Myrtle Oil, Some Uses

Myrtle Oil, Some Uses

Myrtle 3In ancient times, Greeks and Romans honored poets with leaves of Myrtle, to suggest their fame would never die. (9)  Myrtle oil (Myrtus communis) was also the main ingredient in a 16th century skin-care remedy called “Angel’s Water.” In our day and age, it is still used in perfume. The scent is light and refreshing. It has Lemony, Eucalyptus-like overtones that make you breathe deep and smile.

Aromatic influences: To be open to love and beauty. Fresh, light, and expansive.

Combines well with:

Bergamot, Lavender, Clary Sage, Rosemary, Hyssop, Bay Leaf, Lime, Ginger Root, Clove Bud, Cinnamon Bark, Nutmeg, Neroli, Cypress, Lemon

Points of interest

  • Brings on self-awareness and self-image.
  • Balances energy.
  • Myrtle drawingIs a great oil to use for children to help combat bad coughs.
  • Can help when treating OCD and other anxiety disorders. Helps to clarify, purify, and protect the psyche.
  • To improve mental focus, diffuse 3 drops each of Myrtle and Rosemary.
  • Works great in soap.
  • Helps you cope with anger.
  • Diffuse to help prevent respiratory infections.
  • Can help fight acne.
  • For bad chesty coughs, diffuse or vaporize 3 drops Myrtle and 3 drops Bay Leaf.
  • Non-toxic, non-irritating, and non-sensitizing. Safe for all skin types.
  • Helps open pores, makes it easier to clean your skin.
  • Have some fun with it. That’s the best way to get started.


Here are a few recipes involving Myrtle oil. To check for more, you can click on Myrtle in the tagged section at the end of the article. That will show you all articles mentioning it.

SpaVitale_CucumberBath3_high*Please note: With any recipe’s involving bath or massage blends, always test on a small part of your skin first before using all over your body. Please be sure your skin can handle the blend before being covered in it.

Raise Low Energy

  • 4 drops Myrtle
  • 2 drops Bergamot
  • 4 drops Sandalwood
  • 1 tablespoon F.C.O. (Fractionated Coconut Oil)

Massage formula into skin using soothing strokes. (8)

Balance Oily or Combination Skin

  • Organic-Skin-Care-Products4 drops Myrtle
  • 2 drops Geranium
  • 4 drops Red Mandarin
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil

Apply formula to face morning and night. (8)

Flu Bath

  • 2 drops Myrtle
  • 2 drops Spruce
  • 1 tablespoon Jojoba

Add to warm/hot bath and soak for 20 – 30 minutes. You can also dissolve formula into 1 cup epsom salts and add to bath to soften skin and remove impurities. Take a bath in this formula daily to support your body and immune system during flu and colds. (8)

Support During Life Transitions Bath

  • 2 drops Myrtle
  • 2 drops Orange
  • 1 tablespoon Jojoba

Add to warm/hot bath and soak for 20 – 30 minutes. You can also dissolve formula into 1 cup epsom salts and add to bath to soften skin and remove impurities. Take a bath in this formula when you feel overwhelmed by change. (8)

ExerciseExercise Mist Spray

  • 30 drops Myrtle
  • 30 drops Cajeput
  • 30 drops Eucalyptus Globulus
  • 30 drops Clove Bud
  • 30 drops Lime
  • 4 ounces Pure Water

Add formula to a 4 ounce, fine mist spray bottle. Shake well before every use. Because vigorous exercise strains the respiratory system, liberally spritz room before exercising and breathe deeply. You can refill the water 3-5 times before refilling the oils. Can use spring, filtered, bottled, or distilled water.  (7)

Refreshing Diffusion

  • 8 drops Lime
  • 8 drops Spearmint
  • 4 drops Myrtle

Add to diffuser of choice and inhale aroma deeply. (7)

And finally,

Myrtle oil is a light, fun oil that helps with so many things. What are you looking forward to trying out? Which recipe is your favorite? Let us know in the comment section down below. We’d love to hear!

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  1. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils: The Complete Guide to the Use of Oils in Aromatherapy & Herbalism by Julia Lawless
  2. Medical Aromatherapy: Healing with Essential Oils by Kurt Schnaubelt
  3. The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Worwood
  4. Aromatherapy for the Healthy Child: More Than 300 Natural, Nontoxic, and Fragrant Essential Oil Blends, by Valerie Ann Worwood
  5. The Fragrant Mind: Aromatherapy for Personality, Mind, Mood, and Emotion by Valerie Ann Worwood
  6. The Aromatherapy Bible: The Definitive Guide to Using Essential Oils by Gill Farrer-Halls
  7. 500 Formulas for Aromatherapy by Carol Schiller and David Schiller
  8. The Essential Oils Handbook: All the Oils You Will Ever Need for Health, Vitality, and Well-Being by Jennie Harding
  9. Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art, 2nd edition, by Kathi Keville and Mindy Green




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