9 Skin and Hair Uses of Myrrh Essential Oil You Should Know

Myrrh was mentioned 152 times in the Bible and was one of the gifts the three wise men brought a gift to Jesus. Myrrh is somehow related to Frankincense, which is one of the most used Essential Oil in the whole world.

Myrrh Essential Oil is extracted from the resin collected from the tree trunk via steam distillation. The oil has been used for thousands of years now. The Chinese use it as medicine, Egyptians for perfume and embalming, Greece for healing wound,  and Jewish for holy anointing oil.

Two of the most active ingredients in Myrrh Essential Oil is sesquiterpenes, which helps us remain balanced and calms; and the terpenoids. The two active ingredients are loaded with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Other components are sesquiterpenes, formic acid, acetic acid, heerabolene, cresol, eugenol, cuminaldehyde, limonene, cadinene, Alpha-pinene, and many others.

Skin Uses of Myrrh Essential Oil

  • Myrrh Essential Oil is a potent anti-microbial Oil that will prevent the action of microbes on your skin and in your wound
  • Myrrh Essential Oil can be used to fight both the internal and external fungal infection
  • Myrrh Essential Oil has a refreshing aroma that will make you active and alert
  • Myrrh Essential Oil heals wound quickly
  • Myrrh Essential Oil treats ringworm, eczema, and fade off scars, spots while bringing instant relief to itching
  • Myrrh Essential Oil will soothe cracked, chapped skin so that you can have a healthy skin that doesn’t age quickly
  • Myrrh Essential Oil has been found to contain anticancer benefits, which can be useful for treating skin cancer

Hair Uses of Myrrh Essential Oil

  • Myrrh Essential Oil is an excellent scalp clarifier
  • When combined with Carrier Oils like coconut oil and Sweet Almond oil, Myrrh Essential Oil will bring life to a dull, frizzy hair

Side Effects and Precautions of Myrrh Essential Oil

  • Myrrh Essential Oil is concentrated. Mix 10 drops with 6 to 8 Tablespoons of any carrier oil (coconut oil, argan oil, Jojoba oil, )
  • Can cause the uterus of pregnant women to contract. Hence, it is best to avoid the topical and oral usage of Myrrh Essential Oil. Also, lactating mothers should stay clear of this essential oil
  • Myrrh Essential Oil is not immune to leaving allergic reactions on some skin. It is highly recommended to conduct a patch test before using this essential oil, or if you notice any side effects, just stop using the oil immediately.