Myrtle Oil








Myrtle oil has a variety of compositions depending on whether is comes from the northern or southern shores of the Mediterranean. Corsican oil has a brilliant green color while the North African variety has a reddish to reddish brown color. The green Corsican kind is produced exclusively for aromatherapy. There are no industrial uses.


If the green oil is directly inhaled it has an amazingly relaxing effect. It has a regenerating, astringent and anti-allergic effect and is used in skin care products for this purpose. The scent it gives these products is beautiful and tasteful.


It is useful for treating hay fever.

Girl in Traditional Dress at Sahara Festival, Looking at Camera, Douz, Tunisia
Girl in Traditional Dress at Sahara Festival, Looking at Camera, Douz, Tunisia

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Botanical Name - Myrtus communis

Common Method Of Extraction - Steam distilled

Parts Used - Leaves and twigs

Note Classification - Middle to Base

Aroma - Clear, fresh, camphoraceous, sweet-herbaceous odor

Largest Producing Countries - Tunisia, Corsica, Spain, Morocco, Italy, and France

Traditional Use - Myrtle oil is used mainly in eau-de-colognes and toilet waters.

Properties - Anticatarrhal, antiseptic (urinary, pulmonary), astringent, bactericidal, balsamic, expectorant, sedative (mild), and tonic (skin).

Benefits - Acne, asthma, bronchitis, catarrhal conditions, chronic coughs, colds, flu, hemorrhoids, infectious diseases, insomnia, oily skin, and open pores.

Blends Well With - Bay, bergamot, clary sage, clove, ginger, hyssop, laurel, lavandin, lavender, lime, rosemary, and other spice oils.

Safety DataMyrtle oil is non-toxic, non-irritant, and non-sensitizing. Its use while pregnant is not recommended.

Sidi Bou Said, Near Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa, Africa
Sidi Bou Said, Near Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa, Africa

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