Myrtle (Myrtus communis)


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Myrtus communis or the Common Myrtle is an evergreen, erect shrub with a dense bushy habit and glossy dark green leaves that are aromatic when crushed.

Ingredients: Myrtus Communis Oil

Botanical name: Myrtus communis

Common name: Myrtle

Plant part: Leaves and twigs

Extraction method: Steam distilled

Common uses: Myrtle has traditionally been used for the treatment of head lice when used diluted.

Note: Middle

Strength of aroma: Strong

Aromatic scent: Fresh, camphoraceous and spicy aroma

Caution: Non-toxic, non-irritating and non-sensitising. Avoid during pregnancy.

Blends Well With

Balsam of Peru (Myroxylon balsamum)
Bay Laurel (Laurus Nobilis)
Benzoin – Onycha (Styrax Benzoin)
Bergamot (Citrus bergamia)
Black Pepper (Piper nigrum)
Cedarwood Himalayan (Cedrus deodara)
Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea)
Coriander (Coriandrum sativum)
Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens)
Dill Seed (Anthem graveolens)
Elemi (Canarium luzonicum)
Eucalyptus – Lemon Scented (Eucalyptus citriodora)
Eucalyptus – Australiana (Eucalyptus radiata)
Fir Needle – Siberian (Abies sibirica)
Frankincense (Boswellia serrata)
Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)
Jasmine Absolute (Jasminium sambac)
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
Lemon (Citrus limon)
Lemon Myrtle (Backhousia citriodora)
Lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus)
Lime (Citrus aurantifolia)
Mandarin (Citrus reticulata)
Melissa (Melissa officinalis)
Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha)
Neroli (Citrus aurantium )
Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans)
Orange – Sweet (Citrus sinensis)
Peppermint (Mentha X piperita)
Pine (Pinus sylvestris)
Plai (Zingiber cassumunar)
Rose Damask Absolute (Rosa x damascena)
Rose Geranium (Pelargonium roseum)
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
Rosewood – Indian (Dalbergia Sissoo)
Sage (Salvia officinalis)
Spearmint (Mentha spicata linne)
Tangerine (Citrus reticulata)
Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)
Tea Tree – Lemon (Leptospermum petersonii)
Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
Vanilla Absolute (Vanilla planifolia)
Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata)

Aromatic Families

Herbal, Spicy, Floral


Herbal, spice & slight floral,

Aromatic Note


Certificate of Analysis


Not Known.

Additional information

Bottle Size

5mL, 10mL, 50mL, 100mL


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