Myrtle Essential Oil (Morocco)
Active Ingredient: a-Pinene: 27%
Botanical Name: Myrtus communis
Plant Part: Leaves and Twigs
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
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 black berries; both the flowers and leaves are very fragrant.
Color: 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.
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Blends well with: Bergamot, Clary Sage, Clove Bud, Hyssop, Eucalyptus, Ginger, Lavender, Peppermint, Rosemary, Spearmint, Thyme, and Tea Tree.
Aromatic Scent: Myrtle Essential Oil has a clear, fresh scent that is slightly camphoraceous – much like Eucalyptus.
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.
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