In aromatherapy, Myrrh oil is known to offer relief for colds, congestion, coughs, bronchitis, and phlegm. Inhaling its sedative scent is known to lift negative moods, promote the feeling of being grounded, and encourage the feeling of spiritual awakening. Used topically, it helps the fading of blemishes on the skin, soothes itchiness, and reduces symptoms of eczema among other skin ailments. It effectively cleans, moisturizes, and tightens the skin, thereby reducing and preventing further chapping and sagging. Used in hair, Myrrh's astringency strengthens the roots and thus reduces hair loss. It also helps control dandruff. Used medicinally it aids with the healing of wounds by protecting them from infection and by calming inflammation.