Latin Name : Myrtle Comminis
Part Of Plant Used : Leaves
Source : Cosica, Tunisia, Spain, Morocco and Italy.
Extraction Method : Steam Distillation
Myrtle essential oil is pale-yellow to orange-yellow mobile liquid with a fresh, camphoraceous, spicy and floral-herbaceous odour.
Myrtle is an evergreen shrub or small tree, between 3-7m, with many branches, a brownish-red bark and small sharp pointed leaves. It has fragrant white or pinkish flowers. It is native to the Mediterranean region and western Asia.
The ancient Persians regarded myrtle as a holy plant.
Myrtle was a symbol of love and peace to the Egyptians, Jews and the Greeks and regarded is as sacred. In the 16th century the leaves and flowers were the major ingredient of a skin lotion known as 'angels' water. The berries are used in bitters and certain liqueurs.
Myrtle as a gentle oil which is regenerating, astringent and anti-allergenic.
Myrtle carries a deep inner wisdom and may serve as a companion for the dying. the spirit of myrtle is energetic truth and forgiveness, giving support to the unsupported and teaching us that divine love embraces all living beings.
Myrtle essential oil is non-toxic, non-irritating and non-sensitising
Therapeutic properties. It has clarifying, cleansing, refreshing and uplifting properties. It is said to be an oil that is emotionally cleansing, curbing self-defeating feelings and addictions.