Myrtle essential oil comes from a small tree with many tough slender boughs. It has a brownish red bark with small pointed leaves. It produces flowers which turn into black berries; both the flowers and leaves are very fragrant.
Myrtle essential oil has common use as an astringent, antiseptic, vulnerary, and as a decongestant.
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Bergamot, Clary Sage, Clove, Hyssop, Eucalyptus, Ginger, Lavender, Peppermint , Rosemary, Spearmint, Thyme, and Tea Tree.
The ancient Egyptians used Myrtle, a plant native to Africa, to remedy sore throats and coughs. As early as 1867 there is also evidence that the essential oil was commonly being used by medical practitioners.