Essential Oils

Myrtle Essential Oil

Myrtle Essential Oil

Myrtle Essential Oil (Myrtus communis)

Myrtle is a large bush / small tree with reddish-brown bark and small pointed fragrant leaves. It produces small white fragrant flowers followed by purple-black berries. Myrtle oil has long been used for both drying and medicinal purposes, including lung infections and diarrhea.

Properties Of Myrtle Essential Oil

Myrtle essential oil has the following properties:

  • Anticatarrhal.
  • Antisceptic.
  • Antimicrobial.
  • Astringent.
  • Balsamic.
  • Bactericidal.
  • Expectorant.
  • Stimulant.

Myrtle Essential Oil Benefits And Uses

The primary uses and benefits of Myrtle essential oil include:

  • Acne treatment.
  • Hemorrhoid treatment.
  • Improving oil skin.
  • Asthma and bronchitis.
  • Relieving catarrh and coughs.
  • Cold and flu treatment.
  • Restoration of hormonal balance.

How To Use Myrtle Essential Oil

You can use Myrtle essential oil in the following ways:

  • Mix with bathwater.
  • Add to lotion or cream.
  • Diffusion.

Safety Advice For Myrtle Essential Oil

  • Myrtle oil is generally considered to be safe.
  • Non-toxic, non-irritant.