Many holy historic events are attached tomyrrh essential oil. The exodus of Moses, a gift of the magi and the crucifixion are only a few. Myrrh is believed to have been mixed with wine and given to people awaiting execution to reduce pain. It’s possible it was given to Jesus mixed with the wine mentioned in Matthew 27:34 Some translations verses say ‘gall’ some say ‘myrrh’.
Today, we use myrrh for its health benefits:; in aromatherapy, diffuser, as liniment or salves, and as a topical remedy for different kinds of pain and health concerns. Myrrh can be found in many parts of the world; Somalia myrrh trees are the source of Simply Earth’sall-natural essential oil. Read this post for myrrh’s most beneficial uses and properties.
Myrrh essential oil has a very ancient and striking history. It’s found in several places in the Bible including Exodus 30:22 where God commands Moses to “Take also for yourself the finest of spices: of flowing myrrh five hundred shekels, and of fragrant cinnamon half as much, two hundred and fifty, and of fragrant cane two hundred and fifty….”to create a sacred anointing oil (c. 1300 B.C.). Myrrh was also one of the gifts presented to the child Jesus by one of the wise men and was probably added to the wine given to Him when crucified at the cross.
This oil has been used in perfumery throughout the ages and is still used today. Ancient Egyptians used the oil of myrrh along with other oils in embalming, mummification, and as an incense component. They also used it to heal wounds, treat hay fever and in holy anointing during religious rites. Ancient Chinese traditionally used this oil to treat wounds, bruises, fever and fungal diseases. They would also burn the oil to repel mosquitos, fleas and other insects.
The myrrh plant is a tree-like shrub from the Burseraceae family - native to Somalia, Yemen, Eastern Ethiopia, the Arabian Peninsula and the eastern Mediterranean. It is called by names such guggal resin, gum and guggal gum. Myrrh is a desert tree characterized by thick trunks, intertwined branches, pointed twigs with sharp thorns, green leaves and usually gray-colored thick barks. The fruits are small, brown and oval; flowers sometimes have a combination of light colors but are dominantly white.
The myrrh essential oil comes from the tree’s sap. The sap is collected by wounding or making deep cuts on the tree trunk. When it dries it hardens forming into a gum-like resin. The resin is known for its strong, unpleasant and bitter taste contrary to its sweet balsamic aroma. The hardened resin goes through steam distillation to get the pure-gradeall-naturalessential oil. Myrrh trees can withstand harsh climate conditions especially desert heat, but it can survive even at times when leaves are only a few.
The produced oil from the resin of myrrh smells pleasantly rich, warm and balsamic. The resin is dark brown, while the pure oil derived is pale yellow in color. The oil is a little thick but you can still use the dropper included in every oil-purchase from Simply Earth. The rich aroma makes it a great base for fragrances and perfumes. Myrrh essential oil blends well with Frankincense, Lavender, Rose, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Tea Tree and Thyme.
List of Uses
Benefits– It’s anti-parasitic, antifungal, and expectorant; everybody loves myrrh perfumes…
As an ingredient in liniments and salves, myrrh oil provides fast relief from pain that comes from bruises, bumps, sprains, abrasions and other conditions such as flaky, scaly or chapped skin. This oil works great when added to skin care products like lotion or cream to maintain healthy skin and to retard aging.
Who Wants to Know More About Myrrh?
So far, myrrh essential oil has a unique source even though the process of extraction is common. The sap transforms into a gum and then into a world-size of usefulness to mankind throughout history. I’m Chelzee, your blog writer here and I’m so amazed at myrrh because I read the Bible regularly. The Bible mentions this oil more than 150 times. Perhaps it was among the first trees in God’s creation. How can I be sure of that? I want to know more!
You can really have protection withmyrrh essential oil. It can help prevent infestations of microorganisms. You cannot see these harmful things with the naked eye but myrrh essential oil can do the trick for you. It acts as an effective and fast pain reliever, parasite remedy, and perfume at its best aroma with myrrh. Let us know if you have inquiries about essential oils – just drop by our Contact Page.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS POST IS A COMPILATION OF SUGGESTIONS MADE BY THOSE THAT HAVE EXTENSIVELY USED ESSENTIAL OILS AND HAS NOT BEEN VERIFIED SCIENTIFICALLY WITH CLINICAL TESTS NOR REVIEWED BY MEDICAL EXPERTS. IT IS ANECDOTAL INFORMATION AND SHOULD BE TREATED AS SUCH. FOR SERIOUS MEDICAL CONCERNS, PLEASE CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR.