Description Myrrh is a popular gum resin extracted from some group of tall thorny plant species of the family Commiphora. Myrrh oil has been used historically as an antiseptic, incense and perfume. Myrrh resin was very popular around ancient civilizations, both as an analgesic to relieve pain, and for general enjoyment. It was also believed to have aphrodisiac qualities and can be used as an effective treatment for impotence and frigidity.
The resin was valued throughout the Mediterranean world, but particularly in ancient Egypt, Greece and Italy. In the latter case, it was used as a bath oil, and in the former case, as a perfumed oil to scent linen fabrics. It was also sometimes used as a skin tonic, and some pharmacies included a countertop bottle of Myrrh oil in their stock of essential oils.
In addition to being used as an oil for personal pleasure, Myrrh oil has also been used to treat a range of skin conditions and infections, including athlete’s foot, candidiasis, diaper rash, insect bites, ringworm, herpes, ringworm of the foot and vaginal yeast infections. It is an extremely powerful antiseptic and is often used as an essential oil for babies and children in order to reduce the risk of bacterial infections. If you have a cut or scrape in your skin, try applying some of this oil to the area. It will soothe the scrape and help it heal faster. If you have a cut on your body that does not heal naturally, apply some Myrrh oil and leave it on for several hours, then rinse the area.
Many people also use essential oils as a natural antibacterial mouthwash. Myrrh oil is one of the most powerful mouthwash qualities, but only a mild amount should be used in a daily mouthwash. This oil can cause stinging if it is applied to the throat or broken into a vapor. You should avoid using any essential oils that could irritate the skin, such as Tea Tree Oil. Do not use Myrrh oil to freshen up a room; instead, try adding some fresh lemon slices to the room or marmalade, using just enough to make the room smell good. For a more refreshing scent, try using bergamot.
Myrrh oil is great for cleaning and healing cuts and scrapes. It is also an excellent treatment for athlete’s foot. Try applying some to a cotton ball and then rubbing it onto any cuts or wounds. Do not use Myrrh oil directly on any cuts or wounds, as it will cause infection. To clean your feet without damaging the skin, try using some fresh garlic wrapped in a soft piece of cloth and then applying that to any cuts or scratches.
As a healing agent, myrrh has many uses. Many people use myrrh to help relieve allergies, such as pollen and cat dander. Applying pure myrrh oil to your skin can help soothe the itching and redness associated with an allergy. You should also be aware that essential oils, including myrrh, are very powerful when they are diluted, so dilute a small amount before using it.
Myrrh oil is also great for moisturizing dry or chapped skin. You can either use the oil directly, which will give you a very potent dose, or put a few drops into a moisturizer and apply it to your face once a day. This will help soothe and protect your skin from further damage caused by the elements. It will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth.
As you can see, myrrh comes in many forms. You can either make it at home through essential oils or get a container of pure oil from the store. If you choose the latter option, be sure that you store your oil in a cool, dry place. This will prevent any sort of moisture from seeping into it. Make sure that you always buy myrrh in its purest form.