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Myrtus communis

Botanical Properties

The common myrtle, or true myrtle, is a small tree that belongs to the Myrtaceae family. It flowers between June and October, after which its oblong-shaped fruits turn cardinal red to black when they reach maturity. This shrub can grow up to 3m in height and live for over 250 years.

Origin and history

Originating in the Mediterranean basin, myrtle can be found growing in the wild lands of Corsica. In many religions myrtle is a scared symbol, in which it is linked to divinities and it is considered as the tree of heaven. In Greek mythology it was attributed to the goddess of love, Venus, as it symbolised purity, beauty, and love. In Corsica, myrtle is still used to make special, traditional liqueurs which are very much appreciated in the area.

Organoleptic properties

Aspect: liquid

Colour: yellow-orange

Odour: slightly minty, fresh, herbal, somewhat like eucalyptus

Distilled parts: Leaves and branches

Country of origin: Marocco

Density: 0.878 – 0.895


Main biochemical components or chemotype: alpha-Pinene, 1-8 cineol Allergenic molecules naturally found within this essential oil: Limonene, Linalool, Geraniol, Citronellol, Eugenol Certain natural components of this essential oil may cause allergic reactions. Please do an allergy test on the skin in the crease of your elbow before using this product.


Thanks to its high oxide content (cineol), our organic myrtle essential oil is:

• A powerful antiviral

• Antibacterial

• Antiseptic

• Expectorant

• Antitussive

• Immunostimulant

• Analgesic (muscular and nervous)


We recommend organic myrtle essential oil in the case of a chill, fever, bronchitis, dry and/or hacking coughs, aches, rheumatisms, and poor sleeping patterns. It is also a great skin tonic and astringent.



Please consult a doctor before taking any treatment or therapy orally.

Oral administration:

Take 2 drops of organic myrtle essential oil 3 times a day. Mix with some honey or syrup, or on a lozenge, to help fight dry coughs.

On the skin:

Mix 3 drops of organic myrtle essential oil and 9 drops of organic argan oil, to help fight psoriasis.

By diffusion:

When diffused in the atmosphere, myrtle essential oil will combat respiratory problems and infections.

Possible synergies

In a blend: Eucalyptus radiata

Energetic values and synergies

In energy aromatherapy, myrtle essential oil is associated with 3 different chakras: the heart, thymus, and throat chakras. Its associated colours are blue and turquoise.

Myrtle essential oil purifies one’s aura and spirit, and reduces hypertension, frees one from their addictions, and will help one regain internal harmony. Apply to the thymus chakra each morning: this will help exorcise negative emotional scars.

In synergy: Helichrysum.


Inflammable. Utilisation par voie orale sur avis médical. Tenir hors de portée des enfants. Éviter les contacts avec les yeux. Déconseillée aux enfants de moins de 3 ans et aux femmes enceintes ou allaitantes. Ne pas appliquer sur la peau avant une exposi


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