Cineole Myrtle

Cineole Myrtle

A shrub of the Corsican maquis, evergreen, with straight stems, almost red bark and small oval leaves. Its delicate white flowers give off a sweet fragrance, which popular traditions associate with youth, beauty and purity. Commonly used in cooking, like laurel or thyme, cineole myrtle, or green myrtle, produces an essential oil with a fresh, balsamic fragrance.

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This Mediterranean shrub with white flowers provides an essential oil with a characteristic fragrance, the expression of a complex biochemistry. The essential oil of cineole myrtle, or "green", is composed of monoterpenes, oxides (1,8 cineole), esters, sesquiterpenes, trace lactones...

Myrtle essential oil is above all expectorant and mucolytic. It is recognised as one of the best tolerated balsamic EO (soothing and facilitating breathing). Its specificity is to act on the affections of bronchi and lungs chronic, deep, complicated of mucous congestion. It has calming properties. It is also useful to stimulate the thyroid gland, in case of hypothyroidism. Finally, it is a skin tonic for wrinkled and devitalized skin. You can incorporate it into a base cream or a vegetable oil of rose hip, argan, jojoba...

The aroma of myrtle essential oil is balsamic, fresh and oxygenating. Popular traditions associate myrtle with youth, beauty and purity. This essential oil lightens and purifies the soul: its use will benefit all those who are prisoners of harmful habits (tobacco, drugs...) or negative emotions such as anger, greed, envy or fear.

The following summary is given for information purposes: it is a synthesis of the properties described in recognised aromatherapy books and/or in accordance with ancestral and popular traditions. The properties* presented are taken from the book ‘Aromathérapie Corps et Ame’ by André Bitsas, published by Amyris. It is in no way a medical information or a list of indications.

Emotional impact
Free oneself from addictions, harmful habits
Olfactory notes
Skin type
Wrinkles & fine lines,  blemished skin
Slow cosmétique label
Dripping nose,  Focus,  Natural defences,  Quiet sleep,  Respiratory comfort,  sore throat,  urinary discomforts