Myrtle

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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
  • Emotions
  • 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
  • Esters
  • Alcohols- linalol, nerol, geraniol
  • Aldehydes
  • Phenols

🌳 BLENDS WITH 🌳

  • Bergamot
  • Lavender
  • Lemon
  • Lemongrass
  • Rosewood
  • Rosemary
  • Spearmint
  • Thyme
  • Melaluca

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