The essential oil of Myrtle (Myrtus Communis), a Venusian symbol, is the emblem of those who conquer in strength and virtue of love.
The Ministry of Health recognises its balsamic effect, its beneficial activity on the health of the nose and throat, and its ability to fluidify bronchial secretions.
In Naturopathy it is used to combat flu symptoms, asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, as well as acne and haemorrhoids. For naturopaths, it has sedative properties when inhaled, and has an antifungal effect when massaged locally. It is also recommended as a cicatrizant.
It can be used as a deodorant and refresher (always diluted in carrier oil) and added to shampoo to help with oily hair. It has an astringent action and is invigorating and refreshing.
It is used to overcome a sense of loss and cushion the blowback from distant events, instilling compassion and kindness. Associated with grace and femininity, it encourages people to contemplate all forms of beauty, to establish a harmonious relationship with themselves and the world around them.
Good in cooking, diluted in olive oil or butter it can be the surprising touch that makes your recipe unique.
Very useful for purifying the air and refreshing it.
- Room diffuser: between 3 and 6 drops in 100 ml of water.
- Suffumigation: a few drops of essential oil emulsified in coarse salt in 1 litre of hot water for 20 minutes. Keep eyes and mouth closed.
- Bath: 8 to 10 drops of essential oil emulsified in coarse salt, milk, cream, or honey in hot water (this prevents the oil from evaporating due to the heat).
- Massage: we recommend diluting a few drops of essential oil in a tablespoon of carrier oil.
- Food use: we recommend 1/2 drops per 100 g of food to be seasoned and added at the end of cooking (we suggest to start with the lowest recommended dose and to increase the drops in the future).
Warnings: Non-toxic essential oil. If in doubt, consult a doctor/pharmacist.