Myrtle Essential Oil

Myrtus communis is native to the Middle East and the Mediterranean.

For internal and external use. Use in a diffuser or dilute for both internal and topical use with water and a carrier oil, respectively.

Known Uses

Myrtle essential oil can be used as an astringent in mouthwash for tightening the gums' hold on teeth. If ingested, it contracts the stomach and intestinal muscles. It can also stop hemmoragging and tighten skin, reducing wrinkles.

As an aphrodisiac, myrtle oil lessens the effects of impotency, loss of libido, and other sexual problems and issues. It can also be used as a deodorant and room freshener as it helps to eliminate odors, which can help in the romantic arena too.

Myrtle essential oil can help regulate the thyroid and normalize hormonal levels in the ovaries as well, as documented by a study in France.

In traditional medicine in Turkey, myrtle oil is used to reduce blood glucose levels in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes.

Myrtle oil is an antiseptic, protecting wounds from infection.

Myrtle oil has a calming and sedating effect on the nerves and mind. It is helpful in dealing with chronic stress, anxiety, depression, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, shaking and vertigo.

Myrtle oil can be used as an expectorant, helping with excess phlegm and congestion. It is effective at bringing healing to chest infections in babies and the elderly, among others.


Ancient Egyptians used myrtle to counter fever and infection. Myrtle was prized it Ancient Greece for its medicinal purposes as also used to honor strong and brave athletes and soldiers. Hippocrates, Pliny and Dioscorides all wrote about its medicinal properties of their day and age. In Biblical times, woman also often wore a garland of myrtle on their heads on their wedding day. Today myrtle is used in cooking in the Mediterranean region.


Do not use near fire, flame, heat or sparks. Do not store at high temperatures. Dilute heavily if you have sensitive skin and be aware of any unusual reactions when using it for the first time.