Myrtle Essential Oil Properties and Uses

Myrtle Essential Oil

plant origin: Tunisia, Morocco

medicinal properties: Expectorant, anti-infectious, liver stimulant, light antispasmodic, hormone-like for the thyroid and ovary, and also serves as a tonic for the skin.

traditional uses: Research on Myrtle essential oil has been done for normalizing hormonal imbalances of the thyroid and ovaries, as well as balancing the hypothyroid.  It has also been researched for its soothing effects on the respiratory system.

other uses: Bronchitis, coughs, hypothyroidism, insomnia, decongestant, respiratory tract ailments, sinus infection, and tuberculosis.  Myrtle has also been used for anger, asthma, cystitis, diarrhea, dysentery, dyspepsia, flatulence, hemorrhoids, hormonal imbalances, infections and infectious diseases, pulmonary disorders, skin conditions such as acne, blemishes, bruises, oily skin, psoriasis, and sinusitis.  Its fragrance has been known to be elevating and euphoric.

application: Diffuse, apply topically, or use in a humidifier.  It is safe for children for chest complaints and coughs.


uses for myrtle

  • Rub Myrtle oil on stomach and feet to help relieve diarrhea.
  • To help balance hypothyroidism and normalize thyroid, apply Myrtle oil to the thyroid and to the soles of your feet.  Dilute with carrier oil and apply at the base of the neck.
  • Use Myrtle oil in the shower at the first sign of bronchitis.
  • For a cough, add 1 drop of Myrtle oil to honey.
  • Diffuse Myrtle oil or apply to throat and chest area for a chronic cough.
  • Apply a drop or two of Myrtle oil to the soles of your feet for asthma.
  • For sinus and decongestant issues, apply Myrtle oil to the sides of your nose.
  • Dilute 50% Myrtle oil with 50% carrier oil and apply 3-4 drops on location for hemorrhoids.  (This may sting initially, but will bring relief after a couple of applications.
  • For children’s chest and cold complaints, dilute Myrtle oil with carrier oil and apply to the chest area for relief.