Genesis 37:25 As they sat down to eat their meal, they looked up and saw a caravan of Ishmaelites coming from Gilead. Their camels were loaded with spices, balm and myrrh, and they were on their way to take them down to Egypt.
Myrrh is the first oil to be mentioned in the bible (above), and the last (with Frankincense) in Rev: 18:13. Solomon praised it’s “perfume” eight times. It was in the formula God gave to Moses for holy anointing. Ester was given beauty treatments with myrrh for six months prior to her marriage to King Ahasuerus. (Six months of pampering and beauty treatments? Where do I sign up?!!) David sings of it as an oil of gladness in Psalm 45. Then in Proverbs 7, Solomon warns of the temptress who uses it to perfume her bed. And these are only a few examples in the bible.
Primary Chemical Constituent= Sesquiterpenes 60% Sesquiterpenes have the ability to cross the blood-brain barrier! Sesquiterpenes impact cells at the DNA level.
Myrrh was one of the oils brought to Mary and the baby Jesus. Here’s why: Pregnant mothers anointed themselves for protection against infection, and they believed it would protect their unborn from generational curses. It was diffused and inhaled during labor to reduce anxiety and bring calmness. It was massaged on the perineum to prevent tearing. It was used after childbirth to prevent and remove stretch marks. They prevented naval infection by putting it on the umbilical cords of the newborn.
It has so many amazing uses. When my kids or I have overly dry and chapped lips, Myrrh is our go-to. Doesn’t take that awesome, but when you wake the next morning to moist, plump lips, can I just say– “heaven sent?” Because it is.
There are multiple uses for Myrrh, these are only a few.