Myrtus Communis (Myrtle Green)Leaf Oil Physically, Myrtle is a good astringent for oily skin and acne. It is also useful in treating devitalized, irritated and inflamed skin particularly blended with German Chamomile. Although usually recommended for use on oily skin,it can safely be used for all skin types since, like geranium essential oil, it’s action is balancing and revitalizing. Myrtle has a mildly sedative action, which can make it useful in treating insomnia and nervous conditions. It is non-irritating and non-sensitizing, which makes it an appropriate oil to treat children and the elderly in cases of respiratory afflictions, chronic lung conditions, colds, infections etc.