• Myrrh


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Commiphora myrrha from Somalia

Extraction Method: Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Extracted from the resin

Properties: Purifying, restorative, meditative. Very potent with incredible fragrancing power. Myrrh like frankincense is one of the oldest known oils used in the art of perfumery. It was also used in embalming in the Near East. Also a fixative.

Safety Information: Non-irritant, non-sensitizing, possibly toxic in high concentration.

Common myrrh (Commiphora myrrha) or gum myrrh is a tree in the Burseraceae family. It is one of the primary trees used in the production of myrrh, a resin made from dried tree sap. The tree is native to the Arabian Peninsula (Oman, Yemen) and to Africa (Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia, Northeast Kenya). Burn the myrrh resin on swift lite charcoals in a fire-safe container.