Myrrh Essential Oil

Myrrh Essential Oil

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Myrrh Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Commiphora myrrha

There are many different species and varieties of plants, which can affect the properties or quality of an essential oil. Check the Botanical name or INCI name, this will help clearly distinguish an essential oil derived from one plant from other plants that share the same common name. 

Plant Part: Gum

Distillation method: Steam distilled 


  • Immune system booster
  • Helps digestion 
  • Antiseptic, antimicrobial and antifungal
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Astringent
  • Reduces chest infection or congestion

Uses & Benefits

Respiratory Aid

Use Myrrh essential oil aromatically in a diffuser or place a few drops on a tissue and inhale deeply to reduce chest infection or congestion. Also can be diluted with carrier oil and applied directly to the chest for relief of cough and infection. 


Myrrh essential oil can be applied to minor cuts and wounds to prevent infection and promote faster healing. 



  • Myrrh essential oil is non-toxic, non-irritating and non-sensitizing
  • Recommended to dilute with carrier oil(s)
  • Do not use if pregnant
  • If used in high doses can be toxic

Further Information

Looking to build your knowledge of Essential Oils, check out our article on Essential Oil Foundations. Learn and grow with neōb Lavender. 

Essential oils are highly concentrated and potent. Prior to use consult a Healthcare Professional especially if pregnant, nursing, taking medication or have a medical condition. Keep out of reach of children and animals. Keep away from sensitive skin areas such as eyes, ears and mucus membranes. 

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