- Botanical Name: Commiphora myrrha
- Origin: Somalia
- Process: Steam Distilled Essential Oil
- Plant Part: Resin
- Cultivation: Wild Grown
- Use: Aromatherapy / Natural Perfumery
- Note: Base Note
- Aroma: A light, warm, very rich aroma with earthy, resinous notes.
- Contraindications: Dilute prior to use.
- Certificate of Analysis
Somalian Myrrh Essential Oil
This is a very nice Myrrh essential oil with an especially refined character and is one that we highly recommend.
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: A light, warm, very rich aroma with earthy, resinous notes. Provides tenacity and has excellent fixative properties.
Appearance: 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, Somalia
- not sure Review by amylee
- I'm not too sure about this Myrrh. It seems very sharp at first sniff, but I think it will make an excellent addition to my collection of essential oils. I will probably use it in a Frank & Myrrh blend and it will be nice. (Posted on 2/15/13)