Myrrh oil is a popular essential oil that has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine. Myrrh is said to have a variety of emotionally balancing effects, including reducing stress and calming the mind, promoting relaxation, and improving overall mood. Myrrh has been used for centuries as a perfume, as an ingredient in incense, and as medicine.
One review (published on PubMed.gov) of the resin of myrrh found "Myrrh has considerable antimicrobial activity and is medicinally used in a variety of diseases."
Another review also published on PubMed.gov, found "The resins of Commiphora species have emerged as a good source of the traditional medicines for the treatment of inflammation, arthritis, obesity, microbial infection, wound, pain, fractures, tumor and gastrointestinal diseases."
On the emotional side, I find myrrh to be an incredible essential oil that can be helpful in releasing negative emotions and thoughts, useful for promoting feelings of peace and relaxation, and helpful in improving concentration and focus. I find that my dogs and horses enjoy these benefits as well.
Myrrh essential oil is also often used in religious ceremonies and rituals. Many religions believe that myrrh has spiritual properties that can help connect people to the divine. Some believe that it can help promote spiritual growth and enlightenment, while others believe that it can be used to cleanse and purify the soul.
Myrrh essential oil is made from the resin of the myrrh tree or Commiphora myrrha, a small tree native to Northern Africa and the Middle East. The resin is steam distilled to extract its essential oil, which has a warm and woody aroma.
One of the easiest ways to take advantage of all that myrrh has to offer aromatically, is by using an essential oil diffuser.
An essential oil diffuser is a device that disperses essential oils into the air. This can be done by using heat, ultrasonic waves, or even a fan. When the essential oils are dispersed, they can be easily inhaled safely.
My favorite is an ultrasonic diffuser, which works by using vibrations to create a fine mist that disperses the essential oil into the air without heat, which helps maintain the full benefits of the essential oil. Check out my favorite diffuser HERE
Try diffusing myrrh essential oil:
- to help with focus and concentration
- during meditation to deepen your meditative state
- to calm the mind and promote relaxation
- to create a more intense spiritual journey
- to help reduce negative feelings
- to help feel more in control during difficult situations or trying times
- stimulate the mind in a calm way
You can diffuse myrrh on its own or use a blend. Here are a few of my favorite blends to put in your diffuser.
Anytime myself or my dogs need some peaceful vibes, I use this blend:
2 drops Lavender
2 drops myrrh
2 drops vanilla oleoresin
When I need to be calm and focused, I try this blend:
2 drops myrrh
2 drops vetiver
2 drops Idaho grand fir
This blend works great at the barn for horses who need help focusing. Simply triple the recipe, add to a 10 ml roller bottle, fill up with a carrier oil (I like fractionated coconut oil-to read more about carrier oils, click HERE), gently invert back and forth to mix, apply to wrists and pulse points and wear as a perfume. For a step by step guide to making a roller bottle, click HERE
When I find I have trouble letting something go that doesn't serve me I add this blend:
2 drops myrrh
2 drops sandalwood
2 drops geranium
Myrrh also blends well with and is sometimes synonymous with Frankincense essential oil.
The two essential oils are often used together because of their complementary properties. Frankincense is also known for its ability to promote feelings of peace and relaxation. When used together, they can be emotionally balancing while also promoting positive energy.
Both of these essential oils are also thought to be beneficial for the skin. Myrrh is known for its ability to help soothe skin, while frankincense is widely used in skincare products due to its alleged antioxidant properties. Additionally, both essential oils can be used as a natural perfume, as they have a warm and slightly sweet scent.
If you are looking to try using these oils together, give this diffuser blend a try:
Best Of Both Worlds
3 drops myrrh
3 drops frankincense
You can also create a homemade perfume by combining equal amounts of frankincense and myrrh essential oil with fractionated coconut oil as your carrier oil. For a thick and rich homemade face moisturizer, combine equal parts frankincense and myrrh and mix with a tablespoon of coconut oil and apply to your face at night. Not only is this good for your skin, but the aroma may help you relax and unwind for bedtime.
So if you are looking for a natural way to balance your mind, body, and spirit and manage the negative emotions that may be holding you back, consider using myrrh oil to help your emotional well-being. This essential oil is a great tool to have in your arsenal for restoring balance and harmony.
*This article is not meant to provide medical advice and has not been evaluated by the FDA*