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Myrrh Essential Oil

myrrh For the time being, I am discontinuing the sale of myrrh essential oil because of the absolutely rampant adulteration in this substance. I thought the problem, which has been going on for more than a year and getting worse and worse, was finally resolved when I bought the last batch; that was good myrrh essential oil. But I just got my order from the same vendor and this is absolutely not myrrh. It smells like it has onycha in it, for one. And it is completely watery, which myrrh is not. So I am just going to hold off for a while until the drought and the civil disturbances in the production areas get better. Meanwhile, try using some real myrrh resin. You can macerate it in warm oil (especially fractionated coconut oil) and get a nice base for adding other oils to.

Various sources connect this fragrance with mourning and/or with healing grief. I think this fits well, especially given the very spiny nature of the plant that provides us with this scent. As a complex Mars fragrance of an especially spiritual stripe, it gives spiritual courage and protection. The ancient Egyptians used it extensively in embalming, in that way both preserving and protecting the dead, and they would sacrifice an ox filled with myrrh in honor of Isis. It was also the incense of choice for the noonday worship of Re in the temple at Heliopolis, so it is often thought of as a Sun scent. It is the incense for the 2nd lunar mansion as well. It is steam-distilled from Commiphora myrrha in Ethiopia The wholesale price of myrrh essential oil has gone up quite a bit recently, I believe because of all the unrest in the area. Top

Combining With Other Essential Oils

This resinous scent goes well with the natural fragrances of allspice, ambrette, amyris, angelica root, balsam of peru, bay leaf, beeswax, benzoin, bergamot, black pepper, blood orange, caraway, carrot seed, cassia, cedarwood, chamomile, cistus, citronella, clary sage, clove bud, coconut, copal, coriander, costus, cypress, davana, fir balsam, frankincense, galangal, galbanum, geranium, grapefruit, guaiacwood, gurjun balsam, hay, hyssop, juniper, labdanum, lavender, lemon, mace, mastic, nutmeg, oakmoss, opoponax, orangeflower absolute, orris, palmarosa, patchouli, peppermint, pine, rosemary, rosewood, sandalwood, spearmint, spruce, tobacco, tonka bean, vanilla, vetiver, wormwood, and ylang ylang. Top

Myrrh Essential Oil (Ethiopia)
5 ml $34.00

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Uses in Witchcraft & Magic:

Protection Spells
Honoring Re & Isis
Funerary Rites
Perfumes of Mars & Sun

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