Oil of the Egyptian Goddess
MYRRH IS A SCENT OF SPIRITUAL POWER AND ENERGY. AS GODDESS OF DEATH AND MOURNING, LADY OF HEALING, AND ONE OF EGYPT’S MOST POWERFUL GODDESSES, ISIS IS THE LADY OF MYRRH.
Saying the creation of Devi Beauty was a process is an understatement. I knew the essential oils I wanted to use based off of topical and metaphysical properties, but when I would receive samples something seemed like it was missing. I was talking to my mom on the phone one day and she, out of the blue, told me to add Myrrh. I didn’t think much of it, but asked my manufacturer if she could send me a sample with Myrrh added to the oil. When I received the sample and smelled it, I KNEW in my soul that this was it. I started researching the story behind Myrrh and found that many Egyptian deities utilized this oil. I have also felt a strong connection to Egyptian goddesses so, at this moment, everything started aligning and falling into place.
HISTORY OF MYRRH
Myrrh oil was considered one of the Seven Sacred Oils of Egypt.
The Egyptians imported myrrh from Punt, in modern Somalia. Myrrh oil was one of the key ingredients used in mummification so many of Egypt’s ancient mummies still smell of myrrh.
Myrrh is sacred to Isis in Her role as Goddess of Death and Mourning. Sounds super morbid, but here me out…
Even though the Egyptians closely associated myrrh with death, they also connected it with pleasure and power. Myrrh was one of the many fragrances favored by the Lady of Joy, Hathor, and it was an ingredient in many, many of the most famous Egyptian perfumes. In perfume, the slight bitterness of myrrh adds depth and a grounded scent to many lighter, sweeter fragrances. The strong scent of myrrh reflected the noontime power of the Sun.
Magically, myrrh is used to purify, bless, and protect. The grounding scent of myrrh assists in meditation and may be used to awaken our awareness of the spiritual realities behind the everyday world. Thus it is an excellent scent for use not only in meditation, but also before and during magical rites. Because of its association with death, myrrh is often connected with the planets Saturn and Mars, considered planets of ill fortune in ancient astrology. Today’s astrologers take a more balanced view of these two planets—attributing to them stability, strength, and energy.