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Myrrh Oil


Botanical name : Commiphora myrrha (Nees) Engl.
Production process : Water steam distillation of the gum of Commiphora myrrha
N° CAS / EINECS :  84929-26-0 / 8016-37-3 / 284-510-0


Characteristics : 


Physical state : Liquid, slightly viscous
Color : Yellow, greenish, amber
Odour : Characteristic, balsamic, sweet, woody


Regulatory Documents :


 Technical Data Sheet            

 Material Safety Data Sheet    

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History & Traditions :


The Myrrh, originally from Somalia, was used to embalm the dead in Egypt, and was one of the ingredients of the solid perfume, the "Kyphi" which was burnt in honor of the god Ra. She had a great part in religion among the Greeks and Romans.

Myrrh comes from the trunk of the Commiphora Opobalsamum tree, from which it oozes naturally. The liquid gum obtained cured in air to form large brown-red balls. It is then distilled into essential oil.