The myrtle plant is native to the Mediterranean and Western Asia. This evergreen shrub produces fragrant pink and white flowers.
When used as an herb, myrtle offers tons of benefits thanks to its astringent, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antimicrobial stimulant and decongestant properties.
Its oil brings similar properties to the table. It makes a great addition to any essential oils stash because of its outstanding ability to treat seasonal diseases.
Whether you’ve caught a flu, cold or are feeling congested, you can always turn to myrtle essential oil for relief.
Myrtle essential oil (Myrtus communis)
- Reinvigorates the lungs and helps them perform respiratory functions more effectively
- Soothes congestion caused by colds and flus, and may be used to treat symptoms of asthma
- Has potent antibacterial and anti-fungal properties that make it a great addition to your stash of natural household cleaners
- Has a clean and lasting scent that can uplift mood, and relax your mind and body
How to Use
Myrtle essential oil is best used for aromatherapy or topical application. I
Diffusion: add 3 to 4 drops into your diffuser and allow the fragrance to spread in the room. Within a short period you will start feeling its healing and uplifting effects.
Topical application: mix myrtle essential oil with a carrier oil and apply the blend to the desired areas.
Note that it is highly potent and should not be used before dilution.
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