The Meaning & Benefits of Myrrh Resin

Myrrh resin on a spoon, with Commiphora essential oil

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Myrrh’s most well-known claim to fame is it’s inclusion within the Holy Bible, where it was given as a gift, alongside frankincense and gold, to baby Jesus in the Story of the Three Wise Men.

There are about 180 different species of myrrh.

Plant Family: Burseraceae.

Synonyms: bola, bisabol, Commiphora molmol, and myrrha.

Origin: Ethiopia, Eritrea, India, Oman, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen.

Parts Used: Tree resin.

What Does Myrrh Smell Like?

Myrrh has a deep, earthy, bitter aroma with undertone notes which can vary from spicy to more fruity notes depending upon which variety it is.

The scent of myrrh is good in combination with amber, benzoin, cinnamon, dragons blood, frankincense, lavender, oakmoss, onycha, opopanax, palo santo, patchouli, rose, spikenard, and star anise.

If you’re looking for good myrrh incense stick, we recommend these.

Metaphysical Meaning of Myrrh

Elemental Symbolism: Water.

Astrological Symbolism: Aquarius, Cancer, Scorpio, Taurus, and Virgo.

Planetary Symbolism: Moon.

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