Myrtle has a penetrating camphorous aroma. This oil can help support a healthy respiratory system and is more relaxing than Eucalyptus, which can have a stimulating effect. Use in a chest rub, diffuser, or inhalation to clear congestion and for cough relief. Myrtle is one of the best essential oils to use to relieve cold and cough symptoms in children. Its sedative properties can help calm the mind, ease anxiety, and promote restful sleep. Myrtle can also be used in skin care to balance oily skin and as a toner to diminish the appearance of wrinkles. Make a deodorizing air freshener with Myrtle that has the added effect of strengthening the immune system.
Oil Name: Myrtle
Latin Name: Myrtus communis
Country of Origin: Eastern Europe
Plant Part: Bush, leaves
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Uses: Soothing, Penetrating, Cleansing
Blends With: Bergamot, Cardamom, Coriander, Dill, Lavender, Lemon, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Spearmint
Safety Precautions: FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY. Keep out of the reach of children and away from the eyes. Highly concentrated. Always dilute before use.