Ethiopian Myrrh Resin

Adam Michael has this to say “I have chosen to offer Ethiopian Myrrh to start with (19/05/18) instead of the Southern Arabian materials on the grounds I actually think the Ethiopian material is superior aromatically. If you smell the aroma neat it has all the hallmarks of classic myrrh but in a muted and softer fashion. However burn this and it is so distinctive, astringent, bitter, incredibly aromatic and reminiscent in smell to the taste of the water you gargle at the dentists after a check-up.

Exquisite material, used in religious ceremonies, as incense, on the charcoal disks and once again another material for tincturing as you get a lot of nuances in this that are lost within the essential oil and absolute offerings. The resin pieces are dark red to red brown and to get the best from this on an oil burner** I would encourage you to take your mortar and grind the pieces down into fine powder.”

Botanical Name: Commiphora myrrha

Origin: Ethiopia

** At Hermitage Oils should you wish to burn the material neat we would recommend burning the material on an oil burner opposed to using charcoal disks. If you follow this recommendation we also advise placing a piece of foil in the well of your oil burner and then laying the resin on top. This prevents lots of mess and cleaning after use and by using an oil burner you get to enjoy much more of the aroma of the resin than when using charcoal disks.