Updated: Jan 6
“Every day I am becoming more and more considerate of others. I always speak from the heart.”
Myrrh has often been associated with the traditional Christmas story, esteemed and prized for hundreds of years it has been a valuable commodity for trade.
Christianity isn't the only legend from which Myrrh has become a focus of the story. A Syrian and Greek legend tells the story of the Syrian King Thesis' daughter, Myrrh, who was protected from her father's fury by the protective Gods by being turned into a Myrrh tree. The tree was named after Myrrh and it was believed that the resin seeping from the tree was Myrrha’s tears.
Myrrh essential oil is extracted from the sap-like resin of the thorny Myrrh tree, and with it's rich earthy scent, Myrrh essential oil aids in feelings of security, compassion, and belonging, giving strength and emotional support in times of change.
The oil of balance, Myrrh often helps in stabilising emotions and encouraging spiritual awakenings.
Myrrh has been used throughout history as a perfume, in incense, and for its incredible healing properties. Used topically, Myrrh essential oil can help promote a smooth, youthful complexion by removing unwanted blemishes. It is also soothing by reducing the symptoms of eczema and other skin ailments. Myrrh can be used as an antiseptic and has powerful cleansing properties, especially in the mouth or throat.
Myrrh essential oil can be diffused, ingested and used topically. For sensitivity dilute with a carrier oil before adding to the skin.