Best known for its presentation as a gift to the baby Jesus, myrrh appeared several more times in the Holy Bible. Myrrh has been in use for its therapeutic value for over 3,000 years, and continues to be a powerhouse in the world of holistic medicine. Ancient Egyptians used myrrh to treat herpes and hay fever. Myrrh was also important to Greek soldiers who took myrrh into the battlefield with them, as its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties made it helpful for cleaning and healing wounds. Even today, healers all over the world are still using it. Tibetans use myrrh to help alleviate stress and nervous disorders, while the Chinese use it for arthritis, menstrual problems, sores, and hemorrhoids. Warm, rich, and spicy in scent, myrrh is a welcome addition to every Aroma therapy kit.
Appetite, anger, asthma, athlete’s foot, bedsores, boils, bronchitis, chapped skin, colds, coughs, digestive system, eczema, gingivitis, hemorrhoids, mouth ulcers, rejuvenate mature complexions, rheumatism, skin ulcers, sore throats, sores, spongy gums, stress, viral infections, wounds and wrinkles.
Essential Oil Applications:
To restore appetite and calm the digestive system, use 2-3 drops in a diffuser or steam inhalation. Can also be added to a carrier oil and massaged on abdomen.
To calm anger and stress, use 2-3 drops in a diffuser.
For asthma, coughs, colds, and sore throats, use 2-3 drops in 1 ounce of carrier oil. Rub on chest for asthma, coughs, and cold, and on throat if sore. Can also use 2-3 drops in a diffuser or steam inhalation.
For athlete’s foot, bedsores, boils, skin ulcers, sores, and wounds, use 2-3 drops in a cold compress and apply to affected area. Can also be added to a cotton ball and dabbed on directly; use lightly,
For chapped skin or hemorrhoids, add 2-3 drops to 2 tablespoons of liquid lanolin, and massage into affected areas.
For mouth disorders, like gingivitis, mouth ulcers, and spongy gums, mix 2-3 drops in a glass of water and swish in mouth. Spit out.
To rejuvenate mature complexions and to smooth out wrinkles, wash face, then use 2-3 drops with 1 ounce of almond carrier oil, and rub gently onto face.
Mixes Well With:
Allspice, basil, bergamot, clove, frankincense, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, juniper, lavender, lemon, nutmeg, palmarosa, patchouli, peppermint, pine, rosemary, sandalwood, spearmint, tangerine, tea tree, thyme and ylang ylang.
Avoid if pregnant. Do not use in high concentrations.
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