Myrrh | Latin name: Commiphora myrrha | Aromatic waters by distillation of Flowering Resin & Gum | Plant family: Commiphora
Myrrh is the aromatic oleoresin of a number of small, thorny tree species of the genus Commiphora, which grow in dry, stony soil. An oleoresin is a natural blend of essential oil and a resin. Myrrh resin is a natural gum. This gum is distilled to produce the essential oil, which is used extensively in aromatherapy, but the hydrolat is also effective, easy to use and very versatile.
Hydrolats, aromatic waters produced by steam distillation of botanical materials during the production of essential oils. Hydrolats are gentle and effective, containing only the most water-soluble chemicals from the plant material, also microscopic drops of the essential oils.