Gold, frankincense, and myrrh. As one of the gifts from the New Testament of the Bible, it’s easy to see that myrrh has been a valuable commodity for a very long time. But what is it, where does it come from, and why is it so precious?
Myrrh is the gummy resin – or sap – of the Commiphora myrrha tree. It is native to the Horn of Africa and the Arabian peninsula. As a protective measure against the harsh desert environment, the tree releases sap to heal over scrapes and scratches. By carefully cutting the trees, the sap can be harvested and farmed over and over again to extract its wondrous benefits.
Dried and hardened, the sap can be burned as incense or refined to produce Myrrh essential oil. The rocky pieces harvested from the tree are exposed to hot water while under pressure. During steam distillation, the natural chemical compounds in the sap are released. As the water cools, the oil and water separate leaving the refined essence of Myrrh essential oil.
Being rare and labor intensive to produce are only part of what makes Myrrh essential oil such a luxury to experience. Its numerous benefits and mystical aroma are the real reason it is so highly sought after.
Its smoky, warm aroma has mysterious and spiritual resonance that is great for meditative aromatherapy. It has an ancient history of being used as perfume and incense for deepening contemplation. Dispersed in the air by an ultrasonic diffuser, the earthy fragrance can have a grounding effect on emotions and mood.
Myrrh has powerful purifying properties. Its antibiotic, anti-fungal action can clean surfaces and the human body. Applied to the skin with a carrier oil, Myrrh contributes to a more vibrant complexion while also reducing signs of aging. Its antioxidant properties also help fight free radicals to prevent cell damage. It is also a powerful anti-inflammatory that can help provide relief to tired joints and muscles.
Order your bottle of Myrrh essential oil today and discover its remarkable benefits for yourself!
- Powerful cleansing agent
- Promotes healthy skin appearance
- Relief for painful inflammation in joints and muscles
- Improves oral health