Myrrh Essential Oil

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Myrrh is an unsung hero in my book, it's not your typical flowery or fresh essential oil but has a richer, hot, and smoky aroma that is nurturing, for both the soul and body.

Myrrh has been used for thousands of years, as a skin support, oral health support, emotional support, thyroid support, digestion support, throat support, and more. Myrrh means 'bitter' in Arabic, which is perfect to describe this oil's dry and woody aroma. Because of its' distinct aroma it's been used since ancient times for medicine, perfumery, incense, religious purposes, and burials.

The resin comes from the Myrrh tree, which is native to Africa and Arabia, and looks like a small shrub with few leaves. The resin is first extracted as sap from the myrrh tree, also referred to as myrrh gum, it then eventually hardens and dries into myrrh resin. When the myrrh tree is harvested, it “bleeds” the tree sap. Through steam distillation, myrrh resin is converted into an essential oil.

doTERRA sources its' Myrrh from Africa and Arabia where it grows in abundance, and due to the quality of plant this means it has a potent chemical profile featuring sesquiterpene ethers which are known for soothing properties, both emotionally and physically.

Emotionally, Myrrh is the oil of mother earth! It supports our souls relationship with its maternal mother and the earth. Any disturbances in the mother-child bond (which is so prevalent in our society conditioning, learn more about the mother wound here) are supported by this essential oil. The disturbance can also relate to adoption, birth trauma, malnourishment, experiences of abandonment or other child issues.

Myrrh assists in feeling safe and secure, when there's a disturbance in the mother-child bond the soul may lose its childlike ability to trust and it becomes difficult to maintain and create healthy relationships. Myrrh assists in letting go of this fear and reestablishing a healthy connection with the earth and self-trust.

Use this versatile oil for overall body and emotional support, as well as healing from the mother wound.

Chemical Constituents

  • Myrrh sesquiterpenoid

  • Curzerene

Learn more about the chemical constituents in doTERRA's chemistry wheel.

Top Properties

  • Anti-inflammatory

  • Antiviral

  • Antimicrobial

  • Expectorant

  • Anti-infectious

  • Carminative

  • Antifungal

How it smells

  • Hot, smoky, herbaceous, woody, dry


  • Africa and Arabia

Physical Support

  • For gum disease and bleeding, apply directly to gums to soothe and repair

  • For fine lines and dry skin

  • For thyroid and immune health, apply to base of neck and bottoms of feet

  • For digestive upset and cramping, apply to abdomen or take in capsule

  • For eczema and wounds, apply to affected area, especially to weeping areas

  • For infection and virus, take in a capsule or apply to bottoms of feet

  • For congestion and mucus, apply to chest and diffuse to clear airways and dry up congestion

Emotional Support

  • For depression and anxiety, apply to flex points or diffuse

  • For feelings of disconnectedness, use aromatically or topically to feel nurtured

Spiritual Support

  • For meditation, diffuse to create a sense of calm

Ways to Use

  • Learn about the ways to use Myrrh here!

Found In

  • Immortelle Anti-Aging blend

Companion Oils

  • Frankincense

  • Sandalwood

  • Lavender

How to order

  • If you’re already a doTERRA customer you can add it to your Loyalty Rewards Order. Not a wholesale member yet? Get Myrrh here.

  • Be sure to enroll with an enrollment kit if you want to waive the annual $35 fee! Then add on single oils you'd like.


  • The Essential Life

  • Emotions and Essential Oils


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* Methods of use: I'm only referring to use with doTERRA essential oils. Please use at your own risk with other brands.

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