Sardinian Myrtle

Myrtle is a small shrub that grows in Mediterranean regions. It is especially found in Sardinia and Corsica where it is a very common plant of the Mediterranean maquis. Distillation of its leaves and young branches in a steam flow yields a distillate that is rich in Myrtenol, an active ingredient with extraordinary purifying, astringent and anti-microbial dermatological properties. Myrtle distillate is ideal for the treatment of oily, inflamed and acneic skin, dandruff and to prevent fermentation of skin secretions and the formation of unpleasant odours.