Myrrh - AroMed's Commiphora myrrha is certified organic, ethically harvested in Somoliland and steam distilled in Vermont, USA. Our VT distiller has roots in Somoliland, and their mission is plant sustainability and source community development, ensuring that harvesting families make a fair wage.  Myrrh is in the burseraceae plant family, and is a base note with a warm, spicy, smoky, balsamic aroma.


  • When I think myrrh, I immediately think skin.  Historically, very effective with wound healing, hemorrhoids, athletes foot, scars and eczema. Very nurturing to dry, aging skin. (Egyptian women were said to use myrrh in facial preparations.)
  • It is also a strong addition to blends that address inflammation.
  • Often seen in respiratory blends related to its ability to go head on against bacteria and viruses. It has expectorant qualities.
  • It is said to be a uterine stimulant and can promote menses.
  • An ancient resin oil, it has a long history as a strong meditative and grounding oil.  

Emotional Support - Myrrh can encourage fortitude, courage, peace, calm, sympathy, acceptance and mastery. It can help you let go, forgive and move on. If you are prone to overthinking and worry, myrrh could benefit you.

Blends well with- balsam fir, bergamot, german chamomile, cypress, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, juniper berry, lavender, lemon, palmarosa, palo santo, patchouli, rosemary, sandalwood, ylang ylang

Notes of interest-Myrrh is one of the oldest known aromatic substances, mentioned as far back as 4000 years. It's properties are mentioned in the old and new testaments, and in the Koran.

Modes of Application- massage, compress, bath, salve, direct inhalation, diffuser, steam inhalation

Safety data- Avoid during pregnancy and breast feeding. Skin sensitization is possible if using old and/or oxidized oils. Essential Oils are typically used via inhalation and/or topical application while properly diluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified aromatherapy practitioner to address a specific health need, for a specified period of time. Keep away from children and pets.


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Tisserand, R and Young, R. Essential Oil Safety, A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Second Edition, Churchill Livingston Elsevier, 2014.

Worwood, V.A. Aromatherapy for the Soul, New World Library, 1999.

Please note: Information and statements provided by AroMed Aromatherapy and Lauren Andrews RN, CA, have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any health condition or disease. Information and interest only. The information is not designed for self-diagnosis. If you are concerned about a healthcare issue, see your doctor, specialist or ND. Please note that AroMed Aromatherapy accepts no liability for misuse of essential oils or other products.

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