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Myrtle Essential Oil

Myrtle Oil Myrtle

Botanical Name

Myrtus communis

Common Method of Extraction

Steam Distilled

Plant Part Typically Used

Leaves

Color

Pale Yellow

Consistency

Thin

Perfumery Note

Top - Middle

Strength of Initial Aroma

Medium

Aromatic Description

Sweet, slightly camphorous with a floral hint.

Myrtle Oil Uses

Asthma, coughs, sore throat. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 62-63.]

Major Constituents

a-Pinene
1,8-Cineole
Myrtenyl acetate
(+)-Limonene
Linalool
a-Terpinyl acetate
a-Terpineol
Geranyl acetate
Linalyl acetate
p-Cymene
Estragole
See Essential Oil Safety for more complete list of constituents.

[Private Communication: Berger, 1998. Source cited in Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 357-358.]

Safety Information

Shelf Life

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