenate.
It is classed as a non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing oil – excessive use of it can lead to headaches and nausea.
The therapeutic properties of myrtle essential oil are anti-catarrhal, antiseptic, astringent, bactericidal, expectorant and balsamic
Myrtle essential oil is primarily used for chronic pulmonary conditions, to expel phlegm and catarrh from the lungs. It is useful for acne prone skin and also as a sleeping aid, to uplift, refresh and restore.
Blended in a Cream
In a cream or lotion it is used to balance the production of sebum in the skin and thereby correcting and balancing overly-dry as well as overly-oily skin. The astringent, deodorizing and non-sensitizing effects of Myrtle essential oil are most effective when used on acne and oily, infected skin. Myrtle oil has an astringent effect on piles, if used in a diluted form together with cypress essential oil and witch hazel hydrosol.
Although most essential oils blend well together, myrtle oil blends particularly well with Bergamot, clary sage, clove, hyssop, eucalyptus, ginger, lavender, peppermint, rosemary, spearmint, thyme and tea tree essential oils.
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