This resin, produced by the Commiphora tree, was once so valuable it was worth more than its weight in gold. When the tree is wounded, myrrh bleeds out, drying into a glossy teardrop shape. The substance is symbolic of death, pain, and sorrow. It was used to embalm the dead. Myrrh was one of the three gifts brought to the baby Jesus by the Wise Men, some say as a foreshadowing of his death and a marker of his mortality.
All our synthetic fragrance notes are premium grade, alcohol-free, phthalate-free, and undiluted. We work hard to ensure that your perfume ingredients are top-quality, highly concentrated, and will mix neatly with both alcohol and oil bases. These are not ready to wear as fragrances – they MUST be diluted before applying directly to skin. It is always a good idea to do a patch test for allergies, with both natural and synthetic materials. And of course – do not eat the oils. No matter how yummy they may smell.
Note: Although these are phthalate-free, they are NOT non-toxic. Don't eat them. Don't drink them. Patch test on skin. Dilute before wearing.