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Myrrh Essential Oil

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One of the oldest recorded essential oils in history, myrrh was very popular in the Middle East and Mediterranean civilizations; Myrrh essential oil was used to make incense and perfumes. Its warm, woody aroma gives out a feeling of ease and relaxation, making it the ideal oil for a grounding meditation.



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Product name:
Myrrh Essential Oil (Myrrh Oil) – 100% Pure, Natural, Organic Essential Oil Commiphora Myrrha

Quick info:

  • Botanical Name: Commiphora Myrrha
  • Aroma: Rich, Strong, Woody, Earthy, Sweet
  • Extraction Method: Steam distilled
  • Source: Somalia
  • Note: Top Note


  • Relaxation
  • Stress relief
  • Meditation
  • Anxiety
  • Cleansing
  • Hydrating
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Anti-depressant

Botanical Families:

Myrrh belongs to a plant family called Burseraceae family.

Commiphora myrrha, also knowns as myrrh, African myrrh, Somali myrrh, common myrrh – is a tree in the Burseraceae family. It is one of the primary trees used in the production of myrrh, a resin made from dried tree sap. The tree is native to the Arabian Peninsula (Oman, Yemen) and to Africa (Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia, Northeast Kenya). It is called ‘mur’ in Arabic, meaning bitter. It is the gum of the myrrh tree.

Chemical families: Burseraceae

One of the oldest recorded essential oils in history, myrrh was very popular in the Middle East and Mediterranean civilizations; Myrrh essential oil was used to make incense and perfumes. Its warm, woody aroma gives out a feeling of ease and relaxation, making it the ideal oil for a grounding meditation.

Myrrh essential oil is steam distilled from this resin, yielding an oil with an earthy, sweet aroma that brings a deeper sense of spirituality. Applied topically, it moisturizing and cleanses the skin, making it a popular addition to high-end skin care and beauty products.

In aromatherapy, Myrrh Essential Oil is known to offer relief for colds, congestion, coughs, bronchitis, and phlegm. Inhaling its sedative scent is known to lift negative moods, promote the feeling of being grounded, and encourage the feeling of spiritual awakening.

Used topically, Myrrh Essential Oil facilitates the fading of unwanted blemishes on the skin, soothes itchiness, and reduces symptoms of eczema among other skin ailments. It effectively cleans, moisturizes, and tightens the skin, thereby reducing and preventing further chapping, cracking, and sagging.


One of the top benefits of Myrrh Essential Oil is definitely its calming and tension-relieving abilities. Add 8 to 10 drops in a diffuser or burner for the ultimate aromatherapy session.

Relax after a long day:

Myrrh Essential Oil has been used for many, many generations thanks to its strong and potent relaxing, soothing and uplifting properties. It has a very distinctive aroma that helps ease the mind, and is great for unwinding and relaxation. This oil is a particularly loved choice in the yoga and meditation community, since it inspires an ultimate mood of unwinding and alleviated stress.

A good night sleep:

Thanks to its stress-relieving qualities, Myrrh Oil is excellent when it comes to promoting faster and deeper sleep. You can diffuse Myrrh Essential Oil in your room before sleeping or apply a few drops to your temples or behind your ears – or even use it as a pillow mist to have the best sleep of your life!

Hair growth goals:

Aside from relaxation and aromatherapy, Myrrh Essential Oil has been used by many generations to stimulate hair growth. It does so by improving blood flow to the hair follicles, it also prevents infections and controls dandruff which gives you a healthier scalp. You can add a few drops to your shampoo, conditioner, or even make a hair oil using a carrier oil of your choice with a few drops of Myrrh Essential Oil.

Beards need it too:

There’s a growing trend when it comes to beard care and beard oils – and there’s no better oil than Myrrh when it comes to stimulating beard hair growth and keeping the skin underneath healthy. Myrrh Essential Oil helps soothe the skin and controls acne breakouts thanks to its anti-microbial properties. You can simply dilute a few drops of Myrrh Essential Oil in a carrier oil of your choice and gently massage it onto your beard. Also, its woody smell makes it perfect for men who like more masculine notes!

Acne of the past:

Myrrh Essential oil is a great choice when it comes to choosing an oil that regulates sebum production and fighting acne-causing bacteria. It also helps heal the skin barrier faster and keeps it hydrated and protected, all the while reducing redness and any swelling that may be present.

Keep aging at bay:

We all know that anti-oxidants are essential to keeping our skin youthful. Luckily, Myrrh Essential oil is packed with them! Incorporate those beautiful anti-oxidants in your skincare routine by adding a few drops of Sandalwood Essential Oil to your daily moisturizer or face oil.

Heal your wounds:

Myrrh Essential Oil facilitates the healing of wounds by protecting them from infection and by calming tissue inflammation. Its astringent property helps prevent wounds from hemorrhaging, thus preventing excessive blood loss.


For a great grounding or meditation session, we recommend the following oil blend for your diffuser.

Simply add:

  • 3 drops of Sandalwood Essential Oil
  • 2 drops of Myrrh Essential Oil
  • 1 drop of Sweet Orange Essential Oil

These essential oils have a calming effect on the body and encourage an overall sense of feeling more relaxed when meditating.

Face Oil for Revitalizing Your Skin:

Use this recipe after cleaning your skin – preferably at the end of the day and keep it on overnight:

  • 1 Tablespoon Sea Buckthorn Oil
  • 2 drops Myrrh Essential Oil
  • 1 drop Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Namaste Blend:

Sandalwood is one of the best essential oils to assist with relaxation during yoga and meditation. Try out this Namaste blend for amazing focus:

  • 4 drops Lavender Essential Oil
  • 3 drops Myrrh Essential oil
  • 2 drops Sandalwood Essential Oil

Comfort Blend:

Create an air of comfort and relaxation around the house with this beautiful comforting blend:

Home Scenting:

Add a few drops of Myrrh essential oil to some cotton wool balls and pop them into your clothes drawers or on a shelf in your wardrobe. This will add a lovely scent to your wardrobe and clothes.

Aroma: The woody, spicy, and earthy fragrance of Myrrh has found great use in the perfume industry. Incense works as a powerful agent in enhancing confidence. The scent is often described as spicy, woody, and smoky. Sandalwood, Frankincense and Myrrh are regarded as ancient ingredients for perfume making.

It blends well with Sweet Orange, Ylang Ylang, Clary Sage, Cedarwood, Frankincense, Geranium, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Marjoram, Rose, Sandalwood.

– Olfactory Family: sweet, woody, spicy, earthy
– Note: Top note
– Strength: strong
– Perfumes used in: Dipytique Tam Dao Eau de Parfum, Chanel Coco Eau de Parfum, Tory Burch Signature Eau de Parfum, Dior Vanilla Diorama Fragrance, Le Labo Santal 33, Tom Ford Santal Blush, The 7 Virtues Santal Vanille Eau de Parfum, Henry Rose Queens & Monsters Eau de Parfum, Snif Show Pony, Byredo Mojave Ghost Eau de Parfum, D.S. & Durga Radio Bombay, Carthusia Fiori di Capri Eau de Parfum.


In many traditions, myrrh essential oil has been used with other therapies to in the below applications:

Anti-microbial, Astringent, Anti-fungal, Stimulant, Carminative, Stomachic, Anti-catarrhal, Anti-septic, Immune-boosting, Tonic, Anti-inflammatory, Emmenagogue, Diaphoretic, Circulatory, Balsamic, Cicatrisant, Fungicidal, Digestive, Pulmonary Tonic.


Myrrh may have anti-inflammatory effects by altering cell signaling in the body. There is some evidence that myrrh may help decrease inflammation in the case of skin disorders such as psoriasis and atopic dermatitis.

The below table is a general dilution guide for essential oils. Aim for a one to five percent dilution for topical use, and always start small with the number of essential oil drops and increase the dilution ratio as desired.

10 ml 30 ml 60 ml 120 ml 240 mL
0.5% 1 Drop 3 Drop 6 Drop 12 Drop 24 Drop
1 % 2 Drop 6 Drop 24 Drop 24 Drop 48 Drop
2% 4 Drop 12 Drop 48 Drop 48 Drop 96 Drop
3% 6 Drop 18 Drop 72 Drops 72 Drop 144 Drop
5% 10 Drop 30 Drop 120 Drop 120 Drop 240 Drop


Use Concentration
Facial Use 0.2 – 1.5%
Body Massage 1.5 – 3%
Bath & Body Use 1 – 4%
Spot Treatment 3 – 5%


Add 1-2% to face oil or cream

Add 2-5% to hair oil

Use 6-12 drops in a diffuser

Take a whiff from the bottle

Add a few drops to bath water

Add 1-2% to body oil

Blend desired essential oils and dilute in an oil or alcohol base

For external use only. Do not use undiluted on the skin. Avoid contact with eyes. Patch test before use. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use essential oils on children under 5 years old. Consult your healthcare professional before using essential oils during pregnancy or if under a doctor’s care. Store in a cool, dark place.

Shelf Life: 2 years

Babies & Children:

To keep your little one safe, for newborn to 24 months, we recommend that you always check with your pediatrician before introducing a new product to your baby’s routine.  Our products have no specified age range; however, remember to store products well away from your infant and child.

Ultrasonic diffusers effectively enhance the air of any environment. We recommend that:

  • Less is More: use less essential oils in ultrasonic diffusers
  • Diffusion Time: diffuse essential oils for 30-60 minutes on, then 30-60 minutes off
  • Air Flow: whenever you are using or diffusing essential oils, offer fresh air with an open window or door


You can use essential oils during pregnancy, but please consult your health care practitioner before use.


Using essential oils on pets:

The ability to tolerate essential oils is dependent on many factors, including plant species, product, dose, and route of application. Essential oil use cases show the most significant risk of toxicity is from direct skin application on your pet’s skin – these same cases also share that a large volume was applied directly and neat (pure without a carrier) to the pet’s skin. Knowing that there is a risk in using these oils to your pet’s fur or skin, we strongly recommend consultation with your veterinarian or animal care specialist prior to applying or exposure to any of our products.

If you’ve chosen to use essential oils around your pet, we first recommend taking note of your pets behavior, contacting your vet with any concerns, and the below list of Rūt products that we feel are the most pet-friendly:

Single note essential oils:

  • Chamomile
  • Frankincense
  • Clary Sage
  • Geranium
  • Rosemary

Should you choose to use your ultrasonic diffuser in the presence of your pet, we recommend:

  • Using only small amounts of essential oils. 1-5 drops are our recommendation
  • Ensure the space is well ventilated with a window open slightly for fresh air
  • Always keep a door open so that the animal can enter and exit the room easily
  • Take note of how your pet responds at all times and if you notice your pet resisting an aroma, discontinue use and move them to a well-ventilated space
  • Be particularly mindful of pets that are in cages or enclosed spaces (including birds and small rodents) as they cannot leave the room if they become uncomfortable.

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