In the Mediterranean region, myrtle essential oils are commonly used for healing purposes often through aromatherapy.

Myrtle essential oils are very powerful in their ability to battle bacteria that cause diseases and infections. Myrtle oil is particularly popularly known for its antibacterial properties, thus making it a perfect choice for candles, reed diffusers, room sprays and wax melts.

Myrtle essential oil, also known as sweet myrtle is a highly recommended essential oil in aromatherapy.

It is extracted from Myrtus communis which is an evergreen shrub native to the Mediterranean region. The shrub grows up to a height of about 4.5 meters and 15 feet wide. Myrtle essential oil has powerful antibacterial property that helps fight against the common cold, flu and other infectious diseases.

Myrtle essential oil is also commonly used for the treatment of fungal infection. And it is also commonly used as an analgesic and a sedative, particularly for kids. Myrtle essential oil is also known to have a calming effect on the mind, relieving stress and tension and making people more relaxed.

Nowadays, Myrtle essential oils are popularly used for aromatherapy purposes, making candles, reed diffusers, room sprays and wax melts.

What are the Benefits Of Adding Myrtle Essential Oil?

  1. Antibacterial Properties: Due to its antibacterial properties, Myrtle essential oil is often used in a variety of ways (such as making candles) as an alternative to commercially produced antibacterial products. However, there are also other natural remedies that can be used instead of myrtle essential oil, such as apple cider vinegar or distilled water. There are several other oils that also exhibit potent antimicrobial properties and therefore can be used in the place of myrtle essential oil for the purpose of keeping your household clean and germ-free.
  2. Antioxidant Properties: Molasses is a natural thickening agent made from grapes and other fruits and can be used to make a cleaner, cheaper alternative to myrtle essential oil (or vinegar). Myrtle essential oil may also be used in place of distilled water or as an alternative to the fragrant essential oils that are often added to household cleaners.
  3. Anti-bacterial Properties: Many people are aware that the small amount of bacteria that live on our skin have a beneficial effect on our health, keeping us healthy by fighting off harmful bacteria, fungi, or viruses. But bacteria can also sometimes cause health problems, as when they cause an infection in the body.

To inhibit the growth of pathogens and limit the spread of infection, Myrtle essential oil is often added to products intended for hygiene purposes, such as candles, reed diffusers or room sprays. It is also known to treat fungal infections (such as athlete’s foot or skin rashes) and can be used as an antiseptic.

  1. Antispasmodic: Myrtle essential oil has been shown to possess muscle-relaxing properties that are believed to be helpful in treating various forms of muscular aches and pains, including backaches and joint pains due to its antispasmodic property. [2]
  2. Boosts Immunity: According to many references, Myrtle essential oil boosts the immune function of the body. It is used in aromatherapy for healing purposes and has high antibacterial properties. It can be used as a natural remedy for the prevention of various contagious diseases that affect humans and animals.
  3. Cleansing Properties: Many people also use myrtle essential oil as an effective treatment for minor burns or radiation burns on the skin, as it can help prevent infection and is also an antiseptic (meaning it kills bacteria). The antimicrobial composition of Myrtle essential oil also makes it a useful addition when cleansing wounds or preparing surgical areas on skin, especially in those recovering from surgery or other invasive medical procedures.

Myrtle essential oil has a natural antibacterial property that helps fight off the common cold, flu and other infectious diseases. For example, if you are suffering from the common cold, flu or an acute respiratory infection (which includes all types of pneumonia) and you add myrtle essential oil to your household cleaning products, air fresheners or candles then this will help prevent the spread of germs. Additionally, adding myrtle essential oil to a candle will make it more effective at killing germs.