Herbal Lore

Myrrh: Magickal Uses & Aromatherapy


By Morningbird

Myrrh is a resin obtained from one of several species of tree in the Commiphora genus including Commiphora myrrhaCommiphora molmol, and Commiphora gileadensis among others.

The resin is gathered when it oozes from cuts in the bark of the tree and it hardens into a waxy substance that can be used as a fragrant oil or incense. Myrrh is used in fumigation rituals and anointing oils for many different religions.

Myrrh in Magic and Religion

Myrrh oil can be used for purification and preparation for ritual, myrrh resin may be burned as incense for purificationexorcism, protection, and healing.

Also, for funerary rites, connection with the dead and the underworld.

Myrrh gum/resin is a suitable offering for RaIsisAdonis, Leto, Nereus, Poseidon, Neptune, Latona, Protogonos.

Myrrh incense resonates with the energy of Mars.

Myrrh in Aromatherapy

Myrrh oil and incense is used in aromatherapy for respiratory and digestive health and to encourage a sense of tranquility and serenity.

The fragrance helps cope with loss and helps heal the body, mind, and spirit after devastation.

Myrrh blends well with Frankincense, Copal, Benzoin, Dragon’s Blood.

Written by Morningbird & Witchipedia Team

I have been practicing magick alone and with family and friends for over 30 years. As a founder and lead writer on Witchipedia, I’ve been publishing articles since 2006.

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