Myrrh Doesn’t Really Want to be an Essential Oil

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Hi aromatic geniuses! I was making a perfume today and a few drops of myrrh is in the recipe. I realised last week I’d run out, and had to rush to the shop to buy a little bottle, late Friday afternoon. Anyway, patience is a virtue when it comes to myrrh.

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Here’s the thing….. myrrh is a resin that’s tapped from the tree. It is then steam distilled into an essential oil for us to use in our healing lotions and potions.

But the older the little bottle of myrrh gets, the thicker and more gooey the oil gets.

 

myrrh resin - pic via Pinterest

myrrh resin – pic via Pinterest

 

Initially the deep red oil, distilled from the deep red resin, is thin and easy to use.

Then, in all its power, it starts to harden up. Commiphora myrrha (or Commiphora molmol), really just wants to be a resin. So when I was making my perfume I had to take the plastic dropper out of the bottle, soak it in boiling water to clear the resin from it, and use an eye dropper to get a couple of drops. (This is after waiting for about 5 minutes for one drop to comes out of the bottle – ugh!).

Check out my video on myrrh, and how I feel about The Man with Two Brains:

 

the resin of myrrh

the resin of myrrh

 

It is related to frankincense, as they belong to the same family, Burseraceae, but they really behave differently, Frankincense is quite happy being an oil thank you very much.

Myrrh is the healer of wounds. This makes sense when we look at its strength and its overwhelming desire to get back to its natural state. By healing a wound (whether emotional, spiritual or physical), we are returning to our natural state of health.

Do you use myrrh oil? Or do you prefer to burn the resin as an incense?

 

Remember to treat yourself first, then everyone will benefit.

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What Does Myrrh Essential Oil Have to Do with Steve Martin? – Video

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What Does Myrrh Essential Oil Have to Do with Steve Martin?

Myrrh is a wonderful resin that is steam distilled into an essential oil. I have written about it here before “Myrrh – A Healing Resin of Old”, so check it out if you’d like some more detailed info on this incredible essential oil.

 

Myrrh is a wonderful oil to help you connect to your spirit, and heal emotional and spiritual wounds from the past. Don’t be afraid to add a drop or two yo your essential oil blend to give it a deeper dimension.

Happy blending and remember to use your intention when you are creating your formulas. See my article about intention.

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