The use of Myrrh goes back thousands of years and was actually used in the embalming process by ancient Egyptians. This essential oil’s popularity is a testament to its numerous amazing properties and we still use Myrrh today because of its versatility and ability to work hard and treat a range of areas.
Myrrh essential oil has an warm, earthy and slightly spicy fragrance. We enjoy blending it with lavender, patchouli and other spicy essential oils such as frankincense and sandalwood.
Myrrh has proven antimicrobial properties, making it a popular choice when treating gum infections, mouth ulcers and gingivitis naturally – it can be even found as an ingredient in some toothpastes. Myrrh can assist with reducing inflammation, often being used to help alleviate arthritic issues with muscles and joints.
Although Myrrh can be used for a number of oral care issues, this essential oil should not be ingested. It is not recommended for use during pregnancy.
- Possibly toxic in high concentration
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