Myrtle Essential Oil

MYRTLE (Myrtus communis):
This small tree or evergreen shrub is native to the Mediterranean region, parts of Africa, Europe and North America. It is a lovely plant with shiny medium green leaves, white star shaped fragrant blossoms and yellow or blue berries. The foliage is used in the distillation process.

Remnant Remedy brand Myrtle essential oil is 100% pure and thetherapeutic grade.

Mentioned in Scripture six times: Neh 8:15, Isaiah 41:19, Isaiah 55:13, Zech 1:8, 10-11 and Esther 2:7 (Esther in Hebrew is Hadassah and it means Myrtle.) It is one of the four species that Scripture associates with the Feast of Tabernacles or Sukkot.

Scent: Sweet, light slightly camphorous with a floral hint.

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Constituents: Monoterpenes/Oxides

Descriptor: Anti-inflammatory‚ antihistamine, anti-bacterial, anti-parasitic, anti-septic, astringent, antioxidant, stimulates the liver, expectorant, decongestant, deodorizing and refreshing.

Safety Bit: Considered mild and suitable for children and the elderly.

Uses: Benefits respiratory problems, smoker’s cough, bronchitis, flu, colds, tuberculosis, sinus infection, uterine infection, skin antiseptic, deodorizing, and aids all pulmonary disorders.  Assists hemorrhoids, varicose veins, immune stimulant, sore throats (diphtheria, staph, candida), diarrhea, liver and gall bladder stimulant, hyper-thyrodism (caution with thyroid imbalance) regulates ovaries, wrinkles, psoriasis, scaling skin, inflamed skin, hypothyroidism (increasing activity and improving balance), prostate decongestant, ovaries (hormone-like), hormonal imbalances.  Also, acne, asthma, anti-infectious, (because of its relative mildness, this is a very suitable oil to assist with children’s coughs and chest complaints).  Beneficial for insomnia (sedative) and is neuro-balancing.

Aromatic Influences: To be open to love and beauty.

Blend Classification: Equalizer, Enhancer

Blends with: Bergamot, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Rosewood, Rosemary, Spearmint, Thyme and Melaleuca.

Found In: Breathe EZ, Purify, Cohen, Hadassah, Renown, DNA Repair and Vitality.

Ancient Use:  Religious ceremony, purification from ritual uncleaness, lung and respiratory illness, skin care.

Modern Use:  Used for thyroid and as a general hormone balancer. Soothing to the respiratory system, decongestant, sinus infections, tuberculosis, colds, flu, coughs, bronchitis, asthma, skin conditions, acne, psoriasis, blemishes and bruises. A natural antihistamine and helpful for dermal allergic reactions (plant and insect) helps stop itching and pain.

Research by Daniel Penoel, M.D. of France, found that MYRTLE is effective in normalizing thyroid, hypothyroid, ovaries as well as soothing to the respiratory system.

Emotional Influence: Reconnects us to the natural surroundings, encourages positive energy in personal relationships. Inclines one to be open to love and beauty. Helps soothe anger, fear, despair, fear of illness, death, lack of composure, distraction and materialistic yearnings.

Application:  Inhalation, rub on chest and diffusion for respiratory illness, direct application to skin for allergic reaction or insect bites and stings.

Origin:  Tunisia ~ wild

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Posey’s Note:

This is one of my favorite Remnant Remedy brand essential oils! It is wonderful for balancing the Thyroid and for Allergic Reactions to insect bites. I use it for Fire Ant bites and Yellow Jacket stings. It takes the itch and pain away quickly and lasts for hours.


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