Zesty, zingy Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil is lemonier than lemon. Lemon Myrtle leaves and young branches are steam distilled in Australia. A little goes a long way with this cheerful, clarifying oil which is splendid for clearing stagnant air, sedentary energy, and sluggish skin.
Botanical Name: Backhousia citriodora
Botanical Family: Myrtaceae
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Part of Plant Distilled: Leaves and young branches
Country of Origin: Australia
Cultivation Method: Organic
Composition: 100% Backhousia citriodora
Consistency: Thin viscosity
Scent Description: Lively lemon squeaky-clean scent, lemonier than lemon.
Blends well with: Honey Myrtle, Fragonia, Bergamot, Myrtle, Frankincense, Lavender, Ylang, Geranium, Palmarosa, Thyme, Marjoram, Inula, Petitgrain, Peppermint, and Sage.
Uses: Delightful to diffuse and use in our salt pipe to revive respiration. Clear the air and clean spaces by adding this oil to mop water, dish soap, bathroom cleaners, and counter-top sprays. Enjoy in baths, deodorants, and massage blends. Skin serums with Lemon Myrtle cleanse acne prone skin and congested pores. Lends its lemony goodness to sorbets, salad dressings, and raw cake culinary creations and colognes.
Contraindications: The oil's high citral content might make it a possible skin sensitization for some - dilute to use on skin.
Lemon Myrtle is also known as Lemon Ironwood, or Sweet Verbena Tree. It is newer to the plant pantheon of distilled essences yet quickly becomes a fragrant favourite as it blasts its good-feeling fragrance from the bottle into your brain.
The reason for Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil's uplifting cheer is that it contains serious amounts of citral (95%!), along with neral and geranial.