Myrtle- Young Living
🌳 FUN FACTS 🌳
Myrtle has been widely used as folk medicine for the treatment of digestive, pulmonary and skin problems in many parts of the world. The myrtle plant was associated with the ancient Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite. Born from the sea foam, she sought the comfort of a myrtle bush to cover her nakedness, which is why myrtle also represents purity. Greek tradition has it that myrtle was offered to certain men and women as a symbol of honor. The Greeks also valued the plant because of its incredible healing qualities
🌳 WHAT IT DOES 🌳
Greek physicians used the plant oil for lung and bladder conditions, while in Italy, the oil was prescribed to children for coughing. The oil found in myrtle leaves was also used in skincare and as a remedy to regulate menstrual cycle. Today, myrtle oil has been extensively researched for its ability to help balance hormones, specifically the thyroid and ovaries. Myrtle possesses a particularly desirable property; it is an adaptogen, means it may help regulate a gland depending on the needs of the person.
Myrtle is highly valued for skincare as it helps to minimize oil, open pores and tighten elasticity. It can also be effective applied topically on location to speed the healing of blemishes
Myrtle is an excellent choice for respiratory support, and is gentle enough for children and elderly alike. It helps to promote healthy mucus levels in your respiratory tract. It encourages easy breathing by helping to open the sinuses
Myrtle makes an excellent deodorizer, helps promote sleep and is used in the aromatherapy world to soothe the nerves and reduce stress.
- Urinary system
- Digestive system
- Respiratory system
- Brain/ mind
- Nervous system
- Endocrine system
- Reproductive system
🌳 IDEAS FOR USE – TOPICAL/ AROMATIC 🌳
Add a few drops to a carrier oil and massage over the chest for support
apply behind and around the ears, to the nostrils or under the eye (being careful not to get any oil in the eye) to open sinuses
Diffuse or inhale to open airways
Massage with carrier oil onto the neck
Gargle a drop of Myrtle and several ounces of tepid water fo support
Massage with carrier oil over lower abdomen to support urinary tract and bladder heath
Add a few drops of Myrtle to a warm compress and place on the chest, abdomen or wherever needed
Add a few drops to the bath
Massage over the abdomen to encourage proper/ comfortable digestion
Diffuse or inhale mid-day to give you an energy boost
Apply topically on location for comfort wherever needed
Diffuse or inhale 30 minutes before bed.
Apply to the feet bottoms at bedtime
Apply to the bottom of your big toe and the base of your throat to support hormonal balance
Apply topically on location to joints as needed, to maintain a healthy inflammatory level
Massage with carrier oil over muscles and joints, particularly the knuckles, spine and knees
apply topically to cuts and scratches or open skin to promote worry-free healing
Apply over the liver to support healthy function
Apply to skin to soothe and aid healing
Add a drop to your daily face cream or moisturizer
🌳 CONSTITUENTS 🌳
- 1,8 cineole
- Monoterpenes: alpha-pinene, l-limonene, beta-pinene, camphene
- Alcohols- linalol, nerol, geraniol
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