Myrtle essential oil - Myrtus communis - Morocco
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Botanical Name: Myrtus communis
Plant Part: Leaves and Twigs
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Description / Color / Consistency: A thin, reddish brown liquid.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A middle note with a medium aroma, Myrtle Essential Oil has a clear, fresh scent that is mildly camphoraceous, similar to that of Eucalyptus.
Product Abstract: A plant native to Africa, Myrtle is a small tree with many tough slender boughs. It has a brownish red bark with small pointed leaves. It produces flowers which turn into black berries; both the flowers and leaves are very fragrant. The ancient Egyptians used Myrtle medicinally, and there is evidence that the Essential Oil itself was being used by medical practitioners during the 19th century.
Cautions: Dilute well before use; for external use only. May be toxic in high concentrations, and can 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.