You’ll breathe easier when you add Inshanti’s green myrtle essential oil to your respiratory support arsenal, whether you’re dealing with colds, bronchial or sinus infections, or hay fever. Myrtle is slightly sedative, relaxing the body and mind, so you—or your children—rest easier, when you use it with a diffuser at night. This gentle oil also works as a natural astringent for acne or other skin issues. Try it in a relaxing facial steam—good for body and soul!
Plant Parts: Leaves
Botanical Family: Myrtaceae
Chemical Family: Esters, Monoterpenes, Oxides
Country of Origin: France
Method of Extraction: Steam distillation
Cultivation Method: Certified Organic
Aroma: Camphoraceous, fresh, herbaceous
Note Classification: Top/Middle
If oxidized, it may cause irritation or sensitization. It may antidote homeopathic remedies. Tisserand’s recommended dermal maximum is 1.9% due to potential presence of methyl eugenol and estragole content.
Care must be taken if using 1,8 cineole rich oils for people with asthma, as it is possible to set off an attack. This is an individual response to the oil, dose, application, and specific situation. Studies also show that 1,8 cineole can be of benefit in respiratory disorders by its anti-inflammatory effect on the airways, allowing reduction in oral steroid dosage.
Always dilute essential oils with a carrier oil.
Myrtle essential oil has been researched for normalizing hormonal imbalances of the thyroid and ovaries, as well as balancing in cases of hypothyroidism.
Myrtle is reported to be effective for treating head lice and their eggs.
Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils. Rockport, MA Element Books, 1995
Fisher-Rizzi S., Complete Aromatherapy Handbook. Sterling Publishing Company, USA, 1990