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Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil

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Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil is a crisp lemon scented oil steam distilled from the leaves of non sprayed Backhousia citriodora.  This is one of the favored essential oils that comes out of Australia where all of the medicinal essential oils are powerful and clean. 

Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil is well known for it's cleansing and purifying activity.  The complex combination of  Myrtle and Lemon characteristics makes this essential oil a great choice for any anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal blends.  In Aromatherapy Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil is used for it's anti-microbial benefits which are tempered by its Myrtle like behavior making it less stimulating than the other anti-microbial essential oils. Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil is also a great alternative when you need to avoid the photo sensitizing effect of regular Lemon pressed essential oil. 

*Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil should be used with caution as it contains the highest level of 'citral' in any essential oil, which gives it the wonderful aroma and anti-microbial power but also makes it a potentially powerful skin irritant.  Do not use this essential oil directly in the bath or neat on the skin.  In all cases, no matter how much anti-microbial power you are looking for this should be diluted to a minimum of 1.0%, according to all professional Aromatherapist's.  As with all 'citrals' be sure to include monoterpene alcohols and active anti-oxidant levels to help prevent the oxidation and irritation potential of the high citral content.

The fragrance of Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil is fresh and bright with a lemon scent that is unequaled, even by that of pressed Lemon essential oil.  Along with the clean lemon scent Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil has a complex green note that gives the lemon aroma more depth and staying power.  This is a great choice for environmental fragrance where it will give the air a clean uplifting aroma that is grounding and stabilizing.  A good choice for winter blends meant to help deal with all manner of respiratory ailments.

When blending with Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil it pairs nicely with any of the other camphoraceous oils.  When you'd like to emphasize the green notes It blends especially nice with Nerolina, Geranium and Palmarosa essential oils.


Botanical:               Backhousia citriodora (Myrtle Lemon) Leaf Oil
Part: Leaf
Origin: Australia
Extraction: Steam Distilled
Appearance: Clear to Light Yellow Non Viscous Liquid
Odor: Characteristic Lemon
Class: Monoterpene
Note: Top


Do not use Undiluted on the Skin   Up to 0.2% of Total Blend
Spot Treatment:   Up to 1.0%*                                                         


Crisp, Fresh, Lemon Fragrance
Blends well with all green notes (especially Palmarosa and Geranium), and camphoraceous notes (especially Eucalyptus and Ravintsara)


  • Environmental Fragrancing and Purification
  • Anti-Microbial Treatments
  • Purifying / Anti-Microbial
  • Concentration enhancement
  • Uplifting
  • Grounding

INCI:  Backhousia citriodora (Myrtle Lemon) Leaf Oil

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