Myrtle Essential Oil - 10ml

Myrtle Essential Oil - 10ml
Myrtle Essential Oil - 10ml
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In the shrubby macchia forest of the Mediterranean hills the sweet fragrance of Myrtle scents the air. The scent, both subtle and distinct, can often be detected before one spots the Myrtle tree among the evergreen oaks and heather bushes. When the tree is in flower and the delicate white blossoms beam a twinkle of joy to the passer-by, it is easy enough to spot, but without the flowers only the scent reveals its presence. In mythology, Myrtle is sacred to Aphrodite, Goddess of love and beauty. During her festival to celebrate the coming of spring, Myrtle served as her sacred herb. Myrtle wreath also adorned young brides on their wedding day and Myrtle water, also known as 'Eau d'Ange', or angel water, not only cleansed their skin, but also lent them an angelic scent. This flower water long remained an integral part of the beauty potion repertoire, though nowadays it has been almost completely forgotten. In ancient Egypt, Myrtle was associated with the Otherworld, serving as a reminder of the eternal life of the soul. Perhaps the flowers were seen as the fleeting beauty of incarnate existence, for the divine scent rests in the evergreen leaves, rather than the flowers, which soon perish and give way to bitter, dark blue berries. The berries are edible, though not very palatable and have sometimes been used as a spice. In the days of antiquity Myrtle was considered a valuable healing plant. Modern herbalists neglect this herb, but aromatherapy is bringing it back to our awareness.

We should take heed and do as the ancients did: use Myrtle in aromatherapy skin care lotions. It is very cleansing and toning and purifies the skin. It is suitable for acne, oily skin and open pores. It is also used to check excessive perspiration. As an inhalant it may aid congestive conditions of the upper respiratory tract, such as bronchitis, chronic cough, tuberculosis, colds, flu and infectious illnesses. It is also indicated for urinary complaints. Myrtle is a great soul healer and may be very helpful in cases of trauma, fear, self-destructive tendencies and feelings of hopelessness.

Myrtle symbolises purity, love and beauty, attributes of the Goddess of Love. It can be used in the rites of Aphrodite and also in hand-fasting rituals. It lends itself well to the celebrations of spring and to mark the maiden phase of the Goddess on the New Moon. Myrtle's energy is transcendental and may be used to commune with the souls of the departed or to explore previous incarnations through meditation or past life readings. It is excellent for dream work, divination and prophecy.

A clear, aromatic, herby scent with a camphor-like undertone. Blends well with Cypress, Bergamot, Laurel, Clary Sage, Clove, Lavender, Bay Leaf, Hyssop and Neroli.



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Brief History Paganism: 

Paganism represents a wide variety of traditions that emphasize reverence for nature and a revival of ancient polytheistic and animistic religious practices.  Paganism is not a traditional religion per se because it does not have any official doctrine, but it does have some common characteristics joining the great variety of traditions. One of the common beliefs is the divine presence in nature and the reverence of the natural order in life. Spiritual growth is related to the cycles of the Earth and great emphasis is placed on ecological concerns. Monotheism is almost universally rejected within Paganism and most Pagan traditions are particularly interested in the revival of ancient polytheist religious traditions including the Norse (northern Europe) and Celtic (Britain) traditions. Many Pagan traditions are intentionally reconstructionist in that they aim to revive many of the lost rituals of the ancient traditions, including holy days and seasonal celebrations. Besides Nature, many Pagans also worship a variety of gods and goddesses, including spirits which can represent national and local heroes.  Many Pagans try to honor their ancestry and ancestors. Some Pagan traditions include ritual magic, but this practice is not universal.

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