Myrtle Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Myrtus communis
Plant Part: Leaves and Twigs
Description / Color / Consistency: A thin, reddish brown liquid.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A middle note with a medium aroma, Myrtle Essential Oil has a clear, fresh scent that is mildly camphoraceous, similar to that of Eucalyptus.
Blends With: Bergamot, Clary Sage, Clove Bud, Hyssop, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Peppermint, Rosemary, Spearmint,Thyme, and Tea Tree.
Product Abstract: A plant native to Africa, Myrtle is a small tree with many tough slender boughs. It has a brownish red bark with small pointed leaves. It produces flowers which turn into black berries; both the flowers and leaves are very fragrant. The ancient Egyptians used Myrtle medicinally, and there is evidence that the Essential Oil itself was being used by medical practitioners during the 19th century.
- Organic Grade: Tunisia
- Cosmetic Grade: Cosmetic Grade oils are suitable for applications in skin and hair formulations including creams, lotions, shampoos etc. and are for external use only. The oils have been modified from their natural state in line with IP/BP/EP/USP (pharma) standards to suit the commercial requirements of the industry.
- Steam-Distilled: Natural Essential Oils are 100% pure, extracted through steam distillation and sold as is without any alteration to their composition. The oils are highly volatile and potent and retain almost all of their therapeutic benefits. They are ideal for natural and high end cosmetic formulations, can be applied directly (after appropriate dilution) or used for aromatherapy benefits.
- Organic: Natural Essential Oils that are also Certified Organic (USDA/ECOCERT/INDOCERT)
Cautions: Organic Bergamot Essential Oil has phototoxic properties and exposure to the sun must be avoided after application to the skin. Due to the presence of bergaptene in this oil, please consult a physician prior to using it. Dilute well before use; May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping) be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.