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.