Know Your Ingredients: Myrtus Communis (Myrtle) Extract

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What it is
Myrtus Communis (Myrtle) Extract is derived from the myrtle plant.

What it does
Myrtus Communis (Myrtle) Extract has anti-bacterial, disinfectant, and fungicidal properties.

Side effects
According to Paula Begoun, Myrtus Communis (Myrtle) Extract “contains 1,8-cineole, a constituent responsible for toxicity. It is recommended that this not come in contact with skin.”

(Sources: Paula’s Choice and Journal of Natural Products, March 2002, pages 334–338)

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