Myrrh

Commiphora Myrrha

Myrrh

Myrrh has been used since biblical times as a perfume, an antiseptic, and in traditional medicine. Today, myrrh may be used to heal sores, limit infections and bacteria, and reduce swelling.

Why You Might Find it Helpful

Motherlove uses myrrh gum as an ingredient for our Diaper Balm due to its antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. Aside from being a powerful sanitizing agent, it is also gentle on delicate skin — making it beneficial for infant's bottoms! 

Today, scientists are testing myrrh to treat wounds and infections. In some test-tube studies, myrrh was found to gradually heal wounds and kill microbes that would have infected open wounds.

What It Looks Like

Myrrh trees are found on the rocky hills of Ethiopia, Arabia, and Somalia. Myrrh is a thorny, flowering tree that seeps fluid from its resin ducts. When dried, the gum of the myrrh tree appears like amber-colored crystalline rocks.

Things to Know

Motherlove’s Diaper Balm is for external use only.