Organic Myrtle Essential Oil
Myrtle essential oil, Myrtus communis, is steam distilled from the leaves and twigs and sometimes flowers of a small evergreen shrub. It has a slightly sweet and penetrating scent similar to eucalyptus, but with a floral hint. Myrtle, traditionally associated with Aphrodite, was a symbol of love and 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. Myrtle’s soothing properties make it useful for bringing relief to numerous types of red or irritated skin conditions.
Aromatherapy Properties: The scent, clarifying, and cleansing, has a mild sedative action that promotes restful sleep. Myrtle can promote a positive, harmonious, and calming atmosphere thus easing anxiety. Myrtle can also clear the mind when it feels foggy and may help relieve headaches.
Lemongrass essential oil, Cymbopogon flexuosus, has a wonderful, uplifting lemony scent that is steam distilled from a grass harvested in Guatemala. Lemongrass has long been used in Eastern medicine to treat muscular pain and stiffness. Its astringent properties make it useful in the treatment of acne, blemishes, and other skin inflammations. Lemongrass essential oil is particularly high in anti-bacterial, antiseptic, healing and soothing properties. Skin-soothing properties help cleanse your skin without the drying that overexcites the oil glands.
In hair care, lemongrass oil increases fullness and body and adds luster to dull hair. It may also be an effective treatment to combat hair loss and oily hair and scalp conditions. Some herbalists believe that lemongrass oil can strengthen the hair follicles, another benefit for those suffering from thinning or weak hair.
Aromatherapy Properties: There has been recent research in India that shows that lemongrass acts as a sedative on the central nervous system which helps relieve tension and promotes the sensation of being calm. The scent of Lemongrass is soothing, stimulating, and refreshing. Aromatherapists value lemongrass for its ability to both calm and revitalize, to relieve tension, invigorate, and inspire.
Pregnancy & Children: We do not provide information on the safety of essential oils during Pregnancy or for use in Children because the available information is very ambiguous and often contradictory. If you’re interested in using essential oils during pregnancy or with young children please do your own research and consult your doctor, midwife, or health care professional before use.
Precautions: If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, have a medical condition, or have any medical concerns regarding yourself or your family consult a qualified, licensed health professional prior to use. For external use only. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes. Keep out of reach of children.
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