Myrtus communis, the “common myrtle”, is native across the Mediterranean region, Macaronesia, western Asia, and the Indian subcontinent. It is also cultivated.The plant is an evergreen shrub or small tree, growing to 5 metres (16 ft) tall. The leaf is entire, 3–5 cm long, with a fragrant essential oil.The essential oil is produced by steam distillation of the leaves and twigs. In some places, the flowers, which are highly fragrant, are also included.
Myrtle Essential Oil CAS 8008-46-6
Myrtle Oil is a pale yellow to orange-yellow or pale amber-colored mobile liquid of strongly camphoraceous-spicy, but also sweet-herbaceous and fresh body-notes. The better oils, e.g. Tunisian and Corsican myrtle oils, are very fresh and strong in topnotes, and yet display an almost floral sweetness and little or no residue note.
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CAS 8008-46-6, myrtus communis