Myrrh Essential Oil
Various sources connect this fragrance with mourning and/or with healing grief, which 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, myrrh 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 Kenya.
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
Essential Oil (Kenya)
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