- Botanical Name: Commiphora myrrh
- Origin: Ethiopia
- Process: CO2 Select Extract
- Plant Part: Resin
- Cultivation: Wild Grown
- Use: Aromatherapy / Natural Perfumery / Incense
- Note: Base Note (good fixative)
- Aroma: Warm, resinous, smooth, rich musky/earthy yet subtle aroma.
- Contraindications: Dilute prior to use.
- Certificate of Analysis
Myrrh CO2 Select Extract
We are pleased to offer a beautiful Myrrh CO2 select extract. The aroma of Myrrh CO2 is wonderful and the therapeutic qualities are similar to Myrrh essential oil, but the aroma is somewhat deeper, richer, and a bit more tenacious.
The significant history of Myrrh dates back some 4,000 years for its extensive use in healing preparations, perfumery, incense, and ritualistic ceremonies1. Myrrh essential oil is a warm, sweet smelling (yet bitter tasting), earthy oil that can be used effectively in your aromatherapy and natural perfume blends. It is an antiseptic, astringent, expectorant, helps stop bleeding, and is useful for supporting the immune system2,3.
Myrrh oil is especially valued for use in skin preparations, respiratory formulas, for treating wounds, and as a meditative aid with the ability to instill deep tranquility of mind4,5.
Aromatic Profile: Warm, resinous, smooth, rich musky/earthy yet subtle aroma; has a slightly medicinal topnote that provides “lift” in perfume formulas. Provides tenacity and has excellent fixative properties.
Appearance: Light golden yellow, somewhat viscous liquid.
Use: Aromatherapy, Natural Perfumery, Incense.
Blending Suggestions: Add drop by drop to add a full-bodied base note to your blends. “Used in small amounts in perfumes of the heavy-floral and heavy-Oriental types, in woody-balsamic bases, and with forest and moss notes.” (Steffen Arctander, Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin)
Blends Well With: Cinnamon, Clove, Cypress, Frankincense, Galbanum, Geranium, Ginger, Juniper, Lavender, Mandarin, Oakmoss, Patchouli, Mandarin Petitgrain, Sandalwood, Thyme. We also recommend blending the different types of myrrh oils we carry to create a unique, complex myrrh accord.
Safety Considerations: Dilute before using. A patch test should be performed before use for those with sensitive skin.
1 Davis, Patricia. Subtle Aromatherapy, 1991, p. 214.
2 Price, Shirley and Len Price. Aromatherapy for Health Professionals, 2nd ed., 1995, p. 322.
3 Sellar, Wanda. The Directory of Essential Oils, 192, p. 107.
4 Davis, Patricia. Aromatherapy: An A – Z, 1988, p. 220.
5 Mojay, Gabriel. Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit, 1996, p. 99.
Customer Reviews for Myrrh CO2
- Not for me (myrrh, not the quality) Review by M.
- I got this in the Frankincense sample pack, together with a handful of other myrrhs, to educate myself. And it worked well, because I learned that I just am not a big fan of myrrh in general. It has a cloying quality to me, and brings to mind fungus (fresh mushrooms at best, damp moldy cellar at worst), which I find disconcerting. I have not tried mixing it with anything because my initial (and 2nd, and 3rd...) reaction was so negative - perhaps it does wonderful things in blends. (Posted on 6/20/14)
- Mystical Myrrh Review by Keith
- Eden Botanicals' Myrrh CO2 is the best essence of myrrh that I have come across. Smooth and mystical, myrrh seems to transport you to another time and place. It also lends an excellent masculine note to floral essences like jasmine and rose. (Posted on 2/18/13)