Sweet Myrrh Essential Oil


Also known as opoponax, sweet myrrh essential oil is

It’s beautiful aroma is similar to that of true myrrh,  but sweeter and a little lighter.  It helps ease depression and create balance in the emotional body.

It is grounding and spiritually cleansing.  It can help calm anger, rage, and other emotions that feel out of control.

Aromatic Profile

 Top note:  Rich, warm, sweet, resinous, balsamic notes

Heart Note:   Soft, sweet, balsamic notes

Base Note:   Balsamic, soft, spicy notes

Classification:  Heart note, base note or fixative

Tenacity:  High

Sweet myrrh essential oil is used in creating incenses, floral perfumes, oriental perfumes, sacred woods bases, forest blends,  and sacred perfumes.

Blends well with blue hemlock, frankincense, and Douglas fir, among many others.

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More About Our Sweet Myrrh Essential Oil

Size:  5 ml violet glass bottle

Source:  Kenya

Distillation:  Steam distilled from resin

Botanical name:  Comiphora erythraea Engler

Note:  Distilled from resin of wild trees

Also known as:   Opoponax essential oil

Homeopathic Properties of Sweet Myrrh Essential Oil


Internal–oral, inhalation-combined with other oils for use in diffuser, suppository

External––topical application for wounds and injuries, massage, local or spinal compress, application to energy centers and meridian points

Observations and Anecdotal Information

Sweet myrrh essential oil is wonderful for treating wounds, inflamed skin, athlete’s foot, and weeping eczema.  It is also a wonderful preservative and regenerator for mature or aging skin.

It is also a great support for recovering from a chronic or long term illness.  It may help to increase the white blood cell count.  It can be diffused or used as a throat spray, to counteract a sore throat or respiratory congestion, but may need to be diluted with other oils to be diffused.

Sweet myrrh, like true myrrh, can be used to help strains, contusions, sprains, and broken bones.  It can be blended with other oils and applied to the skin as a poultice; or added to grain alcohol in combination with other oils, and applied as a healing liniment.


Generally recognized as safe in normal dosage.

Do not use during pregnancy and lactation.

Do not use with infants or small children.

Keep all essential oils away from eyes.

Store in a safe place, out of the reach of children.

All internal uses should be researched and/or supported by a health care professional.  Product quality and dosage are critically important when using essential oils internally.

None of our products are recognized or approved by the FDA.  They are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.  This information is anecdotal, and is provided for educational purposes only.  It is not meant to be taken as medical advice.  See a health care professional for medical advice.

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Weight 0.025 kg

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