Myrtle Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Myrtus communis
Common Method Of Extraction: Steam distilled
Parts Used: Leaves and twigs
Note Classification: Top to middle
Aroma: Fresh, sweet, camphoraceous
Largest Producing Countries: Tunisia, Spain, and France
Traditional Use: This oil is known for its drying and expectorant properties.
Properties: Anticatarrhal, antiseptic, astringent, bactericidal, expectorant, sedative, tonic
Benefits: Colds, cough, congestion, infections, insomnia, oily skin.
Blends Well With: Bay, bergamot, black pepper, clary sage, clove, ginger, hyssop, laurel, lavender, lime, rosemary
Of Interest: Considered an emblem of love, myrtle branches have been used in wedding ceremonies.
Safety Data: Generally considered safe.
This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier).