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Name: Myrtle Essential Oil
Common Names: Green myrtle, Corsican pepper
Botanical Name: Myrtus communis L.
Plant Part Used: Leaves
Extraction Method: Steam distillation
Perfumery Note: Top to middle
Aromatic Intensity: Medium to strong
Aromatic Description: Fresh, spicy, floral, herbaceous, camphoraceous, slightly sweet
Colour/Characteristics: Clear to pale yellow, or orange yellow, sometimes brownish
Main Chemical Constituents: α-pinene, 1,8 cineole, myrtenyl acetate, linalool, limonene
Blends Well With: Elemi, rosemary, frankincense, niaouli, palmarosa, eucalyptus, ginger, cypress, pine, juniper berry, lavender, bergamot, clove bud, cinnamon bark, cinnamon leaf
Properties/Uses: Antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, insecticidal, expectorant, anticatarrhal, astringent, bactericidal, balsamic, antiseptic, mild sedative. Myrtle essential oil may be used to help treat respiratory conditions, coughs, colds, bronchial infections, sinus infections, lung congestion, skin disorders, acne, pimples, psoriasis, inflamed skin, irritated skin, muscular aches and pains, joint stiffness and pain, poor circulation, varicose veins, head lice.
Energetics: Myrtle essential oil may help to relieve insomnia. Myrtle may also help to calm as well as offer protection, support, harmony, love and respect, especially if we are struggling or feeling disheartened.
Use: Direct inhalation, diffuser, oil burner, cream, ointment, salve, compress, massage, bath, oil vaporiser, oil burner
Safety: Non-toxic, non-irritating, non-sensitising. No contraindications known. Tisserand & Young suggest that myrtle may be potentially carcinogenic based on it's estragole and methyl eugenol content. They recommend a maximum dermal limit of 1.9%. They also recommend to avoid oral use if on diabetes medication.
Conservation Status: Listed as least concern on the IUCN red list
We do not recommend these products as a replacement for traditional medicine.
Do Not Ingest.
Do Not Use Undiluted.
Keep Out Of Reach Of Children.
Discontinue Use If Irritation Occurs.
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