Whats so great about myrrh? Commiphora molmol also known as Commiphora myrrha has a watery, earthy, brassy fragrance. It is associated with the moon and the water element. As medicine, it is known for its antiseptic qualities. On the woo side, it has a rep for protection, healing, and spiritual work. It's not flowery, but it is one of the most feminine ingredients that I work with.
This raw resin is collected from the thorny myrrh trees in Oman. It can be burned on top of charcoal in a censer or ground and prepared as a combustible form like incense cones or sticks. It can also be distilled to make essential oil or made into a tincture.