Peruvian Myrrh (Commiphora Myrrha) has a warm earthy, woodsy fragrance, with slight balsamic undertones. Myrrh has been used throughout the ages as an ingredient in incense, perfumes, etc., in the holy oil of the Jews and the Kyphi of Egypt for embalming and fumigation. Burning myrrh is believed to send evil spirits away. It purifies ritual tools, as does frankincense or a mixture of the two and is believed to bring good fortune and money. Myrrh fortifies nerves and emotions. It replaces feelings of apathy, weakness, and lack of initiative with motivation, power, and strength. Myrrh provides the clarity, focus, and strength to pull through troubled times. Its cooling and calming effect subdue angry or inflamed emotional states. The famous "Earth Connection" incense used since antiquity is an even blend of prickly pear, Peruvian copal, and Myrrh, which provides a stable, nurturing, and protective scent for the opening of your inner temple.