Green Myrtle Essential Oil
Green Myrtle is an evergreen shrub with leaves that are glossy and dark green and has white or pinkish flowers with purplish round fruits.
- Botanical Family: Myrtaceae
- Part of Plant Used: Leaves
- Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
- Variations: Related to other types of myrtle including: Lemon Myrtle, Red Myrtle, Honey Myrtle, and Aniseed Myrtle.
- Chemistry: Green Myrtle is comprised of monoterpenes (α-pinene) and esters (myrtenyl acetate).
- Circulatory: supports the circulatory system
- Musculoskeletal: pain relief for muscular and joint aches, pains, and stiffness
- Respiratory: promotes relief from colds and the flu, asthma, and other chronic lung and respiratory ailments
- Genitourinary: supports urinary tract health and relief from inflammation
- Skin: benefits dull and/or oily skin in addition to treating inflamed or irritated skin conditions like psoriasis
- Emotional: calming, clarifying, and refreshing for the psyche, also can help with insomnia
- Spiritual: supports the Throat Chakra associated with expression and communication
- Scent Profile: Top to mid note that is camphoraceous, warm, and has a fresh aroma
- Longevity: The aroma of Green Myrtle can last up to 100-200 hours.
- Fragrance Classification: Camphoraceous
- Blends well with: Angelica Root, Cajeput, Cistus, Douglas Fir, Eucalyptus citriodora, Eucalyptus. globulus, Eucalyptus radiata, Elemi, Frankincense, Frankincense Frereana, Hyssop ct 1,8 cineole, Lemon myrtle, Manuka, Niaouli, Ravintsara, Rosemary ct cineole, Saro, and Thyme ct linalool.
- According to Tisserand & Young: Avoid oral use for individuals on diabetes medication.
- Tisserand & Young recommend a maximum dermal limit of 1.9%. IFRA recommends 0.04%.
- All varieties of Myrtle should be avoided during pregnancy including Lemon Myrtle, Aniseed Myrtle, Red Myrtle, Green Myrtle, and Honey Myrtle because it can disturb the development of the embryo or fetus.
Products Using Green Myrtle Essential Oil
- Coming soon
- Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin. A Pathfinder Book Reprint Edition, 2017.
- “Flavor, Fragrance, Food and Cosmetics Ingredients Information.” The Good Scents Company, The Good Scents Company (TGSC), 2019, www.thegoodscentscompany.com/.
- Shutes, Jade and New York Institute of Aromatic Studies. "Foundations of Aromatherapy" and "Aromatic Scholars" Aromatherapy Certification Programs and Course Materials. 2017-2019.
- Tisserand, Robert, et al. Essential Oil Safety: a Guide for Health Care Professionals. 2nd ed., Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2014.