Myrtle (Green) Essential Oil

Botanical Name:
Myrtus communis
Country of Origin:
Plant Part:
Leaves and Twigs
Distillation Method:
Certified Organic
Overall Profile
Primary Constituents
alpha pinene
myrtenyl acetate
alpha terpineol acetate
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Wholesale Certified Organic Myrtle Essential Oil

100% pure essential oil of Green Myrtle, steam distilled from the leaves of the Myrtle bush, organically grown in Turkey. This a a bright, fresh, very therapeutic distillation of Myrtle essential oil. Green Myrtle (rather than Red) is the preferred Myrtle variety for therapeutic essential oil applications. This Myrtle Essential Oil is available from sample size up to 1 kg or more.


Also known as Corsican Pepper, the Myrtle tree is typically 3-7meters in height with reddish brown bark, pointed leaves, and small white or pink flowers. Native to North Africa, the trees used for essential oil are cultivated in Corsica, Spain, Morocco, Italy and France.


This essential oil is of the communis variety (commonly referred to as 'green' Myrtle) and is revered in medicine because of its high 1,8 cineole content. Green Myrtle oil is also considered the most valued of the Myrtle varieties for use in aromatherapy as it has the most complex and pleasant aroma. This oil was steam distilled from the leaves of Certified Organically grown Myrtle trees from Tunisia.

Aromatherapy Notes

A grassy lime-like top note, followed by a powerful eucalyptus-like, medicinal middle note and undertones of wood and dried leaves. It blends well with Clove, Jasmine, Neroli, Ylang Ylang, Rose and Sandalwood oils.

Traditional Uses

Historically, the leaves and berries have been used for 'drying and binding' a good relief for diarrhea and dysentery. Dioscorides prescribed Myrtle for lung and bladder infections in the form of an extract made by macerating the leaves in wine. The leaves were also the primary ingredient of 'angels' water', a 16th century skin care lotion. Ancient Persians, Jews, and Greeks regarded Myrtle as a sacred and holy symbol of love and peace. It is known for having balancing and harmonizing properties.

Therapeutic Properties

Therapeutic Properties Described in The Aromatherapy Literature

From The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy1:

  • Anticatarrhal, Antiseptic, Astringent, Balsamic, Bactericidal, Expectorant
  • Effective for treating head lice
  • Helps to cleanse a person’s “delicate inner being to dissolve disharmony”
  • Carries an energy of truth and forgiveness

From Complete Aromatherapy Handbook2:

  • Myrtle has an “aura of purity and gentle cheer”
  • May be helpful for people who are having trouble seeing their own beauty or who have self-destructive tendencies
  • Used as a facial tonic to cleanse and strengthen skin

Application and Use


Non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing, Myrtle is a good choice for use with children. If ingesting this oil, consultation with a physician is recommended.


1 Battaglia, Salvatore. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy. International Centre of Holystic Aromatherapy, 2003.

2 Fischer-Rizzi, Susanne. Complete Aromatherapy Handbook: Essential Oils for Radiant Health. Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 1990.