Myrtle Oil is is supportive of the respiratory system, skin, and hair, it has been researched for its effects on glandular imbalances including thyroid. It is also helpful for meditation and lifting the spirit.
Dr. Penoel, a world known researcher of the uses of therapeutic essential oils, studied Myrtle for balancing glandular system and thyroid.
Because of its soothing and support of the respiratory system it is contained in Purification and RC blends. These are both blends that I would diffuse of in a humidifier to support the respiratory system.
Myrtle’s chemistry is very close to frankincense essential oil.
Please read below for more information on Myrtle Oil. It will tell you how to use it and what to use it for. It will also provide you with some suggestions, safety precautions for you and your pet!
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What is the Genus Species? Myrtus communis
Why is this information important? There are several species of Myrtle that are grown in different parts of the world. Myrtus communis is also referred to as Common Myrtle or True Myrtle.
There is also Lemon Myrtle (Backhousia citriodora) that is also distilled into an essential oil. It also has healing properties that are similar to Common Myrtle but their chemistry is actually quite different.
So always remember to purchase your essential oil by common name and genus species, so you know what you are getting!
Where is the name derived from? Derived from Latin, the word means "chaste beauty".
Why is this information so important? Its not, it's just a fun fact!
What Part of the Plant is Used? Leaves
What is the ORAC Value? 25, 400 µTE/100g
What Does this Number Mean? ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. It tells you the antioxidant capacity of a food item. Antioxidants have shown to reduce the risk of age related conditions! This was developed by the USDA researchers. For instance: Oranges = 750; Clove = 1,078,700. Wow! The number for clove is NOT a typo!
Most Interesting Historical Reference?
Did you know that Myrtle was referred to in the Bible six times? In Esther 2:7, Esther is referred to as Hadassah which is the Hebrew name for Myrtle!
What are the Plant Properties?
What are the Documented Uses and Benefits of Myrtle? Supportive of the respiratory system, skin, and hair; glandular imbalances and thyroid.
What is the Aromatic Affect on the Mind? It is uplifting and euphoric. Has a sweet, slightly camphorous aroma with a light floral overtone.
What is the Spiritual Influence? Myrtle oil helps balance the male and female energies of the body by releasing anger and inner conflict. It will help those who feel suppressed or confused by life as well.
Balancing the male and female energies is important to becoming whole in our spiritual evolution. Often times we are taught to be one sided and avoid masculine or feminine traits. This creates unbalance in our body and is often manifested in our lungs/heart (respiratory conditions) or the endocrine system (thyroid, hormonal imbalance).
What Chakra is Affected? Opens the heart, throat and third eye chakras.
What is the Corresponding Chakra Color? Blue
How do I Use it?
Use diluted - 50:50 dilution (one part essential oil: one part of vegetable oil). Then,
Good oil for the First Aid Kit? No
Can this Oil be used for Pets? Yes Have your animals smell it directly from the bottle or place a drop or two in your palm, then smell. Or place a drop in your palm and pet head to toe.
Note about Animal Use: Certain oils can be very toxic to cats. Citrus and pine oils in particular that are not of therapeutic grade! Please consult your vet if you are not sure about applying any essential oil to your pet.
I only recommend using Young Living Oils on animals at this time.
What are the Safety Precautions? Only therapeutic grade essential oils should be used for best results.
Because it is approved as a Food Additive (FA) and Flavoring Agent (FL) by the FDA, Myrtle Oil is readily available on the market in many different qualities.
Although it may be used as a dietary supplement, it is advised not to use it in this manner for children under 6 years of age.
If pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use.
Flammable: Do not use near fire, flame, heat or sparks. Do not store at temperatures above 120°F (49°C)
Essential Oil Trivia?
Did you know that many brides today still wear Myrtle as a symbol of innocence?
Did you know that Myrtle is considered the sacred plant of Aphrodite, the goddess of beauty and love?
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