Product Abstract: Though classified as a shrub, Myrrh can grow up to 30 feet in height. The trunk exudes a natural oleo resin that hardens into what is classified as reddish brown 'tears'. Local collectors make incisions into the trees in order to increase the yield. It is then cleaned and processed by solvent extraction to produce the thick, resinous oil. Called mo yao in China, it has been used since at least 600 BC. It was used for embalming and fumigation in Ancient Egypt, and it has been used for centuries as an ingredient in incense and perfume.
Note: We would recommend placing the bottle in a very hot water bath, and changing the water frequently until it is back to its liquid state. Be sure to shake before use.
Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping) be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.
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Rating: Wonderful aroma, but -- as others have noted -- this is thick, thick, thick. Because I tend to be in a hurry when I'm mixing my daily face serum, I default to using the Egyptian myrrh, but I think I like the sweeter notes of this one better. Five stars, because when I take the time to warm it, it blends beautifully with the other oils in my after-bath and daily face blends.
By:Karen, Eugene, Oregon Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 23-Aug-2015
Rating: unfortunatly, this very thick Myrrh does not blend with other oils but the smell is sweet, a bit less medicinal that other myrrh's I've tried and is great in blends, you have to let it sit for a while in the blend, shaking every now and then to infuse the other oils before straining off if you want a clear final product without emulsifiers. Gorgeous, I could almost eat it, I would love to make candy from this one even!
By:Robert, Prescot, California Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 29-Oct-2013
Rating: Bought this for CP Soap, does not soap well. It completely seized within minutes of it being added at trace. Fortunately I was able to save it but the soap looked for all the world like it had been hot processed. One could probably successfully hot process this one though since it is temperamental. My guess is that it has something to do with the extraction process.
Smells nice, sort of light though.
By:Sarah, Gilmanton, New Hampshire
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 30-Apr-2012
Rating: Caramel!!! Buttery with a hint (and I mean a really slight hint of medicinal) I can't wait to use this in blends. It is thick but seems to disolve in other eos. Havent tried the Egypt variety yet so can't compare yet. I have heard wonderful things about the properties of this so I am happy to really enjoy the scent. Thanks ND, you guys deliver the good stuff!
By:Jaipreet, Livermore, California Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Oct-2011
Rating: This smells so lovely and mild when you open the bottle. I look forward to mixing it with some Himalayan Cedarwood.
By:Breanne, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 15-Jan-2013
Rating: This Myrrh is very thick, smells lovely and for me did not mix with Frankincense.
My solution, mix it with a non sented lotion. I've used half Myrrh and half Serrata Frankincense from India. Start with a few drops of each in the lotion base and do it until no more will mix. This is pretty strong but works wonders on rheumatoid Arthritis and other joint pain. I can knit again!
By:Elisabeth, Kensington, Maryland Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 06-Nov-2006
Rating: This myrrh is very thick but I create an approximately 10% dilution in apricot kernel oil. First I weigh a 250 ml beaker, add 20 gm of Indian myrrh, fill to 200 ml with apricot kernel oil and stir with a plastic spoon for about 5 minutes until it looks like it is all dissolved, all at room temperature. Then I cover it with plastic wrap, put away and let the undissolved residue settle. After about a week, I decant through a cloth filter (using a funnel and muslin) into another container. I end up with about 150 ml of usable myrrh oil!
By:James, Scarborough, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: I used this with tea tree oil in cold process soap and the blend turned out wonderful!
Rating: I love the scent of this Myrrh, but like so many have said before me, it is VERY thick. I haven't been able to use it as often as I like due to it's viscosity. I thought about trying to blend it down just enough to make it easier to handle with a carrier, but I didn't know which carrier(probably one of the thinner ones, I'd imagine) or at what percentage to mix carrier vs. Myrrh. I'm still new to oils, so I guess it all comes down to experimentation! Everybody RUN! :-)
Rating: This myrrh isn't bad, but I definitely prefer the Egyptian one, which I find stronger, warmer, and longer lasting. Of note, I don't always find the more expensive variety of any given EO from this site to be better than other varieties, but in this case, I recommend splurging on the Egyptian variety, since it is such a versatile oil, blending well with almost everything.
By:Lauretta, San Diego, California Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 19-Jun-2010
Rating: Haven't really found a good use for this one yet. It's thick and kind of mediciney smelling. For the price I'd say it's a good addition to the aresenal though!
By:Brandy, Davenport, Iowa Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 15-Feb-2010
Rating: Very good price and myrhh has sooo many benefits. Do pay attention to the notes of it being a suble base note. I love though I can get this eo for a good price and use it for health purposes.
By:Jolene, Biloxi, Mississippi Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 29-Jan-2011
Rating: Great price.Therapeutic quality-like the Expensive version.
Not Ease of use:the oil Thick and sticky-Unlike the expensive version.Recommended.
By:Mordechai, Brooklyn, New York
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 19-Apr-2010
Rating: This EO has a subtle smell but it's very nice and smooth. As others have mentioned it is thick but you can work with it if you put the bottle in warm water and take the dropper tip out of the bottle opening.
By:Jackie, Porter's Lake, Nova Scotia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: mixes well with frankincense eo also very thick strong woodsy scent
Rating: Really thick - hard to get out of the bottle. Very little aroma. This oil did not want to mix with other oils when I tried to make concoction for my sore joints, but when I applied it by itself it gave nice warming feeling on my joints, and really helped.
By:Teresa, Elmwood Park, Illinois
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 03-Jul-2009
Rating: I'm sad to say that this particular Myrrh wasn't as strong in scent as I had anticipated. Being from the Middle East I'm quite familiar with the scent and it's my favorite of all favorite scents.
The product itself is incredible and I use it in alot in my skin and hair care line but if you are desireing a strong Myrrh scent I'd suggest making your own liquified Myrrh just to pump up the sweet smell.
A little bit of vodka to liquify the Myrrh
Shake daily and strain any excess bark and other material - the scent is quite strong and makes an incredible addition to your lotions and conditioners.
Rating: Thick and sensual, alittle goes a long way!
By:Shannon, Schenectady, New York Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 24-Jan-2006
Rating: Oh No Please restock!! I love this oil I use it for my daughters thyroid and mine. Love ND oils and prices!
By:Andrea, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 19-May-2009
Rating: A true to form myrrh, but very thick. More reminiscent of myrrh resinoid. Would have been useful to know that. Can be blended well with essential oils, but needs some work to blend with carrier oils.
By:Cameron, St Paul, Minnesota
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 31-Jan-2009
Rating: Myrrh the best resin - sap, thick and aromatic out of the bottle. A must to for the warm and calming scent in life and home.
By:William, Windsor, New York
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 05-Jan-2008
Rating: Really very thick but oh so worth it.
By:Chloe, Waterloo, Iowa Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 28-Jun-2009
Rating: It smells great and I've used it a couple times but I couldn't get it out of the bottle until I took the dropper off and used my own eye dropper. It's really really thick.
By:Leslie, Lexington, Kentucky Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 14-May-2009
Rating: This is a wonderful, warm Myrrh, love myrrh with ylang-ylang and a citrus. It is really very thick and perhaps a slightly different packaging would be better, if possible.
By:Piper, Denver, Colorado Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 10-Feb-2009
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