Myrtle – Oils of Ancient Scripture08.19.17- Meredith Liggio
Nehemiah 8:15 – “Go forth onto the mount, and fetch olive branches, and pine branches, and myrtle branches, and palm branches, and branches of thick trees, to make booths, as it is written.”
Myrtle, with a fresh eucalyptus-like scent, supports the respiratory system including the thyroid. It has an elevating aroma that is quite soothing when diffused or inhaled.
Myrtle Isaiah 55:13 – “Instead of the thorn bush will grow the pine tree, and instead of briers the myrtle will grow. This will be for the LORD’s renown, for an everlasting sign, which will not be destroyed.”
Myrtle is said to promote overall well-being and emotional support. It is mild enough for use with children and seniors; however, it is not recommended for use during pregnancy. It is said to be the the sacred plant of Aphrodite, goddess of beauty and love, and can be found in many a bridal bouquet.
Myrtle encourages proper nasal function, and is often used in place of Peppermint or Eucalyptus with young children. It is mild when applied on the skin, so dilution may not be needed. If dilution is needed, one drop of pure carrier oil to one drop of Myrtle is the correct proportion.
Myrtle is distilled from the leaves of the tree in Morocco and Tunisia.