Myrtle Essential Oil
Myrtle, Myrtus communis, has a slightly sweet and penetrating scent similar to eucalyptus, but with a floral hint. Myrtle was a symbol of love because it was used in bridal bouquets or headdresses. It has antiseptic and bactericidal properties. Ancient Egyptians used Myrtle for sore throats and coughs. Although its astringent properties make it a good choice for oily skin and acne, it is balancing and toning for all skin types and useful in treating irritated and inflamed skin.
Aromatherapy Properties: clarifying and cleansing, it has a mild sedative action that makes it useful in treating insomnia.
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