Myrtle essential oil is a gentle way of treating conditons associated with respiratory problems and is especially to good to use with children.
When burned or vaporised it can help ease asthma attacks, the symptoms of bronchitis and other chest complaints. You may also find it useful to burn at night to calm and relax.
As an ingredient in a massage oil Myrtle can be effective against greasy, teenage skin and makes a good chest rub. It also makes a gentle but effective muscle and joint rub.
When blended in a cream or lotion it may prove useful against a variety of skin conditions - it's antiseptic properties may well help combat acne for example.
Myrtus communis Oil is a volatile oil obtained by steam distillation
from the leaves of the Myrtle, Myrtus communis L., Myrtaceae.
Clear fresh camphoraceous sweet herbaceous scent (somewhat similar to Eucalyptus).
Astringent, tonic, antiseptic.
Since the Greek goddess Aphrodite hid under a Myrtle bush, Myrtle has stood for beauty, purity and love. Garlands of Myrtle were worn at weddings in biblical times as a symbol of conjugal love. Brides bedecked themselves with myrtle leaves. Leaves and flowers was a major ingredient of Angels Water a sixteenth century skin care lotion.
DILUTE TO 5% OR LESS IN A CARRIER OIL BEFORE SKIN APPLICATION. KEEP OUT OF EYES. DO NOT SWALLOW.
"Its most important properties are antiseptic and bactericidal, particularly in pulmonary and urinary infections, as illustrated by Dioscorides. It is especially valuable in chronic conditions of the lungs, and where there is a lot of bronchial catarrh. Because of its relative mildness, this is a very suitable oil to use for children's coughs and chest complaints." - from Aromatherapy an A - Z by Patricia Davis.