Aroma: Fresh, sweet, and camphoraceous; reminiscent of eucalyptus.
Latin Name: Myrtus communis
Country of Origin: Australia
Cultivation Method: Conventionally grown
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Extracted From: Leaves
Color: Slightly pale yellow
Perfumery Note: Top
Consistency: Thin, water-like liquid
Aromatherapy Properties: Clarifying, refreshing, and uplifting.
Suggested Use: Green myrtle can be used to boost mood, improve concentration, open breathing, deodorize the air, and may even offer an aphrodisiac effect. Topically, green myrtle can be diluted and applied to sore muscles or aching legs and feet. It is advised to dilute to 2%, which equals about 10 drops of essential oil per ounce of carrier oil. Dilute more heavily with sensitive skin.
History: The ancient Greeks and Romans honored poets with myrtle as a symbol that their fame would never die. Green myrtle has been characteristic of the Mediterranean for thousands of years, and was a major ingredient in an elixer called Angel's Water, a 16th century skin tonic used to enhance the complexion.
Specific Safety Information: Not for internal use. Dilute properly with topical use. This essential oil can oxidize easily; store properly. Avoid the use of oxidized oils, as they can cause skin irritation. Dilute all essentail oils with topical use. Some essential oils may be contraindicated with certain medical conditions. Ask your doctor if you have any questions before use.
This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure a disease.