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Whats on my mind……… myrrh oil

Posted on: March 30, 2009

So I was flipping through a magazine the other day and a hair treatment caught my eye. I dont think that the product was anything special per se, just a regular product with a big name and big price tag. No what caught my eye is the mention, the touting of the use of myrrh oil. Now I cant remember the words exactly but it was big, how good it is for your hair, all that it does etc, etc, etc. all to sell a 40 dollar hair product.

Now me being me, I decided to check out myrrh oil and see what the fuss is about.

First off what is Myrrh?

Myrrh is an aromatic plant that is mainly grown in the areas native to Somalia, Arabia and Yemen. Well, it is a small size plant that can grow near about 16 feet high. The tree boasts of its gorgeous small white flowers. It doesn’t have much of leaves. When the bark of the tree is cut down, a pale yellow liquid comes out from the gum resin. When this liquid dries, it transforms into reddish-brown lumps, from which the oil is extracted through steam distillation. The yield is usually about 3 – 5 %.

What does it do?

Myrrh essential oil is known for its antimicrobial, balsamic, anti-inflammatory, sedative and antiseptic therapeutic properties. It is also a great body toner. It serves as an excellent stimulant for the body. It is increasingly finding its way in the preparation of astringent. Application of Myrrh oil helps in preventing the body from falling prey to diseases such as bronchitis, halitosis, ringworm, itching, athlete’s foot, toothache, chapped skin.

In regards to hair myrrh is simply used for dry scalp, dandruff, lice and inactive sebaceous hair glands. ( Which means that it helps to get the glands to produce oil again.) So if you suffer from dry hair myrrh oil maybe something for you to check out. It is a little pricer but you do have to dilute it so it would go along way. Average cost put it at around 21 dollars for 11ml to 30ml depending on where you look. I found that had a really good price point.


2 Responses to "Whats on my mind……… myrrh oil"

Interesting to see the mention of myrrh essential oil in a hair product – but they are probably trying to cash in on the aromatherapy market. I haven’t tried it yet myself, but will to see if works.


please do.Could you let me know if it makes a difference for you?
thanks 🙂

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