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Myrtle, Mountain Essential Oil
Myrtle, Mountain Essential Oil

Myrtle, Mountain Essential Oil

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A crisp, camphoric dance of balance and beauty, Mountain Myrtle manifests clarity, creativity, and fortitude. Hand-picked fragrant leaves liberate their melodic molecules into an essence that tones, cleanses, harmonizes, and inspires.  

Botanical Name: Luma chequen
Botanical Family: Myrtaceae
Extraction Method: Steam distillation
Part of Plant Distilled: Leaves and stems
Country of Origin: Peru
Cultivation Method: Wild harvested
Composition: 100% Luma chequen
Consistency: Thin
Scent Description: Refreshing like biting into a fresh green apple. Crisp and fruity with woody camphorous notes.
Blends well with: Lavender, Hyssop, Marjoram, Frankincense, Firs, Citrus, Rose, Laurel, Ylang, Cilantro, Myrtle, Thymes, and Inula. Blends very well with citrus oils and other cineole rich oils like Eucalyptus, Ravensara, and Rosemary.
Components: 60% monoterpenes including 30% limonene. 15% cineole and 9% linalool.
Use: Skin and scalp toner. Diffuser. Meditation essence for balance. Excellent in salt pipes. A pleasure in baths. Clears heart and throat chakras.

Contraindication: Dilute to at least 2% in carrier oil.

In the rich soils of the Andes Mountains, ancient groves of Luma chequen trees thrive aside blue waterways. The trees’ peeling gray bark reveals a luminously smooth orange and white trunk, and the fragrant, glossy leaves bejewel the branches as the fluffy, tasseled white flowers transform into edible fruits that are gathered for beverages and baking.

The evergreen leaves and stems are collected from wild trees and then steam distilled to produce our Mountain Essential Oil. The bold aroma and bio-active properties are akin to our Mediterranean Myrtle (Myrtus communis), yet this essence is fruitier and crisper and woodsier. This melodic Mountain Myrtle lends a welcoming, oxygenated clarity to blends for bodies and baths. It has been over a decade since we have been able to offer this special Myrtle and it is one of Nadine’s favorites.

Mountain Myrtle Essential Oil is majestic in monoterpenes that invigorate, stimulate, and energize, and when diffused or inhaled these molecules help overcome mental and physical feelings of fatigue and exhaustion. The abundance of skin loving linalool makes it optimal for glowing, balanced complexions. It’s a great addition to toners for acne prone skin. When added to scalp masks and hair care serums, it balances oil production and keeps hair flake-free. For the best result, always dilute to 2% in carrier oil or your favorite serum.

“Its complex, refined with an additional refinement fragrance is an expression of its wide rainbow of constituents. In the words of medical herbalist André Bitsas (2009) ‘The fragrance of myrtle is balsamic, fresh, oxygenating… but with an additional refinement that as always, is the image of complex biochemistry and intense potency of internal synergy’. Dominant monoterpenes, oxides and esters are here rounded off with representatives of all the major chemical families.”
~Peter Holmes, Aromatica