Monday, October 18, 2010

Healing With Myrrh Oil

Good Morning Pictures, Images and PhotosMerry Monday all! I am very excited this a.m. as today I will receive my very own portable photo studio! 

Yes I am jumping up and down as I type. But I soon realized that this means I have to re-do all my jewelry pics, and each piece has an average of 4-5's good work though...

Okay...back to this mornings business; today we are going to discuss another one of my favorites, Myrrh oil. Every time I smell this rich, subtle and spicy aroma it conjures up the exotic scent of Arabia. This is a great oil that can be used to purify  and restore.

So read on readers and find out how you can heal skin infections, help your complexion and even help with mouth ulcers....have a wonderfully scentful day!


Healing With Myrrh Oil

An unassuming, thorny shrub, Myrrh thrives in arid regions surrounding the Red Sea. Red gum oozes from cracks and fissures in the bark, which is collected and distilled to give a rich, amber-colored essential oil.

This was used by the ancient Egyptians for embalming and in the Middle East as an ingredient in incense. Myrrh can be used to disinfect minor wounds and skin infections, and its anti-inflammatory Acton soothes and heals. It also stimulates cellular granulation ---the first stage of healing after an injury.

Its drying and toning properties make Myrrh useful for respiratory complaints; and as a steam inhalation, Myrrh's expectorant action gives relief from chesty coughs and nasal congestion.

Active Ingredients Of Myrrh Oil

****In very high quantities, the Oxides contained in Myrrh oil can irritate the skin****

Esters~The Esters in Myrrh are responsible for its ability to clean and soothe wounds, and for the oil's anti-inflammatory action.

Monoterpenes~Monoterpenes such as Pirene give Myrrh balancing and relaxing properties. These are also antispasmodic and act as a general tonic

Oxides~High concentrations of the Oxide Eugenol give Myrrh its stimulating and uplifting qualities.

Using Your Myrrh Oil

Skin Infections

Persistent Wounds~Wrap slow-healing, weepy wounds in a sterile gauze soaked in:
  • 5 drops Lavender
  • 5 drops Myrrh
  • 5 drops Tea Tree

Athletes Foot~Banish athlete's foot by mixing together:
  • 1/4 c. unscented talcum powder
  • 3 drops Lavender
  • 3 drops Lemon
  • 4 drops Myrrh
  • 4 drops Tea Tree
Dust the affected area with the scented talcum powder twice daily after bathing.

A Soft and Glowing Complexion

Mature Skin~Create a rich facial moisturizer for mature complexions by blending:
  • 2 tbsp Wheatgerm oil
  • 2 drops Frankincense
  • 2 drops Myrrh

Dry Skin~For an anti-aging body oil, especially for dry skin, blend:
  • 3 drops Myrrh
  • 7 drops Rose
  • 4 tbsp Peachnut

Problem Skin~Use this therapeutic blend nightly to treat acne and promote new tissue growth:
  • 5 drops Chamomile
  • 5 drops Myrrh
  • 10 drops Palmarosa
  • 10 drops Rose
  • 2 tbsp Jojoba

Oral Health

Mouth Ulcers~Relieve mouth ulcers with an antiseptic mouthwash. Blend together:
  • 2 drops Myrrh
  • 1 glass of water
Stir the solution thoroughly and use it only to rinse the affected area, do not swallow.

Okay peeps, gotta run; daughter is going to do video chat w/me Yay!

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