Latin Name: commiphora myrrha
Plant Part: resin
Method of Production: steam distillation
Country of Origin: Kenya
Rating Code: W
The color of myrrh may be dark or light amber depending on the methods used in extraction, particularly heat. It has been used for its aromatic properties for nearly 4000 years. Along with frankincense this was one of the gifts brought to Jesus of Nazareth. Though it is high yield, up to 10 percent, it is the accumulation of the best resin tears from the thorny African shrubs and trees that affects the cost. Furthermore experienced professionals with good equipment usually do the distillations and extracts.
This oil is sweet, very rich and balsamic. It excels in aroma and tenacity, although myrrh is typically not very tenacious.
Frankincense, Lavender, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Rose, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Tea Tree and Thyme.